Ilocosighting (Day 2): Cape Bojeador Lighthouse and Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

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Beautiful nature – this is what I witnessed as we progressed to the second day of our Ilocos tour. I know the Philippines is such a gifted country when it comes to natural resources. In this post, I am going to share the wonders of nature in Ilocos.

To those who are curious about day 1, Here it is: Ilocosighting (Day 1)

Just a heads up, I am not paid to write this.

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Happy birthday! :*

Since it was Jona’s birthday, we started the day with breakfast and candle-blowing.

By the way, we stayed at the Paty Garden Inn. The room given to us is more spacious compared to the hotel room I stayed in Parañaque.

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

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Our first stop is Cape Bojeador. I am so excited to see what’s in store for us at the top. This is because I love lighthouses. Here’s a post on one of my trips to a lighthouse: Bonding with Parolas

The Cape Bojeador Lighthouse is sitting on top of the Vigia de Nagpartian Hill in Burgos, Ilocos Norte. It was created during the Spanish Colonial period, and first lit in 1892. It is used to guide the galleons as they sail by. Even today, the lighthouse still functions as a guide for foreign vessels.

Once you’ve climbed the stairs, you will be greeted by a veranda. It leads to a pavilion, which overlooks the beautiful South China Sea on one side, and tree-filled mountains on the other side.

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The pavilion has been converted into a museum. Other rooms are also found with beds, probably for accommodation.

From the veranda, you have to pass a hallway and a staircase to get to the lighthouse. Jpeg

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

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Its name was derived from the Ilocano word “puraw”, which means white. Well, you can tell why it was named after such a word. Sculpted by nature and time, Kapurpurawan Rock Formation stands magnificently by the waters as a big white limestone art.

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Aside from the limestone formation, there are other neat stuff to see in the area. Locals also offer activities such as horseback riding and mountain climbing.

Not to mention, a statue of Lam-ang with a crocodile can be found in the area.

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I am trying to take a peek at Lam-ang’s butt. 🙂

Lam-ang is the protagonist from the Ilocano epic poem entitled “Biag ni Lam-ang”. This roughly translates to The Life of Lam-ang.

Beware though, it’s very hot when it’s sunny. Shade is very limited in the area, so you better have your sunblocks and umbrellas ready!

That’s it from me for now. The next post will still be about the second day of our Ilocos trip. I hope you’ll check it out too!

How about you? How many times were you able to experience nature’s majesty? Let me know some of them by commenting below.

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Peace out!

 

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36 thoughts on “Ilocosighting (Day 2): Cape Bojeador Lighthouse and Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

  1. This made me remember my first visit in these places. Good thing for you cause you have took good photos of it. I want to good back to Ilocos Sur and Norte again. I like how you transmit your words that rhymes to your photos. Keep traveling and blogging!

    LaiAriel

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  2. Every trip I go to I find nature to astound me! This world really is beautiful. Your photos look really great and it looks like you had a wonderful time. Lighthouses are pretty cool and I love to go inside if I can!

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  3. I have been to Ilocos Norte before. I have been to the lighthouse you describe here. However, we had to skip Kapurpurawan because we had small kids and senior citizens in our group. Hope I still get to see it someday. – Fred

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  4. You are so right, The Philippines is indeed blessed with so much natural beauty. I’m hoping to visit for a week in the not too distant future. With so much on offer it will be tough to decide what to see given I know it’s impossible to fit everything in 1 week. Looks like this is another location I will have to add to my list 😀

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  5. Wow! Looks like an amazing adventure!!! We went to Ilocos a few years back but my family and I didn’t get to go to see Kapurpurawan Rocks 😞 so sad hehe.

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  6. This is my favorite place in Ilocos. As well as the Kapurpurawan rock formations. The views from over the top of the lighthouse was amazing! The breeze is so cold! And the white rocks at the formation were too good to be true! Such a gem in the province of ilocos!

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  7. Ilocos looks very beautiful and I wouldn’t mind exploring the area in the sunshine, I love hot weather. The rock formations are very impressive and it’s awesome that you can explore them. I found it funny to see a statue of a guy on a crocodile there. I have to do some research about the story, I didn’t hear about him before.

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  8. I haven’t heard of this place before so it’s lovely to read of your experience, and the views are fabulous! Will have to check it out when we are in the Philippines next year!

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  9. Awww, this is beautiful and quite interesting, too! Unraveling the mystery and origin of these things can be really fun. And oh, I find that Lam-ang story quite fascinating since elementary. Ilocos is certainly a place worth visiting!

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  10. I’ve never been to the northern part of Ilocos. I’ve only explored Ilocos Sur a few times. I have to put Ilocos Norte in my must-visit place in the country. Hopefully I can travel to this province soon. 🙂 I like your photos and how they project the beauty of the place. -Claire algarme

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  11. Love visiting lighthouses, we have quite few in the states. Looks like quite a beautiful place. The terrain looks way cool to do some exploring. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I really enjoyed travelling the Philippines and seeing your first picture reminded me of Filipino breakfast so much. The lighthouse looks like an interesting place to visit. Hopefully, I will get a chance to visit one day.

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  14. That’s a very very nice photo you have there. The one I believed to be in a lighthouse behind some stairways? The dark surrounding with you brightly lit in the middle is totally eye-catching! Can’t wait to see more of your photos!

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  15. Wow, what an amazing place! I would like to go there and take some good shots, I love the rock formations. You are so lucky to see it in person!

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  16. I am a GI (genuine Ilocana) but I’ve never been to Ilocos Norte or Ilocos Sur yet. Thank you for sharing with us a glimpse to your trip. I’ve long been wanting to visit both provinces most especially the Kapurpurawan and now I have an added reason to go. For now, it’s still on top of my bucket list. I’m not big on visiting lighthouses at this point as I have had seen so many lighthouses in Denmark already.

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  17. Nature at its best! This is always one of my bucketlists and would love trying to check out if I have the opportunity. Cebu has been endowed will Nature’s gift from mountains to beaches so I have also a fair share of nature tripping. Hehe! I’ll be reading the day 1 of this tour too! 🙂

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  18. Ilocos is one of my must-visit places for the next few years so I am really digging your posts about the many lovely places there. My son would also really love to see a lighthouse upclose so I am really eyeing to visit Ilocos very soon. Hopefully, this plan will push through this year. I am all excited to see all these marvelous works of nature in person and hopefully take as many photos as we can muster!

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