A Thrilling Ride in Matacong Zip Line in San Lorenzo Ruiz, Camarines Norte

A Thrilling Ride in Matacong Zip Line in San Lorenzo Ruiz, Camarines Norte

Zip line rides only last under a minute. Just when you have mustered the courage to see the view below you and actually feel the moment, you realize it’s over.

I am not the type who fears heights. I love the cool breeze up in the air while reveling on the beauty I see below. Be it in a roof deck, in the nth floor of a hotel, on a hot air balloon ride, and yes, a zip line ride.

My recent trip to Camarines Norte and my first time in Brgy. Matacong, in the town of San Lorenzo Ruiz, is one for the books.

To note, the two-year-old zip line attraction on this side of Bicol’s getaway is the longest one in the region. Named as Matacong Zip Line, this ride boasts of its length of 750-meter (back and forth), just 90 meters short of the longest zip line in the country located in Dahilayan Adventure Park in Bukidnon.

 

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An assistant trying to push me as the ride starts. Photo by Ramir G. Cambiado

 

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This is me on my way to the other side. Photo by Ramir G. Cambiado

You can consider two options when you go zip lining—Sitting or Superman. I opted for a Sitting position but I think the latter is better.

Either way, you still get to see what the zip line ride wants you to experience.

The view from the top is mostly green—consisting of lush and towering coconut trees that cover the mountains up to the side of the stream. On your right, you will see the opening to the sea.

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San Lorenzo Ruiz has a great abundance of coconut trees in its foresty land. Photo by Ramir G. Cambiado
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A great view of the stream as seen from the zipline. Photo by Ramir G. Cambiado

If you’re too light, there’s a tendency you’ll stop short a couple of meters from the platform. But never worry. A trained assistant waiting on the other side platform will get you through the platform.

The zip line can also serve as the jump-off to Nacali Falls which requires 5-7 kilometers trek.

Your ride back is another story. You have to walk a few meters high through a rocky pathway to another platform. Going back was a little struggle for us. The rains start to fall and we’re sure we’ll get wet when we push through. We waited for a couple of minutes until the sky was just dropping mist.

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You have to climb a few steps to another platform when you return. Photo by Ramir G. Cambiado
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A trained zip line operator crossing through the zip line. Photo by Ramir G. Cambiado

The ride back was surreal. While feeling the chilly mist in our bodies, I get to feel refreshed even though it was only for seconds.

Another option is you can also try going back through the tram (different fees), which is used by locals to transport goods to the other side of the mountain.

Matacong Zip Line Fees

Sitting (Two-Way Ride) – PhP 250.00

Superman (Two-Way Ride) – PhP 350.00

How to Get to Matacong Zip Line in San Lorenzo Ruiz, Camarines Norte

-From Daet, ride a jeep bound to Brgy. Matacong (30-40 minute ride)

-Tell the driver to drop you off near Matacong Zip Line. The zip line is just a few meters walk

For more information, please contact to tourism officer of San Lorenzo Sir Manuel Racho.



11 thoughts on “A Thrilling Ride in Matacong Zip Line in San Lorenzo Ruiz, Camarines Norte”

  • It is interesting how you have described the zip line experience. I have not done it yet. It is on my to do list though. I think I was a bit scared before doing scuba diving in andaman islands but then the water and the ocean life beneath intrigued me so much that I lost my fear.

  • Zipline in Date?? I am from Cam Sur and why I have never heard of this? I love zipline! I used to be one of those who stop short a couple of meters from the platform. But now, after 2 pregnancies, I think I won’t have any problem. lol. Would check this out when I go home!

  • good thing you were able to really try the zipline!!! another group went back to cam norte for this but for some unavoidable circumstances, they couldnt!! congratulations!!! id love to try this zipline!!!

    • Thanks, Erica! I had to really grasp the rope so hard and my hands ended up being numbed after. It was also raining when we went there. Good thing the weather cooperated a little bit when it’s our turn to do the ride. Thanks for dropping by!

  • This reminds me of my KampoJuan experience in Manolo Fortich, The view while riding the zipline is superb. I hope they also add an anicycle type of ride there too. 🙂

  • Wow, zipline is one of the many thrilling activities that I always love to try. I haven’t been to Camarines Norte, and this is something I should include in my itinerary if I visit Camarines Norte soon. The view from above is really breathtaking , it is really refreshing as well . I also love your amazing shots. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  • This zipline goes over some really exciting natural landscapes. Look at the the greenery all around and the beautiful stream flowing in. I guess I would enjoy this kind of zipline more than the one which are over barren lands or in the middle of cities.

  • this is an interesting article , in India we do not have this long zip lines hence never tried one but i hope with the length that u mentioned , there are sufficient safety measures in place and especially periodical load testing of the entire securing arrangement is very important

  • Ziplining is in itself such an exhilarating activity. If on top of that the setting is awesome, the level goes to another level. The Ziplining in Matacong looks really fantastic. One is the length of the Zipline and the other is the spectacular surroundings. It would indeed be a great experience to indulge in this activity here.

  • Ziplining has always been in my to-do list. Now I guess I need to do it soon. Your blog pictures are very inspiring and thumbs-up to how you have described your experience. It was not even very costly. Nice blog indeed!

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