It was a lazy Wednesday when we decided to try something new in El Nido. I have always been curious about the flyers and posters green and yellow that says El Nido Taraw via Ferrata across town. We decided to try it that afternoon. Locally known as El Nido Canopy Walk.
What does via ferrata mean? Here’s the definition from Guide Dolomoti.
The via Ferrata (Italian for “iron way”) is a mountain route equipped with steel cables, ladders, and other fixed anchors, for example wooden walkways and suspended bridges. The artificial equipment renders feasible an exposed route even to the inexperienced climber, and allows those not versed in climbing technique to hike on ledges, climb vertical walls, and reach the peaks of mountains.
Note: The locals do not actually call this place ‘El Nido Taraw via Ferrata’ or ‘via Ferrata’. It is known locally as Canopy Walk. So if you’re inquiring about this use the term ‘Canopy Walk’.
3:40 PM The walk to the Canopy Walk
From our very comfortable accommodation at Sea Cocoon Hotel, we walked to the entrance of the Canopy Walk with some sidetrips to the stores for some water and snacks.