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When in Ilocos: Zip-lining at Hannah’s Beach Resort

Hannah’s Beach Resort; Richel Goes Places

When I asked my cousin if she wants to ride the zip line with us, she told us, “What? Are you crazy? I don’t want to die!” Okay, so that’s non-verbatim but she really used the words crazy and die. I see her point. The zip line I’m talking about is the one located in Hannah’s Beach Resort, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. It is reportedly one of the longest zip lines in Asia over water. It’s 1.2 kilometers long and makes its way through the Blue Lagoon before reaching Hannah’s Beach Resort.

Hannah's Beach Resort; Richel Goes Places 4

A peak of how long it was. That was my palm covering a good portion of the photo.. Sorry!

I was second-guessing myself if I really want to try it out. Although it’s not because of fear, it was because of the price. It’s worth PHP800 (USD 20) for a sitting position zip line and PHP900 (USD 22.50) for the superman one. It’s only one way, by the way. From Hannah’s resort, there would be a jeep that will take you to the other side of the zip line. Given that the zip line is inclined downwards, I can see why it’s only a one-way trip.

Hannah's Beach Resort; Richel Goes Places 4

Suited up and ready to go!

My uncle finally convinced me. Something about how it’s easy to earn back money, but not the experience. Whatever you say, tito. I’m still irked you didn’t invite me to go watch the International Hot Air Balloon Festival last February. Along with another uncle, we paid and made our way to the zip line station.

Hannah's Beach Resort; Richel Goes Places 4

Hannah's Beach Resort; Richel Goes Places 4

Hannah's Beach Resort; Richel Goes Places 4

Hannah's Beach Resort; Richel Goes Places 4

Hannah's Beach Resort; Richel Goes Places 4

Hannah's Beach Resort; Richel Goes Places 4

Hannah's Beach Resort; Richel Goes Places 4

Hannah's Beach Resort; Richel Goes Places 4

Hannah's Beach Resort; Richel Goes Places 4

Hannah's Beach Resort; Richel Goes Places 4

Hannah's Beach Resort; Richel Goes Places 4

Hannah's Beach Resort; Richel Goes Places 4

Hannah's Beach Resort; Richel Goes Places 4

Hannah's Beach Resort; Richel Goes Places 4

Seriously? It’s not that scary. It felt like you were flying over a very nice view with a few bumps in the air. I don’t know why but there were really some bumps while I was riding it. My tito felt the same way. Okay, so maybe it was a bit scary.

I still think it’s overpriced, but given that there are only a few of this kind of attractions around, I recommend you try it when in Ilocos.

PS. Most photos are screenshots from videos shot with our action camera. Forgive me for the low quality?

What’s the longest zip line you’ve ever ridden?

xoxo, Richel V.

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42 Comments

  • Reply
    Janine
    May 18, 2016 at 1:49 AM

    I miss ziplining!!! I think the last time was back in 2011 pa 🙁 I wanna try it again! And I agree parang overpriced talaga sya. Tsk tsk. But at least you enjoyed the ride naman! 🙂

    xx, Janine | Wandering Ella

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      May 18, 2016 at 10:50 AM

      Tagal na! There’s only a few ziplines available in Manila though. Can’t wait to go back to Tagaytay – where the ziplines are cheaper lol.

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    Diana Maria
    May 15, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    You’re so brave to have done this! I’ve been zip lining before but this looks so scary, but also so beautiful! It looks like you had a wonderful time in paradise, your photos are beautiful 🙂

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    • Reply
      Richel V.
      May 16, 2016 at 5:24 PM

      It’s like the other ziplines. Just longer, haha. You actually forget the fear when it’s longer and you get to enjoy the view more! For me, anyways. 😀
      Thanks, Diana!

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    the adventurer
    May 9, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    This looks like a blast! And the blue waters below you look so clear =o)

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    • Reply
      Richel V.
      May 15, 2016 at 4:07 PM

      They were! It was a dream and waters were so bluueee!

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    Mei
    May 6, 2016 at 11:42 AM

    Wait, parang di ko pa na-try ziplining! Hahaha maybe I’ve always taken it for granted because they’re almost everywhere, and thinking I can do it anytime naman haha when we went to Pagudpud, it was unexpected. Sa Bangui lang dapat kami pero napadpad kami hanggang sa Pagudpud hahaha

    My friend went to Hannah’s Beach Resort and she says it’s good daw. So maybe next time I go to Ilocos, I’ll go there 🙂

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      May 15, 2016 at 4:45 PM

      I like the adrenaline of ziplines but I haven’t been able to see many of them. Only two in Tagaytay, one rollercoaster zipline in Sandbox Pampanga, and this one. I try not to say no especially if I can afford it. Not sure if I’ll be able to get back to the same place, y’know? Haha.

      Lou said her stay in Hannah’s in terrible. Hehe. The good thing is you can still enjoy the beach and other facilities (with a fee) even if you’re not staying in the resort.

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    Anne
    May 6, 2016 at 2:23 AM

    Woah what an adventure! I totally feel jealous. LOL. I’m going to add this to my travel list. 🙂

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    • Reply
      Richel V.
      May 6, 2016 at 1:54 PM

      Hope you can tick this off your list, Anne! 😉

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    panini republic
    May 5, 2016 at 12:40 AM

    I love this resort! I’ve been there once. The statues are really cook and the view is just breathtaking, I hope to try their zipline next time. 🙂

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      May 6, 2016 at 1:52 PM

      Was hoping to stay at this resort the next time they visit. The shore looks so good! And I’d probably do the zipline again! 😀

  • Reply
    Melai
    May 3, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    Exciting! I love ziplines. The initial part is scary but it feels good when you’re already gliding. 🙂 I’ve tried the longest dual zipline in Dahilayan Bukidnon. During that time, KC Concepcion and Sam Milby were filming and the director asked them to do the same zipline for like 20x. :))

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      Richel V.
      May 4, 2016 at 10:18 AM

      20 times? Doing it for three times straight might still be fun. For five times straight, it might get a bit boring. For twenty times straight, I probably would never ride a zipline again! Hahaha!

  • Reply
    The Fashion Folks
    May 2, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Looks so much fun! Xx

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    • Reply
      Richel V.
      May 3, 2016 at 10:40 AM

      It was! 🙂

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    Jane
    May 2, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Haha oh gosh I’m way too afraid of heights to do stuff like this! it’s a nice view though!

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      May 3, 2016 at 10:40 AM

      One of my reasons why I love ziplines: the view’s great + the feeling of flying! 🙂

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    Elaine
    April 30, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    What an amazing experience! We want to try that zipline when we were there last year! Unfortunately, we had to save our cash so we can buy pasalubongs. Lol. Will definitely try it next time we go there.

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      May 2, 2016 at 9:52 AM

      It was a bit pricey. Hehe. Good thing my dad let me borrow money or else I won’t be able to do it! 😀

  • Reply
    Kandice
    April 30, 2016 at 1:55 AM

    this zipline costs so much! I remember when I was scared of ziplines haha I think I still have the nervousness at the same time eagerness to ride a long zipline. I tried at least two zipline but none of them is as long as this one 🙂

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      April 30, 2016 at 9:34 AM

      Which ziplines did you try? It was expensive at the time, but looking back, I don’t regret it since I had so much fun! 🙂

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    Nerdy Maria
    April 29, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    Wow, that looks so fun and like an amazing experience! I haven’t been zip lining but I’d love to try. Though I hate heights and I am quite scared of them, so I am not sure if I wouldn’t chicken out in the end, haha 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      April 30, 2016 at 9:38 AM

      I have a friend who’s really afraid of heights but she had fun riding a roller coaster zipline and loved it! Maybe you will too, Leta! 🙂

  • Reply
    Clarisa
    April 29, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    I’ve been to Hannah’s Resort back in 2013, but I didn’t know there’s a zip line. Haha. Too bad, I would have tried it! Or is this new?

    Anyway, the longest and only zip line (lol) I have tried is the one from Crown Regency in Cebu. 🙂

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      April 29, 2016 at 4:17 PM

      I think it was already opened in 2013? Haha! How long is the one in Cebu? My tito told me of an exciting zipline in Cebu but I can’t recall its name!

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        Clarisa
        April 29, 2016 at 10:01 PM

        It’s barely a kilometre. Haha!

        • Reply
          Richel V.
          April 30, 2016 at 9:36 AM

          Oh.. I don’t think he was referring to that one! Haha!

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    ashleyclaisse
    April 29, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    I have a friend from Ilocos and she already told me about this Hanna resort and the zipline. Now I know what it looks like! Haha. And you are so brave Rich! Congrats!

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      Richel V.
      April 29, 2016 at 3:42 PM

      Haven’t even heard of it until we went to Hannah’s! Haha! Thanks, Ashley. xx

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    Aneth
    April 29, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    My friends and I wanted to try that zip line when we were there last year but we didn’t have extra money for such activity 🙁 Maybe in the future I/we will try it!!

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      April 29, 2016 at 3:36 PM

      I had to lend money from my dad since I didn’t bring any extra money on the trip as well. Hehe.

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    Jeini Relova
    April 29, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Oh my Rich. You are so brave. Php 800.00 doesn’t sound bad, the back that the distance is in kilometers. This one is included in my bucket list where I get to try Zip lines and all. We have here in our place but they are much shorter than of Ilocos. But here, I have no courage – yet – to try them. Hihi. But maybe I will try it (before I die) here in Ilocos. I can feel adrenaline rush already. Hihi. <3

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    • Reply
      Richel V.
      April 29, 2016 at 2:54 PM

      I love ziplines – especially rollercoaster ziplines. Those are becoming more popular, yey! I think it’s a bit expensive since the ones in Tagaytay are like 600 for a roundtrip ride plus photos. It’s really not that scary! I love feeling the wind in my hair. This one in Ilocos is my favorite yet. Hope you can try one soon. You might love it like I do! 🙂

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        Jeini Relova
        April 29, 2016 at 2:58 PM

        The one that I tried in Tagaytay is the Cable Car. Haha. For a short distance their charge is pricey. Haven’t try the zip line there yet. Hihi. Still no courage to do so. Hihi. Wow. I really think I will and I guess I will expand my vocal chords here. Hihi.

        • Reply
          Richel V.
          April 29, 2016 at 3:13 PM

          Haven’t tried the cable car but I think they’re the same price as the zipline? Haha!

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    Cat
    April 29, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    That looks like a beautiful place to zipline! I’ve done it before in Hawaii. We did a 9 course zipline over forests and waterfalls. It was gorgeous and gave us a view that would have been hard to see otherwise. It was scary at first, but after the first line, I wasn’t nervous for any of the others. It is expensive though!

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      Richel V.
      April 29, 2016 at 2:59 PM

      A 9 course zipline? In Hawaii? Wow! I have to google it! I’ve heard of ones going through waterfalls. I’m feeling giddy just knowing about it. Have to add it to my bucketlist! Thanks for sharing!

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    Ochi Bernadas
    April 29, 2016 at 1:22 PM

    Wow, that zip line is quite steep and looooong! What an adventure. I’ll be sure to try this when I visit Ilocos.

    Ochi | Ochi In The City

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      April 29, 2016 at 3:00 PM

      It was! Any plans on going to Ilocos soon, Ochi? 🙂

  • Reply
    Louise Ramos
    April 29, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    Looks so fun! Didn’t get to try it when we went there because didn’t really like the service we got from Hannah’s Beach Resort. Maybe because it was peak season when we went, but still, I have them on my radar as one of my unfriendliest stay, lol. Pagudpud is lovely though! Really miss the beach there.
    xo, Lou | Caffeine Rush

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      Richel V.
      April 29, 2016 at 3:18 PM

      So sorry to hear about your bad stay! We didn’t stay at the resort but we thought it looked good! Better think twice about staying there next time. The ones handling the zipline were friendly though. Hope you can try it next time, Lou! And the beach here looks really good, too! 🙂

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