From emerald pastureland to windswept massif, stunning cliffs rising above exposed beaches and astonishing roads carved out of mountainside — wherever you go you will find exquisite scenery in Batanes.
To date, Batan Island still has a few remnants of the Spanish rule, seen its its old fashioned edifices, centuries old Spanish churches and an old Spanish bridge.
Rent a bike and wing through sweeping panoramas of rugged terrains, gorgeous valleys and coastline repeatedly under attack by waves.
Say hello to Racuh Apayaman, touted as the Marlboro Country, a communal pastureland. Marvel at the undulating valley, hills and green meadows where water buffalo, horses and cattle roam freely.
The ancient coastal village of Diura is also worth checking especially during the fishing season when they perform the Kapayvanuvanua ritual.
HOW TO GET THERE
AIR - The only way to get to Batanes is by air. Check for flights from Manila, Cagayan or Ilocos Norte.
LAND - Not applicable.
SEA - Not applicable.