Paoay Sand Dunes: A Thrilling Adventure in the North

A wide-ranging view of pine trees and sand formations, along with an interesting roller coaster experience down the bumpy trails of Suba Paoay Sand Dunes Adventures, takes you on a unique journey inside the North.

Sand dunes are hills made from loose sand that regularly occur because of the wind and water.

The Paoay Sand Dunes in Ilocos Norte, which are strategically located near to the Suba beach, have different heights, shapes, and sizes and are not static forms since they alter depending on the direction and strength of the prevailing wind from the West Philippine Sea.

Sand Dunes or hills made up of loose sands
Sand Dunes or hills made up of loose sands.

What to expect in Paoay Sand Dunes

Experience a one-of-a-kind type of interesting adventure as they take you on a scream-worthy and breathtaking roller coaster trip along the trails of Paoay Sand Dunes in a 4×4 jeep.

Down the hill, you’ll be able to move right down to take pictures.

A 4×4 jeep will take you down the hill for picture taking.

Tip: Visit either early in the day (before sunrise) or between 5 and 6 in the evening, awaiting sunset.

Remember that the most amazing photos are those taken during the golden hours.

Additionally, you won’t need to worry about being severely burned by the heat. Just be aware that the wind will be stronger around sunset.

Panoramic Sunset at the Sand Dunes.

On the other hand, if you purchase the Tour Package (Php 2,500 for a maximum of 5 people), you will additionally have access to two photo locations.

First, you can take a side trip to the Himala Sa Buhangin Structures, which are bamboo art installations dedicated to Ms. Nora Aunor as a tribute to her Himala film, which was filmed in the same area.

Then, you can take a trip down the breathtaking view of Suba Beach, where you can stroll and take pictures along the West Philippine Sea shoreline.

The breathtaking view of the Suba Beach.

Moreover, after the hill trails, you can try the Unlimited Sandboarding (also included in the Tour Package). These includes free tutorials from trained sandboard instructors, or the ATV ride (P800/person) for 30 minutes to experience yourself going down Himala sa Buhangin Site and the beach area.

Unlimited Sandboarding 

Lastly, the Tour Package also includes a Sand Dune Tour around the 12.6-kilometer site of Paoay Sand Dunes.

The whole trip lasts around an hour, so make the most of your time and try everything!

Must Visit

At this Geological Monument Site, the sun, sea, earth, and sky are like jigsaw pieces that come together to create such a magnificent masterpiece.

Again, if you visit Ilocos Norte, don’t miss out on this adventure, and do share your comments if you’ve been here before!

Paoay Sand Dunes Adventure is located at Barangay Suba, Paoay, Ilocos Norte, near the Malacañang of the North. 

How to get here:

  • By car: From Paoay Church, take the Marcos Ave and continue onto Laoag – Paoay Rd. Then turn left to Suba Beach Road and continue to follow the road till you reach the dock area. Paoay Sand Dunes Adventure is on the left side.


Address: Paoay Sand Dunes Adventure, Barangay Suba, Paoay, Ilocos Norte
Contact Details: 0917-645-3087 or 0929-771-9036
Business Hours: Daily from 6 a.m. onwards (as long as there are tourists)

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