6 Family-Friendly Destination In Cagayan De Oro City, PH
Cagayan de Oro, officially the City of Cagayan de Oro or simply referred to as CDO, is a 1st class highly urbanized city in Northern Mindanao, Philippines.
It is the capital of the province of Misamis Oriental where it is geographically situated but governed administratively independent from it.
Take the opportunity to go around CDO with your family. Explore the city and discover its fascinating history.
1. Mantianak Zoological And Botanical Park
Mantianak Zoo is home to a variety of wild animals like tigers, wild boars, crocodiles, and monkeys among others. Aside from that, colorful birds like parrots, peacocks, and ostriches can also be seen roaming and flying around the zoo. You can also watch a variety of fishes and farm animals at different spots in the area which all in all makes about 80 kinds of animals.
For just P100 (for adults) and P50 (for children) entrance fee, you will get to enjoy to roam around the place and witness different kinds of animal activities in one day. For more information please visit their Facebook page here.
2. Noah's Ark
Amaya View’s most ambitious tourist spot, Noah’s Ark is based on the iconic biblical ark where pairs of animals were assembled inside by Noah to be saved from the Great Flood. Found close by on a different peak of Amaya View, the Ark is a revelry to behold, especially for kids. Noah’s Ark is now the new home of Max the Tiger and his friends. Noah’s Ark is a perfect venue for educational tours and field trips, especially on sightseeing of farm animals and various species of birds.
Please visit Noah’s Ark official website for more information.
3. Seven Seas Water-park and Resort
Seven Seas Waterpark is the first world-class
pirate-themed waterpark in the Philippines. Established in November 2017, the waterpark boasts of state-of-the-art facilities with over 12 thrilling slides, a 5,000 square meter dual wave pool, 400 meter long lazy river, and many more family friendly attractions and amenities.
This is Amaya View’s playground in the Skye that includes activities for all. Imagine the thrill of climbing up a high rope course and jumping from a man-made helicopter! Kids and adults can also enjoy the largest and the only outdoor ball pit in the Philippines! Larry’s Hill also offers team-building activities and outdoor camping experience.
Please refer t the official website for their operating hours and rates.
5. Garden of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village
Garden of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village is a 7-hectare attraction that features a display of items that will help tourists learn more about the tribal people of Mindanao. The village is home to replicas of tribal houses, a learning center, gardens featuring Mindanao’s flowers, and a spot which offers a stunning view of Macajalar Bay. Apart from the attractions, you can also visit the souvenir center where you can buy products made by local tribe people or watch the fun cultural presentation every 16:00. Garden of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village is a great place not only for cultural immersion but for retreat and relaxation, too.
6. Macahambus Cave
Macahambus Cave is a scenic cave in the Misamis Oriental province, part of Cagayan de Oro, in the Philippines. The area of the cave is part of the tropical Macahambus Forest nature reserve. The cave, which houses a colony of bats, is a tourist attraction, and it is equipped with path and walkable scenic trails; one end of the cave leads to a veranda overlooking the Cagayan River. About 200 meters from the cave itself there is a doline, improperly referred to as the Macahambus Gorge. The place was the site of the Battle of Makahambus Hill, the first of the few battles won by the Filipinos during the Philippine-American War. The Filipino troops in Macahambus were led by Lt. Cruz Taal and Col. Apolinar Velez. Wikipedia