After our breakfast at Metrocenter Hotel in Tagbilaran City, we left at around 8am and headed to Danao to experience Bohol’s famous E.A.T. Danao Adventure Packages. Together with PHILTOA officers, Travel Agents and the Media team, we headed to Danao to experience Bohol’s Eco-tourism at its finest. This Familiarization tour was organized by PHILTOA in preparation for the 2012 Philippine Travel Mart in which Central Visayas will be highly promoted. Eco-Educational, Extreme Adventure Tour (E.A.T) or popularly known as Danao Adventure Park is currently the biggest and the best adventure park in the country.
Alexis conquers her fear
At first I thought I was not ready for any adrenalin pumping activity due to lack of sleep but after watching everyone taking the plunge, I ended up taking the suislide – their own version of zipline. Sui-slide is coined from the word, “Suis“ (the sound of the cable ride once you get to slide) and “slide”. For some, It could also mean to be a suicidal slide for people who are afraid of heights. The distance is around 480 meters from one mountain to another, taking you to an exhilarating ride with an altitude of 200 meters from the ground.
Erwin getting ready to Plunge
I can’t imagine that I was in the middle of the two hills enjoying the superman type of zipline. This may not be the fastest zipline just like the one in Davao but its definitely the highest zipline I’ve ever tried. It was truly an exciting ride with totally amazing view and our almost 3 hours coaster ride to reach Danao Adventure Park was well worth it.
Danao Adventure Park is a known adventure destination in Bohol. The park is an attractive spot for tourists who loves to have an adventure activity. Danao Adventure Park is officially known as Extreme Adventure Tour destination in Central Visayas. One interesting fact it that the huge nature park used to be the base camp of revered Boholano Hero Francisco Dagohoy who led the longest revolutionary movement in Philippine History against the Spaniards.
RM after the Plunge
The Adventure park provides an entire package based on the concepts of ecotourism. You will truly feel safe because their equipments are not substandard and their staffs are also well trained with years of experience. Since Danao Adventure Park is located beautifully in the middle of mountain ranges, with the beautiful Wahig River flowing across the park, it became one of the countries premier zipline destination. The adventure park opens daily from 8 am to 4 pm only. Aside from their adrenalin pumping activities, they also have a great location for sightseeing, kayaking and bird watching.
Danao Adventure Park also offer adventurous activities like river trekking, wall climbing, off road buggy, sky ride, cliff rappelling, village tour, rock climbing, root climbing and suislide. Tourists who prefer strenuous activities can take part in Suislide; one of the important activities is conducted from the highest zip line in the country. Travelers can enjoy zipping and have their own pictures, of committing suislide. The unique feature of this park is an area known by name “plunge” – a bungee jumping area with a great view of Wahig river.
Melo after the Suislide
More than leisure and picnic, the adventure journeys are designed to make the traveler aware of preserving the natural resources, scenic beauties, and cultural heritage. Organic farm visit, tracking Dagahoy Hill, and cave exploration are some of the attractions in the park. Activities in Danao Adventure Park are focused on forest preservation, ecosystem and water sheds etc. Kamaria, a cave with an octagonal entrance, leads to a pool where people can also swim and relax.
Zipline in Danao
Travelers also have an option of having a night camp or you can book an air conditioned / fan rooms from them. All the rooms have attached bathroom and breakfast is provided for the guests. Travelers have to reserve rooms in advance as there are only limited rooms. Tents are the most suitable option for those who want to explore the thrilling features of the adventure park.
E.A.T. Danao is a tourism concept set up to benefit the municipality of Danao and its people. With these ecotourism concept, locals are taking part in the environment preservation because this is also the source of their income. Danao used to be the poorest town in the province of Bohol but after the town became one of the most popular eco-tourism destination in the country, Danao became one of the most progressive towns in Western Visayas.
How to get there
Travelers can reach this spot from the nearest city Cebu by fast ferry service to Tubigon, Bohol. From Tubigon, it is a one and half hour journey through road. Danao is 72 kilometers from the provincial capital Tagbilaran city. Public transportation is available from Tagbilaran city round the clock.
Danao Adventure Park
038-4122338 local 6111 / 038-5100033
Jerome B. Labra
Mun. Tourism Officer
Ma. Wiena Saguid
0921-7594403 / 0917-3021700