So, thinking about what you’re gonna do once you get there? Fret not my friend! Here’s a guide to the things you can possibly do at Dahilayan Forest Park along with the information you need to know about their activities. First of all be aware that they have an entrance fee of 100PHP for adults and 50PHP for kids. There are some that have weight restrictions, and minimum people requirements. So you better be within their ideal weight measurements because they’re pretty strict about it since its part of their safety protocols. But first! Let me show you around with my photos…
Fish Feeding (10php a pack)
Here’s one of their main view decks. You get to see a view of a bigger pond with large Tilapia, Koi and floating duck statues. This one also has a pond full of Koi fish! You can also feed them by purchasing their 10PHP fish food by the Forest Park Cafe. Don’t tell management but one actually nibbled my finger. HAHA)
Picnicking at The Picnic Grounds (200PHP a table)
Check out their picnic grounds. This one hectare area is quite nice for a weekend family get together and yeah, I kinda went a bit crazy with the animal statues. Towering pine trees cover the area which made the sound of a passing jet plane whenever a strong breeze passed by. They had chairs and tables at the ready to which one can rent out at 200PHP which can already accommodate ten people.
Zorbit (250php with the Monkey Tree Challenge)
Here’s an activity where you go zorbing down a hill. You got to have a partner though to actually be a potential candidate AND both of you must be below 70kgs. and no more than that because they don’t consider exemptions even if it exceeded about, let’s say…. 2kgs more. I really looked forward to trying this out but sadly was unable to
ATV & Buggy Trail Adventure (750PHP per head for ATV and 1,200PHP for a 2 person buggy)
Get on an ATV(all-terrain vehicle) or buggy (for two) as a guide takes you on a 3.2 km forest trail of rough terrain, steep hills, scenic views and cool weather. Take note that the ATV is good for one vehicle per person ONLY and the buggy has a maximum weight capacity of 110kgs (this is the combined total weight for two). The ride is good for about 20 minutes of fun and laughs.
Tree-top Adventure (250PHP with the Monkey Tree Challenge included)
This ladies and gents, is their tree-top adventure. A 21 stationed obstacle course located in between pine trees approximately 8-11 feet in the air. One has to have the will to climb ladders, cross floppy bridges, crawl in tunnels and even zip across just to finish this ordeal! Included in this package is the Monkey Tree Challenge as well.
Bumper Boats (150PHP. Just add 50PHP if you want to do a tandem)
This is their man-made mountain lagoon. Great for kids and adults who want to go bump in the water without taking a dip.
Hanging Bridge (100PHP)
This scenic bridge hangs 30-meters above ground, you to to pass this if you want to directly reach the Forest Luge. Helmets are provided of course before you do an 80-meter walk from one end to the other. Below the bridge you will see lagoons and different pathways with an all around view of nature’s glory. Note: This activity is already included if you already got the Forest Luge package.
Once you cross the bridge, it’s a playground and the Forest Luge that awaits you on the other side. The air gets pretty chilly once you get here but the view is awesome.
Forest Luge (2 rounds for 600PHP including the Hanging Bridge and Mini Golf)
This luge is part go-cart, part toboggan ride that rolls down a track with thrilling twists n’ turns and mountain views amid the cool fresh air. They got two tracks which you can pick out. I think this one varies with the speed for each luge. It’s open for all ages too!
Sauna & Jacuzzi (300PHP per head 10pax)
I didn’t get to experience this since they required about 10 people to use this facility. I only got a sneak peek of this area. What I did saw was a great view and separate bathrooms for the males and females. One can either dip in the hot and bubbly 10-seater eternity Jacuzzi pool overlooking a lagoon, get all hot and steamy in the sauna, or simply sit down, relax, get a foot or head massage and breathe in all that order.
Forest Putt Mini Golf (50PHP & 150PHP for night golf)
It’s an 18-hole putting course with lush landscapes and life-sized animals, this is suitable for the young and old especially for those who like golf. I found this quite amusing considering that I have never played golf in my life and that this was my first time. P.S. my golfball reached their lettuce garden and I dare you to do a hole-in-one with their version of Mt. Kitanglad.
Other activities which I may have excluded would be…
Barrel Train (50php)
Age does not matter in this ride! Towed by an ATV is a train of animal inspired barrel that can hold up to 1 adult and 1 child at a time. It’s a 10-minute tour around the park. Safe for the little ones and the not so little ones!
Bungee Bounce (150PHP) & Net Trampoline (50PHP for 5mins.)
Once you cross the bridge, it’s a playground and the Forest Luge that awaits you on the other side. Soar up in the air up to 20 feet high, strapped in a safety harness, in the midst of cool weather and a scenic view of the mountains. Take note that they have maximum weight capacity of 30kgs. So you could say let’s just leave it to the kids…unless you’re really petite.
Horseback Riding (100php for 15mins.)
This isn’t part of their activities but I included this here if ever you’re in to try some horseback riding. This one was at 100PHP for 15 mins. You can find these outside of the Forest Park right by the parking area. I got to talk to a kid named Kimkim who said that he helped out during the weekends. I could see how much he cared for the horses.
So that’s about it! This place is very much recommended for families of varying sizes be it large or small, group or corporate meetings or just about anyone looking for a scenic adventure. Long walks are the norm here considering that all activities require every crevice of your body to work! Warm-up exercises surely would help to anyone who hasn’t moved their butts in ages (like myself?haha).