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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,951 contributions
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    Shopping is akin to religion in the Philippines and Filipinos love their big malls. So, it's not surprisingly that there are several large malls in Cagayan de Oro. What was surprising to me was just how good Centrio Mall is. I'm not much of a shopper, but I have to admit, I found this mall to be quite pleasant. They have the usual array of department store, grocery store, luxury goods shops, and an excellent choice of restaurants. But, they also provide a very attractive open-air spot in the center for people to stroll and a nice play area for kids. Attractive and popular place.
    Written May 28, 2023
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  • Foodlover0318
    Manila, Philippines4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A really nice and spacious mall. The biggest in Cagayan de Oro. Just a stone's throw away from the Limketkai Luxe Hotel which makes it very convenient and accessible. A nice place to hang out with friends and family. Many restaurants to try like the Kagay Anon Restaurant which serves really delicious Filipino food.
    Written July 29, 2023
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  • Manfred Diethert
    Mindanao, Philippines26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum is located at the Xavier University.
    You have to leave your ID.
    The usual entry fee is 70 Pesos.
    There are only three rooms you can enjoy but everything is done with passion
    Written October 30, 2019
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  • Ynnot
    Cebu City, Philippines13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An off the beaten track waterfall scene with natural pools ideal for wading. The site has been up kept and all in all is quite nice. Usually enjoys tranquility, except weekends, but never over crowded. Several stone picnic tables available, bring your own provisions!
    Written February 16, 2017
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  • eymarquez083
    Philippines26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was an interesting visit, getting to be familiar about 3 different cultures.
    The items and artifacts are well-preserved and maintained.

    Guide was very informative and was accommodating to answer questions.

    Things you may have to bring when you visit the museum.
    1. ID to enter the Capitol University campus.
    2. PHP 50 per head entrance fee
    3. Cameras, but you will be advised not to use Flash.
    Written March 10, 2019
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  • Roxanne
    Cagayan de Oro, Philippines38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mapawa Nature Park is a go-to place in Cagayan de Oro for all adventure junkies out there. It has a camping site, which is also best for team-building activities. There is also rappelling, canyoneering, horse back riding, swimming at the waterfalls, and many more. It is located in Barangay Cugman. It is accessible via car/cab or if you commute, you may ride a "habal-habal" (motorcycle) from the highway.
    Written December 23, 2018
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  • Gene R J
    Silver Spring, MD9,845 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited here this morning on our 4 mile circuit to see the city sights.
    It’s just across the large Gaston Park with places to relax and recall the battle fought with the Americans here in 1900. They were also here in WW11 to ruin the tall 1922 Water Tower, now the City Museum of Cagayan de Oro, as well as the church. It was rebuilt in the 1950’s with open walls making it a delight to walk through to see its colorful stained glass and interesting nave and roof arches.
    Written February 10, 2024
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  • Ayiss D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shout out to Mr. Varry, our experience in Tong yong was fabulous. The ambiance is so amazing and the staffs our so kind. I'd probably
    Written February 8, 2023
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  • Aimee C
    Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As a CDO native, I love coming here because it's clean, calming, and there are many things to see and do. It is CDO in a nutshell. Whenever a friend from out of town stops by, I take them here.

    FOOD: Street food carts abound in the area of the park across the Provincial Hospital (Northern Mindanao Medical Center). You can enjoy freshly sliced mangoes with bagoong (shrimp paste), banana cue (bananas fried in caramel), fish balls, quail eggs, proven (fried proventriculum on sticks), and binaki (sweet corn tamales), among other things.

    CULTURE: The local chess scene thrives in a corner of the park, where you'll find several chess tables populated by locals, even on a weekday afternoon. I've always cherished this little fact about the park. You don't see these kinds of things anywhere else.

    SHOPS: You can buy succulents and other plants, get a henna tattoo, or get a manicure or pedicure (never tried though).

    PHOTO OPS: The park is clean and shaded by many trees. Pathways are paved, so it wouldn't be a problem to navigate the place in the event of rain.

    Fair warning: As of writing, a section of the park is being occupied by evacuated Lumads (a Northern Mindanao tribe) who were displaced by struggles that resulted from the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao. They are very open to talking to passers by about their experiences. If you drop by around this time of year, use the opportunity to educate yourself or your family about the Lumad people and their struggles.
    Written June 18, 2018
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  • filipin0traveller
    Luzon, Philippines230 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited this museum together with the cathedral, bridge and the park because of their proximity to one another. When we entered the museum we found the guide to be very enthusiastic. He enjoyed it when tourists visited and he shared his knowledge about CDO. We started from the ground floor going to the second floor with him explaining each item/ picture. We appreciate his attitude and absorb CDO history in the process.
    Written March 23, 2019
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  • Czar Emmanuel
    Manila, Philippines9,450 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum has three salas (two on the ground floor and one on the second floor): one dedicated to the prehistory and history of Mindanao in general and of Cagayan de Oro City in particular, a second one dedicated to the various indigenous groups or peoples and cultures of Mindanao, and a third one (on the second floor) has contemporary art and the collection of Fr. Demetrio, SJ.

    The museum is well organized and kept. The displays are properly arranged with good descriptions. A guided tour is available upon request. Entrance fee is 70 pesos per head. I just have two suggestions to make: first, I wish that the payment process be made easier (without needing to go to window 12 for payment and then returning to the museum) and, second, I hope that the guards at the main gate would be informed about the schedule of the museum. When we went to the museum last Monday they did not even inform us that it was closed on Mondays. Perhaps they themselves didn't know about it.

    All in all this museum is worth-visiting for first timers to CDO. It gives you a good introduction to the history of the place and its culture. Thumbs up!
    Written October 30, 2018
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  • Ronald James L
    20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Solid wastes and vandals exists inside the cave. It doesn't have that much of an attraction aside from its history but it's still worth the visit.
    Written July 24, 2022
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  • Dave L
    Rockaway Park, NY119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    to describe it i will say its an oasis in a concrete jungle..with a great location,relaxing atmosphere and drinks served poolside ..nothing better on a warm night laying out on a pool chair relaxing with a loved one
    Written March 16, 2017
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,951 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not a lot to see and the park is quite small. But, it's still a good effort to provide a place for locals and visitors to relax and enjoy watching the world go by. The park is located directly across the street from Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral, which is worth a visit.
    Written May 28, 2023
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  • JEmmanuelLasPinas
    Las Pinas1,319 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is close to CDO and not very difficult to reach. It is good for nature lovers and relatively easy to navigate.
    Written August 11, 2016
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