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.
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.
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.
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?