Situated in the northern tip of the Philippines, the smallest island in the country and is about 190 kilometers south of Taiwan, welcome to the Home of Winds, Batanes. It is composed of three inhabited islands, namely: Batan, the main island, Sabtang, very rich in tradition, and the remote Itbayat. One of Batanes’ charm originates from being a secluded place compared to its busier and more crowded neighboring provinces.
A visit to tourist attractions of Batanes could be a welcome getaway to the hustle and bustle of city living.
Tukon Chapel or Mt. Carmel Church, it was built by local fishermen for his daughter’s wedding year 2008. Famously known for its appealing stone church design, orange roof, and painted interiors, and is an ideal place to view the convergence of the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea.
Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel, built deep into the rock face, this Tunnel served as a shelter of the Japanese troops during World War II.
Vayang Rolling Hills, gently sloping hills fade into the West Philippine Sea and are the viewpoint to see the beautiful Mt. Iraya together with the three inhabited islands of Batanes.
Mt. Iraya, is an ideal place for experienced hikers and nature lovers. One should be an experienced hiker as it requires half to full-day hike depending on your pace. For beginners, you can hike Mt. Matarem instead, which is just near the area.
The best choice to go to Batanes is by air, one can visit Batanes from Manila, Cebu, and Davao, with flights reaching Basco Airport daily.