Sabi nga ni Coco Martin – ang Batanes, ini-experience, hindi gino-google. True enough, the google pictures cannot even justify the beauty this place has to offer. I am a proud Pinoy to having been able to experience Batanes, with all its uber-breathtaking-sucking-all-your-energy-sa-kagandahan na views of hills, mountaintops, cliffs and rocky shorelines.

Our was actually a 5-day trip but we preferred to have the other 2 days as “chill” days where we only stayed home, eat pizza, roam around the small city, and eat again. I think a 3-day itinerary should be good enough already to see Batanes so sharing a summary of our trips and stops in case you want to do your own Batanes DIY tour.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4/5
Northen Batan Island Tour Sabtang Island Day Tour Southern Batan Island Tour Basco City Tour / Chill
Valugan Boulder BeachDipnaysupuan Janapanese Tunnel

Fundacion Pacita

PAG-ASA Weather Station

Tukon Church

Vayang Rolling Hills

Basco Lighthouse

Savidug VillageChavayan Village

Tinyan Viewpoint

Chamantad Cove

Morong Beach

San Vicente Church

Mahatao Boat ShelterSan Carlos Borromeo Church

Tayid Lighthouse

Alapad Rock Formation

House of Dakay

Old Spanish Bridge

Song-Song Ruins

Honesty Cafe

San Jose

Spanish Lagoon

Basco CityOur Lady of Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral

Ivatan Gallery Art Center