Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Burgos, Ilocos Norte

Ilocos has always been close to my heart.

It was year 2006 when I started my travel in the Philippines and I toured in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur courtesy of the family of my bestfriend Agatha Mauricio (or simply Mau).

The free tour opened my eyes to a wider perspective of domestic travel and the perks of traveling. And from then on, traveling has been part of my life.

Summer 2013
Palaui Island, Sta. Ana, Cagayan

From Palaui Island, I traveled to Ilocos Norte. Part of my itinerary was to go to Burgos, Ilocos Norte. I missed the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation when I went to Ilocos year 2012. And so I had to go back to Ilocos  Norte.

From Sta. Ana Cagayan to Burgos, Ilocos Norte, travel time is six hours. First, I took the van to Magapit (P100.00 / 1.5 hours), followed by the GMW bus to Laoag/Vigan for 4.5 hours (P285.00).

Bangui Windmill as seen along the road to Burgos

Going to Burgos, there are two tourist spots that you should not miss seeing, namely the Bangui Windmills/windfarm and Pagudpud (specifically, Hannah's Beach Resort). These two are the best tourist spots along the way to Burgos.

Reaching the town of Burgos, I hired a tricycle for my 2 hour tour of Burgos. I hired the tricycle for P300.00 for two tourist destinations.

After the meeting of the minds, we went to the first destination.

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

Travel time from the town to the rock formation - 12-15 minutes

I took some pictures and videos and after 30 minutes, we went to the last destination.

From the rock formation to the lighthouse, travel time is 15 minutes. From the town, 20 minutes.

Burgos Lighthouse or Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
It was first lit March 30, 1892.During the Spanish colonial period, it served as beacon to the galleon ships passing Cape Bojeador. Nowadays, it still continues its function but for international vessels plying the route. The height of the lighthouse is 65 feet.

And one of the best things about the lighthouse is that it faces the sunset!

But apart from the the two prominent landmarks, there are other two tourist spots.

from www.digitalphotographer.com

Avis Falls
(1 hour drive and 30 minute trek)

Kaangrian Falls 
(more or less 3 hours drive and 1 hour trek)

And to date, Burgos is developing 31 windmills 
as against Bangui's 26 windmills. 
And Burgos even has its own fish sanctuary.

It's Really More Fun in Burgos!

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  1. Philippines is so blessed with lots of beautiful places. Avis Falls and Kaangrian Falls looks pretty awesome. Nice shot...