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Batanes Tourist Spots , Hotels, Travel Guide 


Hey there, my fellow Happy Trippers! Let’s talk about Batanes, the ultimate gem of breathtaking sceneries that dominate our travel dreams. You’ve probably seen those stunning photographs and movie scenes featuring its alluring landscape, making it a must-not-be-missed destination in the Philippines.

Batanes, nestled in the northernmost part of the country, boasts an unparalleled serenity and mesmerizing vistas that captivate both local and foreign tourists alike. The perfection of this place is simply enchanting, and the distance or expenses usually associated with it won’t stop you from craving that worth-it experience.

When you step foot on this island, you’ll not only be immersed in the wonders of nature, from its magnificent land treasures to its paradise-like islands but you’ll also be embraced by the rich history and warmth of the Ivatan people. The place is a true pride of the Philippines, and the following Batanes Tourist Spots are just a taste of why this place always stays on the hot list.

So get ready to be awe-struck, my fellow Happy Trippers, as we delve into the beauty and wonder of Batanes. It’s time to explore its hidden gems, create unforgettable memories, and fall in love with this extraordinary destination. Let’s make our adventure a journey to remember!

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Let’s explore the three largest islands in Batanes, my fellow adventurers!

First up, we have Sabtang Island, a haven of peace and tranquility. Nature lovers will be in awe of its natural attractions, including long stretches of white sand beaches and breathtaking steep mountains that contrast with deep canyons. To reach Sabtang Island, hop on a 30-minute ride from Radiwan Port in Ivana.

Next, we have Itbayat Island, which is shaped like a giant bowl. Surrounding the island are impressive boulders and cliffs, towering from 20 to 70 feet above sea level. Unlike traditional shorelines, Itbayat Island offers a unique and mesmerizing coastal experience.

Last but not least, we have Batan Island, the most populous island in Batanes. Here, you’ll find Basco, the capital municipality of the province, bustling with trade and serving as the seat of the Provincial Government. Batan Island is the heart of the action and the perfect starting point for your Batanes adventure.

Get ready to explore these stunning islands, discover their hidden treasures, and immerse yourself in the rich culture and breathtaking beauty of Batanes. Let’s embark on an unforgettable journey together!

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Fundacion Pacita Batanes  Nature Lodge located at  Brgy. Chanarian, Tukon, Basco Contact Numbers: 0939-9016353 (Smart) | 0917-8559364 (Globe) | Email: | [ Batanes Tourist Spots, Hotels, Travel Guide ]


BOOK HERE – 2-Day North Batan, South Batan, and Sabtang Island Join-In Tour 

BOOK HERE- 2-Day North Batan and South Batan Join-In Tour 

Radiwan Point in Sabtang

Situated at the Ivana Seaport, Radiwan Point holds a special place in the historical tapestry of our beloved country. It was on the 18th of September 1899 when brave warriors fighting for our nation’s independence landed on this very spot. As you step foot on Radiwan Point, you’ll be transported back in time, immersing yourself in the beauty and significance of days gone by.

This well-preserved piece of history allows you to reminisce and appreciate the sacrifices and triumphs of those who came before us. Take a moment to soak in the atmosphere, envisioning the courage and determination that shaped our nation. Radiwan Point is more than just a tourist spot – it’s a living testament to our rich heritage.

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Mahatao Church, Mahatao (Batanes Tourist Spot)

Prepare to be uplifted by the spiritual splendor of Batanes, as we invite you to discover the remarkable 18th-century church nestled in this picturesque paradise. The place takes pride in its deep-rooted religious traditions, and visiting this sacred site is a must for every traveler, whether it’s the first or final stop on your itinerary.

This majestic church stands as a testament to the enduring faith of the Batanes community. Its timeless architecture, adorned with intricate details and surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, creates a setting that is both awe-inspiring and humbling. Whether you choose to visit this sacred place at the beginning or end of your adventure, it will undoubtedly leave a profound impact on your soul. Let the spiritual energy of Batanes rejuvenate your faith and fill your heart with gratitude for the God-given riches that surround you. So, my fellow happy trippers, make sure to include a visit to the 18th-century church in your travel plans. Allow it to replenish your faith, provide moments of solace, and remind you of the profound connection between spirituality and the awe-inspiring beauty of this remarkable destination. Let Batanes be your sanctuary for spiritual renewal, and let its majestic church be the gateway to a truly transformative experience.

World War II Memorials (Batanes Tourist Spot)

With Batanes being commonly referred to as clothed with serenity, it is both a shock and a pride that its past is still attached to traces of war and of course, heroic acts; which is what really makes the place special.

House of Dakay, Batan Island
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House of Dakay, Batan Island (Batanes Tourist Spot)

Wanna visit that kind of house you commonly see on throwbacks at TV shows and feel that presence only long-established windowpanes and aged concrete panels can give? Then come and visit this oldest house that has been built on the island for your benefit! Currently, it is owned by Lola Florestida Estrella. This house, now considered as one of the Batanes tourist spots has been constructed in 1887 with materials normally used by other native Ivatan houses, which are by stone and limestone.

Basco Lighthouse
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Basco Lighthouse, Basco (Batanes Tourist Spot)

Batanes is the only place in the country which do have such many lighthouses. Although there are newly built ones, what serves as one of the best to wallow in is the Basco lighthouse. Why Well, just let its picturesque scene of the ocean and bistro at the side that offers the finest of islands’ cuisines explain why.

Marlboro Hills, Batan Island (Batanes Tourist Spot)

Look unto every side and you’ll have a peek at Batanes’ most visited places. Marlboro Hills, except for its lush greens all around, is like the ‘placed into a nutshell’ riches of the place  the sceneries around will speak for itself.

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Vayang Rolling Hills, Basco (Batanes Tourist Spot)

With the spectacular scenery of the West Philippine Sea combined with the manifold of rolling hills and seascapes, Vayang Rolling Hills alike Marlboro Hills is one of the most renowned locations in the place. Also, this place is home to lavished grasslands that is a quintessential mix of the calming breeze coming fresh from the sea.

Valugan  Beach, Basco (Batanes Tourist Spot)

This place features nature’s highlights through the enormous rock formations (made by Mt. Iraya’s emissions) that are exclusively found on the island’s shores and the green cliffs on view are the very matter why this place perfects what ‘paradise on water’ could ever mean.

Idjang, Batanes Tourist Spot. By Nonoyborbun (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (],


Idjang   . By Nonoyborbun (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons [ Batanes Tourist Spots, Hotels, Travel Guide ]
Idjang (Batanes Tourist Spot)

As early as 4,000 BC The Ivatans of Batanes live in Idjang. Idjang is a fortified stone fortress built on hills and elevated areas to protect themselves from invaders.


Eager to see Batanes Tourist Spots? Then, don’t forget to book your hotel room in advance.

To book your room on the island, simply click below the links/names of hotels and it will bring you to the booking site.

Amboys Hometel
Barangay Chanarian, Basco, Philippines, 3900

Batanes Seaside Lodge & Restaurant
National Road, Basco, Philippines, 3900

Batanes Seaside Lodge & Restaurant – Annex Branch
Amboy Street, Kaychanarianan, Basco,   Philippines, 3900

Den Den Guesthouse
Dita Street corner Castillejos Street,   Basco, Philippines, 3900

Troy Lodge 
096 Argonza st barangay kayvaluganan,  Basco, Philippines, 3900

R&E Bed & Breakfast
National Road Ivana, Basco, Philippines, 3902


Before you embark on your exciting adventure to Batanes, let me share some important tips and precautions that will ensure you have the best time ever!

  1. Timing is everything. Plan your visit between January and March to experience Batanes at its most enchanting. This is the best time to avoid the rainy season and make the most of your trip.
  2. Consider joining group tours to explore the various Batanes tourist spots. It’s a convenient and hassle-free way to discover the must-see sights without worrying about the logistics.
  3. Protect yourself from the unique island heat by packing sunblock and lip balm. The weather in Batanes can be quite different, so be prepared for the elements.
  4. Keep in mind that electricity usage is limited in most places, and internet access may not be widely available. Embrace the opportunity to disconnect and fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Batanes.
  5. Start your day early to make the most of your time. Batanes offers breathtaking sights, and you don’t want to miss out by sleeping in.
  6. Pack light, especially if you plan to do some hiking. Overpacking can lead to discomfort, so prioritize essential items and leave unnecessary baggage behind.
  7. If you’re on any maintenance medication, ensure you have enough supplies for your entire visit. Local drugstores may not stock all the medicines you need, so it’s better to be prepared.
  8. Opt for comfortable footwear, such as good trekking shoes or rubber-soled sandals. Some Batanes tourist spots are best explored on foot, and you’ll want to keep your feet happy and blister-free.
  9. Bring enough cash with you as credit cards may not be widely accepted on the island. However, you can find ATM machines in Basco if you need to withdraw money.
  10. Don’t forget to pack insect/mosquito repellent lotions to protect yourself from pesky bugs during your outdoor adventures.
  11. If you visit between December and February, be prepared with warm clothing or a windbreaker jacket. The weather can be chilly, so layer up to stay cozy.
  12. Consider using dry bags or Ziploc plastic containers to keep your valuables and gadgets dry and safe during inter-island travel.


Seeing the beautiful Batanes Tourist Spots requires good planning and timing. It is not advisable to visit the island during rainy days as the chances of getting stranded is quite high. Moreover, during summertime, plane fares are also quite high. Hence, it is advisable to plan ahead and check often the rates of various airlines serving the island.

The fastest and most convenient way to get to Batanes from Manila is by plane via Cebu Pacific, PAL, and Skyjet. There are also PAL flights serving Clark and Batanes.

Peak Season on the island starts from March to June for summer and November to February for the cold season. During these periods tourists are advised to secure their tickets months before their trip. For more visit PAL and Skyjet websites.

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  1. Babak Labayen

    Wooow this is so amazing! In awe of the wonders of Batanes can offer! Looking forward to be here.

  2. Hi! I just came to ask since my school’s summer schedule is from June to July, is it okay to go to Batanes during the first few weeks of June? I really want to know since my family and I are planning to go there for our vacation.

  3. This better be crossed out my bucket list this year. Thanks for the travel tips. 🙂

  4. It looks like a such a beautiful place to visit…so peaceful.

  5. Such a beautiful place, definitely adding this to my bucket list.

  6. We travel a lot I will have to add this one to my bucket list. Thank you for opening my eyes to this beautiful location.

  7. I was born in the Philippines and can’t believe I’ve never seen or heard of this place! Need to go back and make it a point to travel outside of my home town!

    I love these tips! Especially the ones about coordinating, and not exactly matching… And! Eating! Oh dear, I’ve been around hangry family member and that doesn’t always go too well


    Berniedette |

  8. This is making me even more excited to come back to the Philippines. I have to check this place out!

  9. UGH! I wanna travel outside of the states again SO BADLY!!! It’stime. I have been bitten by the travel bug. But I wanna go with my husband because traveling with him is always the best!

  10. So much history here, Love your photos, they are so beautiful. Radiwan Point is lovely, hard to believe something so beautiful survived wars.

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