Although I've seen photos of this place, I couldn't really imagine how the Philippines would have sand dunes as I had never before seen anything like it. According to our guide, this place looks like a desert during summer, with no greenery as it would then be too hot for plants to thrive. To me, the sand looked more like soil (as I'm used to white/yellow sand in beaches) except the sand was so soft and and fine and it doesn't really stick to your skin or clothes as much as normal sand does.
When I first booked this trip with J2F Travel and Tours, I didn't really get why you have to pay a fee to ride a 4x4 - sounded too simple to me. Apparently, this ride is like a rollercoaster. You stand up at the jeep's back and hold on for dear life while the driver speedily swerves and drifts and drives up and down the sand hills while seemingly not knowing how to step on the brakes. We were scared but decided to go for a second ride after the first 30 minutes, and this time we asked for a semi-extreme ride. My neck and arms were terribly sore the next day. In fact, they didn't feel just sore, they felt painfully inflamed. Worth it though!
Once you pay for the 4x4 ride, you also automatically get free sandboarding.
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