Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

Burgos, Ilocos Norte

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
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Jorelle F.
5.0 Stars
5

Sinfully lazy to post and review this year and it sucks! Hahaha. I'm just too tired maybe, but oh well let me redeem myself and get back on track.
By the way, this review is a backlog! 128553128553

Fell in love with the natural beauty of this rock formation in Ilocos. Can't imagine how such simple formation of rocks became a piece of heaven on earth. Though it's scorching hot, I was able to appreciate the walk around kapurpurawan. You may opt to ride a horse but we wanted to experience the rough walk.

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars
4

For our second itinerary for our 2nd day of our Ilocos Trip last April was at the beautiful Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. Located on that rocky road of Ilocos Norte. It is known for its creamy white and streamlined limestone formation which have been sculpted by different oceanic and weather forces.

The term Kapurpurawan comes from the ilocano word "puraw" which means white. We got there before lunch and it was so hot and it was a very long walking before we reach those beautiful rock formation, it was worth it! It feels like your in other country already. I never expect that our country would have this beautiful rock formation. This trip was totally memorable.

Worth the long trek and all the effort going there. I was just wearing my crocs slippers and glad I survived the trekking even if I have no idea with this activity. Just be careful when you go here as you go walking and make sure you'll have hats and shades again. There was horseback riding here and again won't leave this place without buying a ref magnet.

Thanks again to Ilocos Heritage Travel and Tours for bringing us here, we rock 128074

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Kat M.
5.0 Stars
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I am genuinely surprised with all the developments in Ilocos Norte. Our first stop was Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. The result of millions of years of geological events that led to the exposure and shaping of the limestones beside the see. It's always a spectacle to behold. 10084️ kaya lang super duper hot, And because the limestone is white it reflects the light it absorbs so parang nasa oven ka haha 128514

On the surprise factor, my last visit here was in 2012 and there weren't many stores that sell souvenirs and food. There were also no horses that you can rent (honestly it's not that far, just walk and savor the path and the view). Some parts were also paved now. There was a statue of Lam-Ang fighting a crocodile... And... There are actually windmills in Kapurpurawan!!! When did they install this?! Ano to extension ng Burgos Wind mills? Ang saya!

Kudos to the Tourism initiatives of Ilocos Norte. This province is large and travelling from one touristic site to another is made easy because of their efforts. 128522

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Jhenn Y.
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Natural beauty! 128525128077🏻128076🏼

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Marjorie G.
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What I consider as the best place that I'd been to Pagudpud is Kapurparawan Rock Formation in Burgos. To get there you have to to move down the hill and go horse-back riding (PHP100 per person, two-way). The name of my guide is James, a thin old man with dark brown skin and a toothy grin. He calls me “Ading,” which according to Kuya Vincent is an Ilocano word for “young sister.” James horse is named John Paul, a brown-colored, scrawny horse that was a little restless.

So why did I love the place? ‘Cause it’s a masterpiece! Imagine seeing these huge white rock formations, in shapes that made them look like they’d been sculpted, the sea and the raging waves crashing to the shore, the uneven grounds made of rocks and dead coral reefs, and craters of different shapes and sizes, some even look like a bathtub. What I’m trying to say is, Kapurparawan is every photographer’s utopia.

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Eric N.
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The Kapurpurawan rock formation is located on the northwestern tip of Ilocos Norte on rocky coast of Burgos, fronting Bangui Bay.

The term “kapurpurawan” comes from the Ilocano word “puraw”, meaning white. And that aptly describes the towering creamy and streamlined limestone formations, especially in broad daylight when the sun touches this natural wonder.

Sculpted and formed thousands (maybe millions?) of years by accumulation of particles deposited on the shore by different oceanic and weather forces in a very long process called sedimentation, it is a testament to the powers of Mother nature.

Because of its natural and even mysterious beauty, the rock formations were even used as an onsite location for one of the Metro Manila Film Festival entries “Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote, at si Ako”

The best time to see the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation is early morning. Not only do you avoid the scorching heat by mid-day but this also allows you the luxury of enjoying the picturesque morning sunrise with perfect blue seawater and immaculately white limestones in your views.

The rock formation is approximately three kilometers from the main highway so be prepared for a short trek. Or maybe go on horseback, if that is your cup of tea.

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Veronica A.
5.0 Stars

perfect spot for prenup pictorial 128525128525128525

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Louella D.
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Because when you stop and look around this life is pretty amazing. 128522128158

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Gladys M.
4.0 Stars

To reach your destination you can ride a horse. New windmills can also be seen in the place.

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Jef B.
4.0 Stars

Art of Nature!128077

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Jac Motors Y.
5.0 Stars

The best scenic view. Hands down.

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Kenrick C.
5.0 Stars

Caution: i will talk more about the windmills that is more or less beside the rock formation. Although, you can visit both at the same time. Hitting 2 birds with 1 stone 128517

For our IDCRAFT class, we had a field trip to Ilocos! There was so much stuff to say! We went there by bus. It was a long trip but it wasn't boring because the bus was full of people who are fun 128513 make sure you don't bring anyone boring as the trip will also get boring 128540

Before we went to the Rock Formation, we needed to trek along the mountains to get to the destination. But they also offered horse back ride for 100php ROUND TRIP! So, it was kinda worth it as it was my first time horse back riding 128514 my butt hurts..

From the distance, i could see the windmills and watch it in awe 128565 it was cool to watch! But you know what's even cooler? Seeing it up close! We went up close to the windmills! And it was taller than what i had expected 128517 i felt scared as it turns because it looked like it could hit you right the face :-)) beside the windmills, was a cerulean blue ocean. The cool breeze would make you really calm as you hear the splash of the ocean. In addition, the view was amazing as you watch the peaceful ocean.

🚸 WARNING 🚸 never wear shorts when strolling on the windmills! The grains of sand will surely spike your legs with sand when wind is coming. Trust me, don't ever walk with shorts here 128557

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Corinne R.
5.0 Stars

Best place for me in Ilocos more than Calle Crisologo in Vigan and Bangui Windmills, emphasizing the beauty of God's creation. 12781197299728

After a walk tour, we decided to ride a horse since the hot weather was making us too tired to go back walking again. I wanted to post panorama pictures though but I think this one is my best shot. Lol.

I tasted empanada here which compensated tiring weather and very friendly Ilocanos! 5/5 128588

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Marinel D.
5.0 Stars

Kapurpurawan Rock formation in Burgos, Ilocos Sur is one of the highlights of our Ilocos Tour. From our van, we rode a horse going to the rock formartion and we are so amaze with these big creamy limestones made of 3 w's. (wind,water,waves). In Ilocano, Kapuraw means white. It really has a big white rocks facing west philippines sea. Its a must see in the North! 128522

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Wendell L.
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These breath-taking creamy white limestone formations are definitely worth your time while exploring the North! These gems are naturally formed by the help oceanic waves and weather.

Make sure to bring shades, or other things that can protect you from the sun. You may also want to bring water because the view is quite far from the parking. I think you can also rent and ride a horse.

You will walk through a long yet beautiful trail surrounded with plants. Also, you will pass by a statue of Lam-ang, one of the characters in an Ilocano epic. Also a bonus to the view is a closer look of some windmills.

Put this now on your list of to-visit places! You will not regret it! 128521

#loolooexplorerpackgiveaway. 128517

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Carol Ann B.
5.0 Stars

One of the places you need to drop by when visiting Ilocos Norte. Impressive wonder of nature

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Liezzy M.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Hazel M.
5.0 Stars

When I planned our vacation, this place is the one that I am most excited about. I just can't believe that it was all built by the waves of the ocean and it is pure sand so I needed to really see it.

It was quite far from the parking area and you need to walk going down to the ocean. There are horses waiting down if you don't want to hike under the heat of the sun. 97289728️ It costs 100 pesos for a two way ride 128052.

After a tiring walk, we saw the rock formations. The tour guide was explaining how it was formed and what rock formations depicts an alligator, a bath tub and etc. Good thing the tour guide is there to help us take angled pictures to make it look like we were being eaten alive by an animal and etc. 128517

One tip when you will go here, put some sunblock, bring an umbrella and an ice cold water 128531

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Jaypee D.
4.0 Stars

The white rocks of Kapurpurawan in Burgos, Ilocos Norte – sculpted through time by 3 Ws - the forces of the wind, water, waves. "Puraw" in Ilocano means "white".

TIP: The rocks are whitest during April to May. Avoid going here at noontime as it can get scorching hot. Best to go early morning or before sunset.

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Erycka S.
4.0 Stars

Kapurpurawan came from the root word "puraw" which means white. (ilocana here! 128556)

Entrance fee of 15/pax. If you want to go near the rock formation you have to walk like 200-300mts!! Oh, don't forget to bring hats or umbrellas!! In case you don't have, you can rent for one.

The surrounding is full of windmills. The Burgos wind farm. Still recommending you to try the Bangui windmills. It's way better. 128522

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