The thrill of riding an aerial cable and the excitement of discovering cliff-backed islands and pristine white beaches of El Nido in Palawan are combined in one zipline ride.
Two-year-old El Nido Zipline (owned and operated by Palawan Zipline Adventure, Inc.) in Brgy. Corong-corong, El Nido, Palawan offers an exhilarating and picturesque outdoor adventure to locals and tourists. The zipline, the first in the area, takes riders on a 750-meter one-way ride that goes as high as 262-feet above sea level.
For over a minute, riders can revel in the beauty of El Nido seascape and landscape from above. The ride takes off on top of a hill on top of Orange Pearl Resort, goes downhill over silky white sand beaches and water, and finally lands on an island.
Aside from popular islands, islets, and white sand beaches, it also offers a perfect view of the famous Bacuit Bay of El Nido.
“Its top of the hill takeoff with a commanding view and landing on an island makes us different from the rest of the country’s ziplines,” El Nido Zipline owner Baham Mitra proudly told Manila Standard Young Life.
According to Mitra, the ride is popular among young tourists, aged 16 to 45, as, he says, there is a challenging climb going up the lift-off portion as well as on the island upon landing to the take-off area.
Mainly an addition to the tourist attractions in El Nido, the outdoor ride also serves as an alternative activity during rough sea conditions. “Normally during the rainy season, we have less riders but when the coast guard does not allow island hopping for tourists, we witness a big barrage of people lining up to the zipline,” relates Mitra.
Mitra, however, emphasizes that safety of riders remains the main priority of the company, followed, of course, by their enjoyment.
“When the winds are too strong we do not operate,” he points out. “We also use European made gears to make sure of the durability and safety of our equipment.”
To know how you can island hop on a zipline, contact 0946-4256892 or visit Elnido Zipline on Facebook.
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