April 24, 2012

Majestically Burgos , Ilocos Norte

Northern part of South China Sea
Santuario de Maria Retreat House






The municipality of Burgos history tells that the municipality of Burgos was formerly called (paritan means to prohibit), it was called that way since natives of the town during those time prohibit migration of people from neighboring towns to their place. It was then eventually called Nagpartian (parti means to butcher) during the Spanish era. Nagpartian means a place where an animal was butchered, and a Spanish priest was butchered in the place, the reason why it was called that way. And in 1913 it was renamed Burgos in honor of Father Burgos thru the initiative of then Ilocos 1st district representative Hon. Santiago Fonacier.

Located at the northwestern part of Ilocos Norte Province, the municipality of Burgos is bounded on the north by South China Sea, on the east by the towns of Bangui, on the southeast by Vintar, on the south and west by Pasuquin.

One of the must see places in the Municipality of Burgos is the heritage structure called Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, also known as Burgos Lighthouse, it was established on March 31, 1892. Formerly called Faro Cabo Cape Bojeador, as it sit majestically on a hill overlooking the South China Sea. Burgos lighthouse is the most accessible of all the lighthouses in north Luzon. And it is still functioning to date, serving ships passing by the northern part of South China Sea. It is recommended to visit the lighthouse in the months of November to January, when the cold winds from winter China are felt throughout the normally hot Ilocos Region.

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Santuario de Maria Retreat House
Enjoyed being at the Burgos and thankful where we stay for a night in a great and awesome cool retreat house , Santuario de Maria Retreat House arranged with Mayor Crescente Garcia and Burgos Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Ronald Bonayon. The trip to Batac, Vigan, Burgos, Ilocos Norte, was made possible thru the initiative of our friend Ms. Lorna Ipac, the hospital administrator of Don Mariano Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMHMC) in Batac.

18 comments:

Gemma|My Dailies said...

History of the name of the place seem creepy! Lol! ....must have been a great night for y'all!

Renz Bulseco said...

Wow! The huts look cute!

Franc Ramon said...

I've been to Vigan several times but Ilocos Norte is still one place in my to visit list. I hope I can visit this place someday.

germz said...

that would be an amazing retreat experience.

eigroj said...

I've never been to Ilocos but i think it's worth exploring.... you look like u had fun in there.

Mai Flores said...

I'll be traveling to Ilocos next week, and have already planned on visiting the famous lighthouse.. so if there's still time, I might just check out this place. :)

Edmaration etc said...

Yey! All my bags are packed I'm ready to go, hehe.
I'll be seeing this soon, alone.. hehe.

yuuki said...

wow, it looks like those houses in movies meron din pala nyan sa Pinas...

sir rob said...

Stunning Ilocos, how I wish I could set foot there. If only it is not so far.

athena said...

the cottages and the houses look really old and creepy..

Francis Balgos said...

This would be a nice retreat!
I could spend a week here just contemplating.. hahah!

BTW! our country has renamed South China Sea as West Philippine Sea..
It has been for some time now, as it refers to the surrounding Sea's facing China

Noks Sosa I Tripapips.com said...

Such a nice place to visit. Ilocos will be out next destination. Yay! thanks for sharing this.

markpogi said...

Wow! another part of Burgos in Ilocos Norte to visit. ^_^

Tripper10 : Tripsiders said...

Ang Ganda naman...:)
Ang cute naman ng mga kubo... hehehe..

Salamat po sa Pag Share..:)

MaryJane Tauyan said...

wow first photo p lng naamazed nko!! majestically indeed! xx

Rachelle Bate said...

Ilocos=checked! :D
amazing photos.. I feel so ecstatic about traveling.
love these shots :)

Jazz De Guzman said...

Wow! this is good for the whole family to have a plan to have a quality time for their love ones. Someday, I will visit this place. I love to Travel Philippines

Greg Funtemayor said...

Wonderful post as well as wonderful place is this. Anyway, i would like to say I appreciate your post and I am hoping that this coming summer I will be there to travel. Thanks for this info!

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