Basco is a first-class municipality in the province of Batanes, Philippines. In 2007, this municipality had a population of 7,517 people or 1,469 households. Basco is serving as the provincial capital. According to the census conducted in Basco in 2015, Basco has a population of 8,579 people. Basco located in Batan Island. Batan Island is the second-largest island among the Batanes Islands. Batan Island is also the northernmost islands of the Philippines. The Basco town has a domestic airport called Basco Airport. It serves Manila and Baguio. The Basco name is after a governer-General who once led the pacification and conquest named Capitan General Jose Basco. Basco Lighthouse is one of the most famous landmarks in Basco. With a total land area of 49.46 sq. Km, Basco is divided into six Canarian villages, Ihubok I, Ihubok II, Kayhuvokan, San Antonia and San Joaquin.
The best time to visit Basco is from December to May. During those months, Basco experiencing the dry season. So, it is suitable for you to come to Basco to do leisure activities. Not only that, but you can also come to Basco at other months as the temperature in Basco is temperate.
Mactan-Cebu International Airport - It is an airport located in Cebu. This airport is an airport that serves the Cebu area in the Central Visayas region. This airport is the second busiest airport in the Philippines after Ninoy Aquino International Airport. This airport situated in Lapu-Lapu City on the Island of Mactan, a part of Metro Cebu. The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority managed the airport. This airport is known as the first international resort airport in the world. This airport is also a hub for Cebu Pacific and Pan Pacific Airlines. With an area of 797 hectares, this airport has a single runway with the length of 3,300 m.
Basco Airport - This airport is the airport that serves the Batanes province, Philippines. The Basco Airport located in the provincial capital of Batanes, Basco. This Basco Airport is one of the two airports available in Batanes Islands. The other airport is Itbayat Airport. A body of the Department of Transportation and Communications, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) classify Basco Airport as a Class 2 principal airport. Class 2 primary airport is a minor domestic airport. The CAAP is responsible for the operations for all airports in the Philippines except for the major international airports. This Basco Airport is a hub for Sky Pasada. Basco Airport also operates international flights; however, this airport not officially classified as an international airport. Many airlines fly from and to this Basco Airport such as AirSWIFT, Cebu Pacific, Northsky Air, Philippine Air, Platinum Skies, Sky Pasada, and SkyJet. As for 2017, this Basco Airport handles 104,089 passengers. Basco Airport also operated 2,702 aircraft movements in 2017.
Climate classification by Koppen classifies Basco has a tropical monsoon climate. Basco has a slightly cooler temperature during winter months compared to the other cities such as Laoag or Manila that located in South. The hottest month in Basco is in June and July while the hottest month in Laoag and Manila are in April and May. Basco has a similar temperature to Taiwan.