Kapurpurawan Rock Formation: When a Mountain of Sand Meets the Ocean

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Our first day in Ilocos was indeed a tiring one. Aside from the fact that we went straight to touring after a 9 hour drive, we also need to withstand the changing temperature due to the scorching heat of the sun and the airconditioned van.

It was merely passed 3:00 in the afternoon, after having lunch at a local restaurant in which I didn’t bother to remember the name due to their unjustifiable prices (and after skipping Cape Bojeador because we were too tired to walk up the lighthouse), we reached Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. 

Based on research, Kapurpurawan Rock or White Rock in English, is a massive rock formation that juts out into the sea. Wind, sand and water are the primary weathering agents that makes it a sight to behold. 


Before you lay your eyes on the beauty of the rock formation, you will have to take a 5 minutes walk from the drop off area to the Kapurpurawan coast. 


If you're too tired to walk and not in a tigth budget, you may rent a horse to take tour and take you around Kapurpurawan. They say an hour will cost you 100 php.



Twinny and I were totally engrossed by the Kapurpurawan coast that we pulled out a mini photo session. The rocks and the waves of the ocean are just majestic, you'd have no other choice but to stare at it and pose for a thousand of photographs.






However, as much as we want to indulge and savor the place, we had no choice but to go back for our co-travelers are waiting and because the sun can't help but to shine so bright that day. We weren't able to go to the other side of the coast to view the whole picturesque Kapurpurawan Rock Formation (I know, what a bummer!), but let us make that as one of the reasons to go back.






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