10 Exciting Adventure Parks Around the Philippines
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(SPOT.ph) With our water parks, underwater destinations, and Instagram-worthy spots, we can definitely say that the Philippines is what dreams are made of, specifically that of a traveler's. But we take the game to the next level through adventure parks found all over the country, each with rides and facilities more challenging than the next.
We round up some of them, with hopes of crossing them off our bucket list.
Danao Adventure Park
Buenavista-Carmen-Danao-Jetafe Road, Danao, Bohol
Contact: (038) 412-2338 local 6111
Entrance fee is at P40
E.A.T. Danao or Eco, Educational, Extreme Adventure Tour is a thrill-seeker's playground when in the island of Bohol. It was set up to benefit the municipality of Danao and conserve the verdant valley through responsible tourism. It is two hours away from the city of Tagbilaran, but the ride's worth it especially if you're tired of the usual Chocolate Hills tour and tarsier visit. Its most extreme attraction is the Plunge which drops you from a 200-meter-high gorge where you first have to do a 45-meter free fall before being launched on a pendulum swing of up to 100 meters in diameter.
Must-try: Take the Plunge, literally (P700)
Laiya Adventure Park
Sitio Lumbangan, Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas
Packages start at P300/head++
Just a short drive from Manila, this daytrip-only facility is the first of its kind in Batangas. It features a 630-meter zip line, a 40-foot wall for rappelling and climbing, and a huge infinity pool. You can rent a hut that can fit 10 people for just P500 and have a fun-filled picnic by the beach.
Must-try: The Giant Swing (P150) that will bring you 40 feet above ground
Tree Top Adventure - Subic
Jest Area, Uper Mau, Cubi Point, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Contact: (047) 252-9425
Packages start at P500/head++
Tree Top Adventure Nature Park proves that trees aren't just for climbing and forests aren't just for camping. You can also glide from one tree to another (well, almost!) like the Na'vi in Avatar or even swing on branches like Tarzan.
Must-tries: Experience the wonders of falling (not-in-love) through the Tree Drop (P150) or be like a yoyo in the Interactive Freefall (P250)
Eden Nature Park and Resort
Eden Toril, Davao City
Contact: (082) 299-1020
Packages start at P450/head++
Eden Nature Park has been catering to extreme sports lovers in Davao for almost two decades. Aside from the usual zip line and trapeze, the resort also offers SkyRider, which is biking on top of a very fine cable for a total of 400 meters while 60 feet above ground.
Must-try: Pedal back and forth mid-air through the SkyRider (P150)
Sandbox Adventure Park
Alviera, Porac, Pampanga
Packages start at P450/head++
Sandbox's attractions, mostly above-ground, have views of the surrounding mountain range and wide plains. Its signature facilities are the Giant Swing, considered the country's tallest swing at 10 meters, and the Avatar One, the Philippines' first roller coaster zip line. You don't just zip down in a straight line but go through zigzags, turns, and circles over a 180-meter course that starts at 12 meters high. How's that for an adventure?
Must-try: Avatar One (P150)
Dahilayan Adventure Park
Dahilayan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
Packages start at P1,200/head++
Dahilayan Adventure Park is the extreme adventure spot when in Mindanao. It has Asia's first longest Dual Zipline which launches at 4,700 feet and extends for 840 meters amid lush greenery and breathtaking views of the mountains. The newest ride is the Skytower Base Jump, the highest in the country, which lets you jump off an eight-storey platform. If you're more of the laid-back type but still a bit of an adrenaline junkie, there's the Flying Lizard Canopy Glider which lets you cycle through trees, vines, and trunks while on a high wire and with a small roof above your head.
Must-tries: Skytower Base Jump (P400) and Flying Lizard Canopy Glider (P250)
Rainforest Adventure Experience
F Legaspi Avenue, Maybunga, Pasig City
Pasig gives RAVE a different meaning through the Rainforest Adventure Experience right in the city. This sprawling patch of green has a botanical garden, a flower park, a lagoon, and even outdoor pools with slides. For the daredevil, it offers the adventure park which has an obstacle course perfect for team building, facilities for rappelling and wall climbing, and Metro Manila's tallest zip line. It also has a skate park, definitely a safer option for anyone who wants to get stoked.
Must-try: Skate park (P100-P150 for three hours)
Hundred Islands National Park
The Hundred Islands National Park, which features more than 120 islets scattered all over Lingayen Gulf, may feel like it's been around forever, but don't write it off just yet. To boost local tourism, it added more activities for the weekend adventurer in 2014. It now has facilities for wall climbing, rappelling, and even island-to-island zip lining. This exciting ride extends for 120 meters and connects Quezon Island to Governor's Island, and a longer 546-meter zip line from Governor's Island to Virgin Island.
Must-try: Governor's Island Zipline (P150-P250)
Pueblo El Salvador Nature's Park
Packages start at P270/head++
"Shooting the rapids" to the Magdapio Falls (mistakenly called Pagsanjan Falls) is another common weekend activity. A better option is through the Pueblo El Salvador Nature Park in Barangay Tibatib, which requires you to walk down steep steel stairs, rappel down steel tubes, and do a whole lot of walking for about two hours.
Must-try: Trekking and rappelling via metal ladder
Subic Bay, Lower Kalaklan, Olongapo City, Zambales
Tickets start at P899/head++
Opening in April, Inflatable Island takes pride in being the biggest floating playground in Asia. It's set to be as big as eight basketball courts and is loaded with fun obstacle courses—from the classics like trampolines and monkey bars to more extreme ones like a 10-meter Tarzan swing—to bring out the Ninja Warrior in you.
Must-try: Nine-meter Human Launcher