BATANES: Awesome Guide to Batanes Isles: Batan, Sabtang & Itbayat!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/TiwC-BYuR_k Take a timeless journey through the Philippines last frontier! Fall in love with the northernmost islands of the Philippines not only for its beauty but also with its cultural heritage, well-preserved villages, yummy Ivatan cuisine, and most of all the islands’ proud Ivatan people. We love Batanes for its picturesque landscapes and breathtaking views. … Continue reading BATANES: Awesome Guide to Batanes Isles: Batan, Sabtang & Itbayat!

BATANES ACCOMMODATIONS: Where to Stay in Basco & Itbayat

Here are some suggestions on where to stay in Batanes. Whether it’s in the charming rooms of Fundacion Pacita, mid-range inns, or affordable homestays, you’ll surely find one that’ll suit your budget and specific needs! Checkout our list of accommodations in Basco…

IVATAN CUISINE: The Flavors of the Batanes Isles!

Already captivated by the beauty of the northernmost tip of the Philippines, the magic of Batanes continues as we discover and experience its food! Find out how yummy authentic Ivatan dishes are–from freshly caught mahi-mahi, flying fish, and lobsters, to grass-fed cows, organic pork, root crops, and vegetables! Ivatan-style cooking can be described as bland, using only salt, soy sauce, … Continue reading IVATAN CUISINE: The Flavors of the Batanes Isles!

BATAN SOUTH TOUR: House of Dakay, Honesty Cafe, and Malboro Country (Part 2)

We heard that the South Batan Tour was much more charming than that of North Batan. But how could that be, when we were already captured by the breathtaking landscapes of the North?! South Batan is where you’ll find everything to love about Batanes–from the marvelous historical man-made structures, natural sceneries, and authentic Ivatan cuisine, down … Continue reading BATAN SOUTH TOUR: House of Dakay, Honesty Cafe, and Malboro Country (Part 2)

BATAN NORTH TOUR: Basco and the Biggest Batanes Island! (Part 1)

Batanes, you take my breathe away! A trip to Batanes is something you’ll have to do at least once in your lifetime. The country’s northernmost province is one of the most sought-after tourism frontiers, gifted with its unique blend of breathtaking scenery, natural beauty, and well-preserved culture! North Batan consists of the whole of Basco–from … Continue reading BATAN NORTH TOUR: Basco and the Biggest Batanes Island! (Part 1)

The Magic of Batanes Isles (Part 2 of 2)

The Magic of Batanes IslesLa Isla Magazine, July 2010 Cover StoryWritten by Anton DiazPhotos by George Tapan Read First: The Magic of Batanes Isles (Part 1 of 2) Sabtang Island Chamantad Viewpoint, Sabtang Island.  Photo by George Tapan. Sabtang Island is 30-45 minutes away from Batan Island via a falowa ride. The falowa is a … Continue reading The Magic of Batanes Isles (Part 2 of 2)

The Magic of Batanes Isles (Part 1 of 2)

Batanes is composed of three inhabited islands, namely, Batan, Sabtang and Itbayat. Batanes comes from the word Batan-es, which means islands around Batan. Ivatan is the name of their local language and the name of the indigenous people, which came from the word I-Batan – meaning “from Batan”.

Touring Fundacion Pacita Batanes!

Fundacion Pacita is one of the best boutique hotels in the Philippines. A Batanes experience is not complete without enjoying the “Wuthering Heights” ambiance of Fundacion Pacita — it is located on top of a cliff with a 270-degree view of the sea, mountains and the sky. Also, at this time of the year, this … Continue reading Touring Fundacion Pacita Batanes!