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Dubbed as the Philippines’ Last Frontier of the North, Batanes is a top-tourist destination famous for its picturesque landscapes and breathtaking views. Plus its impressive cultural heritage and warm Ivatan people make this elusive province included in almost everyone’s bucket list.
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Batanes is the northernmost province of the Philippines, it’s even nearer to Taiwan than Luzon! It’s also the smallest province in the country in terms of land area and population. But in spite of its location and size, this dreamy destination has been enchanting both local and foreign tourists with its unique natural attractions, traditional architecture, and well-preserved culture.
Be captivated with natural sceneries and cultural experiences at North and South of Batan island. Feeling brave? Go big riding the frenzy waves to Sabtang or Itbayat while in a faluwa. Experience a different kind of road trip while biking around Basco’s hilly terrains. Treat yourself with some Ivatan delicacies such as Lunyis, the local version of Adobo, and Dibang, or flyish fish. And don’t forget to give your warmest smile to the friendly Ivatans.
There are several transportation options in Batanes, mostly via two and three-wheeled vehicles such as private bikes and motorcycles for rent, and tricycles. Public jeepneys are available too for town to town transit.
If you opt for a convenient ride, you can go for a guided tour which arranges your transpo via tricycle, jeepney or van to take you to your must-see tourist sites.
Batanes has two airports – Basco Airport for commercial flights from Manila, and Itbayat Airport for local flights from Basco. There are 4 to 8 seater local airlines that travel to Itbayat while sea transportation is thru a motorized banca or Faluwa.
It’s no wonder why travellers are raving about Batanes. Its unspoiled beauty are seen at every place you visit – from the scenic rolling hills and inviting coasts to timeless heritage treasures and romantic sunsets. Don’t miss out on these these tourist spots and attractions in Batanes.
The hills are alive in this wide pastureland in Uyugan. More popularly known as Marlboro Country because of its green meadows, endless rolling hills, and free roaming cows similar to the setting of the famous cigarette TV ad. This spot has one of the best views in Batanes overlooking the Pacific Ocean, rugged coastlines below, Tayid Lighthouse, and Mount Iraya that even inexperienced photographers can take beautiful photos here.
Also called as Tukon Chapel, this quaint chapel in Basco is the only one of its kind inspired by the Ivatan stone houses. Although it is the latest worship house built in the province, its eye-catching architecture made it popular in social media and print ads. Perfect for romantic weddings, it also has a scenic seascape view of the West Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
Basco Lighthouse is an imposing 66-feet landmark in Naidi Hills. It was built as a working lighthouse and a tourist attraction with a viewing deck on the fifth floor. Its best for sunset viewing with the clear view of Basco town proper, West Philippine Sea, and Mt. Iraya.
Unlike other fine sand beaches in the country, Valugan Boulder Beach has a unique stretch of boulders and stones from the volcanic eruptions of Mt. Iraya. Swimming is not recommended as strong waves from the Pacific Ocean slap the shore. Nonetheless, it is still an interesting photography subject especially when there are several rock balancing arts scattered around.
This boutique hotel is set atop a hill offers more than a spectacular view. It is your home in paradise, what could be better than that? The hotel also provides assistance including airport and city transfers, room services, and massage treatments. You’ll wake up to farm to table goodness with free breakfast included.
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Check out this simple 4 day and 3 nights itinerary.
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This trip plan can also be used for tours 3 days 2 nights (3D2N), 2 days 1 night (2D1N) or just 1 day. Traveloka first, explore Batanes later!