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in Burgos

The tourism industry in the Municipality of Burgos is not as vibrant with other municipalities in the second district of Ilocos Sur and the rest of the municipalities in the Province of Ilocos Sur.

There are other potential eco-tourism sites in the municipality like the Dissuor Falls in Barangay Bessang, Nagtinnagan Falls in Sitio Turod, Barangay Manaboc and the hidden Cabulwan Falls in Barangay Bangbangar.

The town will still engage on the process of developing the available potential tourism sites in order to make the Municipality of Burgos be known to others especially to local tourists.


Siminublan Falls

Siminublan Falls in Barangay Lubing is a privately owned property which is known for its one of a kind shape which is believed to be the footprint of Michael Angelo’s horse according to stories of local folks. Just a few kilometers away down the falls is the Arsadanan Falls which recently visited by residents and local tourist.

Siminublan Falls


Pasungol Cave

Pasungol Cave is a recently discovered attraction in the upland area of Barangay Lubing. The road leading to the cave is still muddy and rough. A short trek through slopes and rocks is required to reach this cave and the trek is not for the faint hearted. Colonies of bats inhabit the numerous labyrinths of the cave.

Pasungol Cave

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Balatinaw Rice

Black rice is a range of rice types of the species Oryza sativa, some of which are glutinous rice. Black rice is also known as ‘Forbidden Rice’ in ancient China since only those belonging to the upper class could afford to eat it.

There are several varieties of black rice available today. These include Indonesian black rice, Philippine heirloom balatinaw black rice and pirurutong black glutinous rice, and Thai jasmine black rice.

The bran hull (outermost layer) of black rice contains one of the highest levels of anthocyanins found in food. The grain has a similar amount of fiber to brown rice and, like brown rice, has a mild, nutty taste.

Black rice has a deep black color and usually turns deep purple when cooked. Its dark purple color is primarily due to its anthocyanin content, which is higher by weight than that of other colored grains.




Dap-ayan Festival

The festivity in the Municipality is the celebration of Dap-ayan Festival; Dap-ayan comes from the word Dap-ay (Igorot word) which literally means a place to meet by the leaders of the tribe during a meeting. On this event, various activities and parlor games are being held in the municipal covered court participated in by various stakeholders, NGOs, balikbayans, National and Local agencies, teachers, pupils & students from the Department of Education together with the barangay officials and residents of the twenty-six (26) barangays.

dap-ayan festival