Here are some suggestions on where to stay in Batanes. Whether it’s in the charming rooms of Fundacion Pacita, mid-range inns, or affordable homestays, you’ll surely find one that’ll suit your budget and specific needs!
Already captivated by the beauty of the northernmost tip of the Philippines, the magic of Batanes continues as we discover and experience its food! Find out how yummy authentic Ivatan dishes are–from freshly caught mahi-mahi, flying fish, and lobsters, to grass-fed cows, organic pork, root crops, and vegetables!
Ivatan-style cooking can be described as bland, using only salt, soy sauce, and vinegar as condiments. It’s not hard to see that local Ivatans like to maintain a very healthy lifestyle.
Many spring festivals are happening all over Korea, but one of the most anticipated is the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Every year, Gangneung hosts the Gyeongpo Cherry Blossom Festival, which usually starts early to mid-April where you’ll catch the cherry blossoms at their peak. This year the festival ran from April 6 to April 12.
We heard that the South Batan Tour was much more charming than that of North Batan. But how could that be, when we were already captured by the breathtaking landscapes of the North?!
South Batan is where you’ll find everything to love about Batanes–from the marvelous historical man-made structures, natural sceneries, and authentic Ivatan cuisine, down to taking part in the important cultural experience.
The South Batan Tour is a day tour covering the towns of Ivana, Mahatao, and Uyugan. The tour starts early in Mahatao and covers Chawa Viewdeck, San Jose Borromeo Church, Tayid Lighthouse, Diura fishing village, and Racuh a Payaman (Marlboro Country), then starts again after lunch to Imnajbu, Alapad, Uyugan Town, Ivana Town, Honesty Coffee Shop, and the oldest house in Basco.
Here’s our itinerary with Kuya Roger of Bashi Tours, who showed us around South of Basco…
A trip to Batanes is something you’ll have to do at least once in your lifetime. The country’s northernmost province is one of the most sought-after tourism frontiers, gifted with its unique blend of breathtaking scenery, natural beauty, and well-preserved culture!
North Batan consists of the whole of Basco–from the picturesque Valugan boulder beach, Vayang rolling hills, and Basco lighthouse, to the Mount Carmel Chapel, Fundacion Pacita, the Japanese tunnels, and a weather station with a 360 view of the island!
Check out these awesome Batanes scenes from our northern Batan island tour…
Lakbay Norte is an annual media tour brought by the North Philippines Visitors Bureau (NPVB) – a non-stock profit membership umbrella organization of Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB's) that's sponsored by the Manila North Tollways Corp (NLEX-SCTEX) – which aims to promote tourism in the north Luzon.
For its 6th installation, the itinerary involved a five-day trip to the North, specifically in Nueva Ecija and Cagayan Valley.
Kickstart your summer with your friends and families at the Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017 happening on April 6-9, 2017 at Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga.
Every year, families, friends, and photography enthusiasts look forward to one of Luzon's best summer attractions.
Here are 7 reasons why you should go to the Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival …
Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival Date: April 6-9, 2017 Venue: Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga. Contact: Forthinker, Inc. Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 6pm Telephone: +632 942-0768 Mobile: +63 917 821-0728 Email: [email protected]
Vast green grasslands as far as your eyes can see, towering limestone cliffs, crystal clear waters, and beautiful landscapes that look out of this world. With access to all of these and more, it’s not hard to see why Batanes is on every Filipino’s bucket list.
Sabtang Island is the southernmost municipality of Batanes and is the smallest of the three major islands, the others being Batan and Itbayat.
Bashi Eco-Tours & Adventure Batanes, Batan – Sabtang – Itbayat Mobile: +63 999 990-7547 Guide: Kuya Roger
Camp Netanya Resort & Spa is a luxurious Greek-themed resort situated on the tropical paradise of Anilao, Batangas.
Here you can enjoy a little piece of Greece–soak in their pools, indulge in their Mediterranean fare, stay in their Santorini-inspired villas–all with a touch of warm Filipino hospitality.
We love the resort for its family friendly atmosphere, the amazing sunset view by the gorgeous infinity pool, their delicious food, its access to Anilao’s world-class snorkeling and diving sites, the relaxing hike up Mt. Gulugod Baboy, and the fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Did I mention, it’s just about two hours away from Manila?