Tour Batanes (Basco, Sabtang, Ivana)
Tour Batanes (Basco, Sabtang, Ivana) Reviews
Batanes Group of Islands (Batan, Sabtang and Itbayat) - DIOS MAMAJES May 09, 2011
Air fare going to Batanes is expensive if you have booked the flight during peak season (summer season). Airlines available by this time (May 2009) was SEA AIR, from Manila to Basco. Basco, the capital of Batanes is located at Batan Island. Going to Sabtang Island from Batan Island will take you 45 minutes ferry boat ride. We haven't got a chance to go to Itbayat, it will take us 3 to 4 hours ferry boad ride. Some interesting facts:
- The scenery paid off the cost of air fare.
- Good and delicious food.
- Very hospitable people (they greet you even though they don't know you personally).
Some tourist attractions/activities that you shouldn't miss:
- View the pasturelands of the Ivatan folks.
- View the ridges at the boundaries similar to Holland
- Light House
- Champan Fishing Village in Valugan facing Pacific Ocean
- Barrio Savidug and Idjang in Sabtang.
- View the Bundok Susong Dalaga (Sleeping Beauty) in Summanga where the Duvek Bay is found, also known as Little Hongkong
- Chavayan, known for its cobble stone pavements, steps and vernacular houses.
- Ride to Tukon and enjoy 360 degrees view of Basco on the West China Sea and on the East Pacific Ocean
- Mahatao Idjang Windmill
- Diura, a fishing village
- A ride to Marlboro Country (local version)
- Visit "Saint Joseph the Worker Church in Ivana, which is the Oldest Roman Catholic Church in 1860.
- Visit the old existing Spanish Brdige, which was built in 1850 and completed in 1860.
- Visit the existing Old House called the Dakays, a home which was built in 1887.
- Proceed to Mahatao and visit San Carlos Church, oldest church in Batanes about 17th century.
- Visit the Honesty Shop, no staff and no owner. Self-service, pay what you get. In case there's a change, you get the exact chance by your self.
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Feb 10, 2008
This place is known as a virgin island. Unexplored part of the Philippines. Transportation is kinda hard since Batanes is a typhoon belt area. If you decide to visit this place prepare for a real adventure and nature bonding. Food is always fresh and seasonal food only available.
Place to stay : Shanedel's Inn and Cafe +63 9204470737 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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