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One Great Date

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | May 22, 2013

Zip ride and dine... ingredients for an out of the box date?

After the flowers and chocolates during the day, fetch your partner from her office, let her wear comfortable shoes and clothes and then go on a short zipline ride at sunset?

Zip City in Diversion Highway, Brgy. Langub, Talomo, Davao City offers a 320-meter zipride at a height of 50 meters. When riding in tandem (for couples with combined weight of 120 kilos), you both can enjoy the thrill of the fresh wind rushing through and the beautiful sunset with Mt. Apo in the background.

For couples who would weigh more than the prescribed weight, you can go solo, one after the other. It’s a great opportunity for you guys to prepare a little surprise at the end of the line like a bouquet of flowers for your girl.

After the ride, you can both enjoy the view of the city from a “bahay kubo” (native hut) while having dinner at the Vista View Restaurant. You can ask the staff to set up a table with flowers and candles and have a boodle fight!

The boodle “bilao” would have rice sprinkled with small dried fish (dilis) with deep fried tilapia, barbecued chicken and pork chop and grilled squid on top, salad of singkamas, okra, tomatoes, onions and eggplant in anchovy sauce (alamang) and kinilaw.

If you guys are planning on proposing, this would be the most opportune moment when she’s had time to relax from the adrenaline rush of the zipride and is enjoying the “romantic” setting… get the ring from the juice straw and pop that question… will you be mine?

I hope she says a big “YES!”

See? Even the ring is not out of the box but from the straw! Have a Great Date!


PAL flies daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu. The Zip City and Vista View Restaurant are located at the Diversion Road, Brgy. Langub, Talomo, Davao City. Taxi flag down rate is PhP40.

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