Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador Misamis, Oriental

 

This is the Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador, Misamis Oriental. It’s just 30 minutes away from Cagayan De Oro City. The shrine stands 50 ft tall on top of hill surrounded by flower garden with a total land area of 11.8 hectares. It’s a solemn place to pray and meditate.


This is a project of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro which cost around Php 65M. Half of its amount is donated by Adaza family and the other half is from benefactors in Poland and the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.

Divine mercy shrine Mass schedule:
Mon-Fri   3:30 pm – 4:30pm
Sat              8am-9am/ 4pm-5pm
Sun           10am-11am / 3pm-4

How to get to Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador, Misamis Oriental?
1. Domestic flights to Cagayan de Oro City via Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines, Philippine Airlines and Zest Air.
- From the airport, you can rent a car or have a package deal with taxi’s.
- Cagayan de Oro Airport is just along the hi-way so you can also ride via Jeepney for cheaper expenses.
Ride a Lumbia Jeep going to Carmen for 16 pesos fare. From Carmen, you can ride a route going to Bulua Terminal for 8 pesos. From Bulua Terminal you can ride a jeep going to El Salavador, just ask the driver to drop you off to El Salvador Divine Mercy corner road and ride a Habal-habal [Single public motorcyle]
2. Sea Travel via Super Ferries, Trans-asia and Gothong Lines.
- From Pier, you can ride a taxi to go directly to the Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador.
- Via Jeepney. Ride a Jeepney or Sikad going to Gaisano Mall. From Gaisano Mall you can ride a route going to Bulua Terminal and from Bulua Terminal you can ride a jeep going to El Salavador. Same, just ask the driver to drop you off to El Salvador Divine Mercy corner road and ride a Habal-habal [Single public motorcyle]
3. People from South, like Iligan, Zamboanga, etc.
- You can Ride a Bus like Rural transit and just stop at El Salvador Divine Mercy corner road.

Note: Fare may vary for from the latest regular fare.

White Water Rafting – Cagayan de Oro City

White water rafting is one of the Tourist attraction in Cagayan de Oro City. Cagayan de oro city is now the rafting capital in the Philippines.

The Beginner’s Course cost Php 700 per person which will take get you a 14 km ride with 18 rapids with professional rafters to do the command. You can make an arrangement with the Rafters to avail discount specially if you are more than 10 or you go there for team building. They offer free pick-up from the airport or from the Hotel. They provide you safety gears like helmet, vest, paddle and dry bags for your valuables. They also have the Advance and Extreme Course which will start at Bulao River in San, Isidro Talakag Bukidnon. We took the Advance Course which is 20km ride with 21 rapids.

Before we get in to the raft, our guide conduct a brief training and instructions. They provided us safety rules and boat guides. The passengers must know how to paddle forward and backward to control the movement of the raft.

We used ZEBEC, a high quality inflatable boat for water sports. The raft is made with tough quadruple reinforced seams. The bottom is made of super heavy duty material. We started using the blue raft but our guide decided to change the raft with this yellow one so that we would really feel the rapids because this is smaller than the blue one.

 

The guide told us that we need to paddle harder so that we can pass that big lava rock, though we know it’s impossible and that will just turn the raft upside down, we just follow the rules because we know that our guide would just like us to experience to fall from the raft. Then we climb large lava rock and jump afterward. It’s really, really fun.
Never miss the White-water rafting adventure in Cagayan de Oro city and enjoy the breathtaking rapids that will really hardened your adrenaline.

Cagayan de Oro is very accessible through domestic flights via Cebu Pacific Airlines, Airphil Express and Philippine Airlines. You can also travel by sea through Super ferry, Cebu ferries,  Trans-asia and Gothong Lines.

To view more pictures, please visit CDO-White Water rafting Gallery