Batanes Itinerary: Top Things to Do in Batan and Sabtang

Visiting Batanes for the first time? Here are some awesome things to do in North & South Batan and Sabtang in Batanes!

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A Quick Overview about Batanes

  • Batanes is composed of three major islands – Batan, Sabtang and Itbayat.
  • Batan has 4 municipalities (Basco, Mahatao, Uyugan and Ivana)
  • Basco is located in North Batan while Mahatao, Uyugan and Ivana are in South Batan
  • For you to go to Sabtang from Basco, take a trike to San Vicente Port in Ivana and then you need to take a Faluwa Boat (Travel time is about 30mins).

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Top Attractions to Visit in Basco (North Batan)

  • Mt. Carmel Chapel
  • Radar Tukon
  • Idjang Ruins
  • Fundacion Pacita
  • Japanese Tunnel
  • Valugan Boulder Beach
  • Sto. Domingo Church
  • Vayang Rolling Hills
  • Naidi Hills
  • Basco Lighthouse

Top Attractions to Visit in Mahatao, Uyugan and Ivana (South Batan)

  • 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 Jose Church
  • Honesty Store
  • Uyugan Village
  • Alapad Rock Formation
  • Muchong Viewpoint
  • Tayid Lighthouse
  • Spring of Youth

Top Attractions to Visit in Sabtang:

  • San Vicente Ferrer Church
  • Savidug Village
  • Stone Houses Viewing
  • Sto. Tomas Chapel
  • Chamantad Viewpoint of Pacific Ocean
  • Chavayan Village
  • Vacul and Kanayi Making Pictorial
  • Morong Beach and Nakabuan Beach

 

12 AWESOME THINGS TO DO IN BATANES

1.See the Traditional Stone Houses

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2.Enjoy Viewing the Amazing Rolling Hills with Ocean View

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3.See the Stunning Lighthouses Upclose

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4.Experience Wearing a Vakul

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5.Visit the Beautiful Churches

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6.See the Amazing Rock Formations

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7.Brave the Rough Waves in a Faluwa Boat

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8.Visit Great Beaches and Catch the Sunrise and Sunset

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9. Rent a Bike and Explore Nearby Attractions in Basco

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10.Try Zipline in Morong Beach, Sabtang

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10. Get to Know Ivatan People and their Culture

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11. Go on a Food Trip

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12. Relax at Fountain of Youth & Fundacion Pacita

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Special Thanks to Kuya Rhyan Rarela, our Tour Guide/Photographer in Batanes. Most of the photos I featured here on my blog were taken by him. Galing!

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