The Pacifico Hotel at Cagayan de Oro City


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Standing six stories tall in the heart of Cagayan de Oro city and overlooking the city skyline and the river, The Pacifico Hotel at Cagayan de Oro City is both striking, and an inviting boutique hotel which is an ideal getaway for leisure and business travelers. On one of a family trip to Cagayan de Oro, we had to stay a few nights in the city for the wake of an uncle, my mom’s brother. Continue reading The Pacifico Hotel at Cagayan de Oro City

Hip and Spacious GC Suites at Cagayan de Oro


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Frequently staying at Cagayan de Oro for events, and/or meetings, it is a good excuse to check out different accommodations every time. GC Suites was suggested by a friend I was travelling with. There were three of us  travelling together for several meetings and she suggested we stay at this accommodation found at Grand Central Building at Hayes St. Cagayan de Oro City. Continue reading Hip and Spacious GC Suites at Cagayan de Oro

1A Express Hotel | Minimalist Business Hotel in Cagayan De Oro


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I was looking for a new accommodation to stay and possibly review. My frequent travels and overnight stay at Cagayan de Oro are also great time for me to try out different accommodations when I can. A new accommodation, 1A Express Hotel, that has recently opened in Cagayan de Oro has been catching my attention for a quiet a while now. Continue reading 1A Express Hotel | Minimalist Business Hotel in Cagayan De Oro

Iligan City | Best Homegrown Food & Places to Eat


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Iligan City’s food options has entirely ballooned with food establishments sprouting and making a name for themselves for serving delectable food choices for Iliganons, and tourists alike. Homegrown food choices are grown or developed in a local area, and without a doubt Iligan City has a handful of food, and food establishments worth mentioning. Who would have known that a city known for its waterfalls can bring so much more in the food scene and not just for its outdoors. Continue reading Iligan City | Best Homegrown Food & Places to Eat

Iligan City | Homestay Ilihan


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Homestay Ilihan is the newest accommodation to open in Iligan City. It is one of the most recommended places to stay, and accommodation in Iligan. Ilihan is the Higaonon term for Iligan, and the newest accommodation in Iligan City sports its tribal roots with pride. It allows visitors to rent rooms ideal for families, and for visitors planning to have a longer stay. The group of “apartments” is own by Iliganon family and located in one of the quiet and peaceful community in Iligan.

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CDO | Weekend Stay at New Dawn Pensionne


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Cagayan de Oro City is best known as an outdoor adventure destination. It is also a growing commercial destination in the Northern Mindanao. Two hours away from my hometown, Cagayan de Oro is the go-to-city for food, and city scene that one could not find and experience back home. So it’s no surprise if you find me frequently visiting CDO for shopping, and for gastronomic adventure if not the outdoor adventures and fun it offers. I usually stay there for a night or two, and I’ve always preferred finding different accommodations in Cagayan de Oro during my stays

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ILIGAN CITY | Accommodations & Where to Stay In Iligan


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Iligan City being my hometown can be a bit difficult to document in terms of accommodations. There’s a home to go home to every time I’m in town. There are some hotels,and accommodations I’ve checked out whenever the whole family is home, and we had to book hotel rooms to accommodate everyone.

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CDO | Travelers Pod


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Every 2 hour travel to Cagayan de Oro can get pretty exhausting when you’re doing some leg work on projects. The other week we went to CDO, and decided to look for an accommodation that is clean, comfortable, and conveniently located. We chanced upon Travelers Pod online which has been operating for quiet some time now, but we have yet to try.

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CDO | Win Min Transient Inn at Agora Bus Terminal


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Travelling from Iligan City to Davao City by bus always takes the  energy out of me. On one of my trips to Davao City for a bloggers award, I went to Cagayan de Oro a bit early. I headed to Agora Bus Terminal and decided to get a few hours of sleep at WinMin Transient Inn. Last time I travelled via Agora Bus Terminal, I wondered if it was okay for a female traveller to get a room there for herself without testing the waters of decency, and security. And so I did.

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CDO | Chananthon Bed & Breakfast


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It was a weekend of errands with my sister, Audrey, and I . We were doing some errands at Cagayan de Oro for our older sister Honeylou. Cagayan de Oro is the provincial capital of Region X to which Iligan City belongs. We needed to visit some provincial government offices, and we decided to look for abudget-friendly but clean accommodation to stay for the night.  Okay. We actually did plan to bring clothes should we stay overnight. Iligan City is just 2 hours away but the thought of commuting after a long day was reason enough to stay.

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ILIGAN CITY | Must Go To & Try Out Places


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Over a week ago you might had read that I was taking a break from blogging, and just went on posting on my social media accounts. I got an email from Cat from Globe to ask me to go around Iligan City, and share my wonderful adventure through social media. Here started my #WonderfulMindanao Challenge.

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CDO | Tune Hotels


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The sleek, and clean Tune Hotels, had made it to Cagayan de Oro City! Perfect for travelers who wants the reasonable priced range with clean rooms, and excellent staff hotels. The white and red lines dominating the skyline of CDO is as good as making an impression to the already month-long-on-the-road travellers in us.

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ILIGAN CITY | The Breathtaking Limunsudan Falls


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Limunsudan Falls, the second highest waterfall in the Philippines is located at Sitio Limunsudan, Brgy. Rogongon, Iligan City. The barangay furthest from the city proper, and is the boundary to the other regions neighboring the Lone City of Iligan. It is one of the most powerful waterfalls I’ve seen, and know of to exist in the country — towering, and massive with a water drop of 870 feet. This two tiered waterfall gushing down massive volumes of water a majestic, only my opinion, ofcourse, as Ma. Cristina Falls. How can giants in the wild be as beautiful as this?

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SIARGAO ISLAND | DIY Island Hopping Tour


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Other than surfing at the famous Cloud 9, and getting yourself tanned up at the perfect beach lines you will find anywhere at Siargao Island, you can try out Island Hopping as well. There are two types of island tours that takes you out of mainland Siargao Island to it’s neighboring islands. One is going to Sohoton Cove, or Bucas Grande Group of Islands, Siargao. It includes going through cave system, cliff jumping, swimming in stingless jellyfish, and island hopping. The other one is island hopping to three different islands, namely Naked, Daku, and Guyam Islands which are near proximity of mainland Siargao which is ideal spending time at the beach, and with your travel companions.

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TRAVEL GUIDE | Things to Do In Siargao Island


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To Surf, or Not To Surf? That was the question.

The sky could not look as remorseful as it did when we arrived at Siargao Island. We decided to stay at the resort chatting, and getting some rest before going out for dinner. So what are the things to do in Siargao Island when the sky clear up? EXPLORE. Continue reading TRAVEL GUIDE | Things to Do In Siargao Island

SIARGAO ISLAND | Stay-worthy Buddha’s Surf Resort


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It rained on us when we arrived, a not promising sign if you only had an extended weekend at Siargao. We got there a few minutes to an hour of flight from Cebu City, and you could still smell a night out at Larsians from Gay | Pinay Travel Junkie, and Melo | Out of Town Blog arriving the day before; Singapore from Ron Flip’n Travels who flew in at dawn; and Iligan on me arriving that morning before flying together to Siargao — if not for remnants of fear from the turbulent flight, four attempted landing, and failed assuring voice from the aircraft captain getting there, that is.

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SIARGAO ISLAND | How To Get There & Transportation Guide


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Siargao Islands is a group of islands that boasts not only as surfing destination, but of pristine waters, lagoons, and protected landscape, and seascape. The mainland Siargao is one of the popular surfing destinations in the Philippines with a worldwide reputation for it’s thick, and hollow tube, or “Cloud 9”. Annually, a surfing domestic, and international surfing competition is held there. But not only is it a destination for surfers, it is also ideal for any type of vacationers, and travelers up for some good time in the beach, and salty waters. Continue reading SIARGAO ISLAND | How To Get There & Transportation Guide

SURIGAO CITY | Checking Out Day-Asan Floating Village


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The stilts shows watermarks, and signs that dryness is but only a meter to a few inches for these locals. Day-Asan Floating Village a.k.a the Little Venice of Surigao City is not only a residential area but also a community that thrives on livelihood on the sea. Seven kilometers from the city proper of Surigao, it is also the jump off point for boat tours for a swim, and island hopping around the neighboring islands, and islets.

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TRAVEL GUIDE | Interesting Things to Do In Surigao City


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Heading out for #TravelMindanao destinations, Jam, Alex, and I met at  the bus terminal and started of #TravelMindanao travel advocacy from Iligan City. We met late afternoon for a ~10H travel to Surigao City. It would be long bus rides for us, and that we would be having dinner in transit, as well as try to get some shut eye along the trip before tackling our short but interesting list of things to do in Surigao City.

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SURIGAO CITY | Where To Stay In Surigao & Accomodation Guide


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The plan was just a short stay at Surigao City, before heading off to Bucas Grande. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our Bucas Grande trip with the threat of Super Typhoon Haiyan, and extended our stay at Surigao City. Most of the accommodations by the second night was fully-booked making it hard for us to find where to stay in Surigao and accommodation guide to help us. Good thing we were lucky enough to that the Surigao City Tourism Office was helpful in finding us some places to stay.

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