An absolute geological wonder, the La Paz Sand Dunes can take you far beyond the usual tropical outskirts of the Philippines. Breathtakingly fascinating in its own right, it is a coastal desert overlooking the coastline of the West Philippine Sea and a popular tourist destination which prides itself with the adrenaline-pumping action of riding a 4x4 all-terrain vehicle and sandboarding. Time and time again, it has been a sought-after film location among local and foreign productions (Himala, Panday, Mad Max, Born on the Fourth of July) due to its landscape and proximity since it only takes a 15-minute jeepney or tricycle ride coming from the outlying district of Laoag.