Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Province of BATANES

Welcome to wonderful BATANES !

  This special page is my manifest desire to promote our country’s tourism and keep my kababayan informed, visually guided, and updated about our wonderful Province of BATANES

  I’m sure you will be fascinated by its breath-taking natural wonders abound and various recreational facilities and FUNtastic attractions.
    Delight yourselves in the exotic paradise of beauty, interest and adventure, and feel the pleasures of the people’s bayanihan spirit and hospitality.
    Come along and experience the finest things the province could offer. Be captivated by its people distinctive qualities.
   Discover and appreciate the works of creative local artists, their handicrafts and souvenir mementos.
   Experience our rich cultural heritage. Learn more about our culture, traditions, and colorful history.  
   Dine and savor our tasty distinctive foods, innovative cuisine with a homemade touch, and accompanied with personable and attentive service.
  Traveling taught me a few things; one of the most useful is that the best way to know more of our local kababayan is through its markets. 
   Visit its markets that serve the best in fresh fruits, organic vegetables and gourmet food items. Your shopping list will engorge with goodies to bring home. 
   Learn the best places to recreate, enjoy and cherish a truly fascinating experience, and much, much more. In short, here is Just the Best!

Here’s to a worthwhile provincial journey !
Mabunying paglalakbay para sa lahat !



BATANES Tourist Destinations

Basco, Batanes

Aside from the festive town fiestas, free and natural beaches, trekking adventures, bird watching in October or fishing in summer, there are a lot of other local attractions worth visiting such as:

Historic Churches 
In every town. The churches in Basco, Mahatao, Ivana and Sabtang which were originally decorated in baroque were over 200 years old made of massive mixture of lime and stone.

Unique architecture of Ivatan houses 
Made of thick lime and stone walls with cogon grass roof has made it a favorite attraction to visitors.

Oldest house in Ivana, made of corals.
An old Spanish bridge in Ivana.  

Sabtang Island, considered as one of the 12 best destinations in the Philippines according to the published coffee table by the Department of Tourism. Undisturbed and unspoiled, Sabtang exists in another time. Intermittent sandy beaches, rugged country trails and lime stone and cogon houses has made Sabtang a secret paradise.

Basco Lighthouse

Radar tukon 

In Basco rests on the hilltop overlooking a 360 degree view of the cliffs, hills and the seas around the island.

Interior road 

A trail of unending countryside panoramic views, rock formations and rolling terrain. Don't forget to stop by at Valugan Mahatao and the locally known "spring of youth" in Diatay.

Batanes Hills 

Province of BATANES

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