Information about Mt. Iraya
Mount Iraya is one of two volcanoes located on Batan Island in the province of Batanes. It is also the highest point in Batanes, with an elevation of 1,009 meters, and the northernmost active volcano in the country. It last erupted back in 1454.
Mount Iraya is a landmark of great importance and legend for the Ivatans. When someone dear to the people leaves, the elder Ivatan folk say a ring of clouds forms around the peak.
The elders also talk of the ancient Iraya eruption, and refer to the holes near the summit as lava and steam sprouted from the crater. Apart from history, it's an amazing geographical presence; it's seen around Batan Island as well as in other areas of the Nordsea.
Best time to visit
Visit any time from March to June for a smaller chance of rainfall, allowing you to get a more picturesque view of Mount Iraya.