Since none of us have been to CDO, we opted to hire a van to take us around. We got one through kuya adonis (09053619223) at 2000Php for 10 hours and 2200Php to take us to Balingoan Port on our way to Camiguin. It was very convenient for us since wer quite a big group and wont fit in one cab. If you're on a budget, you can get a cab and try to negotiate with the driver to come back and pick you up at a specific time.
If you're just goin out for dinner or somethin, its very easy to get a cab. Cabs in CDO are a lot nicer than the cabs here in manila. I didnt even see a single kia pride cab! hahaha
you go to cagayan de oro the fastest way...by plane..you can book at cebu pacific,air philippine or by pal.you can call pal at tel +6328558888 this is much cheaper than booking on line!!if your going for adventures???they will provide the transportaion n theyl gonna pick up at certain area or at your hotel and they will bring you back at your hotel after the activity.
Make sure you get a taxi that uses the meter. The ones parked there will ask you for 300-350 for a taxi ride to the city. Meter should only cost you 150-180. You can also ask the help of the policemen there so you don't get overcharged.
If you're going to Mapawa Nature Park, you will need to 'rent' a taxi to go there. The rate we got is P400 one way. You can also ask them to pick you up for the same price. It's good to use this instead of the jeepney because of all the dust.
Since there were seven of us, we contracted a van that took us from the airport to the city proper. It cost PHP 300 (PHP 43 per head). Contact the mobile number below and look for Adonis. He's pretty friendly and is punctual.
for first timers you can hire taxi cabs in getting to your destinations faster and easier since motorela can only go within certain areas. Thailand has "TukTuks", CDO has "motorela". a motorcycle converted into a mini jeepney, the front seat can accomodate 2 persons and the back can have 4 to 6 persons.....
Getting around the City of Cagayan de oro, you can hire a cab or riding a jeepney or motorela (as shown on the picture) minimum fare for motorela is only 6pesos. TAxi from CDO Airport to the city center is fixed amount of 250pesos.
You can get a taxi from CdO's Lumbia airport just outside the terminal building. Although there are warnings about flag-down and meter rates, the driver will insist on a fixed amount because 'they have to pay the association everytime they queue up at the airport.'
We were billed P250 from airport to the Bulua bus terminal, which they say is the 'standard rate.' The driver even said 'wa pa ni Pinaskuhan ma'am?' Which translates to tip since it's Christmas. We said no since the fare was already expensive...
-Lumbia Airport is now closed for public domestic air transfers and was replaced by the new but still small, Laguindingan International Airport which opened in June 15, 2013
-The new airport is located 46 kms. away from CDO City Center - closer to Iligan while former is closer to Bukidnon
Philippine Airlines was founded on February 26, 1941, making it Asia's oldest carrier still operating under its current name. The airline was started by a group of businessmen led by Andres Soriano, hailed as one of the Philippines' leading industrialists at the time, who served as the General Manager, and former Senator Ramon Fernandez as Chairman and President. Government investment in September of the same year paved the way for its nationalization. Its main hub is at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the city of Parañaque with all its passenger flights involving Manila in Centennial Terminal 2.
Jeepneys are a popular means of public transportation in the Philippines. They were originally made from US military jeeps left over from World War II and are well known for their flamboyant decoration and crowded seating. They have also become a symbol of Philippine culture. Although the original jeepneys were simply refurbished military jeeps (Willys), modern jeepneys are now produced by independently owned workshops and factories within the Philippines.There is a Jeepney ethic that tourists take a little time to fully grasp: if it is possible to get another person into the back of the Jeepney, the passengers are obligated to squeeze together a little tighter and try and create a place for someone who wants on.
Fares start at 9.00 Pesos for the first 4 kilometers and 1.50 pesos every kilometer thereafter.
also available for 1 day rent at 3,500 pesos a day.
Lumbia International Airport is the Gateway to Cagayan De Oro City, the Airport ias located in Barangay Lumbia in Cagayan de Oro City. It is a 15 minute drive from downtown Cagayan De Oro. the Airport is really old and small, like a municipal airport and the facilities are wanting since it also doubles as a military airbase. The buildings are small and overcrowded, the baggage carousel (only one) is small and be prepared for a scramble to get near it. Taxis are available and are reasonably priced once you haggle for the price!
Also Known as Skylab!
Necessity is the Mother of inventions!, due to the poor road conditions in the Visayas and Mindanao and that rides to remote areas are expensive and can easily destroy the chassis of cars and jeeps, the enterprising people here built the sky lab aka "habal habal" a 5 to 7 seater tricyle that is economical and affordable (a short ride costs 15 pesos) in the 1970's and since then has became the mode of transport to remote areas.
Motorella - is motor driven, and then people sit at the back cart. used for longer distances around the city. cost P6/ head
Pedicab - is person biking. used for short distances and small roads. cost P5/head
Going around Cagayan de Oro City would mean riding the hiring a rent-a-car which you can arrange with your hotel, taxi with more than 80% flag down rate is P40.00, motorela ( tricycle version) which would cost P7.00 only, and jeepney which costs P7.00 to P10.00, depending on how far you are going.
Off Masterson Avenue, Direction Lumbia Airport, Cagayan de Oro, 9000, Philippines
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
Florentino Street, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Good for: Business
Carmen Hill, Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines, Cag
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo