Last March 5, 2009, 30 bloggers experienced a “first-of-its-kind” adventure called Detour – The Island Cove Adventure. It was held in Island Cove’s leisure park in Cavite.
7:30 in the morning, we all met up at Bonifacio High Street where four vans were waiting to take us to Cavite.
We had our breakfast, then we were grouped into teams of 5. Sire, Jonel, and Edelweiza were my groupmates. And Sir Jonas was our leader.
With the help of our tour guides, we familiarized ourselves with the surroundings.
1. Animal Island
The Animal Island is home to different species of reptiles, mammals, and birds. Have a chance to feed crocodiles, monkeys, and come face to face with ostriches, Bengal tigers, deer, bearcats, and rabbits. Take a leisurely stroll along pathways lined with fragrant, colorful flowers inside the Butterfly Farm.
2. Fishing Village
Go fishing at their 3- hectare fishing grounds and have your catch cooked exactly the way you want it! You may also enjoy classic Filipino dishes, Regional delicacies and fresh fruit shakes, all while dining in their huts on stilts over the water. The huts can accommodate from 6 to 150 persons.
3. Oceania Water Park
Oceania Water Park has a 3,000 sqm. two-layered swimming pool with four giant slides. Inside the Oceania Water Park complex is a Kiddie Cove, a wading pool for kids. It has slides and showers that will surely excite the little ones.
7. Island Spa
8. Island Songs
Then after the tour, we had our yummy lunch. The race started at 1:30pm.
1st task: Grab our survival kits at the Hotel.
2nd task: Look for half the mask at the Alapan Pavilion
3rd task: Cavite Hall for the Sack Race
4th task: Fear Factor Eating Challenge at the Sangley Point
5th task: Pool Challenge at the Oceania Water Park
6th Task- Giant Outdoor Chess
7th task: Island Songs KTV
8th task: Animal Island for Target Shooting
9th task: have a team photo with the baby alligator
1oth task: Ride a tram going to the Fishing Village
Though we did not win the race, I really had fun. It is really one of a kind event.
So if you are looking for an adventure this summer, visit Island Cove at Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite, Philippines 4104. Because in Island Cove, adventure never stops.
And if you wanna see what some of the other blogventurers went through, here are some their experiences:
Detour : Island Cove Adventure with Bloggers 2009 ( photo coverage) by Az
How I Survived the Amazing Race at Island Cove by Noemi
Detour Adventure Race by Jane
Detour: Island Cove Adventure by Karla
Detour: The Island Cove Adventure by Aeirin
Island Cove Detour – Blogventure Race by Hannah
Yehey Blog Adventures Event by Leirs
Island Cover Adventure Getting There by Jonas
Island Cove BloggerVenture by Edelweiza
Patay Gutom Goes to Island Cove by Fitz
The Detour: Island Cove Blogventure To Remember by Chris A.