Philippine Adventures: Places to Visit Up North
The Philippines is a country that offers many beautiful places and adrenaline-filled adventures. If you want thrill and adventures, then there are so many places to choose from. But you can always explore the northern part of this country. It hides many places to enjoy and put your courage to the test. Here are some of the places to visit up North.Start slideshow
Ride the dunes in Ilocos Norte
At the Suba-sand Dunes in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, a breathtaking landscape of sandy hills that seems to stretch endlessly awaits you. Its serene desserts spaces have been declared a National Geologic Monument. But calm is the last thing you will feel when you are standing in the back of a 4×4 pickup truck that is poised on the edge of a very steep hill with a near vertical incline.
In late 2009, the LEAD movement―a group that promotes adventure and eco-tourism― also introduced sandboarding, which is like snowboarding but done on sand.
Brace yourself for a death-defying ride as the driver of the 4×4 steps on the gas and speeds you down, up and sideways through the sand dunes. There is no stopping the screams so just let it all out.
As for sandboarding, once strapped in, you must gather the courage to glide down a very steep incline. It is quite normal to feel nervous―you will―but once you are over the edge and whizzing down the hillside, your nerves will give way to a pure form of excitement.
Let it rip!