Is this the First Zipline in Cebu City?

We visited the Doce Pares Ziplining facility in Barangay 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 am wrong.

Anyway, the place is only around thirty minutes from JY Square in Lahug. You can get there via habal2x or by taxi. Entrance fee is twenty pesos per head. I’m not sure how much they collect for young kids, though. If you want to try the zipline, you only have to pay a hundred (round trip).

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

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

The Welcome to Busay sign. The gate is literally on the other side of the road. If you’re standing under the sign, just cross the street and you’ll be there.

The welcome tarp says it all.

Entrance Fee is Php20 per person.

A huge group (and their habal2x rides) was gathered at the gate when we arrived.

After paying, you are given an instruction to drive straight until you reach the viewing deck. Here is the short drive to the main view deck and launch towers.

A very cute grotto along the way.

A small videoke kiosk can be found under this makeshift bamboo bridge.

Payment for the ride is done at the main deck. It’s also where their merchadise are sold. You can get a shirt for 150 pesos.

Here is a view of the northern launch/landing tower.

Let’s zoom in, shall we?

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

And there he goes!

A bamboo bridge. Reminds me so much of Bindoy in Negros.

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?

Anyway, 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.Β 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.

Here is another shot of the northern landing/launch tower.

Kids playing with the ropes used to stop incoming ‘traffic’ from overshooting the ‘runway.’

And just like that, there is a tent in the middle of the field. I think they allow tent pitching here.

Motorcycle parking area. Plenty of space.

Vehicle parking area. Ample.

A small multi-story cafe. Nice.

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

Check out the second floor of the cafe.

Gorgeous view of Cebu City. Wow!

And on the other side, the marvelous view of Barangay Malubog. Wow!

What do you think of the Doce Pares zipline? Let us know in the comments below!

69 thoughts on “Is this the First Zipline 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. πŸ™‚

  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 πŸ™‚ 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

    1. hi Eunice,

      true ni nga ng divelop sila og mas longer nga cable hihi… when pa man sila ng start ani ?plano man jud namo karon dec.21 haizt unta nahuman na sila πŸ™‚

  8. Oh! I have been there πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚ 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???

      1. hi Lander !

        Mao ba so dili diay probs ang transportation hihi..InkyU kayo ! but wait, what if daghan mi above 20 mas ok kahang mag rent nalng mi og jeep? ang pangutana sad kung possible ba na siya ? pila sad diay ang bayad sa motor co’z they say mahal na kuno ang 50 each πŸ˜•

      2. Hey ley! Amazing photos!
        Im planning to go there someday,
        Pero going there ba where ka maka sakay og habal2x?
        And mga night time na pay available na habal2x?

  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. πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ this one has a good view of the City though. πŸ™‚

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