Travel Guide to Ilocos Norte: Kapurpurawan and Bangui Wind Mills

Right after our heavy breakfast, we were on the road again for our next destination – Kapurpurawan. Then we will be heading down to other famous locations in Norte before we drive back to Vigan and stay there for the night.




Kapurpurawan in Burgos, Ilocos Norte is a famous destination because of its powdery white limestone formation. Piles of limestone after limestone sculpted through earth movement and weathering create a splendid view that is so photo worthy.








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Scouting for a pre-nup location? Kapurpurawan might be the place you’re looking for!

Travel Time from Candon: 3 hours

Entrance Fee: 20 PHP (car driver excluded)




We headed down to Bangui, Ilocos Norte to see the famous windmills. This is not very far from Kapurpurawan. The farm consists of wind turbines lined along a shoreline of the Philippine Sea. These windmills have been the major source of electricity in Ilocos Norte. This is a sight in Ilocos Norte that you should not miss to see!

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Under the scorching heat of the sun, we advise that you bring the necessary essentials to protect your skin from sun damage. Apply sunblock at least every three hours, wear sunglasses and of course bring umbrella or hat.




Manila to Ilocos Norte

By Bus. You have several options for your travel via bus: Partas Trans, Fariñas Trans, and Florida Trans among others. The travel time would be around 10-12 hours so it is ideal to leave Manila at night.

By Plane. Yes, there is a convenient way to go to Ilocos – by plane. Cebu Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines offer a daily flight going to Laoag. Travel time is 45 minutes.


Getting Around Ilocos Norte

Tricycle. Yes, you read it right. You can rent a tricycle to tour you around Paoay. You can rent for a tricycle at the Laoag City proper. Although this option is economical, this might not be very convenient so  depending on what kind of traveler you are, feel free to pick your choice.

Van. Another option is to rent a van to tour you around Ilocos Norte. This is pricey compared to tricycle but very convenient and fast. If you have highly recommended van rental in Ilocos Norte, feel free to share.


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Up next would be our exhilarating sand dunes experience!

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