MOMI WANDERS/ what to do in Bukidnon

Feb 8, 2016 | Only Berlin

My friend Smash and I traveled more than two hours from Cagayan de Oro to Bukidnon just to experience the zipline.  We also got to taste the most expensive steak  of all, priced at P1,300 for a large order (of course, we got the smaller version).

The zipline experience at the Dahilayan Adventure Park-

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And the steak at the Del Monte Golf Club-

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Aside from having Asia’s longest zipline at the Dahilayan Adventure Park, Bukidnon boasts of the largest pineapple plantation in the country as well.

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Rough rough rode/ pineapple plantation

 

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Pabahay program for del monte employees

We stayed at  Traveler’s Pod in Cagayan de Oro for the night and left as early as 6:30am for Bukidnon.

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we rented a private van for P3500 to bring us to Bukidnon’s beautiful tourist spots.  We arrived at the Dahilayan Adventure Park at 8:30am and spent our time taking photos of us and anything we could see around.  The park opened at 9am.

Thousands of pine trees adorned Dahilayan.  Mountains around are perfect backdrop for any picture-taking.  Cool breeze was indeed cool.  I have learned from our rent-a-van guy that the Bukidnon wind can darken your skin.  Was worried for a few seconds but after some time, I found myself  enjoying even the cool breeze.

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My friend Smash among thousands of pine trees.

My friend and I registered for all the zipline rides – 150m and 320m and the longest 840m. – at P 600.00 only.  The trek going to the 840m launch pad was indeed fun with all the sudden ups and downs, immediate turns, then climb, and drop of our military humvee.   It was like riding a roller coaster.

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Holding for dear life on our way to the longest zipline’s launch pad.

The flight crew was kind enough to dress me up and even adjust my gear.  Then it started to rain.   We stayed for a while in the launch pad while kidding around with strangers who will be trying the zipline for the first time also. I got real scared when I found myself in a lying position already.  I had flashbacks of my three lovely boys. I inhaled deeply then told myself that this position was safer than the sitting post.  My whole body was in harness and I got a better view of Bukidnon’s lush greens and rugged landscape.  I can also stretch my arms like Darna or Superman or imitate a bird flying.

Alas, the flight crew opened the gates and pushed me to the open sky.  I screamed so hard to unburden myself of any fear, then spread my arms while filming myself from start to finish.  I got to film the breathtaking view and even touched the tip of a pine tree. It was indeed a wonderful experience.  And if given the chance to visit zip zones again, I will try it again and again.  I will even encourage my boys to experience it.

That was me.  And I had fun.  It was fun because travelling itself is fun — you get to discover new places and also discover your inner self.  But best because you get to have some good time with an old good friend.

 * This Bukidnon trip was last 2012.  Got our CDO ticket on sale and booked even before the typhoon Sendong which hit the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. We were suppose to try white water rafting but to no avail because the river was closed.  Should my boys decide to visit the place, I hope they will find this useful  — somehow.   

44 Comments

  1. Wendy

    Love that pic of you flying! Sobrang captured ang kaba and thrill ng zipline. Sana video pinost mo rin. Hehehe. I think that getting on that zip line is one of the braver things I did in my life. And like you, I’ll do it again and again if I get the chance to.

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    • msbolin

      hahahaa. sabihin na lang natin na di ako marunong magupload ng video. hahahahahha. i tried to kaso mukhang kailangan ko syang ishare sa youtube tapos ililink ko sa wordpress. parang ayaw ko nun. ehehehe

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  2. Clarinda Santiago

    Hearing a lot about Bukidnon mostly about nature, but I never thought that there are also thrilling adventures there….

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    • msbolin

      It’s at Dahilayan Adventure Park and the Zipline zone is considered Asia’s Longest Zipline. Just know if it still holds the same record. It opened last 2009 pa.

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  3. Melisa Sanchez

    What a great and fun experienced sis, Subrang saya mag travel, waiting for my husband para naman makalabas naman kami ng anak ko sa lungga hahaha, Na eexcite ako ag may nakikita akong ganito.

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    • msbolin

      Hihihi. Hope the husband will be home soon. And once home, book agad ng ticket! Ihihi.

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  4. Viva Kitchen Goddess

    Bukidnon looks like a lovely and cool place to visit. I haven’t seen much of Southern Philippines .. will include this on my list of places to visit 🙂

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    • msbolin

      People from Bukidnon are courteous. They are also fun to be with – jolly and cordial. Hope you be able to visit Bukidnon soonest.

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  5. Mommy Queenelizabeth

    Bukidnon is one of the places that i wanted to visit and i want to go there with my mom. she was born in Bukidnon but she grew up in Surigao City while the rest of her clan was in Cebu. She have never visited Bukidnon for ages and she wanted to visit.. i hope soon! The place looks lovely! 🙂

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    • msbolin

      Safe trip then on your travel to Bukidnon — and hopefully soon. 🙂

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  6. Neri Ann

    Ang cute naman nung yellow house na pabahay!

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  7. Cheanne

    What a fun adventure! I’ve tried ziplining before also but not yet in the sleeping position. The ride is so exhilarating, noh? 🙂

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    • msbolin

      Yes. Feeling Ko Mas nakakatakot Ung nakahigang position. Ihihi.

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  8. mommymadz

    Looks relaxing! Hope I could go there someday!

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    • msbolin

      Yes, relaxing. Sometimes traveling gives us the feeling of satisfaction kahit medyo tiring. 🙂

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  9. kareen liez datoy (@blessedliez)

    Bukidnon is a nice place. I have a friend there who owns a nail spa and coffee shop. Looking forward to visit this place!

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    • msbolin

      Wow, when you visit Bukidnon, you have a place to stay Na pala. And looking forward to your Bukidnon kwento soon. 🙂

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    • msbolin

      When we went there, the zipline is about less than five years pa. I hope Di pa sila nagmamahal. For water rafting, try KALINGA or Tarlac. They have nice Rapids dun, good for white water rafting and kayaking.

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  10. May De Jesus-Palacpac

    I just saw a blog that featured CDO and I thought it would be nice to Google for places to stay at and all. Good thing I saw this!

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    • msbolin

      🙂 try Bukidnon’s zip line, it’s the longest in Asia. I just don’t know if that record still holds true. Accommodations at CDO are relatively affordable. 🙂

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    • msbolin

      Yes, an adventure indeed. 🙂 enjoy when you visit the place.

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  11. mommykach

    I’ve never been to CDO or Bukidnon. Looks like a lot of fun, something to add to our travel bucket list! Bet na bet ko yung zipline 🙂

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    • msbolin

      Haha. The zipline is an experience. Try it Na!

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  12. Ayi

    This looks fun! Ang ganda ng pics. I haven’t tried zipline yet, and feel ko kakabahan din ako :))

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    • msbolin

      Hahaha. Try the zipline, sa first Lang nakakatakot then after that, konting kaba Na Lang sa mga susunod. There are zipline zones Na sa pangasinan, davao and even Tagaytay.

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  13. tweenselmom

    That’s a wonderful adventure. It looks like you were somewhere out of the country 🙂

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    • msbolin

      Indeed a wonderful adventure. Thank you.

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  14. Lady Anne Louise Barrun

    The zipline must be so much fun. I have never been in Bukidnon. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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    • msbolin

      You are welcome. Visit Bukidnon, people there are amiable plus there are a number of nice places to go to.

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  15. den

    This reminds me of our cdo-camiguin trip! The zipline was extreme and the white river rafting too!

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    • msbolin

      Haven’t experienced the white river rafting in CDO but a number told us that the rapids there are extreme. Sayang, Sarado kasi ang river because of Sendong.

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  16. Maria Teresa Figuerres

    I admire your courage. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to experience riding a zipline. I don’t have a brave heart like you, but it would be fun to try something new and conquer my fear.

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    • msbolin

      Once we’ve tried something new, it sometimes gives us the courage to conquer more until we’ve done everything we thought we can’t.

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  17. Patty | MrsC

    My parents have tried the steak at the golf club, and they say nga that it’s really good. I’ve been to CDO several times, but never thought to make the trip to Bukidnon from there. Maybe next time.

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    • msbolin

      Yes, next time. 🙂

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  18. Tina

    I miss the steak at the golf club! it’s the best! I used to work in Del Monte and I frequented Bukidnon. Now I miss that place.

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    • msbolin

      I envy you! Haha.

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  19. Jackie Park

    No offense to the restaurant, but the steak doesn’t look that appetizing. Plus the presentation wasn’t that nice…
    But I love seeing how happy you were at the zipline. Nice! 🙂

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    • msbolin

      Hihi. The presentation wasn’t really that nice and perhaps I’m not good at taking pictures of food, but the food is yummy. Ihihi. Thanks.

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  20. May De Jesus-Palacpac

    YOu do look like you had fun. How was the steak? Is that the smallest one?

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    • msbolin

      Had fun! We got the smallest one and still wasn’t able to finish all. I remember I enjoyed the side dish more than the steak. 🙂

      Reply

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