Fear of missing out? Call your friends, pack your things, and let our list of things to do in Cagayan de Oro City guide you to discover exhilarating adventures and create long-lasting memories you will never regret in life!
River Trekking and cliff jumping at Mapawa Nature Park
Mapawa Nature Park is just 30 minutes from the city proper, and there are wide varieties of activities that you can choose when in Cagayan de Oro City, from rappelling, river trekking, cliff-jumping and horseback riding. Let’s start with river trekking which is one of the best things to do in Cagayan de Oro City. You have the option whether you’d like to experience 20-minute river trekking to reach the waterfalls with an altitude of as high as 20 feet, or try the nerve wracking cliff jumping as high as 25 feet.
For beginners, the river trekking and cliff-jumping rates usually start at Php1, 200.00 inclusive of guide fee, safety gears, packed lunch, and bottled water.
Cruising obstacles in Larry’s Hill located in Sierra del Oro, CDO.
One of the newest attractions in Sierra del Oro, that features the most exciting things to do in Cagayan de Oro City. Compared to an old and boring maze where you need to find your way out, maze adventure in Larry’s Hill leads the travelers on their way up until they reach the highest point of the course in which by the way they get to see the city’s western area while on top of it.
This elevated playground is the only place where you can see enormous transformers heroes like Bumblebee and Optimus Prime, and test your agility by taking the uphill climb of 20 meters and Huey helicopter on top of it. Moreover, you can also enjoy jumping, and kiss your stress goodbye at Larry’s Hill Ball Pit in 150 square meters that makes it the country’s largest ball pit.
Other activities you can do in Larry’s Hill are as follows:
- Spider webs
- tunnels, bridges, and rappelling from the helicopter available for both kids and adults
- Zip line
- high ropes (sky or grass level)
To ensure you get the chance to enjoy every activity in Larry’s Hill, please be mindful that the ball pit has a weekly cleaning schedule, every Monday from 8:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.
Whitewater River Rafting
The most popular activity in CDO that provides an awesome experience for the brave ones! If you want pure adrenaline rush, water splashing and slamming with family and friends, you can avail whitewater rafting’s beginner package covering 14 rapids and will last around three hours per ride. Meanwhile, the advanced whitewater rafting covers 24 rapids for four straight hours.
Cagayan de Oro City was not dubbed as the “Eco-Adventure Capital of Mindanao” for nothing, it’s pretty amazing how the locals manage and preserve the gifts of nature while allowing the tourists to fully enjoy its parks and natural attractions.
The next time you travel, save this list of things to do in Cagayan de Oro City and start exploring!