Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park :p

Posted by Free-Spirited Vixen (Juliefe Cuenca) at 7:26 PM
"Exhilarating experiences from extreme activities to extreme enjoyment to 
extreme body aches days after! Not to mention the extremely glaring sun. haha. 
Wet to Dry; Riding to trekking; Air, land , & water; Wakeboarding to swimming; 
Laughter & Muscle Aches. A taste of everything. A taste of Extremes! ^_^"


April 13, 2013 (Saturday)

HOW TO GET THERE
     There were only 5 of us and since the minimum PAX per van is 10, we had to coordinate with the Danasan EcoPark's staff to unite us with another group so we can avail of their shuttle service. We were picked up at Ayala Starbucks and the ETD was around 7:30 am while ETA was around 10:00 am. The ride was pretty comfortable and we were glad that we didn't listen to discouraging rumors about the roads being extremely rocky and all. But even if it were so, just consider it as a warm-up of the whole adventure. :)

THE ADVENTURES WE HAVE CHOSEN & THE COSTS
      Two of my friends availed of the Php 1,200 package which already consists of 4 adventures  @ Php350 each, thus saving Php 200. The couple availed of the ffg:

                 ATV                                                 - 350.00
                 Trekking and Water Falls           
                Exploring with guide                   - 350.00
              Rope Course                              - 350.00
              Zipline & Horse Ride                     - 350.00  
                                                                       1,400.00 but paid only Php 1,200  

       The remaining 3 of us, on the other hand availed only of 3 rides for we had already tried ziplines several times, and we found the rope course too tedious. 

                  ATV                                                      - 350.00
                 Trekking and Water Falls           
                Exploring with guide                       - 350.00
              Wakeboarding                                 - 350.00  
                                                                              1,050.00
      Other fixed costs per person are as follows:

              Shuttle (Cebu City - Danasan & v.v.)         - 400.00
              Entrance                                       -  50.00
              Corkage                                        -  50.00
                 Locker for our things (Php 100/5 members)  -  20.0
                                                                                  520.00 

                                              Total cost incurred: 1,570.00

Note: We haven't bothered renting for a cottage (Php 500.00) coz the EcoPark already has this big dining area which is open to all, and especially since we know that we'll constantly be on the move. We rented a locker instead which was spacious enough to accommodate all of our bags. :p

Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park


FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCES ON THE ADVENTURES
  • ATV
    No matter what your age is, this is one adventure you should not miss. It's not as extreme as the other adventures and you can control your pacing. We had 2 guides and we even asked them to take our pics. 

Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, ATV
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, ATV
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, ATV

      I was scared at first but it's really easy.  Basically, you only have to remember 2 handles, the accelerator and the brakes, both controllable by your grip. You push the accelerator using your thumb, while you use the other 4 fingers for the brakes. As they say, it's all in your hands. :p
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, ATV

  • Trekking and Waterfalls Exploring with Guide
         The adventure begins the moment you ride the tractor that'll take you to the site. Prepare for a bumpy ride indeed! Try not to wear pants or any clothes reaching below the knees.  There are 3 levels, with the 1st one being the shallowest, and the last one being the deepest. 
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Trekking, Waterfalls
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Trekking, Waterfalls
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Trekking, Waterfalls

    You have the option to swim, take your time, and the kind guides will just wait for your signal to push thru. They provide lifevests for those who don't know how to swim (like me! :D). 
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Trekking, Waterfalls
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Trekking, Waterfalls

    This can also be a great bonding activity for lovebirds! ^_^
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Trekking, Waterfalls
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Trekking, Waterfalls

    The waters were so inviting and I just wasn't able to resist. I swam in all 3 levels! The 3rd level was the most challenging though since the current kept on pushing me back to shore. But it really was enjoyable! :D
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Trekking, Waterfalls
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Trekking, Waterfalls

  • Wakeboarding
        I'm a lame, clumsy kind of person with not much athleticism in my bones and so I was hesitant in trying this adventure. I don't even know how to bike! haha. True enough, on my first try, I fell down several times until I asked the crew to pull me back to shore coz my wakeboard floated several yards away from me, with all 9 feet of water surrounding me! Although I had my lifevest on (I don't know how to swim -_-), I found the thought of swimming and retrieving the board so tiring already.
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Wakeboarding
The insides of my nose hurt coz of the water's impact. huhu >_<
      However, on my 2nd attempt, I was able to maintain my balance from start to finish and then around again. Nevertheless, I was sort of unsatisfied as I was too keen on keeping my balance by bending my knees to the extent that I was not able to fully rise. I didn't get to try the 3rd time as it was already 5:30 PM and we had to go back as scheduled time of departure back to Cebu City is around 6 PM. :/                 
                                                       
     My 2 companions though (1 male & 1 gay) more or less got it from the first try. >_<
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Wakeboarding
   As a conclusion, don't discourage yourself from trying wakeboarding just coz you don't know how to swim, or you think you're not athletic enough. They have this beginner lake, and as long as you're willing to get wet, it'd be really cool to try it out. ^_^ 

Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Wakeboarding

  • Rope Course
     Only two of my friends tried the rope course since the rest of us found it too tedious, and well, intimidating. Take this as a hint to check out the EcoPark's rope course before you buy an adventure card since you may get cold feet the last moment.               
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Rope Course
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Rope Course
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Rope Course
       
   While our friends were braving the odds, the rest of us on the other hand, granted our happy-go-lucky selves some time "cheerin' & chillin". ^0^
   
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Rope Course
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Rope Course
Danao Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Rope Course

  For more information on their rates and packages, just visit www.danasanecoadventure.com. Hope u'll enjoy too! : )

1 comments :

Free-Spirited Vixen on April 17, 2013 at 10:44 PM said...

Hi! Pls feel free to leave your comments/ suggestions. Thanks much :)

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