Batanes is the smallest province in the Philippines but tranquility, pristine beaches, off the beaten tracks, and breathtaking seascapes are just some of the wondrous features that await you in this island in the Philippines.
Best Time To Visit Batanes
The ideal time to visit Batanes is from December to May as these months are considered as dry season. For someone who loves the cold atmosphere you may then try to go to Batanes during January and February, but for travelers seeking to calm their minds and ease their worries, Batanes will surely give you peace of mind you deserve any time of the year.
MUST VISIT TOURIST SPOTS IN BATANES
If this is your first time to visit Batanes or even if you are a returning visitor to the province, and your 3-day staycation is not enough, let this list be your guide to include in your bucket list and never miss a picturesque destination while in Batanes.
The only lighthouse in Basco where you can climb up to the top. The lighthouse offers a very nice view of Mt. Iraya, the West Philippine Sea, and the whole Basco town. The top of the lighthouse also offers a clear view of Sabtang and Itbayat Islands.
This features semi-fine white sands and perfectly situated between rocky cliffs at the connecting road of Mahatao and Ivana.
Going to Itbayat Island requires you to exert extreme effort and have a lot of patience since the island’s topography is indeed rugged and difficult to explore. If you are disappointed with the modernization in Metro Manila and you’re up for an adventure, visiting Itbayat Island will definitely give you joy and satisfaction. Itbayat is home to more than 3,000 Ivatan considered as the first batch of inhabitants on this island. Not to mention Torongan Cave, stone houses and Maria Imaculada Church are all located on this island.
Fountain of Youth
From the capital town of Batanes, you just have to ride a tricycle for around 40 to 45 minutes to arrive in Diura Village. From the village, a 30-minute hike can get you to the natural spring. Traveling to the Fountain of Youth is all worth it, as the cold and clear water from the hills of Imnajbu, large nipa hut, small grotto, stunning view of Mount Iraya and waterfall on the side will welcome you upon your arrival. To ensure that you will never feel hungry, it’s best to bring your food and water since there are no stores available in the vicinity here in the Fountain of Youth.
Dipnaysupuan Japanese Secret Tunnels
Your visit to Batanes,
Vayang Rolling Hills
Do you remember a scene from the “Sound of Music” film where Julie Andrews was singing in lush green hills with grasses and trees? That’s how it feels like when you’re in Vayang Rolling Hills, plus the carabaos, cows, and horses make this place even more perfect to give you jaw-dropping scenery of Vayang Rolling Hills.
With all these top tourists spots in Batanes, you never want to go back to Manila again.