Paragliding isn’t really a big thing in the country, since there aren’t a lot of spots where you can practice and it’s actually quite expensive. It may be a fledgling sport in the Philippines, but with the craze that was Crash Landing On You (and that even crazier ending!), a lot of people have been showing more interest in trying paragliding, especially if daydreaming about the CLOY oppas, visiting the CLOY filming locations, or buying CLOY-related items isn’t enough to soothe that separation anxiety.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of places where to experience paragliding in the Philippines.
If this is your first time trying this sport, it’s better if you start with tandem paragliding. This just means that there will be two people under one fabric wing: you and an experienced paraglider. You’ll be strapped into a harness together, while the experienced paraglider will maneuver you over the air. You can just kick back and relax and enjoy the view. And maybe get pointers while you’re at it. Because you might want to try paragliding on your own next time.
Where to go
Unbeknown to many, there are actually quite a number of paragliding sites around the Philippines. In the National Capital Region, you can try paragliding in San Mateo in Rizal, Carmona in Cavite, and near Lake Taal in Batangas. In the greater Luzon region, there are sites in Legazpi in Bicol and Bayombong in Nueva Vizcaya.
In Visayas, you can try in Oslob, Cebu, which is actually quite popular with tourists. And farther down South in Mindanao, paragliding sites can be found in Sarangani.
If you think you’re past tandem paragliding, you can try enrolling in a paragliding course. Check out where you can get a trainer for basic paragliding:
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