Hiking Taraw Cliff – The Safe Way

There is a safe way to climb Taraw Cliff through Ferrata Nature’s stairs and bridge that traverse up the mountain. You don’t go all the way to the peak, but you still get a spectacular view from the safety of a platform about halfway up the mountainside. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the top, and even my 4 and 6 year old were able to do it with some help from the 2 guides that accompanied us. That isn’t to say we were tired and completely drenched in sweat once we reached the top, as we went mid-afternoon. Aim for first thing in the morning to take advantage of cooler weather.

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You can find Ferrata Nature through this pathway on Rizal Street, just past the Bazaar.

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All of us were fitted with a climbing belt and a helmet.

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The only climbing we had to do was at the entrance, but it was a relatively easy climb and the two guides that came with us were extremely helpful with the kids.

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From then on it was a series of metal stairs…

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And a suspension bridge. They attach you to a cable overhead to make sure you’re steady.

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Once we got to the viewing platform, the kids’ ropes were clipped onto the platform so they could enjoy the view safely.

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The view of downtown El Nido and Bacuit Bay!

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We could see the peak of Taraw Cliff.

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It costs 400 pesos per person and is about a 45-minute roundtrip trek. Open 8 am – 5 pm daily (you have to arrive by 4:30 pm though, in order to be allowed to start hiking). Cool off with a refreshing drink afterward at the nearby Bazaar! My kids loved it and have been asking to go up again!