Davao Del Norte - Giant Slide and Canopy Walk at Maxima Aqua Fun Resort

Our last stop for our Samal island tour is the Maxima Aqua Fun Resort. Unlike other resorts in the island, they don't have a stretch of white sand beach where you can lay down, unwind and work on your tan. Rather, they offer a vast array of adventurous activities ideal for adventure seekers looking for an exhilarating experience. It's a perfect place for great aqua fun adventure coupled with natural attractions and scenic beauty of nature.

This is a place where you can enjoy swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, fishing and canopy walking. They also have giant slides, diving board, trampoline, water zorb ball, banana boat and jet ski.

The giant slide is what Maxima Aqua Fun Resort is well-known for. This giant tarpaulin slide is one of its kind in the country. It's around 40 meters long and mounted on top of the hill going down to the sea.

I first saw this when I was doing some research for this trip. And it's the first thing I looked for when we arrived at the resort. I said to myself, I want to do this!

I was nervy at first as I don't know how to swim. Hahaha!!! However, life vest is required before you can slide into it. So it’s okay even if you don’t know how to swim. Haha! Here we go, I'm ready...

I sat down at the starting gate, then the attendant poured some water on me to make the slide more slippery and I'm set to slide! Wahhhhhh!!!

Slide!!! I was going so fast and within 15 seconds I was airborne for a couple of seconds until I landed on the sea. Haha! Can you imagine that? The height between the slide's end and the surface of the sea is about 10 feet. Haha! I was a bit worried that I might get hurt as I plunged deeply into the sea. Wahahaha!!! Thank God I'm okay.

Since the use of the slide is unlimited, I did it again! Until I got tired! "Slide all you can!" Hahaha!

Overall, it’s worth the risk and was truly a thrilling experience!

We also tried the Eagle View Canopy Walk located near the resort's entrance. This is actually the first time I've done a canopy walk. Only me and Joan did it! I think it's also her first time.

We excitedly climbed up the stairs going to the starting point of the suspended bridge then walk towards the other end before rappelling down. The bridge is shaking and I was wobbling while walking on it. Pero okay lang, our guide is carefully assisting us while taking our photos as well. Thanks Kuya!

The walk is practically easy but the rappelling down is extremely thrilling. I thought they will just bring me down with the rope, all of a sudden while I was posing and spreading my arms for the photo, the one holding the rope from below dropped me for about 2 meters. Wahhhhhh!!! I wasn't ready for the drop! Haha! But I enjoyed it! It's part of the experience eh.

Indeed, this is a heart pounding experience!

For the location, rates and other amenities, please visit their website at: www.maxima.psdgroupph.com

These are just some of the activities you shouldn't miss when you visit Maxima Aqua Fun Resort.

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This is the last part of my Davao City and Davao Del Norte Adventure. Watch out for my next destination - Marinduque!!!

This post is part of my adventures in Davao City and Davao Del Norte with my MBA friends last February 19-21, 2011. Thanks to Joan and Clarice for sharing some of their photos.

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Davao Del Norte


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  1. wow! an saya nman! hahaha! love the slide! :)

  2. @tina - you should try it when you vusut Samal Island,... Thanks Tina! =D

  3. i been here also long time! ganda na pala.

  4. hanggaling....i was just really few feet from that giant slide way back october last year, pero si ermats nag init dahil wala daw yung white sand niya kaya lumipat kami..hmp! sayang, unlimited pa naman yung slide!! but good for you ^^ weeeh enjoy na enjoy

  5. The slide's an awesome ride! Yez, rhyme yan :)

  6. Gray sand is ok also as long as there is sun for sunbathing.:-). Hindi pa ako naka experience nito mervs, rapelling. Zipline pa lang. May nervous din ako lalo na sa height.:-).

  7. exciting naman tong trip nyo! kelangan mapuntahan ko rin yan!!!!

    The Cuisineuer

  8. Mervin, ilang province na ng Pinas nalibot mu? mukhang mapalet mu na maikot lahat! *inggit mode*

  9. Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article

  10. ayos yung concept nila, kakaiba. ngayon lang ako nakakita ng mga water activities na pang pool pero nasa open waters.


  11. @Hi I'm ROY - wow naman... thanks po... are you from Davao Sir Roy?

  12. @Sendo - the activities is what they are known for... =D

  13. @Pinay Travel Junkie - i thinks you and your hubby would loved to try that... Thanks Gay! =D

  14. @Bonzenti [Con Tour] it was totally safe... try mo pag punta mo ng Samal... =D

  15. @rome - yep! dapat lang... hehehe!!! thanks Rome! =D

  16. @thepinaysolobackpacker - I'm on my 25th province pa lang po... hehehe... maedyu matagal pa, pero im expecting to break the 50% mark by the end of this year... hehehe!!! mas nakaka-inggit ka noh... mas madami ka nang na-experience eh... thanks Gael! =D

  17. @Ron - it's really one of a kind... thanks Ron.. =D

  18. gusto ko din yang giant slide!
    hala ako nalang yata di nakakatry nyan. haha! may araw din yan sakin =)

  19. @Chyng - hahaha!!! try mo Chyng! nung tinanong nga ako ng friend ko, how's the experience in Maxima, isa lang nasagot ko, it was "orgasmic"... hahaha!!!

  20. Hi! Just want to ask kung malapit lang ba ang Maxima Aqua Fun from Hagimit Falls? Thanks!


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