Zip-Hop Through El Nido, Philippines

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El Nido looks like it’s been plucked off a Hollywood movie poster and planted in front of your eyes. On any day, it looks just as breathtakingly beautiful. One lush green hill merges into the other in the horizon, while the varying hues of the sky and water entice one to keep searching for visual treats. If you’re lucky, you could witness what could be the most alluring sunset of your life – and you could see it while you zipline from one island to another!

Zip lining is a favourite among most tourists. You might have zip lined before but have you considered El Nido island hopping through the zip? The activity is safe, and promises a visual spectacle that’s sure to make your heart skip a few beats.

The 750 meter long line gives you a full-fledged view of the tiny settlements by the beach below you, the coconut fringed shoreline, and the islands in the distance, all appearing in a clearer hue as you zipped closer!

Las cabanas El Nido zipline

The starting point of Zipline activity

las cabanas el nido zipline

Excited before ziplining and island hopping at the same time

Las Cabanas El Nido Zipline

Best sunset view at the Las Cabanas El Nido

Las cabanas El Nido

A quick picture before ziplining

Zipline Positions!

A number of different options beckon one to try ziplining- there’s the superman position, which makes you feel like you’re a bird soaring above the Las Cabanas beach. One way on the Superman position is likely to cost you around 700 PHP, but if you choose to return the same way, you would be shelling around 1100 PHP both ways.

You may choose to go in a seated position- minus a comfy chair, of course! This one is slightly less expensive- one way would cost you about 500 PHP, while returning the same way would require you to dish 900 PHP. If you aren’t entirely sure of what you’d prefer, you could obviously ask for a combination of both positions for 1000 PHP!

las cabanas zipline

Island hopping in an all new way

El nido ziplone

Can you spot us?

Additional Tips

The ziplining team at El Nido is meticulous in it’s approach and follows safety standards to the T. However, there are some basics you could follow through with, so you have a hassle free time zip-hopping through the Philippines!

1. If you aren’t sure where to find the zip lining base, ask locals around for the Marimegmeg Beach. Most locals are very well aware and would be able to guide you suitably to the beach.

2. Las Cabanas El Nido Zip lining begins at 9 in the morning and closes at 5:30. Although any time is a great time to be zip lining, try going for an evening trip from 4 to 5 if you want a bird’s eye view of the setting sun.

3. Zip lining one way might sound fancy enough, but you will have to walk back to get your scooty from the starting point, which translates to an hour of uphill hiking!

4. Wear comfortable clothes that allow your skin to breathe and are not restricting in any way. Avoid wearing dresses and skirts, and opt for sturdy shoes. While the zip lining team will ensure you aren’t wearing slippers as they hook you to the line, it would be easier if you’d dress aptly to avoid any hassles.

 

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18 Comments

  • Reply Annick May 25, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    that’s a crazy picture of you both hanging out on the zip line! I discovered that I’m afraid of heights WHILE I was hiking the Swiss Alps and it was freaking terrifying so I don’t think I’d ever be able to zip line but that looks like its so much fun! And I bet the view was breathtaking…

    • Reply Prerna Harsh May 27, 2018 at 3:37 pm

      Oh, but this one is totally safe and you don’t even feel terrified. Hope you are able to overcome your fear of heights some day! 🙂

  • Reply Amber Myers May 25, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    How fun! I’ve always wanted to go ziplining. I’m afraid of heights, but I think I could do it. I’d love to check out the scenery around me.

    • Reply Prerna Harsh May 27, 2018 at 3:48 pm

      It’s just so safe and I am sure you’d be able to do it without fuss. 🙂

  • Reply Laurie May 25, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Ziplining is so much fun, but I have never done so from island to island! The views in the photos are stunning. I am so glad you had a great time!

    • Reply Prerna Harsh May 27, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      Incredible views, Laurie! Hope you get to island hop in El Nido soon 🙂

  • Reply Ramesh May 25, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    I always love adventurous trips and it seems you people had good fun out there.

    • Reply Prerna Harsh May 27, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      It was crazy fun, Ramesh. One of the must do activities in El Nido 🙂

  • Reply Ophelia T May 26, 2018 at 5:15 am

    This look so much fun. I would love to try this zipline. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Prerna Harsh May 27, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      Yes, it was so much fun Ophelia. Hope you get to zipline soon 🙂

  • Reply Dana Peller May 26, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Good tip about the wearing comfortable shoes on the trip. There’s nothing more frustrating than wearing shoes that don’t support your adventures 🙂

  • Reply Wander With Ola May 27, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Wow that looks soooo cool! I’ve never done zip lining before. That would be the next item on my bucket list!

  • Reply Cristina Coroiu May 29, 2018 at 3:40 am

    Omg. The photos look amazing. I don’t think I would have the courage to do it. Maybe on a dare, or if my husband would push me. I do think it’s a great experience.

  • Reply Mayuri Saxena May 29, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Wow…This looks so exciting. In UAE, we have the World’s longest zipline, you can try that too…I am sure you’ll love it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Kiwi May 29, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    If I can zipline through Columbus Ga to Alabama then I can definitely zipline here. I would love to zipline through the Philippines

  • Reply KS Rao May 29, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Taking my fitness level 🙂 its never gone happen..! but nothing is permanent so will keep this in my list to be done, which will encourage me do get into shape and fit again. Thanks anyway for a great post and sharing the same.

  • Reply genny May 30, 2018 at 6:18 am

    what a wonderful experience. I will love to have one astonishing adventure like that

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