Friday, March 8, 2013

Paoay Sand Dunes goes to the EXTREME!

Most of us didn’t know there is a landscape in the Philippines that is a favorite destination not just of tourists, but of sandboarders and surfers- the Paoay Sand Dunes.

Paoay Sand Dunes is an 85-hectare spread of sand and wild landscape covering to both municipalities of Currimao and Pasuquin in Ilocos Norte. Just few minutes of walking, you will see the beautiful beach of Suba.  I really can’t imagine how the hill of sands built in this place. It' really amazing.

Ever since, I really want to see a real desert. Every time I saw a movie with desert scenes, I’m imagining myself I was there. Hehehe.  Some of the best deserts I know are Negev Desert in Israel,  Great Victoria Desert in Australia, Tadrart Acacus Desert in western Libya,  Baja California Desert, Kolob Canyon (part of Zion National Park) in United States and Atacama in Chilean Coast Range. Hopefully I can visit these best deserts in the world .

The desert in the north became famous to the locals because of the movies, Panday by Fernando Poe and "Temptation Island," which starred by Marian Rivera, Ruffa Mae Quinto, Heart Evagelista, Solenn Heusssaff and Lovi Poe. So sad to hear I missed to watch these movies..

If you are looking for an extreme adventure, ride on a 4x4 wheels.  The stunning 4×4 brings together a great combination of thrill and excitement. You will definitely feel the bumping of the car. Please be careful and follow the instructions of "manong" driver to prevent injuries. Protect as well your camera from dust and other particles which extremely just around the area.  You’re also bounded to be dirt. Hehehe.

Sand surfing is another exciting activity that you can do in Paoay Sand Dunes.. Yeah read it right...SURFING on the SAND DUNES. It’s really recommended. The 4×4 ride with sand boarding is Php 1500-Php 2000 per person.

My adventure in Paoay Sand Dunes was such an exciting experience. Even the place was not like the desert in middle east, I still feel I'm in a real desert. See you again on my next ADVENTURE TRIP. Thanks for reading :-)

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  1. WOW ang lufet mo tlga marco

  2. rates @ 1,500 for 30 mins for 5 persons to includes tour, pictorials and trails and 2,500 for 1 hour for 5 persons (maximum capacity per vehicle) to includes sand boarding, dune bashing, tour with trails and beach stroll



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