By: MJ Gonzales |Gogagah
Definitely, touring around in the province of Ilocos is well worth because of the interesting spots you‘ll enjoy. In the town of Burgos and Bangui alone, you’ll see the famous windmill, dragon fruit plantation, Kapurpurawan rock formation, and Cape Bojeadora, which are not far from each other.
Rustic Lighthouse, Cape Bojeador
Cape Bojeador was designed by Magin Pers y Pers in 1887 and Engr. Guillermo Brockman continued managing it till 1890. These days, it’s very rare that this lighthouse is open for the public or perhaps, it already closed. When I luckily got the chance to go inside, its interior was already old and rustic. However it still useful even its operation started in 1892. Cape Bojeador was declared National Historical Landmark on Agosto 13, 2004 and National Cultural Treasure on Hunyo 20, 2005.
Biggest and first Dragon Fruit Plantation in the North
The Dragon Fruit plantation or REFMAD-V Farm, owned by Mrs. Edita Dacuycuy, is the biggest in the north with its 13-hectare size. It’s a tourist spot that’s healthy to visit because dragon fruit is nutritious and can ease numerous ailments especially constipation. To date, the farm offers also other products made in dragon fruits such as hopia, siomai, spring roll, breadstick, vinegar, wine, tea, soap, and ice cream.
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Unlike the Cape and Dragon Fruit, there’s entrance fee in Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. But it’s nothing compare to paradise-like view you’ll see. The rock formation and entire shore is beyond beautiful that its cool venue for photo shoots. It’s one of the shooting places of 2012 hit movie “Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako” of Sen. Bong Revilla, Vic Sotto, and Judy Ann Santos.
Though Bangui Windmill or wind farm is not part of Burgos, it also tempting to go there. The farm is actually the first thing that capture you attention with 50-meter towering heights of each 15 windmill.