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Burgos Wind Farm: One of the Most Scenic Spots in Ilocos Norte

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Today, we’ll be sharing one of our favorite tourist spots in Ilocos Norte – the Burgos Wind Farm. We visited here during a 2-day tour around Ilocos provinces. I love how beautiful the wind farm is, and every corner just begs for a photograph!

What’s more surprising is that it isn’t as talked about as the Bangui Wind Mills, also in Ilocos Norte. Well, let’s change that, shall we?

About the Burgos Wind Farm

Burgos Wind Farm in Ilocos Norte

The Burgos Wind Farm is a sustainable energy project located at Ilocos Norte. Spanning over 600 hectares of rolling hills and coastal plains across three barangays in the town of Burgos, the Burgos Wind Farm is considered the largest wind farm in the Philippines and one of the largest in Southeast Asia.

It consists of 50 gigantic Vestas turbines, each 230 feet tall with massive, 150-foot-long blades that harness the kinetic energy of the wind and convert it into electricity through a generator housed at the top of the turbine tower.

The wind farm generates about 370GWh of electricity a year, powering more than 2 million households. By doing so, it also avoids 200,000 tons of carbon emissions annually.

Aside from providing clean, sustainable energy, the wind farm also provides a source of income for landowners who lease their properties for wind turbine installations. Additionally, it attracts tourists from all over the country!

Owned by EDC, the Burgos Wind Farm was commissioned in 2014 and represents a significant milestone in the Philippines’ efforts toward a more sustainable, eco-friendly energy future.

Burgos Wind Farm – the Perfect Selfie Spot

As a tourist, I love learning about sustainable projects and at the same time I loved our visit here. Burgos Wind Farm is indeed the perfect selfie spot, where you can take photos with the wind turbines and the rugged coastline at the perfect.

Burgos Wind Farm in Ilocos
Burgos Wind Farm in Ilocos
Rugged coastline views.

We then waited for the sunset, and it was amazing!

How to get to Burgos Wind Farm

Burgos Wind Farm is located in the municipality of Burgos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

The nearest major airport is Laoag International Airport. From the airport, you can ride a taxi to Burgos, which is about an hour away. Alternatively, you can ride a jeep or bus from public transport terminals in Laoag City to Burgos and then hire a tricycle or habal-habal to get from the city to the Burgos Wind Farm.

Alternatively, you can also ride a jeep or bus from Laoag City to Burgos.

Reminders and Tips

Burgos Wind Farm - sunset

Here are important travel tips before you go!

  • No entrance fee.
  • No specified opening hours, so you can go here anytime. We recommend visiting just before the sunset hour!
  • Wear your best OOTD for the perfect shots!
  • Be careful when taking pictures along the cliffside. Don’t cross the railings for your safety.
  • Make sure the weather is good before you visit.
  • There are other tourist spots you can visit near Burgos Wind Farm, including Cape Bojeador, Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, Pagudpud, among others.
  • Lastly, observe the Leave No Trace principle.

Have you been to the Burgos Wind Farm in Ilocos Norte? Let us know in the comment section below!

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