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

Where is Batanes located?

Batanes, the smallest province of the Philippines located north of Luzon, is home to some of the best Luzon tourist spots. Part of Batanes' allure comes from its relative isolation from busier and more populous neighboring provinces and from being one of the best places for sustainable tourism in the Philippines.

What are the most popular tourist spots in Batanes?

Batanes is most famous for its lighthouses like Basco Lighthouse, rolling hills with stunning views of the coastline like Vayang Rolling Hills, and stone houses like Savidug Stone Houses. It’s a great place to disconnect and unwind because of its postcard-perfect sceneries and oftentimes called the New Zealand of the Philippines. This beautiful small town is also called the Home of the Winds because of its cool and windy weather.

Other top tourist spots in Batanes include Morong Beach, Mt. Iraya, Basco Lighthouse, Valugan Boulder Beach, Mt. Carmel Chapel, House of Dakay, Rakuh a Payaman or Marlboro Hills, and the Honesty Coffee Shop.

How do I go to Batanes from Manila?

Booking a flight online and 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. The estimated travel time is between 70 minutes to 1 hour and 50 minutes.

You can also book a Batanes tour package for a hassle-free journey. Most Philippine travel packages booked on an online travel agency like Guide to the Philippines include flights to Batanes, a 3-5 stay at some of the best Philippine resorts and hotel deals online, a Batanes day tour, or multiple Batanes tours consisting of a South Batan tour, a North Batan tour, and a Sabtang Island tour in Batanes, and airport to hotel transfers.

How much time should I spend in Batanes?

Visiting Batanes, one of the most romantic places in the Philippines, is not just a weekend affair. We recommend planning a Batanes tour for at least 5 days and 4 nights, composed of a North Batan tour itinerary, a South Batan tour itinerary, and a Sabtang Island tour itinerary to immerse yourself in the local culture and majestic spots. It’s also recommended to try a staycation at some of the most eco-friendly Philippine hotels found in Batanes.

Is it safe in Batanes?

When it comes to safety, Batanes is one of the best places to visit in the Philippines. Because of COVID-19, it is highly encouraged to practice social distancing and follow the basic protocols, and know the Philippines travel requirements before and during your trip.

In terms of the prevalence of crime and terrorism, Batanes is safe. The crime rate is low, and the locals, Ivatans, are hospitable and friendly.

What languages do locals speak in Batanes?

The Ivatan language, also known as Chirin nu Ivatan, is an Austronesian language spoken in Batanes. Locals, especially people in urban areas, can also speak English and Filipino.

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.

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

Yes, but with limited connectivity or intermittent signal, especially in distant areas from Basco, the capital. Take note that some hotels or accommodations have Wi-Fi, making it one of the best places in the Philippines to travel alone.

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.
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