Top Attractions in Misamis Oriental

Located in Northern Mindanao, Misamis Oriental is a province of the Philippines with Cagayan de Oro as its capital. For the locals, it is home, but for tourists, it is heaven on earth.

Why? Because it is abundant in amazing tourist spots and adrenaline-pumping things to do. Here are some of them:

Diving Spots 

Sipaka Point, Talisayan, Misamis Oriental Photo by:
Sipaka Point, Talisayan, Misamis Oriental Photo by:

If you love exploring the underwater world, Misamis Oriental has a lot of diving spots you can visit, such as Punta Diwata, Manungol Reef, Sipaka Point, Talisayan Shoal, and Santa Ines Wreck. You can check with local dive shops about rates. Note that it is best to find out how much you will have to pay before choosing one. It is also recommended that you research or ask questions first about a dive shop to get the best experience in the underwater world of Misamis Oriental.


Religious and Historical Places

Vega Ancestral House Photo by: Iamjepoi/Creative Commons
Vega Ancestral House Photo by: Iamjepoi/Creative Commons

Misamis Oriental is rich in cultural and religious history, and it shows greatly on the structures that can be seen all over the place. From the Vega Ancestral House in Balingasag to Museo of Three Cultures in Lanao del Sur, there is something for you to see. The Diving Mercy Shrine is also popular with devotees.

Beaches and Nature

Because of its location, Misamis Oriental boasts of natural wonders. In fact, this is one of the reasons why it is packed with tourists yearly. Check out these natural spots for a more relaxing and enjoyable holiday:


Sagpolon Waterfalls Photo by: Commons
Sagpolon Waterfalls Photo by: Commons

People who love waterfalls can check out Sagpulon, Mitugsok, Mapawa, Talabaan, and Palalan Falls.


The Agutayan Island Photo
The Agutayan Island Photo

The province is a home to numerous white, sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. Among the best ones are Agutayan White Island, Lauremar Beach Resort, Macajalar Bay, Naawan Beach Resort, and many more.

Naawan Beach Resort Photo by:
Naawan Beach Resort Photo by:


Yes, Misamis Oriental is also famous for its festivals. Some of the popular ones are Kagay-an in Cagayan de Oro, Hudyaka in Laguindingan, Lubi-Lubi to celebrate the feast of Santa Rita, and Kaliga to mark the city charter anniversary of Gingoong City.


Cagayan de Oro is the main city for nightlife adventures. It is buzzing with bars and cafes where everybody who loves life during the night meets. Some of them are Loreto Bar and Grill, Silver Rain, the famous High Ridge, and many more.

Getting There

Reaching Misamis Oriental is not that hard. Here are some ways on how you ca get there.

By Air

From Cebu or Manila, direct commercial flights are available to Lumbia Airport.

By Land

You can tour Misamis via land transportation. You can either take the bus, jeepney, private car, or taxi cab to get you to places.

By Sea

Commercial sea vessels take base at the Port of Cagayan de Oro. Ships from all over the nation carrying passengers and cargo dock here.

Misamis Oriental is a great place to spend your holiday in the Philippines. Even if you are not staying here, you can always spend a day or two visiting its historical places and tourist spots or simply enjoy its natural wonders. How about checking in at a gorgeous resort? Or how would you like to dive some underwater spots with your friends and family? One thing is for certain – you will have a great time here during your much-awaited escapade. So, plan your itinerary now!

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  1. Another great resort in Misamis Oriental is Masterson Reef Beach Resort and Nature Park formerly Emeralda. It is Tranquil and is currently being updated and enhanced.There is a website at


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