Cagayan de Oro, or simply CDO, is best known as a place to go for extreme sports. Beyond that, though, they also have great food, sites, and shopping options any traveler would enjoy. If you are heading to the City of Golden Friendship, here are 5 activities you must try while you are there:
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1. Go whitewater rafting.
CDO is the best place to head to if you are an extreme sports enthusiast. Places like Kagay Whitewater Rafting offer great deals and a range of courses ready to challenge any expert, as well as basic courses for anyone wanting to try it for the first time. For something unique, you can also try night whitewater rafting.
2. Go night shopping.
If you are a bargain hunter, try CDO’s Night Cafe and Night Market. Open from 6PM to 3AM, this shopping mecca is dubbed as their own version of Divisoria. Make sure you visit it if you like good music, food, and sale items.
3. Eat sinuglaw.
Are you a foodie? If you are, then you should try eating sinuglaw, which is a cross between grilled pork meat (sinugba) and shredded raw fish marinated in spices (kinilaw). You can get sinuglaw almost anywhere in the area.
4. Explore nature.
You can go trekking all around Cagayan de Oro. From the Macahambus Hill to Mimbalut Falls, CDO is full of natural wonders just waiting to be explored.
5. Fire some guns.
CDO is also for gun enthusiasts. There are several shooting ranges in the area where you can practice target shooting. If you want something a bit more fast-paced, you can try airsoft. It is very similar to paintball but uses replicas of real guns that shoot non-metallic pellets.
PHOTOS: Mike Dee