My friends and I booked a tour with St. Michael Explorer for Cagayan de Oro, Camiguin and Bukidnon. We spent our Second and Third Day at Cagayan de Oro.
We only spent half of the day there on the second day since we came from White Island in Camiguin. Upon reaching CDO, We all decided to take a bath to rinse all that sand and salt water stucked in our skin. Being exhausted from all the waves, we slept for about an hour and went out around 4 in the afternoon.
So what exactly can you around the city without a guide?
Of course we did our homework. Locals pointed us to Ayala Malls such as Limketkai and Centrio. We were also advised to try the Plaza Market and Lifestyle District. The Plaza Market
is said to be much like Mercato Centrale. If you have not been there, the place is filled with Food tents of all sorts from Shawarma to BBQ to Tempura to Icecreams. While the
Night District is like MetroWalk where a number of Alcohol Spots are lined up.
Imagine this: Php180.00 whole body massage for 60 minutes.
Wuhoo! How cheap as compared to Php 500 to Php 1,000 for an hour. And to tell you the truth, the massage, the service was really good.
The service was definitely more than the price. Yayyy!
Next Stop: Dinner at Panagatan
We researched and now we made use of it. From the blogs and Articles I’ve read, Panagatan is one of the best Seafood Restaurant there.
It is fairly accessible as it is inside the mall on the 3rd floor.
Fourth Stop: Lifestyle District – It’s like a hub for a relaxed night out. Resto Bars are lined up facing each other
and all you have to do is just find a spot you can sit and drink with your friends.
We went home around 1 in the evening and have to wake up at 5 in the morning.
For the third day, our next adventure was White Water River Rafting, our Fifth Stop
I was feeling thrilled months before this trip. days before and hours before.
But when I finally saw the river and how big and mad the waves are, I got scared.
As advised by theTour Guide, we have to try Tita Fannies.
Their Specialty? Lechon Liempo
Oh, Hi cholesterol.
The meat were crispy and oily just the way we want it. Unlimited Rice and you can also order their Mango Shake for Php 50.
We had to sleep and rest and take a bath. SO naturally, we head back to the hotel where we are staying: Fem Vines Pension. By the way, the Pension House was okay if you’re not looking for some Grand place to stay. You may opt to choose this Pension House if you’re just concerned with sleeping, staying in and the cleanliness. Staff are courteous and helpful too.
After getting back our energy, we decided to pay a visit to their Divisoria – where I think are all the food tents are. But to our surprise, we were told that it was stopped by the newly elected officials of the city. I don’t know why. So we head back to Corales Street, our Seventh Stop.
In here, you will find all Resto Bars and the whole street is alive and kicking at wee hours.
We ate ar Lokal, a Resto Bar.
We ordered Sisig (as I have been craving for it since Day 1), Halabos na Hipon and Gising Gising.
I’d have to say that their Sisig is not Good. Though the manager insisted that we try their Seafood Sisig, as it was their specialty.
Halabos na Hipon was Halabos na Hipon and their Bicol Express was drowning from Coconut.
They also have Disco Lights.
Really, not bad for a Php 99 room. The Room is good for 6 -7 people. :))We sang our hearts out. We stayed there for 2 hours. We started at 9:30 and ended just before 12. Ofcourse we had to go home since we still have to pack for tomorrow.Look at our pasalubongs.
CDO is famous for their Pastel and huge chunks of Chicharon.
A box of 12 costs Php 140.00 while a box of 6’s costs Php 85.00
There’s so much to explore! See you again, Cagayan!