Zip Lining in Cebu
After basking in the sun and enjoying Cebu’s pristine beaches, the next fun activity in your itinerary should be zip lining over the treetops and ravines feeling the cool wind in your face.
Cebu offers more than a handful of zip line adventures that will allow thrill seekers and nature lovers to enjoy the province’s natural beauty.
Doce Pares Mountain Training Park
Conveniently located in Barangay Malubog, Busay, Doce Pares Mountain Training Park is one of the most accessible places offering zip line adventures in Cebu City. The entrance fee is only Php25 and the 180-meter zip line course costs Php100.
The park, which opened in 2009, is managed by Doce Pares International. The zip line was intended for aerial combat demonstrations as the organization is an advocate of Filipino martial arts. The place also has rappelling facilities and a snack bar.
From JY Square, you may take a motorcycle for hire called “habal-habal” and ask the driver to take you to the Doce Pares Mountain Training Park. Doce Pares also has round-trip transfers from JY Square, but you have to make prior arrangements.
For more information, you may reach them at landline (032) 346-0433 or mobile (0906) 5558461. You may also visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/CEBUs-ZIPLINE-Doce-Pares-Mountain-Training-Park/197062184539.
Papa Kit’s Marina and Fishing Lagoon
Papa Kit’s Marina and Fishing Lagoon is nestled in Silot Bay, Poblacion, Liloan, offering both laid-back and thrilling activities. If fishing is too ordinary for you, soar through Papa Kit’s 800-meter zip line, which only costs Php200. Enjoy the wonderful scenery as you are taken to another island and back.
You may also go horseback riding, ride a glass boat or rent their BMX bicycles. The entrance fee is Php100, which is consumable on food and fishing.
You can reach Papa Kit’s by riding a taxi, or taking a jeepney or bus bound for Liloan.
For inquiries, you may call their landline at (032) 361-1630 and 424-9501, or their mobile phone at (0932) 591-8977. Their Facebook page is www.facebook.com/pages/Papa-Kits-Marina-and-Fishing-Lagoon/129999317050935.
Danasan Adventure Park
Soar up to 50 feet off the ground at Danasan Adventure Park’s 440-meter zip line for only Php250, which also includes a few minutes of horseback riding. This 133-hectare enclave is located at Barangay Danasan, Danao City, Cebu.
The entrance fee for this adventure haven is only Php25. The park has fresh water springs, captivating caves and a man-made lake that guests can enjoy for corresponding fees. Other fun-filled activities are hiking, biking, wall climbing, waterfall exploration and rappelling, river trekking, and wake boarding.
The park offers round-trip transfers from either Cebu City or Danao City proper for Php300 and Php200 per head, respectively, for a minimum of eight persons.
You may call Danasan Adventure Park at (032)234-0773. You may also visit danasanecoadventure.com. or www.facebook.com/DanasanEcoAdventure.
K33 A Green Adventure
Experience the longest and fastest zip line course in Cebu found at K33 A Green Adventure. The action zone in the hills of Ga-as, Balamban, was established to generate long-term revenue and help restore the denuded watershed areas in Cebu.
You could zip through the 300-meter path in 28 to 33 seconds, while the 220-meter return takes 42 seconds. Zip line in sitting position costs Php150, while superman position is Php180.
After your exciting zip line experience, you may head to the view deck to unwind and have some snacks and Batangas coffee.
For information on K33, you may call (032) 511-2158 or (0920)927-2449. You may also e-mail [email protected] or visit k33agreenadventure.com. Their Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/pages/K33-AGreenAdventure/117524304924877.
Adventure Café, the first resto adventure cafe in the Philippines, is another must-visit place that offers zip line activities. Owned by Ga-as Eco Adventure Park, the action zone is known for its zip and rappel feature, where adventure seekers zip through the 260-meter cable ropes and have the option to rappel 180 feet down, and then climb back to the base. Zip lining costs Php100 on weekdays and Php150 during weekends and holidays, while rappelling is Php100. It also offers trekking, rope courses, spelunking, bouldering, wall climbing, and guided falls and caving trips.
Adventure Café’s menu has interesting categories such as Camping Soup, Main Adventures (main dishes), Survival Canisters (cold beverages) Hot Canisters (hot drinks), Sweet Adventures (desserts), Fullutan Adventures (beer matches), and Extra Adventures (meal add-ons). Their specialties include Burgers Crossing (Adventure Café’s special hamburger), Rappeler’s Special (grilled porkchop with fries, corn and vegetables) and Zipliner’s Steak (sizzling burger patties with gravy served with fries and corn).
Going to Adventure Café is easy. It is only a 45-minute drive from JY Square through the Transcentral Highway. You may take vans for hire from Ayala Center’s terminal or from Citilink.
For more information, you may call (0999) 681-2339 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/ADVENTURE-CAFE/115614565124983.
Be captivated with Cebu’s green scenery while conquering your fear of heights. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture these exciting zip lining moments!
A) Busay, Cebu City
B) Liloan, Cebu
C) Danao City, Cebu
D) Balamban, Cebu