Oct 22, 2017
Ziplining and Cable Car Ride at Eco-Tourism Adventure Park
Location: Eco-Tourism Adventure Park, Loboc (municipality), Bohol (province), Philippines
zipline-cable car, P400
cable car-cable car, P300
zipline-zipline + cable car-cable car, P600
Eco-Tourism Adventure Park
Another crowd-drawer in Loboc, next to the River Cruise is the zipline/cable car ride at the Eco-Tourism Adventure Park. Even if you've already tried the zipline, it's worthwhile to come back another day just for the view and a cold beer (not sure if they serve beer though). The place is well designed, clean and well maintained.
A full apron-wrap is put on you from the neck down to the knees and you lie belly-down. This is perhaps the most secure strapping for a zipline - you can't do anything stupid even if you wanted to. Your arms are free to carry a phone cam or video. The entire zip-course takes you above a forested mountain slope, crossing the Loboc River right above the Busay Falls and land on the other side of the river. From a high elevation, the view is exhilarating - you get to see Busay Falls from a different angle, unlike how you see it from the river cruise. The ride is short but sweet.
The cable car ride is more subdued and meant for a short interaction with people inside the car - presumably your friends. Also the slower speed allows you to take a better and longer view of the river below and the surrounding forest.
What I like about this offering is that you get 2 choices and can opt to have both. I've tried many ziplines and it's just that - a zipline (no cable car option). I would strongly recommend trying the zipline first and getting back by cable car - you get to experience the speed-rush of the zipline for that adrenaline rush and then with the cable car, you get more time to see and appreciate what's down below. Best of both worlds.
Thank you Jeffrey and thank you Loboc Tourism!
Next stop: Guimba and Sog-ong Caves
Loboc, Bohol, Philippines
Bohol FYI / Tips
- the tourist area where most of the hotels, restaurants, ticket offices, tour operators are, is located within the Alona Beach area
- the tourist attractions in Bohol are far apart and spread-out. It would be difficult to visit them all using public mass transit. Better hire a van (P3500/day) if in a big group, or rent a motorcycle (P400/day + gas)
- Bohol relies on its tourism for revenue. As expected, everything they can capitalize on from tourism is extensively used and developed
Tagbilaran Port to PanglaoYou can charter any tricycle from the port all the way to Panglao (~P300), but if you want to do it on the cheap,
- don't take the tricycles lined-up inside the port. Walk past the port gate and immediately outside, you'll see many tricycles. Take one to the bus terminal in Dao (~P15)
- in Dao, take the jeep that plies the Panglao route (~P20)
Tagbilaran (Bohol) to Cebu City by boat** schedules and rates keep changing, call for latest schedule
- Weesam Express - departs 6:15 AM, 11:30 AM, 4:00 PM
one way: Economy (aircon) P500.00, Economy (non-aircon) P400.00, First Class P600.00
round trip promo (at least 2 days advance booking): Economy (aircon) P600, Economy(non-aircon) P500, First Class P1200
round trip promo (1 day or on the day booking): Economy (aircon) P800, Economy (non-aircon) P700, First Class P1200
- Ocean Jet - departs 6-7:05-8:20-9:20-11:40AM, 1-2-3:30-4:20-5:30-6:30PM, 2 hours, arrives Pier 1 in Cebu
Open Air / Tourist Class P800, Business Class P1000
+63(32)255 7560 / +63 (32) 255 0115 / 0917 638 0000
- SuperCat (2GO) - departs 5:50-11AM, 3:45-5:25-8:15PM, arrives Pier 1 in Cebu
+63 32 233 7000
Things to do, Places to go in Bohol
- Chocolate Hills - this is a clustering of more than 1200 hills within a 50km2 area. They range in height from 30-50 meters. What's unusual is their near-perfect conical shape resembling an individual chocolate chip. No one knows how they were formed. Entrance is P50/pax.
- Tarsier Conservation Area - located Upper Bonbon, Loboc. The tarsiers are no longer being played at by tourists as circus props, but instead, visitors now view them in cordoned-off areas in their natural 6ha habitat. As they are territorial and nocturnal, they are predictable on where they can be viewed. P50/pax.
- Alona Beach (Panglao) - Alona Beach is the tourist hub of Bohol. It has 1.5 kms of white sand beach lined-up by bars, hotels and restos. Alona is also the jump-off point for Balicasag Island, a world class dive destination.
- Danao Adventure Park - located in Barangay Magtangtang, 72 kms (2 hours ride) from Tagbilaran. Adventure activities include river trekking, tyrolean traverse, rappelling, bouldering, rock climbing and ziplining.
Carlos P. Garcia Island
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