Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Cagayan de Oro City Fiesta Today



Today is August 28th, 2008 and we are celebrating the city fiesta of Cagayan de Oro City. My two sisters have invited me and the kids to go to downtown today and check out the city parade and flea markets- exciting! :)

For those who want to know a little bit of our city, known as the "City of Golden Friendship", here's a little history of this lively city that lies along the northern coastline of Mindanao. It is the provincial capital of the province of Misamis Oriental and the regional center for Northern Mindanao (Region 10). According to the 2007 census, the city has an estimated population of 553,996 people (Wikipedia).

A few places to check out while in Cagayan de Oro City:

Malasag Eco-tourism Village
Capture the ethnic spirit of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village and Gardens. It is a fascinating living museum that showcase the different houses of the indigenous tribes of Northern Mindanao including some of its colorful flora and fauna.The village and gardens are set in picturesque Malasag Hills where one can walk in its winding paths and admire the breathtaking view of the city's coastline and the Macajalar Bay. Staffed by Lumads dressed in thier weaving, basket making and thier intricate dance steps.

Kagay-an Resort
Kagay-an Resort, the city’s weekend getaway, is the former Lawndale Spring Swimming Pools. The resort, newly redeveloped by the city government, has the biggest and deepest swimming pools in the city. The main pool has an area of 1,900 sq.m. and a depth ranging from three feet to 14 feet. The kiddie pool, with an area of 1,000 sq.m has a wading area of 1 foot and a swmming area from three to five feet deep. The pools are open to the public only on Saturdays and Sundays. The resort has a 100- seater function hall, six big huts, six small huts, and picnic tables and benches spread in a 12.1 hectare area.. Entrance fee is P5 for adults and P2 for kids below 12 years old and senior citizens. This includes free use of the pools. Rental of cottages is P100 for the big hut and P50 for the small hut for a full day’s use. A set of table and two benches is at P25-35. The use of the huts and tables is on a first come, first served bases. No reservations are allowed. The fee for the use of the function hall is whole day ( from 7 am -6 pm only)P 2,000.00, and half day (7-12 noon or 12noon to 6 pm ) is P1,000. Reservation is required. The resort is in Sitio Taguanao, Barangay Indahag. It is 15 minutes away from the poblacion. To get there, take a jeepney plying the Taguanao-Cogon Market route. Jeepney terminal is in the Cogon Market vicinity.

Macahambus Adventure Park

A must place to visit when you're in Cagayan de Oro City the heart of the city and is 10 minutes away from the airport . Is the Macahambus Adventure Park that is located in Barangay Lumbia and Bayanga. It is only 25 minutes from the park has a lot to offer for thrill seekers. Imagine yourself walking on a stay bridge amidst gigantic Century old tress and view the specular Macahambus Gorge below. the Sky Bridge is 120 meters long and 120 feet high. For added excitement, you can rappel down to the Gorge try our 120 meter Zip Line or Slide for Life. How's that added adrenaline rush?

Today, Cagayan de Oro is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and was declared a "Highly Urbanized City" by the Ministry of Local Government on November 22,1983.

1 Comment:

Cathy said...

Oh I miss fiestas! The food, the crowd... everything.

I'm sure you'll have fun!