DAHILAYAN ADVENTURE AND FOREST PARK
The Dahilayan Adventure Park in Manolo Fortich completely steals the spotlight when it comes to rides and adventures that will give adrenaline junkies a run for their money. It takes almost a whole day to finish all of its exciting rides, most of which can never be found in any other adventure parks in the country.
On top of the list of the rides you have to give a try in Dahilayan is Asia’s first longest dual zipline that travels with a speed of up to 90 kph passing through lush greenery and breathtaking mountain views. Its latest attractions are the Drop Zone which is a 120 -feet freefall ride, and the Sky Tower Base Jump, the highest jump in the Philippines which allows those who dare to experience a split-second freefall followed by a gradual descent and ending in a soft landing.
QUEZON VERTICAL BIVUOAC
Have you ever wondered how it would feel like to hang hundreds of feet above the ground? If you fancy that, start planning your trip to this mammoth karst formation that’s millions of years old. This tourism destination has been visited by international tourists and hailed as the ultimate outdoor rock-climbing experience because of its famous vertical bivouac where tourists get to experience an adrenalin rush as they climb up the 500-foot wall and have an opportunity to camp in a tiny ledge within the shafts of the Kiokong White Rock Wall to sleep right under stars.
If you are one to take recreational activities to new heights, Amaya View is ready to receive you with open arms. Located in Cagayan de Oro’s highest peak in Sitio Niño in Barangay Indahag, this hilltop recreational tourist destination offers a wide range of outdoor activities such as paragliding, rappelling, rope courses, a giant ball pit, and a 4x4 ATV adventure trail.
If adventure is not for you, you can visit the Noah’s Ark, an impressive replica of the legendary ark completes with a wide variety of animals including resident tigers Jabba and Max. Tourists also flock here to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Cagayan de Oro from afar especially its captivating city lights in the evening. Amaya also has a beautiful chapel where you can walk with bated breath on the aisle on a glass floor showing the beautiful limestone rock formations several feet below! And just last April 2021, Amaya View opened a new tourist attraction, a 165-meter long, 150-foot-high Skye Walk Hanging Bridge, its view and aesthetic are perfect for your Facebook and Instagram feed.
To complete the experience, a restaurant, cafe, bar, swimming pools, casitas, hobbit house style rooms, and a 250-capacity party venue are also available for guests.
The Whitewater Rafting Adventure of Cagayan de Oro is one of the best known and most sought-after outdoor activities for thrill-seekers in the country. The starting point of the whitewater rafting adventure is in Uguiaban Bridge for the beginners’ course. Advanced and extreme courses are available for the more experienced and adventurous. This rafting adventure has a total of 21 challenging rapids through cool rushing waters that slam against boulders, all of which define the distinct thrill and adventure that can only be experienced on a raft ride on this adrenaline-inducing activity amid a lush beautiful natural background of the mighty Cagayan de Oro river.
SEVEN SEAS WATERPARK AND RESORT
Seven Seas Waterpark is the first world-class pirate-themed waterpark in the Philippines. Established in 2017, the waterpark boasts state-of-the-art facilities with over 12 thrilling slides, a 5,000-square meter dual wave pool, a 400-meter-long lazy river, and many more family-friendly attractions and amenities.
It is located in the municipality of Opol, just minutes from the bustling city of Cagayan de Oro. Even in its early years, Seven Seas Waterpark was already hailed as the best waterpark in Mindanao. This Pirate-themed attraction is a thrill-seekers’ wonderland that is prepared to serve you with a fun-filled action-packed day!
CAMIGUIN AVIATION: THE YELLOW PLANE
Camiguin Aviation takes Camiguin escapades to greater heights! This CAAP-certified flying organization will allow tourists to experience a bird’s eye view of the whole Camiguin Island aboard a yellow American Champion Super Decathlon 8KCAB plane to get a unique, unforgettable memory of Camiguin from above.
Some of the sights included in this amazing tour form the skies include a close-up look at Camiguin’s Mt. Vulcan, Mt. Hibok-Hibok, Mt. Mambajao, Guisiliban Peak, the White Island Sandbar, Mantigue island, Sunken Cemetery, and the various hot springs of the island.