Your online guide here in the City of Golden Friendship - Cagayan de Oro Philippines. From hotels, to shopping malls, restaurants, night life, and events, Explore CDO will be your comprehensive web portal for Cagayan de Oro lifestyle and attractions.

Midway White Beach Resort Initao

Midway Beach Resort Picture

Summer ain’t over yet when you’re in for another treat of fun and adventure when you’re here in the City of Golden Friendship. Northern Mindanao, now known to be the zipline hub of the country, offers tourists and locals a lot of activities and adventure expeditions for thrill seekers alike. If you’ve already tried Asia’s longest dual zipline at the Dahilayan Adventure Park in Bukidnon, then surely you’d really want to experience another exhilarating and breathtaking zipline adventure at Midway White Beach Resort in Initao, Misamis Oriental.

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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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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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Tips on how to get to Laguindingan International Airport

How to get to Laguindingan Airport

Laguindingan International Airport recently opened its doors to passengers all over Northern Mindanao last June 15, 2013. There were a lot of talks about the estimated travel time from Cagayan de Oro to Laguindingan and the availability of public transportation vehicles going to and from the airport. In order to help those who will be traveling this month and the months to come, ExploreCDO will provide a detailed post about how to get to Laguindingan Airport via Cagayan de Oro route. Please take note that Laguindingan Airport is estimated to be an hour drive away from the CDO city proper, so when you travel, make sure to travel early and arrive an hour or two ahead before you check-in which is 45mins. before you board your scheduled flight.

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Cagayan de Oro Election 2013 Results

CDO Election 2013

Yesterday, the mid-term election for 2013 was held all over the country and voters from all walks of life flocked in school precincts to cast their votes for their chosen candidates. In Cagayan de Oro, two current political names were racing for the mayoral position, incumbent Mayor Vicente ‘Dongkoy’ Emano and his opponent Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar ‘Oca Moreno.  Based on COMELEC’s partial and unofficial tally as of May 14, 2013, Moreno is ahead with 72,665 votes while Emano is trailing with 59,957 votes as of 12:05 PM today. The unofficial result gives Moreno a 12,700+ lead over Emano.  For Vice Mayor, incumbent Ian Acenas leads with 62,406 over Councilor Edgar Cabanlas with 53,955 votes.

Below is the latest partial and unofficial tally results  of the 2013 local election in Cagayan de Oro for Mayoral, Vice-Mayoral, House of Representatives for 1st and 2nd Districts, and City Council seats.

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Summer Destinations in Cagayan de Oro

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The Philippines is a tropical paradise and is known for some of the best beaches in the world. As the summer season is already approaching, one of the best ways to escape the blistering sun is to stay and enjoy the exotic beaches, which Cagayan de Oro and other neighboring towns are known to have. Along the city’s shorelines, you’ll find a wide range of beach resorts and hotels that can accommodate tourists and locals planning for a summer vacation. Aside from that, CDO also boasts for its white water rafting adventure, one of the most popular recreational outdoor activities in the city.

If you’re looking for some of the best summer destinations in Cagayan de Oro, then you’re in the right place.

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