50 Reasons Why Visiting Batanes Should Be In Your Bucket List

50 Reasons Why Visiting Batanes Should Be In Your Bucket List

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The flight booking game for Batanes is so strong during the SkyJet Airlines seat sale in a recently held travel exposition in Manila. Even though the gates at the venue were not yet opened, the line stretched with length as long as the blockbuster queue we see in December film fest. If you’re one of the few lucky Abangers who snatched a very great deal, congratulations! For those who are Nganga, keep the faith alive. Batanes is worth the wait. Visiting what I considered the most photogenic province in the Philippines should be in your bucket list too. Here are the reasons why you should pay a visit to Batanes.

1. After flying a distance from Manila, you’ll be welcomed with this.

Batanes
The islands of Batanes is said to be closer to Taiwan than to main Luzon island.

2. The pretty simple airport of Basco

Basco Airport
Open air. Manual inspection. Made of stones.

3. The crime rate is relatively zero.

Basco Batanes
Basco Municipal Plaza

4. They have hearts for the local arts.

Yaru nu Artes Ivatan Art
Yaru nu Artes Ivatan Art

5. While the rest of the Philippines have wet and dry season, Batanes has summer, rainy, and winter seasons.

Basco Beach
Different atmosphere. Literally and figuratively.

6. Kilometer marker posts and traffic signs out of stones are Basco’s trademark.

Basco Circumferential Road
You’ll see more of this around the Batan Island.

7. #WhoGoat

Naidi Hills
Definitely a place for goat and those with hugot.

8. Cow na!

Naidi Hills
Batanes’ cattle seems trying to communicate.

9. Most of the churches in the Batanes are bright and colorful.

Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion in Basco
Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion

10. Scouting for a church for your wedding?

Tukon Chapel
Tukon Chapel

11. Church as strategic maritime vantage point

Ivana Church
Ivana Church

12. You can also climb this active volcano for more adventures

Mt. Iraya
Mt. Iraya

13. And yes, we’re still in the Philippines.

Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge
A view from Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge

14. How about living in this place for the rest of your life?

Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge
Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge

15. Looking for a “uniquely Batanes” backdrop wall for your Instagram?

Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge
Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge

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