It was my first time to ride down a hill inside a giant ball. The experience was really an exhilarating one. We were laughing and shouting the whole time. At first, I got scared thinking I’ll feel like a hamster inside but it was the complete opposite! This can be one of the wildest rides of your life! It is fun for all ages so better include this in your bucket list!
Zorbing sphereing, zorbing or globe-riding is the recreational practice of humans rolling downhill in a sphere, generally made of transparent plastic.
This is Boracay’s newest adventure in the island in addition to the usual water sports. From D’Mall it will only take you a 10-15 minute ride to the Zorb site in Yapak. The park is open everyday at 9am. It will cost you around P360-P580 or about $9-$13 per roll. It may be expensive for just a 40-second ride but for me it was definitely worth it.
Upon reaching the site, all riders are requested to sign a waiver and fill out forms that would include your weight and some medical history. We left our slippers and did a short climb uphill where the inflated ball is parked. It’s a 3-meter giant PVC ball where you can climb inside. It’s advisable to wear a swimsuit because the ball has little water in it.
There were two types of Zorb balls that we tried. One was the wet hydro where you or your friends are loose within the ball so water splashes as the ball rotates. During this ride you can either stand up, run or can opt to just lay back and slide. This ride can accommodate up to three people. The other one was the harnessed ride where max of 2 persons can be in it. Each is strapped into a padded harness so your body will rotate with the ball. This was the best ride for me, totally adrenaline pumping!
This is how we rolled: