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BATANES ITINERARY FOR 5 DAYS: TRAVEL GUIDE TO BATAN, SABTANG & ITBAYAT ISLANDS

Created by iAmAileens

A northern beauty of the Philippines, Batanes is a group of islands filled with vast pasture lands, rolling hills, towering volcanoes, dramatic cliffs, and crystal-clear waters — its untouched beauty, as some would say, is proof of the local people’s (Ivatan’s) respect for the laws of nature.

#Day 1

MOUNT CARMEL CHAPEL

Sitio Tukon Chanarian Basco (capital), Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3900, Philippines

Popularly known as the "Tukon Chapel", the church was designed after the beautiful Ivatan stone hous...

Fundacion Pacita

Tukon Brgy. Chanarian Basco, Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3900, Philippines

Caught in between mountains atop a hill, here you can commune with nature at one of the most picture...

Pag-asa Radar Station

Brgy. Buenavista Bato, Catanduanes, Bicol Region, 4801, Philippines

Kural Marine Sanctuary

Basco, Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3900, Philippines

An excellent spot for swimming, diving, or snorkeling alongside the abundant marine life.

#Day 2

Chawa Viewdeck

Sabtang Island Mahatao, Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3901, Philippines

Mahatao Boat Shelter Port

Mahatao, Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3901, Philippines

Built to protect the Island's boats from inclement weather., it's a great way to immerse yourself in...

San Carlos Borromeo Church

National Road Mahatao, Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3901, Philippines

A breathtaking church which is now a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philip...

Homoron Blue Lagoon

Homoron, National Road Mahatao, Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3901, Philippines

A small, concealed lagoon connecting Mahatao and Ivana perfect for taking a dip under the blue skies...

Maydangeb White Beach

Maydangeb Beach Mahatao, Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3901, Philippines

The stunning cove with white sand and multi-colored rocks rivaling the beauty of Boracay itself.

Mahatao Tayid Lighthouse

Mahatao, Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3901, Philippines

A popular destination for tourists built in the early 2000's to help seafarers across the West Phili...

Ranum ni Kumalakal / Rakuh-a-idi

Sabtang Island Basco, Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3900, Philippines

Soothing spring water embodies this man-made pool that faces the Pacific Ocean.

#Day 3

Savidug Community

Sabtang Island Basco, Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3900, Philippines

A community where "Bayanihan" is the main slogan with the residents helping each other with construc...

Savidug Idjang

Sabtang Basco, Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3900, Philippines

Ancient Ivatan fortresses built to guard against invaders. Savidug is known to be the most beautiful...

Chavayan Community / Barrio

Sabtang Island Basco, Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3900, Philippines

The center of the Ivatan heritage and culture, known for its old native houses and narrow streets.

#Day 4

Torongan Cave & Hills

Itbayat Island Itbayat, Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3905, Philippines

The Torongan Hills can be found at the farthest, inhabitable, northern island of Itbayat and the vis...

RAPANG CLIFF

Itbayat, Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3905, Philippines

A natural park comprised of cliffs and one of a kind rock formations where natural bonsai trees have...

Manuyuk

Itbayat Island Itbayat, Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3905, Philippines

The town's giant sinkhole noted to be 45 meters deep with two big chambers. Also believed to be haun...

SIAYAN ISLAND

Itbayat, Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3905, Philippines

Known natively as Ditarem Island and is known as one of the most beautiful spots in Batanes.

Mount Ripused (Riposet,Ripuset)

Itbayat, Batanes, Cagayan Valley, 3905, Philippines

The 2nd peak of the island provides a spectacular view of the island along with the uninhabited nort...