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.

Thumbs Up! CDO TV Launching

Thumbs Up! CDO TV, the first online TV show in the City of Golden Friendship will be launching on November 30, 2012 at the newly opened Ayala Centrio Mall. Thumbs Up! CDO TV is a hip, interactive and wide-ranging broadcast online TV show that will showcase everything about Cagayan de Oro. There will be performances from popular local bands like Tabularaza, Wiz, Superflirts and more, as well as dance presentations, and a mix of other entertainment from guest DJ’s, acrobats and magicians.

Check out Thumbs Up! CDO TV’s FB page for more details on the event. Be part of this special gathering that will help our beloved city become well known in all parts of the world.


Pinegrove Mountain Lodge at Dahilayan Forest Park

Are you looking for a place to stay during your excursion in Bukidnon? Why not stay at one of the finest hotel accommodations in Dahilayan that offers relaxation and comfort, as well as a breathtaking view of the surrounding nature preserve and the popular zipline adventure destination in Northern Mindanao, the Dahilayan Adventure Park. The Pinegrove Lodge Mountain Resort is situated inside the Dahilayan Forest Park, with 8 guest rooms available to accommodate your overnight stay at one of the popular tourist destinations in the Philippines.


pinegrove mountain lodge lobby

Each room is equipped with amenities like a queen sized and twin beds, cable TV, fan, air conditioning, hot and cold shower, LCD TV, a balcony and terrace with great view of the mountainous landscape. While some facilities like car park area, Wi-Fi in public areas, and restaurant that offers room service is readily available as soon as you check-in. There is also a function room for private occasions and business meetings and a lobby provided for viewing guests and tourists.

pinegrove mountain lodge dahilayan

While staying at the Pinegrove Lodge, you can also check out other recreational and leisure facilities situated inside the adventure park to make your vacation a truly memorable one.

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Centrio Ayala Mall Cagayan de Oro

Centrio Ayala Mall opened its doors to the Cagayan de Oro public last November 9, 2012 and it was indeed a success. Local Kagay-anons and people from neighboring provinces flocked the newly opened 3.7-hectare mall located along Capt. Vicente Roa St., C.M. Recto Ave. and Corrales St. The mall’s name CENTRIO is  a combination of the word Cent, which means center and Rio, which means river in Spanish. Not only does the mall offer entertainment, leisure, and shopping pleasures to its visitors, it also houses a high rise boutique hotel and condominium units, which are still under construction as of this moment. The Centrio mall is composed of different business establishments that include an eco-garden, activity center, three cinemas, an IT Zone, a wellness area,  supermarket, and chains of boutiques, fast foods and popular restaurants.

Front view of the Centrio Mall

Check out this Youtube video by thecreativelounge

So when you’re in CDO, visit Ayala Centrio Mall!

Cagayan de Oro Fiesta Holidays 2012

The city of Golden Friendship is once again celebrating the Kagay-an Festival 2012 in honor of patron saint, St. Augustine. During the month of August, tourists and visitors from all over the Philippines flock the city to witness Cagayan de Oro’s grand festivities and visit popular tourist attractions the city has to offer. The Kagay-an Festival 2012’s list of activities have already been rolled out in coordination with Promote CDO Foundation, Inc. and other partner organizations. During this month-long celebration, expect a lot of events to take place. From parades to beauty pageants, street parties, and the ever popular night café in Divisoria, visiting Cagayan de Oro will always be more fun. So if you’re spending your quality time with friends and families in the city, the city fiesta is definitely an event to look forward to. For tourists on a holiday escapade, the city is highly recommended for affordability and relaxation.

Below are just some of the events that will be taking place during the festival month. The city has rolled out the traditional seven core events; the search for Ms. Kagay-an 2012, P.E. Rhythmic Dance Competition, Kagay-an Festival Cultural Street Dancing Competition, Kagay-an Pyro Festival, Kagay-an Festival Parade-Civic Military and Golden Float, Fluvial Procession and Floral Offering and Mass Halad. There’s also the  Kagay-an Festival Marathon 2012 and the Agro Fair Rodeo and Horse Show, which is a new addition to city’s list of festival activities.

N Hotel Cagayan de Oro

N Hotel is one of the newest hotels in Cagayan de Oro that opened its doors to tourists and locals here in the city. The 3-star hotel situated along the National Highway in Kauswagan just a few minutes away from the city proper, boasts for its fine amenities and quality service suited for guests on vacation and leisure in the city. N Hotel Cagayan de Oro offers 65 spacious and comfortable guest rooms equipped with hot and cold shower, cable TV, a mini bar, and wired Internet access, as well as balconies overlooking the pool area. The hotel can also accommodate to big groups in one of their three family rooms and suites. Group travelers can book the spacious family rooms, which could accommodate 11 to 18 persons. The family rooms are equipped with cable TV, fridge, and private bathrooms. So if you’re on a vacation with your family, then N Hotel would be a good choice for your planned stay in the city of Golden Friendship.

Aside from their rooms, the hotel also offer recreational and leisure facilities including a gym, an outdoor pool, and a massage area. Other facilities include an all-day dining restaurant, which offers a mix of western and Filipino cuisine, function rooms available for use on special occasions, laundry service, pick-up and transfer service, and a business center. Their courteous and friendly staff are ready to assist you in all your needs within the establishment.

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