Ziplining In Cebu City

We visited the Doce Pares Ziplining facility in Baranggay Busay last Sunday. The place is (according to the tarp at the gate) the First Zip Line Ride in Cebu. If you can remember, I already featured a zipline facility in this blog a few months ago (the one in Hidden Paradise Mountain Resort in San Fernando.) But technically, San Fernando is not in Cebu City. So I guess the one in San Fernando is the first zipline facility in the province while this one is the first in the city. Correct me if I’m wrong. Hehe.

Anyways, the place is only around thirty minutes from JY Square in Lahug. You can get there via habal2x or taxi. Entrance fee is twenty Pesos per head. I’m not sure how much they collect for young kids, though. Anyways, if you want to zipline, you only have to pay a hundred (up/down).


We saw this guy ziplining when we arrived. He looks like he’s having a swell time!

That road going up will take you to Top Garden. So, since you’re ziplining, you wouldn’t want to go there. Hahaha. You see that small street sign (red arrow) near the head of that woman on the bike? That’s where you’re going. Hehe.

The Welcome to Busay sign. The gate is on the other side of the road.

Welcome tarp.

Entrance Fee – Php20 per person.

A huge group and their habal2x rides.

A short drive to the main view deck and launch towers.

A very cute grotto. Hehe.

A small videoke kiosk.

Zip line entrance!

You can also get a shirt for 150 pesos.

View of the northern launch/landing tower.

Closer look.

There’s that dude taking off from the southern tower.

There he goes!

A bamboo bridge. Reminds me of Bindoy. Hehehe.

And this one is a bit tricky. Jump to the next picture to find out why.

Now can you handle that? Can you get to the other side without kissing the ground below? Hahaha.

Anyways, before you ask why they have this kind of bridge, I believe this is for some sort of training. You see, Doce Pares is (according to Wiki)

a Filipino martial art that focuses on two stick fighting and later adopted the Balintawak style method of one stick fighting. Magellan’s sword-wielding conquistadors fell to Datu Lapu-Lapu who used Eskrima to defeat the Spaniards at the Battle of Mactan. Doce Pares claims to trace its history to Lapu-Lapu although he used only one sword which can be seen in his statue.

So there.

Another shot of the northern landing/launch tower.

Kids playing with the ropes.

A tent. I think you’re allowed to pitch tents here.

Motorcycle parking area. Plenty of space.

Vehicle parking area.

A small multi-story cafe. Nice.

Kape Igso. Cool! Your igso is the son or daughter of your godmother/godfather.

Second floor of the cafe.

Gorgeous view of Cebu City. Wow!

On the other side, view of baranggay Malubog. Nice!

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Colon Street



68 Comments on Ziplining In Cebu City

  1. this is fun and exciting to those ‘dare devilish’ pipol, but scary to acrophobic.

    abi naku kanang word ‘igso’ is a moro term. pareho aning mga antique joke sa mga moro ‘ igso, palit ka og kibido, garantisado, dili mabuak bisan imo hulogan og dako nga bato basta dili lang maigo’. .hehehehe

  2. This is not for me, I’m afraid of height, let alone slide from one end to the other. LOL. Otherwise, it’s a nice place.

    My late dad was taught by Anciong, the Grandmaster of Arnis. Now my brother John is the GM of the Villasin Balintawak Arnis Club. :-)

  3. Minggilok man akong tiil ug gisingot akong kamot.. hehehe.. (kuyawan ko nagtan-aw). Nindot ni. I’d like to conquer my fear of heights there. (Thinking also for many times sa Crown) Hahay.. so help me God.

  4. Looks like the Habalx2 drivers will be making some extra money from the fares to this attraction. Wonder how much the fare from JY Square to the Zipline?

  5. the people in docep ares zipline were all so nice. im scared of heights but the guy was able to convince me to give it a shot. they also have this “swing”, its only for 20 pesos i beleive. you will be swinging in between two trees at the cliffside.

  6. Hahaha, the pics are funny – on one side you have Cebu City on the other side, you got the barangay…

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  7. kuya, wala mo ni-try atong swing? i dunno unsaon pag-swing didto. gi-convince mi sa staff, wala mi ui kay wala mi nakit-an nag-ingon a2. basin malahos ta pikas bukid..hehe

    anyway, nice ayu ang view if nag-flying2 naka. bitin lang kay duol ra kau. once naa naka sa platform, mangurog jud ka. but after nindot na kau ang feeling. di ka ganahan monaog. hehe. makuyawan ka kay murag di xa safe tan-awn. pero naa ni-try dako kaau nga taw, wala raman naunsa. hehe. nice na didto ue kay naay daghan flags sa kilid mura sad ug sa beach bah :) then every cliffside kay naa nay warning signs. then ilang 400m, on the process na. nice nani kay taas kaau.
    ni-try tah ka ani kuya..hehe

  8. Oh! I have been there :) don’t worry guys, all are safe there and the workers are very responsible and they accomodate you always and try not to be nervous hahahaha when u take at the zipline it’s pretty fun though it looks dangerous but no it’s not hehehe so come on! :) Im really sure u guys gonna have fun.

  9. yeah it was a great experience!!! I have heard that there is a new zipline in Carcar. They said it is more than a kilometer long. How much and long is that? Do you have any idea?

  10. It’s a nice feeling if you ride a zipline so guys try it…I already ride the one in Talima for the first time then in Loboc of Bohol then here in Busay soon. I been there already but i don’t find it much challenging since its just short but i will try there 400meter soon…

  11. hey hey hey Ley!

    interesting article on zip lining…
    im definitely going to show this to my mom and sister
    prior to us going there in Cebu (2nd time nila and 1st time ko)
    this coming Nov 26 2010…

    meron n plang bagong zip place over at Balamban …
    wow! mega exciting!

    saan kaya mas OKS???

  12. please do send ere this ame an email.the group will go thisat. and nform me of the procedure in we will use a coaster from the hotel.
    going their.

  13. bro, tnx sa info…very informative…;) nwy, can you make something like this na kanang padung mountain view?…tnx

  14. Some great photos, haven’t been up on the zip line yet but looks a good place from shots of the city as well. Hopefully get up there this month on route further north.

  15. wow! your blog is so cool. i’m in cebu to study for six months so i think i might as well as make the most of my stay here. :) just want to ask, can i walk from the entrance? haha.
    i’m not really fond of riding a habal2x.

  16. zip lines in Davao, Bukidnon and even Butuan City are better. they have longer/higher ziplines but safer with quality steel towers/cables and are well developed sites every adventure-seeker couldn’t afford to miss :) this one has a good view of the City though. :)

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