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The most famous natural monument of Claveria, Punta Lakay-Lakay is a mountain islet in the western end of Claveria Beach. It is obviously detached from the mainland by just a few meters - most probably the works of erosion done by breaking waves on the mountain's rocky sea cliff making it a jutting rock monument in the sea horizon that adds beauty to the landscape on sunsets.
Legend says that with a curse, a fisherman together with his wife were turned into rocks. A smaller islet beside Lakay-lakay ("old man" in Ilocano dialect) is conversely named Baket-baket ("old woman"). Old folks have a lot of stories to tell about the curse of Lakay-lakay throughout the years. Like, everytime Lakay-lakay gets mad for any reason (like poking fun of it by the unbelievers), he has the power to make the sea go wild in a moment.
It is a common tradition then among seafarers and fishermen on their way out to fishing trip when passing by Punta Lakay-lakay to make an offering. Either food floated on woods or coins tossed by the sea to appease Lakaylakay is done for a safe voyage.