Dios Mamajes, Batanes! : 10 Picture Perfect Photos That Will Make You Decide To Visit Batanes This Summer!

Breathtaking is an understatement. I can't think of any word that describes Batanes best  after seeing all God's blessings bestowed in one island.We had fun exploring and capturing your beauty ! How can we forget your dramatic cliffs, rolling hills and green wonderland? That crashing sound of your luscious waves that makes me feel I had a taste of heaven.

Dios Mamajes Batanes for restoring my faith that the Philippines is indeed truly blessed amidst of all the chaos happening in our country.

Dios Mamajes Batanes  for showing me self-reliance. Being in isolation for so long, you were able to stand on your own and were able to  tame the mountains, sun, sea and sky.

Not convinced yet? Please see  photos below to help you decide to visit Batanes this summer.

Photos by : (c) Mark Gana for

Thank you for staying with me. I feel that you have some questions running in your mind now? Let me start by sharing with you our 4D/3N Tour itinerary.

(Date of Travel : February 12 - 15, 2016)

Day 1 BASCO PROPER TOUR (Northern Tour)
Arrive at Basco Airport, Register as Tourist
Proceed at the Batanes Seaside Lodge Hotel and Restaurant for Check in
Breakfast (Orientation after breakfast or before lunch)
Freshen up at room, rest or stroll at the beach
Prepare for tour (change for appropriate attire)
Lunch at Seaside Lodge Restaurant

Mt. Carmel Chapel
Radar Station (Tukon)
Idjang Viewing
Japanese Hideout
Boulders Beach Valugan
Rolling Hills
Naidi Hills
Basco Light House
Basco Cathedral Church
Dinner at  Seaside Lodge Restaurant

Ride to Ivana Port (Catch the 6:40 ferry crossing Sabtang)
Arrive in Sabtang Port / Registration at Municipal Tourism Office
Visit 3 towns of Sabtang which all like they were frozen in time
San Vicente Ferrer Church
Sto. Thomas de Aquinas Chapel
Chamantad (Tinyan Viewpoint)
Visit Chavayan
Sta. Rosa de Lima Chapel
Sabtang Weavers Association
Lunch at Morong Beach / Nakabuang Cave / Ahaw Ark
Catch without fail the last trip of ferry to Batan Island (1:00pm)
Late Snacks or Early Dinner  at Fundacion Pacita

Day 3 BATAN TOUR (Southern Tour)
Chawa View Deck
Mahatao Pier
Mahatao Houses
Mahatao Church
Mahatao Old Light House
Marlbory Country
Lunch at Paulvana's
Imnajbu,Old Naval
Alapad Rock Formation
Uyugan Church
Honesty Store
Ivana Church
House of Dakays
Dinner at Pension Ivatan

Do you want to start planning for the trip? I know you've been wanting to ask me about the budget. Yes?

To answer that, we booked our February flight in October via Philippine Airlines. Our PAL ticket costs 15,637 per pax. I know this is a huge amount, but  there are a lot of ways on how you can save for this trip. :-)

Our Package tour costs 8,500 per pax All - in. Just do the math!

Thank you for reading! Dios Mamajes!