Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ziplines in Liloan?

After a full two years of hiatus, the Liloan Trippers have heard of a new attraction at Liloan: The Zipline!

There are actually two resorts that offer ziplines for visitors of Liloan. One of these would be the dPond in Kawayanan, Yati, Liloan. The other one is the zipline owned by the Papa Kit's Marina and Fishing Lagoon. Apparently, they are competitors.

Both ziplines were constructed in 2010. According to a report by the Philippine Star, the Papa Kit's Marina and Fishing Lagoon zipline was sponsored financially by the family of Democrito Mendoza. Total amount invested in the zipline reached 3 million pesos. The article states that work on the zipline took only a month. The zipline was officially opened to the public on December 2010. They even got an assistant priest at the local parish to ride and bless the ziplines on the inauguration.

The Papa Kit's Marina and Fishing Lagoon zipline is 800 meters in length, and crosses over a part of Silot Bay. The other end terminates on the island named after the ill-fated lady in the Liloan legend in this blog entry by Swerver.

On the other hand, the dPond zipline is only 200 meters in length. Nick Abella writes in his Wordpress blog that the zipline is 5 stories high and crosses over 3 large fishponds. The system also utilizes dual parallel cables. There are three options for those wanting to try dPond's zipline: the Mini ziipline (35 meters), Big zipline (200 meters) or the Superman-style zipline, which is also 200 meters.

Work on the dPond zipline commenced in September 2010 and was completed in December 2010.

For more information about dPond, check out Nick Abella's Wordpress blog. Papa Kit's Marina and Fishing Lagoon's Facebook fan page should give you all that you need as well including information on rates and open times.


A B said...

Booked an air-conditioned cottage at the dPond, solely for the aircon because we've got kids from overseas who are not used to the hot weather. We arrived at 12noon and left at 6pm, with a 4-hour brown-out!! No generator in this place and yet they still charge us the full price of P1,999. When I spoke to the manager (apparently) John, he said no discount can be given unless there is a membership card which he is willing to give if we pay the current charge. A checker apparently do the rounds to check, reason why he cannot give the discount. But when I said I'd like to speak to him, there's no way he can be contacted (at this time when it's normal to have mobile phones!). Very disappointed with the poor customer service, considering that my family have been here thrice in the past four weeks...never again!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's how desperate they are to get your money.

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