Batanes Tours and Activities

Batanes Tours and Activities

Escape to postcard-perfect Batanes, the Home of the Winds in the Philippines, through these tours and activities. Visit its famous lighthouses, rolling hills, stone houses, local cuisine, and unique culture.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the top tourist spots in Batanes?

Batanes is most famous for its lighthouses, rolling hills with stunning views of the coastline, and stone houses. It’s a great place to disconnect and unwind because of its postcard-perfect sceneries and often times is called the New Zealand of the Philippines. It’s called the Home of the Winds because of its cool and windy weather. The top tourist spots include Morong Beach, Mt. Iraya, Basco Lighthouse, Vayang Rolling Hills, Valugan Boulder Beach, Mt. Carmel Chapel, House of Dakay, Rakuh a Payaman or Marlboro Hills, and the Honesty Coffee Shop

When is the best time to go to Batanes?

The best months to go to Batanes is during March to June, the dry and summer season in the Philippines with a minimal amount of rainfall. You can also visit during the first quarter of the year where there’s cooler weather in Batanes but rainy days are possible.

Is there mobile data or Wi-Fi signal in Batanes?

Yes, but with limited connectivity or intermittent signal especially in distant areas from Basco, the capital. Some hotels or accommodations have Wi-Fi.

What’s the best way to get around Batanes?

You can ride tricycles, jeepneys, rent motorbikes and bicycles, or hire a private van when doing land tours. For inter-island transportation, you will need to ride passenger boats called faluwa.

How much time should I spend in Batanes?

Visiting Batanes to the fullest is not just a weekend affair. We recommend planning an itinerary for at least 5 days and 4 nights to bask yourself in the local culture and majestic spots.

How do I go to Batanes from Manila?

Traveling by air is the most cost and time-efficient way to visit Batanes. You can fly from Manila, Cebu, Clark, or Davao to Batanes via Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and SkyJet. Estimate travel time is between 70 minutes to 1 hour and 50 minutes. You can also book a Batanes tour for a hassle-free journey.

Can you swim in Batanes?

Yes, if the waves are not rough. A famous spot for swimming is Morong Beach that is known for its Nakabuang Arch. 

Is it safe in Batanes?

Yes, it’s safe in Batanes even for solo travelers. The crime rate is low and the locals, Ivatans, are hospitable and friendly.

Are there ATM machines in Batanes?

For your banking needs, Landbank and PNB provide ATMs in Batanes where you can withdraw cash. But to be safe, make sure to bring enough cash before heading to Batanes to avoid delays and inconvenience.