Burgos Lighthouse (Cape Bojeador Lighthouse), Kapurpurawan Rock, Bangui Windmills and Pagudpud
From Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, our tricycle driver drove us to Bangui Windmills that took us around 20-30 mins. Tagtag to the max..lol
Bumpy and dusty ride but the view is breathtaking. My niece and I were even screaming when we saw the huge windmills on our way.
Arrived around 2 pm and I remember I wanted to cry..lol because I was overwhelmed by its size and I could not believe I made it there! Stayed there for 1 and half hours taking pictures, looking for souvenirs and just savoring the breathtaking view.
[caption id="attachment_284" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Notice the 1st windmill.. there are 2 guys fixing the windmills at that time.
it also shows how huge these windmills are![/caption]
Bangui Windmills or known as NorthWind Bangui Bay Project is located at Bangui, Ilocos Norte. There are 20 huge wind turbines that lined up Bangui Bay facing the South China Sea and it is actually supplying 40% of Ilocos Norte's electricity. On June 18, 2005 the 1st phase of the project (15 turbines) was inaugurated and then Former First Lady Imelda Marcos, Governor Bongbong Marcos and other officials attended the event. The 2nd phase (5 more turbines) was completed in 2008.
This is a must see site in Ilocos, I highly recommend coming here early in the morning or during sunset. However, in our case, we're there at around 2pm bec. I have an itinerary that I need to follow. It was soooo hot that time but the breathtaking view is worth it.
I still remember Regine Velasquez's WOW Phils. "Biyahe Na" video in 2006 where these magnificent windmills are her background.
[caption id="attachment_289" align="aligncenter" width="474"] just some of the windmills souvenir items that you can buy there
Our next stop....... PAGUDPUD!!!
Check our detailed 4D/3N Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour:
Our DIY 4D/3N Itinerary of Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour
Our DIY 4D/3N Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Expenses / Costs
Review of Texicano Hotel, Laoag City
DAY1 – Part1: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Airport to Laoag City
DAY1 – Part2: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Laoag City to Batac
DAY1 – Part3: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Paoay Church and Paoay Lake
DAY1 – Part4: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Paoay Sand Dunes
DAY1 – Part5: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Fort Ilocandia Resort
DAY2 – Part1: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Laoag City
DAY2 – Part2: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
DAY2 – Part3: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
DAY2 – Part4: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour - Bangui Windmills
DAY2 - Part5: Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Pagudpud
DAY 3 - Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour –Vigan City
DAY4 - Laoag-Pagudpud-Vigan Tour – Vigan City to Manila