We ran out of ideas in the Pumped Up Prank’s headquarters, so we decided to go on an adventure to clear our mind of the city life. This time, we went to Pugo La Union in a place called PUGAD (PUGoADventure). Owned by the Martin Family, PUGAD was the family’s rest house turned to a thrill-seekers’ paradise.
We arrived at 9AM to try on their offered activities. The bus ride from Manila to La Unionis about 5 hours, so I was still a little bit drowsy. After signing up the waiver forms, we headed straight up to zip line no. 1, or as they call it, the Superman Zip Line.
The zip line is about 450 meters in length ranging from mountain to mountain. The height alone will keep your blood running, and your adrenaline, pumping. My severe fear of heights and this zip line combined were enough to wake me up from my sleepy state. Even my hands started sweating just by writing this.
While on the zip line, you’ll see this amazing view of the resort and Pugo La Union.
Next up, we headed to the most daring ride I’ve ever been, the Giant Swing. It’s like being on Enchanted Kingdom’s Anchor’s Away, but instead you will be on a side of a cliff, alone, with only a harness supporting your life.
Here’s a video of how I conquered my fear of heights riding the Giant Swing:
After the ride, you’ll get into a state of clarity, being proud of yourself that you survived this one hell of a ride. We were walking to zip line no. 2, but our legs were still shaking from the giant swing. For me, this should be in your bucket list.
Next up was zip line no. 2, the fastest zip line they have. It’s about 250 meters in length, and about 10-12 seconds to reach the end.
Then it was time to do some rappelling. This almost gave me a heart attack. With a 90-degree angle going straight, I was so afraid to look down while doing this.
We then headed to ride the Argo 6×6. Riding this vehicle was like riding on a back of a drift car. Be sure to hold tight, though.
Finally, the Rundown. This one is like rappelling, but this time, facing the ground (like rappelling wasn’t enough for my fear of heights).
We tested some of their water activities as well. In this giant pool, you can kayak, paddleboat, and for the kids, there’s the sea scooter. They have 8 pools in total, from kiddie pools to 8 ft. pools.
You can get a cottage for 10 people for as low as 500, and 1,200 for 20 people.
Inside the resort, there’s a mini zoo as well that’s filled with exotic birds, and other animals—bear cats, different breeds of snake, and a tiger named Nicole.
Soon, Pugo Adventures will have rooms built for overnight accommodations, too.
Being in PUGAD made us think our whole life through. It made us face our fears and motivated us to tackle more adventures in the future. This resort is a game changer, so be sure to visit them!
PUGAD: Pugo Adventure
Pugo, La Union