Friday, December 09, 2011

tangub city's hoyohoy zipline: the longest in the philippines

the piglet at Tangub

Tangub's very own Hoyohoy Highland Stone Chapel Adventure Park places the otherwise sleepy city in the province of Misamis Occidental, in the growing list of Philippine adventure destinations. This beautiful park, situated 850 MASL (meters above sea level) currently operates the longest zipline ride in the country as of this writing.

It currently has two operational rides: Line 1 is a whooping 1.5 kms and 500 meters deep while Line 2 is 1.2 kms and 400 meters deep. The more than kilometer-long ziplines essentially covers two different mountain barangays in (Hoyohoy) Tangub and (Guimad) Ozamiz. In between these two mountain ridges runs the Labo River, the source of which could be traced somewhere in the deep jungles of the Mt. Malindang Range Natural Park.

Line 2
The 1.2 km line 2 zipline ride: From Guimad to Hoyohoy.

These have been operational since April and have steadily attracted weekend adventurers, backpackers and everyone else in between. Due to the cold climate at this elevation, it is also common to be riding through thick fog that may clear out every now and then. Depending on the unpredictable wind condition, there might also be instances where one would be unable to reach the other end of the line. But an able crew would then immediately zip from the opposite side to fetch the rider. The fog and the wind indeed drama and thrill which may not be present in zipline rides elsewhere.

next adventure destination

Line 2
The piglet pitied the horse he was riding on last time that is why he decided to just trek the remaining way back to the jump off.

A cable lift is also in the works probably to bring the riders at the end of the Line 1 back to the park premises. Currently, one may choose to ride a small horse or a small ATV or just walk all the way up to the starting point. There is also a hiking trail further up the park which leads to a view deck where one can see the south peak of Mt. Malindang.

But for those who are not into extreme activities, the entire Hoyohoy Park is an excellent place to relax and to enjoy the view of Ozamiz and Tangub. On clear skies, one can even see as far as Lanao del Norte and Panguil Bay on the south.

the stone church

church interiors

The Highland Stone Chapel, from which the park was named after, almost steals the limelight from the zip rides. It was said to be built by Congressman Leo Ocampos himself, a daunting task which he did through a long period of time. The large stones that make up the walls of this charming chapel were all sourced from Hoyohoy, some of which are still beautifully scattered all over the place.

The scene reminds you of an English countryside cottage or a vacation house in Baguio or in Tagaytay. The resemblance is a welcome surprise especially when you are in this part of Northern Mindanao. Indeed, the Hoyohoy Highland Stone Chapel Park is definitely on its way to become the next adventure destination not only of Tangub City but the entire country as well.



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The blogger would like to thank his cousin Lordius for driving him all the way to Hoyohoy from Ozamiz City. Otherwise, he might have taken the bus-habal-habal option in getting to the park since he was on a tight budget that weekend. Other transportation options are posted here. The zipline rides costs Php500.00 only.


Hoyohoy Highland Stone Chapel Adventure Park
http://www.facebook.com/HSCH.Hoyohoy
hoyohoy.adventure@gmail.com
+63 917 326 7878


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15 comments:

  1. I must try this soon

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  2. Hi Hans. Welcome to Baktin Corporation! :) Yes, you have to try the zip at Tangub.

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  3. thanks for the info baktin :D
    we're planning to go to ozamiz this coming march, although a bit torn between having our 2nd day in ozamiz hoyohoy or going to iligan for maria cristina falls :(

    what do you think? as we only have 3 days (1st day to be spent at MOAP)

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  4. Hi La Vie Magnifique, Welcome to Baktin Corporation!

    You can actually do Ozamiz, Tangub and Iligan in just one day, as long as you have private transportation. It may be quite a challenge though when you are commuting, but it can still be done.

    On Day 2, you may proceed directly to Tangub since they open early in the morning. You have to leave Tangub by 10 AM to be able to go to Maria Cristina Falls in time for lunch where the waterfalls is set to release a lot of water. There are also zipline rides there by the way. And if you still have time, you can stop by Timoga and Tinago Falls on your return since the last Ozamiz-bound ferry from Mucas is still at 9:00 PM (i.e., assuming you'll be staying at Ozamiz on Day 2).

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  5. wow, thanks a lot! just another favor, do you have ferry times from ozamiz to iligan and back? thanks again in advance :D

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  6. The RORO ferries do not follow a 'regular schedule' per se, as every departure may be sometimes dictated by the number of waiting vehicles. But each ferry leaves the port every 15-30 mins or so. The waiting time may be even cut shorter if it is already full. But you also don't have to worry since there are 2-3 ferries plying back and forth this route.

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  7. carlo emmanuel c. soriño8:24 PM

    hello po magkano po ang 1.2 km zip i really want to try it soon

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  8. Hi carlo. Welcome to Baktin Corporation. I checked their FB page and here's what I got: "The Skyline Zip costs P600 with: 1) Certification that you have conquered the longest (1,250m and 1,100m) and Highest (500m) Zipline in Asia; 2) Choice of Horseback Riding or 4x4 Ride."

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  9. Hi!!Just wanna ask if how much is your room rate per night??how many persons per room??or are we allowed to bring our own tent there just to spend the whole night?because me and my room mates are planning to go there and experience your Zip line trip by the end of this semester... Hope I could recieve back your reply.Thank u and God bless:))

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  10. Hi melmz, welcome to Baktin Corporation! :) I'm not connected with Hoyohoy actually. I checked their FB page and found out that they have a 'Barkadahan Package' that is good for 6 persons at Php8,000.00. This covers the zip rides, accommodation, breakfast, dinner and bonfire. For further inquiries, you may want to text them at +639173267878 or email at hoyohoy.adventure@gmail.com.

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  11. Anonymous4:36 AM

    When I come to Mindanao I will try this,hopefully I can get a tour-guide too.Interresting Island of Yours.

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  12. We've been strolling in this mountain before it was developed as a tourist destination. Brgy. Hoyohoy in Tangub City is a real paradise.

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  13. Hi Trekker Trail, welcome to Baktin Corporation! :) Although I've not trekked at Hoyohoy or Malindang for that matter, but I still agree with your statement.

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  14. i might wanna ask if how much it costs for the zipline? :)

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    1. Hi Khimiku, welcome to Baktin Corporation! :)
      If the prices have not changed yet, the zipline rides cost around Php600.00 only. For updated information, you may want to directly contact the Hoyohoy management.

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