Misamis Oriental is a province located in the region of Northern Mindanao in the Philippines. Its capital and provincial center is the city of Cagayan de Oro. Misamis Oriental is one of the 5 provinces of Region X. It got its name from the word “misa”, a Spanish term for the Eucharistic Mass.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate in this province is tropical. Cagayan De Oro has significant rainfall most months, with a short dry season. This location is classified as Am by Köppen.
Head out to Misamis Oriental during the drier months (December to May).
The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The Misamis Oriental province is divided into 23 Municipalities, 1 Independent City, 2 Component Cities :
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Misamis Oriental province:
If you plan to visit the province of Misamis Oriental, you can use the following sites to determine the best places to stay:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Misamis Oriental throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Misamis Oriental province.
Where in the Philippines is Misamis Oriental located?
Misamis Oriental is located on Northern Mindanao.
Is Misamis Oriental a city or province?
Misamis Oriental is a province.
What is the Capital of Misamis Oriental?
The capital of Misamis Oriental is Cagayan de Oro.
What is Misamis Oriental famous for?
Misamis Oriental is famous for fine beaches, fertile mountains, and lush forest reserves.
How do I get to Misamis Oriental?
There are several ways to get to Misamis Oriental, the most common being from Manila:
- Plane | 1.5 hours | $34-$200
- Bus ferry | 45 hours | $42-$60
- You can fly to an alternate airport (Butuan), however the cost will be significantly more.
How many islands are in Misamis Oriental?
There are NO islands in the Misamis Oriental province.
What does Misamis Oriental mean?
Misamis is believed to have been derived from the Subanen word “kuyamis” which is a variety of coconut, the staple food of the early settlers.
How Safe is Traveling in Misamis Oriental?
Misamis Oriental is generally safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Misamis Oriental the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Misamis Oriental province is considered tropical with significant rainfall most months.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…
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