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Cagayan de Oro Culture: Why the City of Golden Friendship is Perfect for You

Is it your dream to live in a place surrounded by beautiful nature, the friendliest of smiles, and heart-throbbing adventures? If yes is your answer, then life in Davao and Cagayan de Oro culture might be the perfect match for you. In this article, we will cover all the reasons why the City of Golden Friendship is the right place for you to settle down.

Cagayan de Oro at a glance

CDO is a city in the Northern Mindanao region. In 2014, it was chosen as one of the nine “emerging cities of tomorrow” by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme thanks to its rapid growth among a few other factors. Currently, the city is considered the business hub and regional center of Northern Mindanao.

The Cagayan de Oro culture is well-known for its famous festivals and tourism which includes adventure sports and activities like zip-lining, hiking, and water rafting. Despite being known for its beautiful surrounding nature, the city is also known for its bustling shopping centers and lifestyle attractions.

Cebuano is the primary dialect used in the city followed by Tagalog. English is also used, which makes CDO a very friendly place for tourists looking to visit or settle down here.

Cagayan de Oro culture

When it comes to lifestyle, CDO has a perfect mix of city lifestyle and nature. Those who love nature would be happy to know that forest reserves are just a few kilometer's drive from the city where they can explore and enjoy various activities. The city, meanwhile, is also very well-developed so those who prefer a more city approach to things will not find themselves bored.

Moreover, compared to cities like Metro Manila, Cagayan de Oro has a lower crime rate and less road congestion. If you’re thinking of fully relocating here, you can rest assured that you’ll find the sweet spot between relaxation and enjoyment, especially with the friendliness and hospitality signature of the Kagay-anons.

Cost of living in Cagayan de Oro

According to, CDO is in the top 15 percent of the least expensive cities to live in the whole world. What’s great about the city is that it has numerous options depending on your budget so you can easily find a way to work out your dues for travel, food, and other necessities.

There are so many master communities in the city that provide security and exclusivity, all while providing the best of both worlds in terms of lifestyle preferences. Unlike residences in megacities, spaces are bigger and less congested too without the steep prices.

One of the best Cagayan de Oro real estate options at the moment is Tierra Nava Lumbia developed by Johndorf Ventures. The corporation has been a leading Cagayan de Oro housing provider since the 80s, having produced several high-quality residential and commercial developments in Visayas and Mindanao.

Tierra Nava Lumbia is a property in Brgy. Lumbia CDO houses two-story townhouses nestled in an exclusive gated community equipped with a clubhouse, 24-hour security, and a guardhouse. Each unit already comes with painted precast concrete walls, ceramic tiles for the toilet and bath, granite finish countertops, and aluminum glass windows. The townhouses have a parking space and service area for unit owners as well.

Experience the Jondorf Ventures experience

If you’re looking for the perfect place to settle down and build a home, Tierra Nava Lumbia is a good option. Experience the beauty of Cagayan de Oro culture first-hand when you choose Johndorf. Go to this link to reserve your property now.  


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