Summer destination: Kapurpurawan rock formation in Ilocos

By Karen Flores,

Posted at Mar 08 2014 07:49 AM | Updated as of Mar 09 2014 08:32 AM


Looking for place to visit this summer? Go north and take a look at the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation in Burgos, Ilocos Norte.

Kapurpurawan got its name from the Ilocano word “puraw,” which means white. The different rock formations, created by forces of wind and waves from the ocean, are mostly white in color.

Rent a van or hail a tricycle from Burgos to go to the dropoff point at Kapurpurawan. A relaxing 10-minute walk (or a horseback ride, if you don’t feel like walking) will lead you to the beautiful rock formations.

Have your cameras ready to take snapshots of this ethereal place. It’s best to go early in the morning to avoid the crowds, as well as the scorching heat of the sun.

Ilocos Norte is a 10- to 12-hour drive or bus ride from Manila. Visitors may also take a one-hour flight from Manila to Laoag, and rent a van to reach Burgos.

Other well-known attractions in Ilocos Norte include Pagudpud, the Bangui Wind Farm, Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Marcos Museum and Mausoleum and Paoay Church.