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Mindanao

ist die Insel zweit größte Insel der Philippinen nach Luzon und von den größeren Inseln des Landes
die südlichste. Sie Insel ist 500 km lang. Zamboanga ist die Halbinsel im Westen. 
Die Küstenlinie hat vielen Buchten und Landspitzen, die Schiffen guten Schutz vor Stürmen bietet.. 
Die Insel ist gebirgig, deren Berge mit Edelholzwäldern bedeckt sind. 
Der höchste Gipfel ist der Vulkanberg Apo, 2.954 m (9.692 Fuß) über der Meereshöhe. 
Hauptflüsse sind Mindanao, Agusan. Die Erde ist äußerst fruchtbar und produziert Mais, Reis, 
Kokosnüsse, Bananen, Ananas, Gold, Kupfer, Eisen und Kohle sind die Hauptbodenschätze.
 Landwirtschaft ist die wichtigste ökonomische Aktivität von Mindanao. 
Die Hauptstädte auf der Insel sind Zamboanga, Davao und Cagayan DE Oro.
Bevölkerung (1990) 14.536.000.

Cagayan DE Oro, Stadt, Philippinen im 
Süden,
ein Hafen an der nördlichen Küste der
 Mindanao
 Insel, Hauptstadt Misamis orientalischer 
Provinz. 
Cagayan DE Oro liegt an der Mündung des 
Cagayan Flusses auf Macajalar Bucht des
 Bohol Meeres. und ist Handelszentrum. 
Die Stadt ist auch der Standort der Xavier 
Universität (1933). Bevölkerung (2000) 
462.000.

Cagayan de Oro und Freizeit
Es gibt Naturparks, Kinos, Shoppingmalls die am Wochenende von der ganzen 
Familie
besucht werden. Zwei Golfplätze, einen am Flughafen und einen in Patag sowie eine 
Driving ranch in Patag drei Schießclubs, einige Bowling Bahnen, eine Kunsteisbahn in 
der SM Mall, Bars und Restaurants.
Der Golfclub in Patag ist ein Überbleibsel der US Ära und gehört heute der Philippin 
Army. Seine zentrale Lage ist seine Stärke. Was für mich als "Neugolfer der nie 
golfspielen wollte" sehr angenehm aufgefallen ist, das es so gut wie keine 
Schickimickiatmosphäre gibt. Das gild im gleichen Maße für die Driving ranch in 
Patag. 
Der Golfplatz ist sicherlich nicht der Beste, aber die Gegebenheiten rund um machen 
einiges wieder wett.
Das Eko Village unten im Bild ca. 5 Kilometer vor Cagayan de Orp etwas höher 
gelegen 

Rechts die Cottages in denen man für 
ca. 1000 bis 1500 Peso übernachten kann 
sind einfach ausgestattet und haben Aircon 
oder Fan. Wer keine Aircon mag kann hier 
bei angenehmen Temperaturen mit offenen
 Fenster Schlafen (Moskitonetz mitbringen)
Links das Restaurant

Scuba Diving/Snorkelling.

There are dozens of places that offer great diving, with clear waters and an abundance of corals and fish. Of the 500 known coral species 488 are found in the Philippines together with 5 out of 8 known species of marine turtles and the world’s largest fish, the whale shark.  There are also over 12,000 species of sea shells including the rarest shell in the world.  

Activities

Tennis

For tennis fans there are many good tennis courts close by, the best being 
opposite
Kingston Lodge at Xavier Sports & Country Club 
(6 outdoor courts and 1 indoor court). Also available at Xavier is swimming,
fishing and ten pin bowling. It also has a good restaurant and bar. 

A great place for diving is the island of Camiguin, which is only a 45 minute ferry ride 
away. 
The island is only 64 kilometers in circumference but has plenty
of dive sites. We recommend using Johnny’s Dive Centers that are situated 
throughout the island. 

They offer all facilities for both beginners and experienced 
divers. For accommodation on the island go to our partner’s 
website casa-mae.com just click on the link on our home page.
The island also has many other attractions including hot and 
cold springs, waterfalls and volcanoes.  Your family will not 
be bored while you are exploring the wrecks 
and coral reefs around the island.  

White Water Rafting 

Take a trip down the Cagayan de Oro River and enjoy striking panoramic views of towering rock walls and untouched vegetation which are the resting haven of monkeys. Add to that the thrills and challenges of breathtaking rapids and you have an experience never to be forgotten.  

The trip will include being picked up from Kingston Lodge in a jeepney, an 
adventure in itself,
 to take you to the launch site where you will experience the thrill of a lifetime 
by shooting the rapids.
 Helmets and life jackets are provided. Between the rapids you can leave the 

raft and float serenely 
down river observing the natural flora and fauna. At the end of the ride you will
 be given lunch before 
returning to the Lodge.  

Caves There are over 80 known caves many of which are unexplored. 
Macahambus cave which is only 15 minutes from
Kingston Lodge 
is home to the split nose bat and leads to a veranda overlooking the Cagayan river. 200 metres away is the Macahambus Gorge where there is a flight of over 100 steps leading down to a place where an underground river comes out from one cave and into another.  

The Huluga cave about 5 miles south of the City is where skeletal remains of a woman and child were found dating back 1,600 years B.C.  

 
Caving and Abseiling
are all readily available from local tour and travel guides, and can be booked through the Lodge.  

Ten Pin Bowling

If you like ten pin bowling it is available at the only bowling alley in Cagayan De Oro City 
at Xavier 
Sports & Country Club opposite Kingston Lodge. It has 8 lanes with 
computerized scoring. It costs 180Php ($3.60) per hour and shoes can be hired. There is 
also a 
pool table available and a bar service.

Things to Do and See
Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village.
Eco Village is a cultural village in a botanical garden setting. It is a showcase for the 
region’s tribal
 communities and indigenous  plants and trees. It features guest cottages,
 swimming pool, picnic area, butterfly garden, native restaurant and much more, with 

great views 
across the bay.  

Malasag Canopy Walk 

Situated above Eco Village in a lush virgin rainforest you can experience the thrill of walking above the canopy of trees, seeing and hearing many species of birds and get a bird’s eye view of Mother Nature. You can also go river trekking and swim beneath the forest’s cascading waterfalls. There are picnic areas and horse riding is available


Catanico Falls.

The falls are about 
6 miles from the 
City not far from 
Eco Village. 
The falls 
drop into a 
swimming
  pool surrounded by 
huge boulders and
beautiful scenery. 
There are picnic 

areas 
available with 
cottages 
but the best is 
sitting on 
top of the huge
  rocks 
with views of the
  falls 
and the river as it 
meanders 
downstream. 
A great place for 
a picnic.  

Jasaan Falls

Pronounced Hasa-an, these falls and springs drop into man-made swimming pools with diving board and water slides. The continuously flowing fresh cool water makes it a great place to swim.  

Beaches  Throughout the Philippines there are hundreds of beautiful beaches with Borocay being named the best beach in the world. They offer unlimited aqua adventures 
such as diving, dolphin and whale watching, windsurfing etc. Or find a quiet hideaway and relax in the shade of a palm tree with an ice cold drink.  

here are good swimming beaches within 30 minutes drive from the lodge and 
really fine beaches 
1-1 ½  hours away.

Shopping

There are several shopping malls in the city plus many individual shops where you 
can purchase 
local crafts. There are some very good clothes shops and you 
can also buy hand made leather shoes and sandals at bargain prices. There are 
also 2 main 
markets where everything is available from fresh fruit and vegetables
to locally caught fish,

Restaurants

There are literally hundreds of places to eat, everything from the small stalls on the 
street to fancy 
restaurants. All kinds of food are available from Philippine dishes 
to western style food, and prices can be as low as 50Php ($1) for something like 
barbequed 
chicken and rice. There are also restaurants serving all you-can-eat 
buffets from 99Php ($2) Also all the usual fast foods are available such as 
McDonald’s, KFC 
and Pizza Hut. We would advise when eating out to only drink bottled 
mineral water.

Night Life

There are many clubs and bars and discos offering live music or karaoke. 
Filipinos are very musical 
and they love to sing. Karaoke machines are found all over 
the city in all kinds of establishments, from bars to the car wash. Live bands 
can be heard in several 
clubs and bars. One of the favorite places to go is 
the Night Café in Divisoria.  On Friday and Saturday nights the streets are 
closed and many stalls 
are set up selling all kinds of food and drink, plus a wide range 
of other wares from shoes to jewelry. Live bands play most of the evening.
 Night Café is open 
until 2 am. It’s a great place to just sit with a cold drink and observe 
the locals who throng there to meet and have fun. Another good venue is 
The Limketkai Center 
where there are numerous shops, restaurants, discos and coffee 
bars. You can enjoy a meal in one of the restaurants then sit outside with 
a coffee and listen to 
one of the live bands.


 To our beloved Phillispage Readers,
We are thankful for the time you spend surfing on our Website. We hope that  you will discover the beauty of my Mother Land, the Philippines.Welcome to a land of unique history and  rich cultural heritage. We  invite you to come and experience the pure island hospitality that only the Filipino can give.
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Thank you again and Good day ,….
Your Phillispage Team
Emma Mae and Gerhard



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