Kapurpurawan Rock Formation in Burgos, Ilocos Norte

The site is a popular tourist spot because of the huge and unusual rock formations made up of white limestones.  You will be thrilled to see the gigantic windmills on the mountains, the blue sea and its foamy, strong waves hitting the rocky shores plus the spectacular Kapurpurawan rock formations which is strikingly beautiful under the sun. “Puraw” is Ilocano term for white.




Burgos is a municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines, the most north-western town on the island of Luzon.


How to Get There

You should arrange a transport with your hotel to take you to the town of Burgos, Ilocos Norte.  The visit to the Kapurpurawan rock formation is usually included in the travels offered by hotels and travel agencies.  If you will bring a private vehicle, there are a few meters of rough road so a van or SUV is suitable.

What to Bring

From the jump off point, you have to walk/hike for about 15-20 minutes to view the rock formations.  Bring extra shirt and towel specially for kids. If you arrive late in the morning it will be hot by then so bring bottled water and fan.  Also, an umbrella or hat as protection from sun while you walk to the site is also a good idea. You also have to climb down and up the stairs so a walking cane/aid and guide are good for the elderly.  Watch out for your kids, there are many tourists in the place and the area is huge, kids can get lost.

Don’t forget to bring your camera. 🙂

There is no decent restrooms/portalet in the area but if you really need to there’s an available restroom with fee near the stalls to the right.




Entrance Fee and Reservations

No entrance fee required.  No need for advanced call or reservations.  You can just walk-in. It opens only during the day.


A parking area is available for free. Expect many tourists in the area.  It can be hard to look for parking space during holidays.

Go as far as where your heart wants you to be.  Happy travels! – K


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