Dreaming of unleashing your inner Katniss? Imagine shooting various targets even faux animals in a jungle. Quiet, apart from the sound of crickets, you aim. You take a deep breath and then as you release the arrow, you watch it hit your target, or not 😊
When our family was on self-isolation at home due to Covid, my husband @iamyohann who was stuck in the bedroom for 2 weeks suggested two things we should do as soon as we pull through it and were safe to go out; 1) Swim with the millions of sardines at Panagsama Beach and, 2) Archery
Grateful that we got to do it, off we went for an afternoon coffee and an archery game at Archery Asia before diving into the sea. I'll be using a mix of photos taken during our many visits here.
Archery Asia is the first and only professional outdoor archery destination in the Philippines located in Tuble, Moalboal, Cebu, 3 hours away from Cebu City.
They offer archery training courses for beginners and advanced for both adults and children.
If you are up for just an afternoon of fun, try their 3D Parcour, an obstacle course in archery where you select from a range of arrows set per person.
Rental of Equipment is included (bows, arrows, arm protectors, and special gloves.) Should you wish to purchase and have your own archery supplies, they could be of help with that as well.
Archery Asia Nipa Huts and Camping Moalboal has camping facilities and accommodations from Php 650 (USD$ 13) for a Jungle Tent, Php 990 (USD$ 19.5) for Nipa Hut Fan Room and Php 1,390 (USD$ 27.5) for Nipa Hut with Air-conditioning per night for two persons.
There are also package deals should you wish to combine archery and scuba diving along with airport transfers to and from Mactan International Airport.
- Contact: +63 927 217 2298
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
An Ideal Event Venue
I remember being impressed with the outdoor archery setting in the middle of the tropical countryside.
Due to its beautiful and tranquil environment, @millycf1976 and I used to frequently spend time here for sunrise and sunset yoga sessions with an instructor.
Their bar is open throughout the day and it became a local favorite coffee escape for many ex-pat residents of the diving village. Two years ago, I chose to celebrate my birthday here with a few close friends for an evening of panini and drinks.
There is a billiard table where weekly tournaments were held before the pandemic. Darts and badminton are also available. It's definitely a relaxing place to meet up with friends and a serene event venue.
How Much is a 3D Parcour Archery Game?
A menu to choose from based on the number of arrows as seen below will be presented to you:
What to Expect During the Archery Activity?
Archery is open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM and the suggested duration of the activity is 2-3 hours.
A trainer assigned to you will provide you with the rental archery equipment. He/she will guide you throughout the activity.
The 3D Parcour training ground is a jungle setting enclosed within a 400-meter bamboo fence shaded by tall coconut and old mango trees. Hitting targets with friends and family makes it even more fun.
I am a beginner. I first discovered archery in 2004 at the backyard of my in-laws' family home in France. I have never played after that. The first time I tried the Parcour here at Archery Asia was back in 2019.
After a round of arrows at the warm-up target range, we began our 60 arrows set obstacle course.
The last part of the obstacle course allows you to shoot at the bullseye and a suspended tennis ball. My husband and I are so proud to have hit both targets.
@iamyohann was surprisingly quite great at it. As for me, "C'etait toujours la chance du debutante." - it was always beginner's luck.
If ever you decide to travel to the Philippines and visit Southern Cebu, check it out for yourself and let us know what you think.
Have you tried archery before? Do you like it?