8286946256_4487c30d9c_zBefore Burgos was named after the martyr priest, the invading Spaniards once called the town, Nagparitan, which means “prohibit”. Early inhabitants of the coastal town, bound by hills and mountains, were called Mumbari, a fierce group of natives who antagonize the Spanish missions. The Mumbari made Burgos  a tough town for conquistadores. Today, Burgos is easily accessible to both local and foreign visitors, welcoming them to their town’s famous tourist attractions. Coincidentally during our trip, we’ve encountered slight “prohibitions” but, unlike the conquistadores, circumstances weren’t really made to be a pain in the “a”. See Burgos’ well-known tourist destinations in this Road Trip to Ilocos Norte 8: Kapurpurawan Rock Formations and Cape Bojeador Lighthouse.
8286170323_6065d72789_zDust rose from the ground as we drove through a dirt road flanked by trees and hills on both sides. We were off to the jagged coastline of Burgos where a spectacular rock formation was said have outshone its neighbors, and that’s what we were about to find out, beginning with a short and easy hike.
According to a friend who once visited the rock formations, the newly-built path made the hike more convenient and much accessible than before where tourist have to walk on rough terrain made of rocks, shrubs, and small pools of water. And if you’re not the hiking type, a horseback ride is a good alternative. Either way, both routes offers a scenic view of the South China Sea on the way to the rock formation.


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