Batanes Tourist Spots – Lighthouses, Culture, and History

What are the best Batanes tourist spots? Here are some must-visit places.

BATANES TOURIST SPOTS – If you are going to Batanes, here are the lighthouses and best places you must explore.

Breathtaking Batanes!

We often hear this from people who have already been here and truly, Batanes is breathtaking – from the towering cliffs, vast green lands, and jaw-dropping blue oceans. This place, composed of everything postcard-worthy, is located in the northernmost part of the Philippines.

Being breathtaking is a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural charm.

Here are some of the best places and tourist spots you must visit to explore not just the scenic view that is offered but also the rich history and significant stories behind them:

  • Morong Beach
    This is just one of its stunning beaches where you can visit, swim in, and lounge. This can be found on Sabtang Island and is famous for its large rock formation called the Nakabuang Arch.
  • Mount Iraya
    This mountain offers adventures for tourists. This is one of the 22 active volcanoes of the Philippines.
  • Basco Lighthouse
    This is located in Batan and was built in March 2003 that act as a guide to local fishermen. This lighthouse stands 66 feet above ground and has a 360-degree view of Basco town proper, Basco port, and the West Philippine Sea.
  • Vayang Rolling Hills
    The spot will give you a wide and clear view of the majestic Mt. Iraya and other islands like Batan, Sabtang, and Itbayat is the Vayang Rolling Hills.
  • Valugan Boulder Beach
    This is another beach that has a three-kilometer stretch of beach that is filled with round boulders and smaller stones. Swimming is not allowed because of the rough terrain and bringing home stones from here is also not allowed.
  • Mt. Carmel Chapel
    This is also known as the Tukon Church, a small chapel on top of a hill built by local artisans. Outside the church is the view of the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Sabtang Lighthouse
    The only lighthouse in this location was built of rubble masonry to withstand the strong winds and heavy rains.
  • Tayid Lighthouse
    This lighthouse is on Batan Island facing the Pacific Ocean. It was built during the early 2000s as a guide for boats and ships. But at the present time, it has become a tourist spot, as well.
  • House of Dakay
    This is the oldest surviving Ivatan house in Batanes – one of the five houses that survived the strong earthquake that shook the island in the early 1900s.
  • Chawa View Deck
    This offers a panoramic view of Batanes as it is situated in one of the highest areas in South Batan Island along a mountainside between the towns of Basco and Mahatao. The viewing deck overlooks the West Philippine Sea.

Meanwhile, if you want to bask under the sun and go on a tropical adventure, here are some details about these Palawan destinations such as the Coron, El Nido, and Puerto Princesa.

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