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Information about Cagayan Valley

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28,228 sq km

Cagayan Valley

Cagayan ValleyCagayan Valley is a part of the island of Luzon that is in the northeast. The center of the region is in Tuguegarao, and it is made up of five provinces: Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino. Batanes is treated as a separate area because it is far away and has its own culture. Most of the area is in a large valley in the northeast of the island of Luzon, between the mountain ranges of the Cordilleras and the Sierra Madre. The longest river in the country, the Cagayan River, runs through the middle of the country and empties into the Luzon Strait in the town of Aparri, Cagayan, in the north.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Cagayan Valley is during Summer when most outdoor tourist spots and activities are open to the public.

Weather in Cagayan Valley

Since most of the attractions in Cagayan Valley are located outdoors, it's best to visit during the dry season in the Philippines (December to May). If you don't prefer traveling during warmer months, keep in mind that the hottest temperatures in the country usually last from March through mid-May.

Peak Season in Cagayan Valley

During the Christmas season, traffic will be worse than usual. A lot of people also go shopping for the holidays at this time of year.

Main festival/events in Cagayan Valley

The Higalaay Festival, which used to be called the Kagay-an Festival and was renamed the Higalaay Kagay-an Festival in 2014, is a patronal festival held every year on August 28 in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, to honor St. Augustine, the city's patron saint.

How to get to Cagayan Valley

The best way to go to Cagayan Valley is to ride a plane or bus.

Safety in Cagayan Valley

Cagayan Valley is a safe city, but like everywhere else in the Philippines, you should always be careful. Because of what happened with COVID-19, it is also important to follow the safety rules.

Getting around Cagayan Valley

You can get around Cagayan Valley by jeepney, bus, taxicab, van, private car rental or transfer, or van.

Food and Drinks

Rice cakes, Pinakbet, Pansit Cabagan, Tapang Baka, Ginisa Nga Agurong, Batanes' Ginataang Alimasag are some of the most popular delicacies in the Cagayan region.

Best Neighborhoods to Stay in Cagayan Valley

Some of the best places to stay in Cagayan Valley includes Calao East, Nabbuan, Malasin, and Tucod.