Outdoor extreme adventure that you should experience in Cebu, Philippines. We give you the top things to do in Cebu.
Here are the 5 of our favorite heart pumping and adrenaline rushing activities in Cebu, Philippines.
1. Extreme Sky Walk
Where to go
There are a number of extreme activities in Cebu that you should check out too. First off, an awesome place to conquer your fear of heights is to try Sky Walk Extreme. It’s at the Crown Regency Hotel and Towers.
What to do
The hotel is only about 45 minutes away from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. Once you get to the hotel, go up to the 37th floor to get all harnessed up before you can walk along the translucent glass flooring on the edge of the building. The Sky Walk extreme experience takes about 15 minutes tops and try it either in the daytime or nighttime to see the panoramic view of the City of Cebu.
The basic rate for the entrance fee and Sky Walk Extreme experience is Php 400/pax for students and Php 550/pax for adults. You’ll have more value for your money if you come in a group of ten as the package only costs Php 3,500.
Make the most out of your Sky Experience Adventure at Crown Regency Hotel and Towers, by trying out the Edge Coaster Ride, which we feature next on our list!
2. Edge Coaster Ride
Where to go
Your Sky Experience Adventure at Crown Regency Hotel and Towers along Fuente Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City would not be complete if you will not try out the Edge Coaster Ride as well. Just go up to the 38th floor of Tower 1 to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience!
What to Do
The Edge Coaster Ride is an amusement ride for those who want a unique kind of thrill as you will be perched up at a height of about 130 meters above the ground. You won’t find this kind of attraction anywhere in the world, but only here in the Philippines.
The fun and excitement starts as soon as you get safely and securely strapped on a two-seater coaster rail seat. The coaster ride tilts at an angle of about 45 degrees and goes around the edge of the tower. The round trip only takes about 4 minutes. The experience is bound to be a memorable one for sure!
The cost for the entrance fee and Edge Coaster Ride is basically the same as the Sky Walk Extreme at Php 400/pax (students) and Php 500/pax (adults). Combo packages are available if you want to avail of both the Sky Walk and Edge Coaster Ride. The two rides and the full experience would cost somewhere in the range of Php 650 to Php1,000 per pax. Group packages are also available at a much cheaper rate.
The Sky Experience Schedules are as follows: Monday to Friday, from 2 pm to 12 am; Saturdays from 10 am to 2 am; and Sundays, from 10 am to 12 am.
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3. Whale Shark Diving
Where to go
Water adventure in Cebu: From the Cebu capitol, ride a bus from the South Bus Terminal going towards the town of Oslob. Once you arrive at the town proper, catch a tricycle ride to Barangay Tan-awan — that’s where you’ll be able to dive and swim alongside the gentle giants known as butanding or whale sharks.
What to do
Upon arriving at Barangay Tan-awan, simply ask any local to point you to where you can avail of tour packages for whale shark diving. Or for more convenience, you can actually book a diving tour online, like the services offered by Island Trek Tours through the website www.oslobwhalesharks.com.
As to be expected, the diving experience is a bit pricey at Php 7,300 per pax (for locals). But once you get to dive and swim alongside the whale sharks, you’ll realize that this once-in-a lifetime experience was well worth it.
Foreigners are charged at around Php 8,200 per person. And for first-time divers, you will be charged an additional Php 1,000 for the required 30-minute introductory course.
The package includes: round-trip air-conditioned transport to and from any hotel, resort or residence (Cebu City/Mactan Island); diving equipment; government diving fee and all other fees; guide with diving master; breakfast and lunch refreshments
Other packages are also available if you bring along your friends along with you to go whale shark diving.
Please bear in mind that if you avail of the tour or diving packages, a refund on transportation charges will not be provided in the event that the whale sharks don’t appear on the location due to inclement weather and other environmental factors beyond the control of the local guides and dive masters.
Where to Go
If you’re looking for an exhilarating adventure that involves hiking, climbing, rappelling along canyons and jumping down a fast-flowing mountain stream, then you will definitely enjoy one of the most extreme adventures in the Philippines called canyoning or canyoneering. One of the places in Cebu that you should visit.
The best place to indulge in this extreme activity is in South Cebu, specifically in Barangay Matutinao in the Municipality of Badian or in Barangay Compostela in the Municipality of Alegria . Both municipalities are about 3 to 4 hours away from the City of Cebu.
What to Do
Safety should always be a priority in any extreme adventure, so it’s best to find a credible, well-established and well-trained tour operator and guide. So do your research and look for a tour operator which has had a long experience in canyoneering and has served a number of clients already. Scour the internet as well for reviews and recommendations from other people who have already posted or blogged about their canyoneering experience.
In getting the services of tour operators, the price rate for the canyoneering adventure ranges from 1,000 to 1,200 per person. These packages would usually include the services of the guides, safety gear and equipment, registration and environmental fees and refreshments.
Before you make any plans to go canyoneering in Cebu, please note that the Provincial Government of Cebu has recently released an Executive Order temporarily suspending all canyoneering activities in South Cebu from June 1, 2016 until August 1, 2016 due to accident reports involving tourists. So any canyoneering adventure will have to be stalled for awhile, but it’s all for the best.
Hopefully, the suspension will be lifted by August once all the necessary rules, regulations and guidelines have been put into place to ensure everyone’s safety. Kindly wait for the official announcement before making any plans or bookings.
Where to Go
Fly over to Cebu so you can get dangerously high for an extreme adventure of a lifetime — skydiving! Head on over to the Santa Fe Airport in Bantayan Island, Cebu. Travel time is between 3 to 4 hours (from Cebu City to Hagnaya) whether by bus or taxi and a 1-hour ferry ride (Hagnaya Port to Santa Fe Port) and a 10-minute trip going to the Santa Fe airport via tricycle.
What to Do
Let the good folks from the Skydive Greater Cebu Skydiving Center accompany and guide you throughout your thrilling sky-high experience. First-timers have to learn the basics of exiting the plane, free falling, piloting the canopy and landing before going on a tandem skydive. After the briefing, you will board an aircraft for the tandem skydive then jump off the plane about 5,500 feet high in the air while harnessed to the tandem instructor. You’ll get a magnificent bird’s eye view of Bantayan Island while feeling exhilarated as you make your descent towards the ground.
Tandem skydiving is a bit expensive at Php 18,000, yet an amazing exciting. For an experienced jumper, you only have to pay Php 2,500. Gear rental is at Php 1,000.
You must have an advanced pre-registration with Skydive Greater Cebu Skydiving Center before you can go skydiving. The schedule for the next season of jumps is from November 24, 2016 until July 30, 2017.