Information about Diura Fishing Village
Diura Fishing Village
Located in Mahatao, Batanes, Diura Fishing Village allows you to get a glimpse of how locals live in Batanes by showing how the Ivatan fish the traditional way. The village itself is inhabited by an association of fishermen called the Mataw. Here, they practice Arayu, a traditional way of fishing, and Kapayvanuvanua, an ancient fishing ceremony.
The homes here are made of cogon, and during the fishing season, you’ll be able to see dorado, a type of fish, hanging outside of the houses to be dried. Travelers will also see boats called tataya and faluwa docked on the shores. You’ll also be able to see the Mahatao Lighthouse, situated atop nearby hills.
Tickets and entry
An environmental fee of Php 50 is required per traveler. You can pay this when you register in Mahatao.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit is during the fishing season, which is usually from April to June. This will give you the chance to see the dorado hanging outside the cogon houses and the boats docked on the beach.