Everyone in the van was all excited upon learning that our next stop would be the sand dunes in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. I can understand why… the place is popular and it is always featured on TV. Some scenes of the famous TV/movie “Panday” were shot in Paoay Sand Dunes.
It was around 3PM when we arrived in the said place. I heard people’s uproars from a distant and I saw they just completed their 4×4 ride adventure. They must had enjoyed the ride. Though the weather was scorching hot that did not stop Ana Mae to go for a ride. She was pretty excited. Together with other two travel buddies which we made close to that time (I forgot their names, I am sorry), we decided to try their 30 minute 4 x 4 ride adventure for only PhP1,500.00
When our driver started the car’s engine, it appeared that holding a grip on the car’s backbone steel was the only way to keep the adventure safe. haha It was not scary. It was fun – the fact that my fellows were all girls who were all loud whenever we descended on a very steep road. Our driver knew where to pass to make these girls scream even more.
The sand dunes is scenic in the sense that it is very unusual. I imagined I was already in the wildest dessert of Middle East. I woke up my senses and yeah, I was in the Philippines. I was just wondering if we can raise some camels nearby… hahaha to make the place more scenic. I only saw goats.
The supposed 30 minute activity I believe took more than that. We stopped in the middle of the sand dunes for picture taking. Also the other two girls tried their luck for sand boarding. It was hot but we did not care. We just enjoyed the fact of being there.
It is good to know that the sand dunes is located nearby the sea. Breathing some fresh air coming from the sea while riding the 4×4 car was just amazing.
I totally enjoyed the 4×4 Adventure Ride. It was all worth it! That was the highlight of the day.