Batanes Travel Guide for First-Timers (Budget + Itinerary)

A trip to Batanes is something you’ll have to do at least once in your lifetime.



How To Get to Batanes

The fastest and easiest way to get to Batanes is by air. It has an airport (Basco Airport) which is located in the town proper. Travel time is about 1hr to 1.5 hr.

  • Skyjet
  • Philippine Airlines



Top Places to Visit in Batanes

North Batan (Basco)

  • Mt. Carmel Chapel


  • Radar Tukon Station


  • Idjang Ruins
  • Fundacion Pacita


  • Japanese Tunnel


  • Boulder Beach Valugan


  • Sto. Domingo Church
  • Vayang Rolling Hills


  • Naidi Hills, Lighthouse


South Batan (Uyugan, Mahatao, and Ivana)

  • Chawa Viewing deck
  • Mahatao Boat Shelter Port
  • San Carlos Borromeo Church
  • Old Spanish lighthouse
  • Blank book signing
  • Blue Lagoon
  • White Beach or Maydangub Beach
  • Spanish Bridge
  • House of Dakay
  • San JoseChurch
  • Honesty Store
  • Uyugan Village
  • Muchong View Point
  • Our lady of Meraculous medal paris
  • Alapad Rock Formation
  • Racuh A Payaman or Marlboro Country
  • Tayid Lighthouse


Port of Sabtang


  • Savidug Village


  • Sto. Thomas  Aquinas Chapel


  • Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint


  • Chavayan Village


  • Morong Beach and Nakabuang Arch




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