Uncovering The Secret of Delta Discovery Park In Butuan City

While the service vehicle we were riding was cruising the national highway from Bancasi Airport to Butuan City in Mindanao Island, Philippines, my daughter Aliyah Eimereen chanced upon a roadside signage showing the way to Delta Discovery Park, offering among other services, dual zipline, horseback riding and others. Exciting to know what are in store to be discovered in the place and how does it fare with the more popular Dahilayan Adventure Park, I acceded to the plea of my daughter to visit the spot.

Upon reaching the Butuan City Sports Complex, we turned right on a paved road leading to Barangay Bonbon. We were having a smooth travel then until we reached the gravelled road, majority portion of which were turned into wallowing mud courtesy of ten-wheeler trucks plying the area en route to and from the gravel quarry site. After an approximately 4-kilometer bumpy ride, we finally reached this area . . .

Delta Discovery Park Reception Center

The Delta Discovery Park Reception Center

The reception staff then showed us the menu of the adventures available at the Delta Discovery Park with the staff acknowledging that such menu needs updating as the 1.3-kilometer single zipline for a fee of PhP 650.00 was not yet included . . .

Delta Discovery Park Menu

The Delta Discovery Park Adventure Menu . . .

As I and my wife had already gone ziplining at Dahilayan Adventure Park, we just let our daughter Aliyah and son Ranjick to try the 400-meter dual zipline. After paying the fee of PhP 400.00 per head, we proceeded to the stairway leading to the zipline launch and holding area . . .

Delta Discovery Park stairway

The stairway to the Zipline Launch and Holding Area. . .

Delta Discovery Park stairway pose

Taking a break in the midst of the uphill stairway climb . . .

After hurdling the uphill stairway climb, you will be engulfed with the feeling of fulfillment as you could witness a panoramic mountain view with both the 400-meter dual zipline launch and holding area, on the left side portion, as well as the 1.3-kilometer dual zipline holding area on the right side portion conveniently sitting at the hilltop summit at the heart of the Delta Discovery Park . . .

Delta Discovery Park zipline launch and hold area

The Delta Discovery Park Zipline Launch and Holding Area

Affixing your name, signature and ride preference (super man, sitting and others) at the registration booth is a must for zipline riders . . .

Delta Discovery Park registration booth

Aliyah and Ranjick doing the mandatory rounds at the Zipline Registration Booth . . .

After wearing the proper gears, you will then be subjected to in-depth ziplining orientation. . .

Delta Discovery Park zipline briefing

Aliyah and Ranjick listening intently to the zipline staff briefing . . .

After which, you will be ushered by expert staff for the zipline launch . . .

Delta Discovery Park ready to fly

Get set . . . Fly . . .

Nothing beats the feeling of being on top of the world as you fly by wire. . .

Delta Discovery Park flying

Ranjick and Aliyah enjoying how the birds feel

Delta Discovery Park flying is fun

For Aliyah and Ranjick, flying by wire is really fun . . .

A victory jump was then held at the foot of the stairway to celebrate the wire flying triumph of our two children . . .

Aliyah, Ranjick and Vanjie on their best wacky jump . . .

As we were heading back to the Reception Center, my son told me that he saw a tiny falls and a swimming pool on the ground while flying by wire. Instantly, the waterfalls fanaticism in me had came out as I hurriedly inquired from the reception staff where the area being referred to by my son was located and we were told to head this way . . .

Delta Discovery Park pool road

This way towards the Delta Park Swimming Pool . . .

After a few minutes ride, we reached a place so close to my heart: a pond teeming with colorful fishes with a cerenderia and private cottages lining on its side. A few steps walk and my eyes were glued to this very serene spot . . .

Delta Discovery Park swimming pool

The alluring Delta Discovery Park Swimming Pool . . .

We never lost time to pose  for souvenir shots . . .

Delta Discovery Park poolside pose

A poolside pose for posterity . . .

Delta Discovery Park poolside

A pose at another poolside angle . . .

After which I took one of the most beautiful photographs I have had taken in my entire life . . .

Delta Discovery Park swimming pool seen from above

The panoramic view of the Delta Discovery Park Swimming Pool . . .

Delta Discovery Park – Final Thoughts

Delta Discovery Park is still relatively unknown, the fact that their longest single zip line in Asia, having a length of 1.3 kilometers, was just opened in September 18, 2011 while their 400-meter dual zip line was launched in May 2011. But it was not only the zipline that endeared the park to first time visitors like me but its hidden secret: the dainty swimming pool, whose serenity is only disturbed by the gentle splash of waters oozing out of a mad-made tree branch. Candidly, the beauty of the pool and the tranquility of its vicinity had stimulated my senses and rejuvenated my soul. The Delta Discovery Park is on its sure way to become the primary thrill seekers and adventure lovers destination in Caraga Region.

12 comments

  1. i missed the pool when i went there… wanna go back soon! oh by the way, I have to commend the staffs there, they are all very warm… 🙂

  2. Edelito C. Sangco

    Oh, you really miss the opportunity of seeing the park’s best kept secret, hence, the need to re-visit the place. Customer care at its best is how i describe the staff of Delta Discovery Park.

  3. thanks for this wonderful post. so timely as my relatives from the US will be coming next month. =D God bless and keep up the good work!

  4. Sir Ed. Mas longer pala itong zipline nato kaysa dahilayan ano? @ 1.3 kms? Safe kaya ang cable nito? I hope so. At least meron na ibang mapuntahan ang butuan. :-). Kumusta ka na sir pala?

    • Edelito Sangco

      Yeah Bonz, it’s longer than Dahilayan. Taking a leave muna ako ngayon sa blog, very busy pa with my job. Dami na nga akong backlog sa mga travels ko na di pa na post. Hopefuly makabalik soon.

  5. great blog:) love reading this… thanks for sharing. keep posting please…

  6. love this place… thanks for sharing

  7. SO AWESOME!!! My family lives in and around Butuan City. I will be there in a few weeks. I can’t wait to F L Y on the zipline!!!!

    • Thanks for the visit and for the kind words. Truly, the Delta Discovery Park has proven once and for all that our beloved Caraga is capable of hosting such adventure facilities. Enjoy your wire flying experience then.

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