Reasons To Visit Cagayan de Oro
Cagayan de Oro is one of the most popular cities in the Philippines known for its high standard of living and excellent outdoor opportunities, especially in terms of rafting and kayaking along the Cagayan de Oro River. If you are interested in the city’s rich heritage then there are a large number of museums available such as the Museum of Three Cultures and the Museo de Oro, while you can also enjoy a day sightseeing by taking in the many colonial works of architecture in the city has to offer. Thrill seekers must spend a day whitewater rafting on the Cagayan de Oro River, or you can venture out to the Mapawa Nature Park which offers everything from mountain biking to horseback riding.
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Arriving In Cagayan de Oro
Laguindingan Airport is the primary airport serving Cagayan de Oro located around 50 km from the city. The airport is relatively new having opened up in 2013 and primarily handles domestic flights around the Philippines. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Cagayan de Oro you will be able to make the journey directly, but there are other airports in the Philippines that you can fly to directly before transferring to reach Cagayan de Oro.
Laguindingan Airport is a fairly small airport set within a single passenger terminal and offers only the basics when it comes to amenities and facilities, so bring any essential items you need with you. Alongside a small selection of shops, there are a couple of places to grab a quick snack or drink and also provides travelers with Wi-Fi. Once your flight has touched down at the airport, there are a variety of taxi services available including metered taxis and auto-rickshaws to help you get to your destination.
Cagayan de Oro Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to the Philippines, you will be able to enter the country for up to 30 days without needing a visa. In Cagayan de Oro you can expect warm weather all year round with average highs of 30 to 32 degrees, while there is a period of increased rainfall from June until October. You will need to put your clocks forward by four hours to get on local time in the Philippines, while the currency in the country is the Philippine peso.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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