NARVACAN, ILOCOS SUR – Maglibang sa iba’t ibang extreme sports habang linalasap ang maaliwalas na hangin at magandang tanawin sa muling pagbubukas ng Narvacan Outdoor Adventure Hub (NOAH).
Ang NOAH ay unang binuksan noong March 25, 2013 sa lawak ng Bolanos barangay na ginawa ng Municipality ng Narvacan ang pagbabagong-anyo na ito upang maging pangunahing tourist destination. Ang lugar ay binabakuran ng magkabilaang paikot na kabundukan at matatanaw ang South China Sea.
Ayon kay Mayor Zuriel S. Zaragoza, “Ang pagbabagong-anyo ng Narvacan ay layunin na lalong mapataas ang turismo at mapalakas ang Agro-Industrial at Eco-tourism destination ng Ilocandia, mapabilis ang paglago ng economic venture sa aming bayan at magkaron ng maraming trabaho ang aking kababayan na sa kanila nakapaloob ang tagumpay na maiangat namin muli, mapabuti ang proyekto ng LGU-Narvacan para sa tuloy-tuloy na pag-usad ng Philippine Development Plan for Trade and Tourism Industries.”
“Nais naming palakasin ito upang maging ganap na tawagin Extreme Sports Hub of the Philippines na naglaan kami ng mga bagong pasilidad para sa tradisyonal at extreme sports,” sani ni Zaragoza.
“We want the world that there’s more to experience in Ilocos Sur apart from cultural tourism and that is through Narvacan’s new ecotourism and extreme adventure site,” aniya.
Sa panayam ng Amianan Balita Ngayon kay Jose Ignacio C. Cuerdo, business development manager, “NOAH is conceptualized because of the very unique positioning of the land that gave it the complete adventure experience. When you are at NOAH you are met by the wind, sea at the front and mountain at the back. It’s a cliff mountain so you can actually flirt with verticality here, play with the wind, splash on the ocean.”
“Earth, Wind, Fire and Water, those are the elements you are in touch with here in NOAH. Earth is the mountain with complete cable protected climb at all times you can be connected with the cables that can bring you to cliffs, to the stiff side of the mountain, up vertical section and you still on the cable, the swift part of this mountain on your way down you will go on a zipline.
“Wind here is a very safe wind. Many ocean breezes at some point the wind is outward and that is danger because the wind can blow you in to sea,” ngunit paliwanag ni Cuerdo, “here, because of the positioning of the mountain the wind wraps around and pushes side shore its very peculiar side shore which means dadalhin ka lang sa baybay pero nasa baybay ka pa rin at hindi ka ilalayo nito so, very safe for sailing, wind surfing, kite boarding and the going further into the wind we observe dahil mataas din ang hangin na umaabot sa tuktok ng mountain, so we came here discover jumping off the mountain using paragliding activity.
“Fire is engine. Its motor sports very perfect because there are sands here, off-road adventure and it’s not technical. Hindi nakakatakot at point na tataob ang sasakyan mo, we can give you a vehicle to drive alone although the driver is beside you and motor is running.”
“We only charge P150 per head for camp fee facility shower and bathroom. The fees for activity base so the zipline is P300, the via ferrata including the two zipline coming back is P800, paragliding in a promo rate is P2,500 for 20 minutes standard rate…the 4X4 vehicle it will be P2,500 for 5 pax run for 1 hour and a half,” ani Cuerdo. ABN