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Subanen Mapawa Nature Park - How to get there?

Rappelling at Subanen Mapawa Park

The Subanen Mapawa Nature Park is the ancient paradise of the Subanen people in Mindanao living along with the Bukidnon, Higanonon, Kamigin, Manobo, Matigsalug, and Umayamnon people . In the Modern times, this also among the must-visit destinations in Cagayan de Oro City where both adventure and nature lovers are most welcome.  It is the best adventure attraction in the city and it offers different kinds of fun outdoor activities to the curious and adventurous and presents the visitor with a spectacular view of Cagayan de Oro's pristine environment filled with lush forests, streams and landscape.

The fascinating Mapawa Nature Park is located just a few-minute ride from the Malasag Eco-Tourism Village. Visitors can find a small waterfalls in the area where they can enjoy swimming. There are also picnic tables set nearby under gigantic trees. 

Mapawa Nature Park is a 2,500 hectare eco-tourism destination 30 minutes away from the city proper still within Cagayan De Oro City. Visitors would be amazed with the exquisite flora here, especially the trees which are centuries old.

There are several activities for every tourist should experience in Mapawa Nature Park for maximum fun and adventure.

Slide from a 20 ft. high waterfall, body rappel during the trek, jump from a 25 ft. high cliff and rappel 65 ft. down. Mapawa Nature Park offers all that in Cagayan de Oro City.

The river trek package or canyoneering costs ₱1300 Php/person and this already includes the entrance fee, packed lunch and bottled water.

Other prices:

  • Environmental fee ₱50/head,
  • Camping fee ₱100/head (minimum of 10),
  • Horseback riding ₱200/hr.,P125/30 mins. ₱100/15 mins.
  • Swimming pool ₱75/head
  • Zipline ₱325/head.
  • Trail run/hike ₱300/guide,
  • View deck big ₱1,000 & small ₱500.

The Mapawa Nature Park offers many wonderful activities for its visitors, like:

 A guided trek to the big waterfalls and a mini forest

  •     Ziplining
  •     Horseback Riding
  •     Swimming
  •     Camping
  •     Rappelling
  •     Group Activities

The area is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9 am to 5pm, during weekdays and 7am to 5pm on weekends. The park also accommodates overnight stays for a minimum of 10 persons. Visitors should rent a car or motorcycles if you plan to visit the adventure park because there is no public transportation in the area.

Mapawa Nature Park is an ideal place for relaxation. It is also a perfect place for everyone especially for your family and barkada outings. Visitors shouldn't miss visiting this one of a kind attraction in the Philippine south.


Mapawa Nature Park, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines.

Getting there

Cagayan de Oro is accessible by land, air and water transportation.

By plane

Lumbia Airport, often called Cagayan de Oro Airport, the airport serves flights from Cebu, Manila and Davao. Airline carriers such as Philippine Airlines, and Zest Airways and budget and regional carriers such as Cebu Pacific and Air Philippines.

By boat / Ship

Cagayan de Oro Port is a modern International seaport situated near the estuary of 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

By bus

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 for 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 every 30-60min, 7-10h duration depending on weather/traffic/road construction, multiples stop including lunch+diner break. Bus station is inside city market, few (mid/expensive) hotels nearby, jeepney R2 to Pesoria for a town center.

Getting Around

Jeepney rides at Subanen Mapawa Park

Traditional century jeepneys are available for only ₱9.00 Php per ride for every 5 kilometers

Bus, jeepneys, taxis, multi-cab and the motorela (similar to Thailand's tuk-tuk) are the main mode of land transportation within the city.