Canyoning or canyoneering is a broad term defined as the act of exploring canyons by engaging in different activities such as rafting, rappelling, climbing, and jumping in waterfalls. By its very definittion, it sounds difficult, especially for those who have never experienced any of these activities.
However, for those of you whose bodies and minds are definitely prepared for these kinds of activities, the towns of Alegria and Badian in Cebu are known for canyoneering. But if you recall, last June 1, 2016, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) had recommended to temporarily suspend such activities, in order to ensure public safety due to some accidents involving tourists.
Currently though, the area is still open to visitors, the only change being that the Cebu Provincial Government will momentarily help manage Alegria and Badian canyoneering activities. This is to watch over the towns’ resource conservation and management, policy and planning, as well as ensure the health, safety, and management of all visitors.
Discussions about the co-management of canyoneering tours are still ongoing for Alegria and Badian at the Cebu Provincial Office. But rest assured: the park is still open, and this initiative is only meant to give its visitors and guests the best packages and an unforgettable canyoneering experience!
Planning to experience canyoneering? Package rate starts at Php7500 for every 5 guests. Contact the municipalities of Alegria and Badian or the Cebu Provincial Government Office at (032) 236 7672 for inquiries.
(File photos from Cebu Provincial Government during the training of water rescuers for canyoneering by PDRRMO unless otherwise stated.)
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How to Get There
From Manila, you can fly to Cebu (estimated cost of Php3,000++, round trip, 45 minutes).