Gaston Park can be found in Cagayan de Oro City, particularly near Saint Augustine Cathedral and Archbishop’s Palace. It is one of the many famous landmarks in the city, including the Vicente de Lara Park, St. Augustine Cathedral, MacArthur Memorial Market, Plaza Divisoria, Makahambus Cave and Adventure Park, and the Huluga Caves. The park was named after the former and first mayor of Cagayan de Oro, Segundo Gaston. The area where the park is located used to be the town's center before the Pueblo de Cagayan was established in the year 1624.
The park has been a part of history because the park served as a training ground for the local revolutionaries during their preparations for the Philippine-American War of 1900.
The park was also the site of the first Spanish settlement established in 1622. The park, noted for its water-dancing fountain, is a favorite place to unwind for many Kagay-anons, especially during Sundays.
List of Accommodations around the city
- Hotel Koresco - Pueblo de Oro Golf Estates Airport Road, Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro
- Pryce Plaza Hotel - Carmen Hill, Cagayan de Oro City
- Chali Beach Resort - Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City
- Coconut Bay Beach Resort - Baloy, Cagayan de Oro City
- Country Village Hotel - Villarin Street , Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City
- De Luxe Hotel - Capt. Vicente Roa St. , Cagayan de Oro
- Demiren Hotel And Restaurants - Tiano-Kalambaguhan Sts., Cagayan de Oro City
- Harbor Lights Hotel - Old Road, Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City
- Hotel Ramon - T. Neri – Burgos Street , Cagayan de Oro City
- Hostel Mass-specc - Tiano-Pacana Sts., Cagayan de Oro City
- Marco Hotel - Alwana Business Park , Cugman, Cagayan de Oro
- Middleton Apartelle - Lirio Extension, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City
- Philtown Hotel - A. Velez – Makahambus St. , Cagayan de Oro
- Ridge View Chalets - Xavier Estates, Airport Road , Upper Balulang , Cagayan de Oro City
- Southwinds Hotel - Capt. Vicente Roa Ext., Cagayan de Oro City
- Vip Hotel - Velez cor. Pacana Sts., Cagayan de Oro City
- Cagayan Parkview Hotel - T. Neri St. , Cagayan de Oro City
- Bonair Inn - Osmena St. , Cagayan de Oro City
- Ddd Habitat Pension House - Front of KSY Vamenta Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City
- Cagayan River View Inn - Vamenta Boulevard , Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City
- Goodnews Travellers Inn - Capt. Vicente Roa St. , Cagayan de Oro City
- Red Palm Inn - Capistrano-Cruz Taal, Cagayan de Oro City
- Vines Pension House - Fems Vines Building Cor. Yacapin Aguinaldo Sts. Cagayan de Oro City
Cagayan de Oro is accessible by land, air and water transportation.
Lumbia Airport, often called Cagayan de Oro Airport, is the airport that serves flights from Cebu, Manila and Davao from airline carriers such as Philippine Airlines, and Zest Airways and budget and regional carriers such as Cebu Pacific and Air Philippines.
Cagayan de Oro Port is a modern international seaport situated near the estuary of the Cagayan de Oro River. It has an anchorage depth of 18 meters and is around 400 meters from the shoreline. It serves regular boat trips to and from Manila, Cebu, Tagbilaran, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Iligan and Jagna, Bohol. The port has two authorized cargo-handling operators and is one of the busiest seaports in the Philippines.
- Super Ferry
- Cebu Ferries
- Trans Asia
- Negros Navigation
- Sulpicio Lines
- Gothong Lines
Cagayan de Oro is quite sufficient when it comes to land transportation. You can easily roam around the city by any means of land transport. There are three integrated bus and jeepney terminals, which offer regular land trips:
- Agora Integrated Bus Terminal offers regular land trips to and from Gingoog, Bukidnon, Kabacan, North Cotabato, Butuan, Surigao (in the Caraga region), Davao, Tacurong and Balingoan (ferry going to Camiguin). Recently, the terminal is on a huge renovation.
- Eastbound-Gusa Jeepney Terminal offers regular land trips to and from the eastern towns of Misamis Oriental, Camp Philips, Libona and Manolo Fortich in Bukidnon.
- Westbound-Bulua Integrated Bus and Jeepney Terminal offers regular land trips to and from the western towns of the Misamis Oriental including Laguindingan and El Salvador, Iligan, Marawi, Oroquieta, Ozamiz, Dipolog, Pagadian, Zamboanga and some parts of Western Mindanao.
From Davao, one bus leaves every 30-60min and takes a 7-10 hour trip to Cagayan de Oro. The bus station is inside the city market.
Bus, jeepneys, taxis, multi-cab and the motorela (similar to Thailand's tuk-tuk) are the main mode of land transportation within the city. White and yellow colored air-conditioned taxis with meters installed, and car rentals are also available.