Friday, February 1, 2013

Narvacan Tourism Complex: Zip-Line

The fully operational Zip-line, measuring well over 500 meters, stretches from the top of the majestic Bantay Abot all the way down to the Bay Boulevard along the coastline of Narvacan. It provides a breathtaking view of the great plains beneath the mountain range as well as the South China Sea, approximately 47 seconds from end to end at a speed of 40 kilometers per hour.
The Narvacan Tourism Complex located at Brgy. Bulanos, Narvacan is also the site of the Municipal Tourism Office.

The launching of the Narvacan Tourism Complex is a significant breakthrough for the tourism development of Narvacan, bringing the town closer to realizing its goal of becoming a premier tourist destination in the Ilocos Region.  

An up-and-coming attraction of the Narvacan Tourism Complex is the soon to be completed Container Van Facilities.  The Container Van Facilities will be used to accommodate different functions such as weddings, birthdays, conferences, meetings, film and TV shootings.  The container vans will have a restaurant and bar, roof deck, orientation/conference room and locker rooms.  The facility has an ample parking space that can accommodate around 100 cars, with a separate parking area for tourist buses and small vehicles.  It will also have an area for outdoor activities such as picnic and camping.
The Via Ferrata, a walkway to be built along the stone walls of Bantay Abot, has a distance of 900 meters from the Zip-line tower to the rappelling station.

The tourism adventure zone was dubbed, "Narvacan Outdoor Adventure Hub (NOAH)." 
To note, the 280-m vertical via ferrata in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur is the first tourism adventure in the country while the 520-m zipline is considered the longest in Northern Luzon. It was learned that these tourists’ activities were designed using high –quality equipment from abroad to ensure safety of all users.  

HOW TO GET THERE
(Manila to Narvacan) By Bus. Take a bus bound for Laoag. Travel time is 8-10 hours, so I would recommend a night trip for this. Several bus companies such as Partas, GV Florida Transport, Dominion Bus Lines, and Fariñas Transit have regular trips that will take you directly to Narvacan. Check out their websites for the trip schedules.

By Plane. Take a direct flight from Manila to Laoag via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines. Travel time is 45 minutes. Flights are usually at night, so better make the necessary adjustments on your itinerary. How to get out of Laoag Airport to the City proper. There is a jeepney that brings passengers from the airport terminal to the city proper, just look for the old man manning his jeepney. Fare is 60 pesos. Or you may take a tricycle from the airport to the city proper.

(Laoag to Narvacan) Option 1. Take a bus bound for Cubao, Pasay, or Baguio. Travel time is 3-4 hours. Several bus companies such as Partas, GV Florida Transport, Dominion Bus Lines, and Fariñas Transit have regular trips that will take you directly to Narvacan. Check out their websites for the trip schedules.

(Laoag to Narvacan) Option 2. Take an ordinary bus bound for Vigan. Travel time is 2 hours. Go to PUV terminal beside Ilocos Sur Capitol. Take a public utility vehicle for Narvacan.

(Laoag to Narvacan) Option 3. Take an ordinary bus bound for Vigan. Travel time is 2 hours. Go to Vigan Bus Terminal. Take a bus for Carmen or San Fernando. Bus Companies have regular trips that will take you directly to Narvacan.


Narvacan Town Proper to Bulanos, Narvacan. Take a tricycle for Bulanos, Narvacan. They have regular trips that will take you directly to Narvacan Tourism Complex.

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