Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental

“Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.”

The City of Cagayan de Oro is located along the north central coast of Mindanao island facing Macajalar Bay and is bordered by the municipalities of Opol to the west; Tagoloan to the east, and the provinces of Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte to the south of the city.

Before you go to Iligan or after your Camiguin escapade, you might wanted to drop by this park and experience adventure with nature.

Mapawa Nature Adventure Park

This property was initially a vacation house of Emmanuel N. Pelaez Sr. and soon opened to public for recreational activities for the past decade. This is located at Bgry. Malasag, Cugman Cagayan de Oro City.

There are several activities you can do at the site such as 20 ft. slide, 25 ft. cliff jump, 65 ft. waterfall rappel, horseback riding, zip line and nature trekking. It is said that the total land area of park is composed of a combined land area of Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon.


How to get to Mapawa Nature Adventure Park

When you in Cagayan de Oro city proper, you just need to ride jeep going to Brgy. Cugman for php10. Inform the driver to drop you off to the site. There are already motor cycle or locally known as “habal-habal” along the highway that will bring you to the park for php35 per pax. You can also ask the driver the exact time for pick up. Riding a cab going to the park but a bit expensive since it is 3km away from the national highway.

The Mapawa Nature Adventure Park is a perfect place if you are tired of the busy city life.  A quiet place suitable for relaxation and  renewal of soul because of its nature ambiance. You can have a trail hike and at the same time take photos with nature.

They are the people behind the Mapawa Nature Adventure Park. Their tour guides and facility assistance are very friendly and will take care of you in all of your activities.  I also appreciate the fact that they do not take advantage of their guests because they do not ask for tips after their assistance.

Mapawa Nature Adventure Park has a great rock formation fit for canyoneering activities.   Perfect for instagram and facebook profile photos.

This is the spot were the activities started. The mini van will tour you to the place first and will bring you to this site. The tour guide will give you a background on how the park started and what are the other amenities they offer.

They also have complete gears to ensure safety in your activities. Normally, they assign a specific tour guide per guest or group.  If you are a solo traveler, they will also assist you in taking pictures.

After your activity, they will ask you to visit one of the oldest tree in the country. It said that this is tree is more than 200 years old. When you are close to the tree, there is certain mystical feeling and you will be amazed on how tall the tree is.

Before  you leave the park, do not forget to ask the tour guide for you to visit the Pinnacle nature reserve area of the park.  It is a great place for a relaxing stroll or an energetic walk.

Going to Mapawa Nature Adventure Park  was such a great experience.  The  65ft waterfall rappel and 25ft cliff jump were the activities I enjoyed the most.
I will definitely recommend for travelers wanted to experience activities like horse riding through forests, trekking to see waterfalls and nature trails.

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