A day after the laidback stroll amidst the pine trees in Baguio City, the Lakbay Norte group hopped into the cool bus (literally and figuratively) of Victory Liner and continued the journey.
The next destination: La Union.
Last year, I visited San Juan, La Union, where I braved the waves and surfed. This year, I discovered a new adventure budding to grow in the surfing capital of the North.
The bus stopped at Flying V along Marcos Highway. When I alighted from the bus, I saw a coaster with the name Pugo Adventure. We transferred to the coaster which brought us to Pugad (short for Pugo Adventure).
The place was indeed a nest of adventure offering ziplines, ATV, rappelling, wall climbing. I can’t wait to try all of the activities for the day.
After filling up the waiver form, the staff of Pugad put on the harness and the helmet (the necessary gears for safety). I chose Package 1: 3 ziplines, Rappelling, Wall Climbing for 1,000 pesos. Imagine, three ziplines in one destination! How cool is that?
The adventure began by riding a truck on our way up to the first jump-off point.
FLY like Superman
Zipline 1: The longest, highest, and has the most picturesque view among the three ziplines
Length: 400 meters
Height: 250 feet
Duration of the slide: 30 seconds
The staff tried it first. Wow! No helmet. That’s not the SOP, of course. When it was my turn, I just can’t help but screamed. It wasn’t my first time to zip. Yet, I always get the adrenaline rush! I love the feeling of flying with the wind.
Zipline 2: The fastest among the three
Length: 250 meters
Height: 160 feet
Duration of the slide: 10 seconds
Unlike the first one, the second zipline was done in a sitting position. It’s not as picturesque as the first one. But it’s fast! The challenge was actually not on the zip itself but on the steel ladder. Descending from the ladder made my knees shake. The steel ladder was high and a bit slippery. So extra caution was needed. Baby steps. One step at a time.
Zipline 3: The basic and beginner’s zipline
Length: 250 meters
Height: 60 feet
Duration of the slide: 20 seconds
The excitement dropped. Maybe because the view was a construction site. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the ride.
After zipping, I then tried the all-terrain vehicle ride! ATV was love! It gave me the freedom to drive like a racer! The race track has a total stretch of 2.5 kilometers. The final obstacle was the four-feet hilly slide! Winner!
How to get to PUGAD:
*Buses going to Baguio pass by Marcos Highway. Alight at Flying V. Pugo Adventure’s coaster bus will pick you from there.
Landline: 072 603-1592
Mobile: 0927 6672619