Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, White and Beautiful

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Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

Nature, on its own, has the ability to create amazing masterpiece over time. One in the likes of Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, a delicately made natural art, beautiful yet fragile, a jewel of Ilocos Norte.

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, a beautiful and unique art created by nature itself.

Standing beautifully in the coast of the town of Burgos, fronting the roaring waves of Bangui Bay, Kapurpurawan Rock Formation was formed thousands (or even millions) of years ago by accumulation of particles deposited to the shore by the forces of sea waves and wind, with the aid of gravity and time. It is a very long process known in science as sedimentation.

The term Kapurpurawan is from Ilocano word “puraw“, which means white, obviously because of its color specially on broad daylight when the sun touches the natural sculpture. It is an icon of Ilocos Norte, a source of pride, one of the must visited sites of the province.

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
A closer look at the formation reveals its whiteness

The best time to visit the Kapurpurawan is on early morning to avoid the harsh sun and the crowd. The rock formation is approximately three kilometers from the main highway, which means that one needs to trek along a ragged trail or go horse back riding for only P50 to see it up close.

To date, due to vandalism and the fragility of the rock formation, the local government has sealed off the area, preventing tourists from climbing Kapurpurawan. But it should not stop you from visiting the place. Just seeing it in real is worth the long trek and all the effort of going there.

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, one of the most visited sites of Ilocos

Never miss Kapurpurawan Rock Formation when in Ilocos Norte. A trip here and other nearby attractions such as Cape Bojeador Lighthouse and Bangui Windmill can be done in a day, the cheapest is by tricycle for a standard rate of  P600 for a group of three.

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7 thoughts on “Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, White and Beautiful

  1. Just been there today. Tricycle drivers are dishonest so beware. The destination is ok. Always be clear with prices before renting a ride.

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