Breathtaking, captivating beauty of Batanes Islands.
A Photoblog of our journey to this dream destination.
Visit the northernmost province of the Philippines!
Of Stone Houses and Old Chapels in Sabtang Island
Watch mountains kiss the sea in Chavayan
Lagoons that make you want to just take a dip any time of day
The hit film of the 90s “Hihintayin Kita sa Langit”
made this hill and Alapad Pass famous especially by the “Dawn Zulueta” jump-lift-hug-twirl with Richard Gomez (showbiz hehe)
Yes! It’s a tourist spot too! 🙂
Catching sunrise in Valugan Boulder Beach in Batan Island
Howling winds and gentle slopes of Vayang,
we are not in Scotland, we are in the land of the Ivatans!
Typhoons, raging storms visit these lands regularly
But still they stand proudly!
Sabtang’s Vakul weavers by their hands traditions are kept alive.
These tunnels built by the Japanese stood as testament to the war struggles of the Ivatans.
Nothing says ‘Batanes’ more than stone houses and bicycles…
and yes of course, their Lighthouses like this in Naidi Hills, Basco. =)
Come! Experience Batanes!
Get on the road! Sail the seas! Fly High!
Make your way to Batan, Sabtang and Itbayat!
Why not the uninhabited islands like Y’ami too?!
These islands are not only a photographers piece of heaven, not just an artists’ muse, everyone, absolutely everyone will fall for the charm of these islands and its local people
In many cases it is the locals that makes a place more endearing and special, so when you travel, don’t hesitate, don’t be shy, mingle with the locals, strike a conversation. Immerse and connect.
These pics of Batanes tourists spots is not complete. No matter how much I try to capture the beautiful rawness of this island province, I can’t. It’s one of those experiences that just doesn’t translate. Words fail, images conveys little. You have to go to know, to experience.
Try your best to visit Batanes while young so you can climb more mountains, bike the endless scenic routes to your heart’s content and be able to brave the blast of winds and chilly nights.
Create more memories, MAKE YOUR LIFE EXTRAORDINARY.
Batanes will be one adventure, one trip you’ll remember for life.
A flashback of a poem written by a young girl eons ago
Batanes, Hear me, Hear me!
Your soil will be walk by yours truly,
This dream is not a folly,
But a dream I intend to make a reality.
This is only a sneak preview of Batanes.
Go travel and make your own dreams come true.
Kapian kapan Dios.
We traveled to Batanes via a PAL Express promo fare for Manila – Basco – Manila round-trip at only P1,890 per person. =) Read more on how we did it –> HERE.
This 2018, there are now 3 airlines that flies to Batanes – PAL Express, Sky Jet, and Cebu Pacific!!! Book a packaged tour to Batanes or just like us, choose do it yourself tour. 🙂
Update March 2020: I finally uploaded the video I created for our Batanes DIY Adventure. Took a long time, but heyyyy, it’s up on Youtube. Subscribe hehehe. Thanks!