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Batanes Escapade: See North Batan's Attractions

Batanes is characterized by beautiful landscapes and a distinct culture. These have attracted tourists this small island province. The tours on the islands have designated routes such as North and South Batan, Itbayat and Sabtang.


If you're taking the North Batan tour, here are some of the places you will see.
Basco Church




The inhabitants of Batanes are primarily Catholic because Spanish influence spread throughout the country. The Basco Church or Santo Domingo Cathedral is more than a century old. It has undergone reconstructions and maintenance work throughout its lifetime.

Vayang Rolling Hills





The Vayang Rolling Hills typifies Batanes' landscape with its verdant hills. On a clear day, you'll get a beautiful contrast of colors; blue, white and varying shades of green. There are walking trails that lead to viewpoints.

Basco Lighthouse




Perched on Naidi Hill, the Basco Lighthouse stands six stories high and has a viewing deck that provides 360, bird's eye views of the surroundings. The current lighthouse isn't an ancient structure, but its location was where the first lighthouse was constructed in Basco.

Valugan Boulder Beach




Valugan Boulder Beach is unique; as its moniker states, its shore isn't lined with the usual white sand you see in the country, but boulders of varying sizes and shapes. This destination is an ideal photography spot, our guide told us the best time for this is during sunrise.

Tukon Church




The prominent Abad clan of Batanes had this beautiful stone church built so they could have a place of worship they can just walk to. The family initiated the construction, but the community followed in making their contributions soon after. The church is a showcase of local design and ingenuity.

Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel




The Japanese had this network of tunnels dug as a hideout during World War II. Inside you'll see some rooms, a guard post and water reservoir.

These are just some of the attractions you'll see during your North Batan trip.

For other places of interest in Batanes, you can check these links out:


Fees

P1000 - for a tricycle tour of North Batan
P350 - environmental fee

Where to Stay

You have several options when it comes to places to stay in Batanes.





Booking a Tour

For a stress-free trip, get a package to explore North Batan's destinations. Wakay Tours is a highly rated travel agency, contact them through:

Website: https://www.wakaytours.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bataneswakaytravel/

*DISCLAIMER: I was part of a tour around Batanes with the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines.

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