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Ultra Winds Mountain Resort – Cagayan de Oro

Ultra Winds Resort Restaurant - Cagayan de Oro

Experience breathtaking and scenic views overlooking the southern portion of Cagayan de Oro City only at Ultra Winds Mountain Resort, a newly opened mountain top adventure and leisure resort situated just 5 minutes away from the CDO International Convention Center. Ultra Winds is an ideal place for family gatherings, group functions, and couples wanting to escape the busy city life. The resort is complete with amenities for special occasions that include a restaurant with overlooking views of the city, newly setup villa type rooms with an awesome view of the mountains, an orchard, tree parks, camping grounds, and recreational facilities such as a zipline and a swimming pool (soon-to-open). There are a lot of fun and exciting things to do at the mountain resort, one of which is the very popular zipline, as well as horseback riding, mountain trekking and safari-style camping. They also have a golf driving range for recreational golfers. The restaurant serves sumptuous continental dishes that will surely fill you up and don’t forget about their fried ice cream, which is a must try. The restaurant is equipped with high speed internet access and a large screen for cable TV viewing. The Utra Winds amphitheater showcases a one of a kind view of the city of Golden Friendship. Chill, unwind, and inhale the fresh breeze of the mountain.

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Red Planet Hotel Cagayan de Oro

Red Planet Hotel Cagayan de Oro

Are you looking for a budget-friendly hotel in the City of Golden Friendship? For as low as 1,400php you can now book a room for two at the Red Planet Hotel Cagayan de Oro. The newly rebranded Red Planet Hotel (formerly Tune Hotel) is conveniently located along Claro M. Recto Ave, just beside the newly built SM CDO 2 Premier and just a walking distance to Ayala Centrio Mall, Limketkai Mall, and other nearby restaurants, coffee shops, convenience stores, and fastfood chains.

Red Planet Hotel Cagayan de Oro Lobby

This value-hotel boasts 159 rooms with clean and modern furnishings, spacious toilet and bath, plus hotel facilities that include a meeting room, disabled facilities, 4 wheelchair accessible rooms, and guest car park.

According to their website, “Red Planet Cagayan De Oro has redefined the value-hotel sector by offering an all-inclusive rate for every room, every night. There are no hidden costs in the room rates or the amenities we provide.”

If you’re visiting Cagayan de Oro for business or for pleasure, staying at the Red Planet Hotel is definitely the best choice. For your accommodation, you can choose between double rooms (1 queen sized bed) and twin rooms (2 single beds) for your convenience.

Red Planet Hotel Room

All rooms are equipped with an individually-controlled and silent air-conditioning unit, a workstation, in-room safe, side table, hair dryer, ceiling fan, a 32-inch flat screen TV, a soothing hot and cold shower, comfortable bed/s with thick pillows and comforter, and free high-speed Wi-Fi.

Red Planet Hotel Lobby

Once checked-in, you’ll be given a key card to access your room. What’s great about this key card’s security feature is that it’s programmed to access only the floor where your room is situated, which means only hotel guests can have access to the floors and rooms, which is an important factor to consider when staying at a hotel.

For more information about Red Planet Hotel visit their official website by clicking here.

If you want to book online follow this link: Red Planet CDO

CDO Taxi Flag Down Rate Rollback Effective March 9

Cagayan de Oro Taxi

Good news fellow Kagay-anons, LTFRB announces a P10 rollback in the flag-down rates for taxis and airport taxis nationwide. Starting Monday, March 9, 2015, flag-down rate for a regular taxi is at P30 and P60 for airport taxis.

Although there’s no adjustment yet on the taxi meter, just deduct 10 pesos on your current bill to the taxi driver.

Some Cagayan de Oro Taxi drivers don’t bother telling you about the rollback, but you need to insist cause this is a mandate by LTFRB. If a driver doesn’t agree to deduct 10 pesos on your final taxi bill report them immediately.

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Tips For Finding Your Wedding Photographer in CDO

Cagayan de Oro Wedding Photographer

Planning your own wedding can sometimes be a daunting task, you’ve already prepared your wedding checklist and have already set a date. Now, it’s time to carefully plan the wedding of your dreams. First and foremost, choosing a Cagayan de Oro wedding photographer to document those precious ‘I do’ moments with your loved one is definitely a priority. You are probably asking close friends for suggestions, looking up in social media and searching the internet for the best wedding photographer in Cagayan de Oro. Before deciding which photographer to hire and signing a contract, you must first learn about these helpful tips in finding the right wedding photographer. There are a lot of fly-by-night photographers out there who are just riding the photography bandwagon, but do not have the credibility and experience.

Beach Wedding Photography

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CDO Metered Taxi Offering Free Wifi For Passengers

Cagayan de Oro Taxi Free Wifi

Having amenities such as free Wifi on board a public transport vehicle is no longer new to us since most of the brand new buses traveling all over Mindanao are already equipped with it. But a free Wifi in a taxi and mobile phone chargers to connect your smartphone during long trips is quite new to us, and I guess this gimmick to entice passengers to hire this certain taxi in Cagayan de Oro would surely be a fad. According to my friend, the driver was the one who initiated to setup the on board Wifi and smartphone chargers so that his passengers will be properly accommodated. He also has other future plans for his taxi, one would be to setup an on-board credit/debit card machine that would accept electronic payments for passengers on the go and include a free-to-use tablet as one of the added amenities inside the cab. He also didn’t charge extra and used his meter when driving my friend to Laguindingan Airport, a true and honest working taxi driver who does not rip off passengers for extra bucks.

More about this story after the jump.

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