Tag : Basco

Hanash Pinas: 100+ Hashtags You Can Use For Philippine Travel

Hanash Pinas: 100+ Hashtags You Can Use For Philippine Travel

Well composed photos for your social networking sites should go with creative hashtags. One way of getting around flooding your timeline with series of getaway photos is to group them with hashtags. Like putting a caption, labeling hashtags is a daunting task too. Don’t worry now because here’s a list of more than a hundred […]

50 Reasons Why Visiting Batanes Should Be In Your Bucket List

50 Reasons Why Visiting Batanes Should Be In Your Bucket List

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 […]

Capturing Contrasts and Complements

Capturing Contrasts and Complements

There were times as I wandered in other parts of Asia, I could also find the Philippines fitting in the picture. And vice versa – the countries, where I have been, were also remembered in some of our own spots. The following captures from my lens are either in contrast or complementary. I am presenting […]

Navigating the Beautiful North Batan

Navigating the Beautiful North Batan

Navigating the Beautiful North Batan is the second of the Because Beautiful Batanes series. I freshen up immediately after the exhausting DIY trip to the Naidi Hills. All of what I’ve eaten in Batanes Octagon Bed And Dine were burned up. Hungry but worried not be late, I just took a quick munch-for-lunch 2 baked […]

Valugan Boulder Beach

Valugan Boulder Beach

While there is no fine white sand in this beach, Valugan Boulder Beach offers a unique stretch of boulders and smaller roundish stones which possibly came from the nearest volcano, Mt. Iraya. Valugan means “east” in the native language, Ivatan, of Batanes. Valugan Boulder Beach is facing the humbling Pacific Ocean. The long stretch of Valugan Boulder Beach can also be appreciated and be seen below from the top of Rolling Hills.

In the foreground of the photo is an output of a rock balancing done by visitors and locals in the beach. You can see in the background one of the many cliffs and green landscapes of North Batan.

How To Get There:

PAL Express, formerly Air Philippines, and SkyJet are the two airlines servicing to Basco, Batanes. Within the compound of the Basco Airport, you can inquire to one of the travel agencies to tour you in North Batan.

How Did I Get There:

I joined a North Batan tour organized by Ate Remy, +63 928 239 7629, who is also one of the caretakers managing Novita House in Basco town proper. It is one of the cheaper alternative yet worth the money accommodation. We headed to Valugan Boulder Beach after a short visit to a Japanese tunnel.

Braving Basco, Batanes

Braving Basco, Batanes

Braving Basco, Batanes is the first of the Because Beautiful Batanes series. Getting to Batanes used to be a luxury when the regular roundtrip tickets via SkyJet costed around PhP 20,000. So when I learned in 2013 that PAL Express, which was Airphil Express then, is having a direct flight to Basco, I’d waited for […]