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.

Pryce Plaza Hotel Cagayan de Oro

Pryce Plaza is one of Cagayan de Oro’s premiere business and lifestyle hotel that caters to tourists and local guests visiting the city of Golden Friendship. The 4-star hotel is situated on a hill top with scenic views of the city proper. Located just a few minutes away from the historical center town Divisoria and other commercial and business establishments, Pryce Plaza is definitely a great choice on your next stay here in Cagayan de Oro City.


The Pryce Plaza Hotel has a wide range of amenities to offer its valued guests. Their 81 guestrooms are equipped with modern-day features with a touch of traditional Filipino style interior design. They have full service amenities available for visitors who just want to take the weekend or day off. Just head over to their on-site cafe for a relaxing drink or dine over at their restaurant and enjoy a sumptuous buffet or 5 course meal. Whether you would like to plunge in the pool, head over to the gym for an exercise, or just have simple massage at the spa, Pryce Plaza is definitely well suited for your stay. They also cater to different functions like weddings, conventions, and other special events. So if you’re here in CDO on a last minute vacation or business engagement, try and visit Pryce Plaza Hotel Cagayan de Oro.

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Holy Week Destinations in Cagayan de Oro 2015

Divine Mercy Shrine El Salvador

Holy Week 2015 is a religious tradition celebrated by Roman Catholics and devoted Christians in the Philippines. The Lenten Season is a much awaited celebration for devout Catholics in the the Philippines. Here in the city of Golden Friendship, Cagayan de Oro, we also celebrate the passion and death of Christ in a very spiritual and holistic way through penitence and being part in the celebration of the ‘Semana Santa‘. The holy week¬† usually starts on Palm Sunday up to Easter Sunday. During this week, devotees gather in various Holy Week destinations in Cagayan de Oro to take part of this religious celebration. Check out our highly recommended Holy Week destinations in CDO and nearby areas.

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CDO will not be experiencing any power interruptions

The Cagayan de Oro Electric Power and Light Company (CEPALCO) assures the public that the city will not be experiencing any power shortage or blackouts in the next month despite the news of a power shortage in Mindanao. Their are certain areas around Mindanao experiencing rotational brown outs and power supply cuts due to scheduled preventive maintenance and river desilting operations conducted by the NPC and the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) at the Pulangi hydro power plants in Bukidnon.

CEPALCO already has planned measures to prevent rotating blackouts, which were experienced by most Kagayan-ons last 2010 when rotational brownouts were imposed in the city. According to Marilyn Chavez, Cepalco’s community relations manager, the electric company will be sourcing out power from the diesel plant of Minergy located in barangay Tablon. The diesel plant is said to have been producing 27-Megawatt power to the consuming public under the service area of Cepalco.

Local consumers are also urged to be part of the energy saving campaign and applying it at home or in the office in order to save electricity thereby helping save money and resources for future use.

Camiguin Island Panaad 2016

Camiguin Island is not only a tourist destination but also a place for devotees to contemplate and pilgrims to offer a sacrifice during lenten season. The Panaad Festival 2016 in Camiguin is an annual celebration of Roman Catholics to commemorate the Holy Week and death of Christ. People from all walks of life visit the island yearly to make a pilgrimage by walking around the island. ‘Panaad’ is a local term derived from the Visayan word ‘saad’ which means “To Promise.” Some of the pilgrims said that if you can conquer the hardships of the 64 km walk, you can conquer any hardships that may come in your life.

The 64-kilometer walk through the island’s municipalities and an uphill walk in Mt. Vulcan where the 14 Stations of the Cross are located is one of the highlights of Camiguin Panaad 2016. The long walk starts at Holy Wednesday and ends on Good Friday, where devotees from all over Mindanao and neighboring provinces flock the island for the annual celebration.

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Dahilayan Adventure Park Drop Zone

Summer is fast approaching and one way to enjoy the summer vacation here in the City of Golden Friendship is to take a side trip to Bukidnon and experience the breathtaking adventures offered at the Dahilayan Adventure Park. The nature park located in Camp Philips Bukidnon, known for it’s cool weather, awesome scenery, and sweet pineapples, is frequently visited by tourists from all over the Philippines. If you’re planning to go to Dahilayan this summer with your family and friends, you should try out their newly-built Drop Zone. The Dahilayan Adventure Park Drop Zone is intended for extreme adventure seekers, who’d like to experience the thrill of being dropped at extreme heights. This ride is definitely not for the fainthearted and people who are scared of heights cause a sudden drop will definitely be a heart-pumping and daring experience filled with adrenaline rush in just a matter of seconds. The 120ft Drop Zone is also a great challenge in testing your confidence in extreme situations. The Drop Zone will cost around 500php.

They also have other fun things lined up which you may be interested in, like the asia’s longest dual zip line, atv tours, horseback riding, mini boat ski ride, wall climbing, and the ropes course.

Check out the video of the Dahilayan Adventure Park Drop Zone after the jump.

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