About 15 minutes away from Paoay Lake, we went to the sand dunes of Suba, Ilocos Norte for a quick stop. This was not supposed to be part of our itinerary but since we had a few minutes to spare, we were lucky to be given the time to check the place out.
Quick Stop at Suba Sand Dunes
Paoay, Ilocos Norte
view from the bus
“Guys, 10 minutes only!” Ivan of Ivan About Town said that we shouldn’t take long as we still had some activities lined up for the rest of the day.
I was happy to have the chance to step down the bus and not just stare at the place from afar that I hurriedly took my camera out and stepped foot on the sand.
One of the extreme activities you can do in this set-up is sand boarding. Sandboarding is a board sport that includes going down a sand dune with your body on the board. It’s like snowboarding but it’s done on the sand instead of snow.
This was one of the highlights during the second installment of Lakbay Norte and it really enticed me to visit Northern Luzon.
Marcos of Ambot-Ah.com
Panoramic Views of Suba Sand Dunes in Paoay, Ilocos Norte
But since there was no board available, I was left with admiring the view of the place from all angles. 4x4 jeeps can also be driven so to explore the landscape.
Click the photos for a larger view.
Though I haven’t been to one, it felt like I was in a desert and on an egypt holiday vacation. The sun was up high and there was a vast and sandy landscape which made me want to run to the sea.
If ever I go back to this place, I’ll definitely try the sand boarding sport. For now, we simply had to jump up and down, and run around and about.
An idea hit me and I wondered how it would be like to become a human rolling pin. I’d roll my body down the slope and see how fast I could go.
But the crazy idea was cut short when we were told to go back to the bus so we could proceed to our next destination. Ah, the things that enter my mind. I know I could end up getting hurt in the process but I’d still do it anyway. Maybe some other time. ;p
Here’s a very short video clip of the Suba Sand Dunes in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. Don’t mind the talking. The wind at some points was so strong it blew sand all over my body.
Check out my other Lakbay Norte 3 adventures here:
- Lakbay Norte 3: Rediscover the North
- Surfing at Blue Lagoon in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
- Quick Stop at Suba Sand Dunes in Paoay, Ilocos Norte
- Dawel River Cruise & Bangus Harvest in Dagupan, Pangasinan
- White Water Rafting at Chico River in Kalinga
- Paddleboarding in Paoay Lake, Ilocos Norte
- Off-Road 4x4 Adventure to Puning Hot Springs in Angeles, Pampanga
- Sand Spa & Mudpack at Puning Hot Springs in Angeles, Pampanga
- Sport Fishing at Pantabangan Dam in Nueva Ecija
Food & Accommodation:
- The Manor Hotel in Baguio City
- Lunch at Kapuluan Vista Resort, Pagudpud
- Widus Resort and Casino Hotel in Clark, Pampanga
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