The place is amazing not because it is beautiful beyond compare but because the sight of it will give you the idea on how many years it took for the limestones to form that geological deposition of minerals. The vast view of the West Philippine Sea is the silent witness of its transformation. Kapurpurawan has a beauty of its own which cannot be found in other 7,107 islands of the Philippines. Instead of sharp coral rocks that are usually offered by sea shores, it gives out rocks with formation of smooth curves.
I already had an idea on what to expect about the place as I have seen a lot of photos and articles about Kapurpurawan and each is discussing and featuring its beauty. Sad to say though, I saw less beauty than what I expected. Unlikely sights are more predominant instead. No one published a photo of the quarry nearby nor the closed portion of the rock formation as it is undergoing rehabilitation. The rough terrain that leads to the rock formation is a rugged black limestone with patches of big and small ponds. The off beaten path freckled with wild bonsai trees was covered of oil and grease from the quarry/construction site nearby. All of these things have successfully spoiled the beauty of the place. The supposedly masterpiece of Mother Nature’s art is messed up by human intervention.