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Initao National Park
Location: Tubigan, Initao; 51 kms. west of Cagayan de Oro.
Description: Attraction includes natural limestone formations, ridge, forest park, wildlife as well as marine life that includes the colorful fishes and corals. Inside the park, various caves can also be found. There are 2 closed caves namely the Splitnose bat cave which was named as such because it contains an unusual species of bat and the Swiftplits cave where you'll have a swift fall when going down there. Aside from that, one open cave can be found here and was named as such since it has an opening towards the sea.

Lingon-lingon Plateau Park
Location: Brgy. Samay, Balingasag; 46.5 kms east of Cagayan de Oro.
Description:  A summer resort camp that is ideal for mountain climbing and bird watching.

Cueva Con Agua
Location:  Sitio Sicolon, Brgy. Mauswagon, Laguindingan; 28 kms. west of Cagayan de Oro.
Description:  Also known as "Sicolon Cave," this beautiful cavern is being maintained and protected by the DENR. It was called "Cueva Con Agua" because water can be found pouring on the walls of the cave.

Magallanes Cave
Location:  Brgy. San Antonio, Jasaan; 31 kms. east of Cagayan de Oro
Description:  An unexplored cave that has quite large opening. At the entrance, stone formations went down the floor as a result to the earthquake that happened before. There's a path that leads to the other chambers of the cave and people say that this cave has a chamber that leads right into the ocean.

Webmaster's comment Huluga CavesSkull, stone tools, and shell ornaments in a Huluga cave. Copyright Elson T. Elizaga.
Location:  East bank of Cagayan River, eight kilometers away from Saint Augustine Cathedral
Description:  Two burial caves where Xavier University researchers found a female skull dated 350 AD by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California.

Webmaster's comment Huluga Open Site
Location:  East bank of Cagayan River, eight kilometers away from Saint Augustine Cathedral
Description:  Site of an ancient settlement -- the predecessor of modern Cagayan de Oro. Unfortunately, a huge portion of this archaeological area was destroyed in 2003 by City Hall. Today, it remains neglected and exposed to quarrying. external siteMore

Macahambus Cave
Location:  Lumbia, 14 kms. southeast of Cagayan de Oro.
Description:  The cave has a large opening but there's no stream of light inside the cave so one would need to have a flashlight. There's a path that leads to a point where one could see the Cagayan River hundreds of feet below.

Macahambus Gorge
Location:  Lumbia, 14 kms. southeast of Cagayan de Oro.
Description:  Uphill, located just a few meters away from the cave, the flagstone path that leads to the gorge can be seen on the right side. Stairs that were made of steel was built so tourists may safely go down. The place is truly blessed with rich flora. Ferns are abundant here and a walk further would lead to a viewdeck where one could see a clear stream with the water flowing vigorously through large stones.

 
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