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Information about La Paz Sand Dunes

4.7
70 Google reviews
Type
Natural Feature
Location
La Paz Sand Dunes, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Distance From City Center
2.0 km
Family Friendly
Yes
Average rating
4.7
Number of reviews
70

La Paz Sand Dunes

Laoag, Ilocos Norte has a natural tourist destination that offers something different from the usual beaches surrounding in the Philippines. Found close to the capital city of Ilocos Norte, Laoag City in Barangay La Paz is the La Paz Sand Dunes, a sandy coastal desert that covers a wide area of 85 square kilometers near the coast of West Philippine Sea. 

Known to the locals as Bantay Bimmaboy, La Paz Sand Dunes is a segment of the Ilocos Sand Dunes that spans the length from Currimao (north of Laoag) to Pasuquin (south of Laoag). On November 26, 1933, its significance was cemented as National Committee on Geological Sciences (NCGS) identified it as one of the National Geological Monuments in the Philippines.

This wild terrain is popular for its varying sand dunes that can be as high as 30 meters. 

 

How to get there

Unlike Paoay Sand Dunes, La Paz Sand Dunes is only 10-15 minutes away from the city via tricycle or public jeepney. It’s highly recommended to visit the area before sunrise or before sunset to avoid the heat and to have the most scenic view of the beach on top of the sand dunes. 

 

Best time to visit

The sand dunes are best visited during the summer season, specifically from November to May in order to experience the attraction without rain.

 

Entrance fee

It depends on the number of people and the cost for unlimited sandboarding. Take note most rates are good for around 4 to 5 people.

 

Frequently asked questions

What can you do at La Paz Sand Dunes?

Guests who visit the sand dunes are in for an adventurous treat, with rentable 4x4 jeeps that will take you on a rollercoaster ride up and down the sand dunes, a magnificent view of the West Philippine Sea on top, and sandboarding lessons offered by the locals in the area. 

What should you wear to La Paz Sand Dunes?

It’s best to dress in outdoor wear such as pants and shoes that is suitable for hiking up the sand.