March 06, 2017

Suba Sand Dunes in Paoay, Ilocos Norte: A thrilling sand boarding experience

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  • Famous for its attention-grabbing spots, Paoay is filled with lots of activities you can do when in a vacation. If you’re the adventurous type of traveler, the sand dunes should be on top of your list especially that it’s great for tourists in groups.

    Sand dunes at Ilocos Norte

    Started in 2007, the people from the La Paz Sand Dunes thought of the Suba part as a good spot for beginners. The Ilocos Norte has a wide stretch of sand dunes from Currimao, to La Paz in Laoag, to Suba in Paoay, and then to Pasiquin. Of all these sand dunes, people saw the Suba Sand Dunes as the widest and one that can attract more tourists because the sand slopes are not as high as the other spots. The Suba Sand Dunes is also the most popular because it is also the place where famous Filipino movies are shot such as the 1982 award-winning Himala (Miracle) starring Philippine cinema superstar Nora Aunor and the 1980 film Panday starring “King of Philippine Movies” Fernando Poe Jr. These films have their own monument located near the area for sandboarding where you can take photos with.

    Sand boarding is an easy sport to try, no need to be a pro!

    The activities they offer here in Suba Sand Dunes are 4×4 ride, All-terrain Vehicle (ATV), and Sand boarding. From the arrival area, you will first have to register your name at the tourist information center. Then you will have to line up for your turn especially during peak season. You will have to ride the 4×4 vehicle which can accommodate 5 persons maximum, as you enjoy the ride going through an uphill adventure around the sand dunes. Behind the sand dunes is the Suba Beach that makes a perfect backdrop in the place. The most famous activity here is the Sand boarding. You don’t need to be a pro to try this as there are tour guides who will assist you. You can either stand or sit as you slide through the sand board itself. You can stay for as long as you want to even when it’s sunny or rainy. Best time to go here would be during the early morning and late afternoon so that it’s not too hot. It’s also best to wear high-cut footwear or sandals as the sand might get inside your shoes. Tour guides restrict those with health problems such as asthma and those who are pregnant to do the activity for safety purposes.

    Enjoy this one of a kind adventure at Suba Sand Dunes!


    Address: Paoay Sand Dunes, Brgy. Suba, Paoay, Ilocos Norte

    Operating Hours: 6:00 til there are guests in the area

    *Note: Be sure to check their website or Facebook page prior to going as there may be times that it will be closed*

    Contact: 09176453087 or 09297719036 (Benjie Buduan, Manager)

    Facebook page: (Paoay Sand Dunes Adventures)



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