Breathtaking Batanes: 25 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Batanes


Breathtaking Batanes Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Batanes

It is easy to be swept away by Batanes, the so-called “Land of the Winds.”

Batanes is the smallest and the northernmost province of the Philippines, found at the tip of the archipelago. It is comprised of ten islands and only three are inhabited: Batan, Sabtang, and Itbayat. The capital, Basco, is found in Batan along with three other municipalities.


One of the most dreamed and raved about Philippine destination, Batanes is in many traveler’s bucket list and for good reasons. The rustic charm of this quaint province is defined by uninhabited landscape of endless rolling hills, lush terrains of pastureland, boulder-lined shores, violent crashing waves, stunning cliffs, and century-old stone houses and ancient churches. It is like seeing another world where serenity, the purest creations of nature, and the simplest beauty of the world abound. The Ivatans are unbelievably humble and their simple way of life is truly admirable.

But this beauty is elusive and at times, dangerous. Batanes is always at the mercy of tropical storms and typhoons that cross the Philippines. Boat rides from one island to another can be notoriously rough and bumpy. Because of this, many tourists are often stranded in the province for days and even weeks. The only three airlines that fly to the destination often cancel flights whenever there is a threat of just a slight change of the weather.

This isolation, along with the sheer beauty and rugged perfection of Batanes, is worth it. If you are looking for adventure and a journey of a lifetime, come to Batanes. Go now. The airfare prices and travel packages are getting cheaper day by day and the influx of tourists is slowly changing the place. Batanes is not going to stay this isolated for long so come here soon.

From its out-of-the-world natural scenery to stunning manmade creations, here are 25 photos that will make you want to pack everything and book the next flight to Batanes. 

Basco Lighthouse at Naidi Hills
The Basco Lighthouse stands exquisitely at Naidi Hills.





Basco Cathedral
The Basco Cathedral of the Immaculate Concepcion, the patroness of Batanes.

Valugan Boulder Beach
When Mount Iraya erupted back in the day, it spewed countless boulders in Batanes which resulted to the Valugan Boulder Beach.

Mount Iraya Batanes
A beauty that can be destructive: Mount Iraya in Batanes.

Tukon Chapel Batanes
The rustic Tukon Chapel- a beautiful church made of stones perched on a hill.

West Philippine Sea from Batanes
The view of the West Philippine Sea.

Stone House at Savidug Village Batanes
A stone house at Savidug Traditional Village in Sabtang Island.

Chavayan Traditional Village
View of the sea from Chavayan Traditional Village in the island-municipality of Sabtang.

Ivatan boy
Life is hard, he gotta grind.

Morong Beach Batanes
Morong Beach in Sabtang, Batanes.

Coconut Crab Batanes Cuisine
The star of Batanes cuisine: Coconut crab locally known as Tatus.

Blow Ur Horn Batanes
Along the roads of Batanes are the many signs of "Blow Ur Horn."

Chavayan Village Sabtang
This is where the road ends in Sabtang Island. Beyond, only crashing waves and the jagged mountains.

Stone House Chavayan Village
One of the preserved stone houses at Chavayan Traditional Village. These stone houses were built to stand against the most violent typhoons.

Mahatao Boat Shelter Port
A piece of Venice in Batanes: the Mahatao Boat Shelter Port.

Racuh A Payaman
Racuh A Payaman aka Marlboro Country.

Homoron Blue Lagoon in Mahatao Batanes.
Homoron Blue Lagoon in Mahatao Batanes.
San Jose De Ivana Church in Batanes
San Jose De Ivana Church in Batanes.
Tayid Lighthouse Mahatao Batanes
The modern structure that is Tayid Lighthouse in Mahatao Batanes.
Pacific Ocean Batanes
View of the Pacific Ocean.

Batanes Pastureland
One of the many lush pasturelands in Batanes.

Stunning Batanes View
Living a blissful life in Batanes.

Alapad Rock Formation
Alapad Pass.

Tawsen Souvenir Shop Batanes
Tawsen Agri-Ventures, a one-stop souvenir shop in Batanes.
Chamantad Cove at Tinyan Viewpoint
Out-of-this-world view of the Chamantad Cove from Tinyan Viewpoint.

Have you been to Batanes? How did you find the place? Come here and come soon!


63 komento

  1. Wow! Stunning photos.. Di ko akalain na ganito pala kaganda sa Batanes. Shared also to facebook. =)

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    1. Thank you, Jhojo! Maganda talaga ang Batanes. You should go there. :) Thanks for sharing!

      Burahin
  2. Believe it or not, I haven't been to Batanes. Breathtaking is an understatement. Great shots, you really captured its beauty and showcased what the place has to offer. Bucket listed haha. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. About time you go there, Anne! :) You will love it, I swear. Watch out for PAL's promo fares! :)

      Burahin
  3. Lagyan mo ng watermark yung photos mo!

    TumugonBurahin
  4. OMG! Breathtaking photos. I've always wanted to visit Batanes.

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  5. The landscapes are stunning, but my heart has been captured by the architecture.

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    1. I cannot blame you, Erin. The architecture is as remarkable as the landscape. :)

      Burahin
  6. Wonderful photos! I've never heard of the place but now I want to go!

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    1. These photos are meant to lure you to visit the place, Rachel! Glad it has that effect on you. :) Hope you can come soon!

      Burahin
  7. I love the Philippines. Your pictures are beautiful!

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    1. And we love people who love the Philippines! Thank you, Sally. :) Come here soon! :)

      Burahin
  8. Beautiful pictures! I'm speechless. I've always wanted to visit the Philippines.

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    1. The time is high, Marta! Come now. :) Glad you loved the photos!

      Burahin
  9. Thanks for the amazing post!!
    I visited Philippines in the beginning of the year, fell in love and I want to go back soon... Now I have one more reason: visit Batanes!
    Cheers,
    Nat

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    1. Hey, Natalie! So nice to hear from you. Please do come back. Hope to bump into you along the road someday! :)

      Burahin
  10. Wow, you were so right, I do want to visit now! Even despite the weather! Getting stuck at a heavenly-looking island like that wouldn't be too bad! :)

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    1. Hahaha! I must agree, Veronika! If I'd be stuck anywhere, I'd choose Batanes in a heartbeat. Or El Nido, Philippines!

      Burahin
  11. These are nice photos, my favorite is the cathedral! Maybe someday we'll plan to visit Batanes.

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    1. Thank you, Melanie. I especially love the chapel on the hill. :) You should come soon. :)

      Burahin
  12. Naalis ng may-ari ang komentong ito.

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  13. Ganda ng pictures mo! Sana makascore ako ng seat sale to Batanes! hihi

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    1. Salamat, Shayne! Sa Travel Expo ako sinuwerte last year. :) Manalig ka lang. Batanes is waiting!

      Burahin
  14. I was planning on coming to the Philippines in July. Another place to check out hopefully. Thanks for the post.

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    1. Hi, Wayne! So glad to see you here. Hope to meet you when you come back here! :) I swear, Batanes will blow your mind. You should check the place out.

      Burahin
  15. its on our plan, we are waiting for a promo fare, whats the best time to visit Batanes?

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    1. Definitely during summer, Jean! Puwed din mga Ber months as long as walang bagyo. Be patient. PAL usually offer promo fare going to Batanes. So excited for you!

      Burahin
  16. Naalis ng may-ari ang komentong ito.

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  17. Nice pics,

    Try to visit Itbayat island next tym.
    Thanks for visiting Batanes.

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    1. Wow! So happy to see you here, Sir Ryan Cardona! I really want to visit Itbayat soon. Hopefully, when I return to Batanes. :) You're so blessed to have such a breathtaking province! I hope Batanes stays this way.

      Burahin
  18. Wow - i must say I've never visited Batanes, but now I definitely want to! Fantastic photos, you've made me want to pack my bags :)

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    1. Have you been to the Philippines, Gabby? It's really hard to reach this province as it's at the northern tip but I promise you, it would be super worth it! :)

      Burahin
  19. Some stunning pics here! Really shows off the blend of cultures that have made the Philippines!

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    1. Indeed. I'm one proud Filipina! Thank you, Chris! Come here soon!

      Burahin
  20. Excellent post! I'm planning on going to the Philippines next year so will add this to my list of places to check out.

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    1. Wow!! Glad you're coming here, Bethaney! Just email me if you need anything. :) And definitely, add Batanes to your must-see list! And El Nido, Palawan as well. :)

      Burahin
  21. Your photos are beautiful...and really capture the many breathtaking vews. Thank you for sharing your country!

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    1. Thanks, Tamara! Hope you can visit the Philippines soon! :)

      Burahin
  22. I've never heard of Batanes before this, but these pictures are extraordinary. It looks like a lovely place. I particularly love the charming little stone houses.

    www.liveandwalkgood.com

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    1. Hello, Jeh-C! It's located at the northern tip of the Philippines and usually there's not too many tourists because it's difficult to go there before. Yes, charming is a word to describe Batanes. :)

      Burahin
  23. Batanes Part 2 for Itbayat Island :)

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    1. Hello, Sir Ryan! Definitely. A round 2 is in order for Batanes and I'd love to join Bisumi in one of your tours! :))

      Burahin
  24. I haven't been to the Philippines. I have been wanting to go for a long long time and have yet to make it there. My ex is going next month and I am soooo envious!

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    1. You should definitely go, Claudia! :) Where is your ex headed here? If you're coming, just let me know and I'll help you! :)

      Burahin
  25. Wow! I had never heard of the Batanes before! This looks stunning!!

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    1. Stunning is an understatement, Cailin! You should really see it with your own eyes! :)

      Burahin
  26. these are beautiful photos! thank you for sharing! i am hoping to visit the Philippines in 2016 and maybe will head to the Batanes! thanks!

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    1. Hello, Lindsay. Thanks for dropping by! Yay! You're coming to the Philippines! Don't forget to visit Batanes and El Nido, Palawan as well. You won't regret it. :)

      Burahin
  27. Love your amazing photos of the beaches, churches, and daily life in the Philippines - beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your journey.

    TumugonBurahin
  28. This is such a stunning, inspirational post! The Phillipines look like a slice of absolute heaven! I'll keep all your tips in mind when I get there next year!

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    1. I am beyond giddy when I hear people coming to the Philippines. Yeah, it's about time! Let me know if you need any advice, tips, or help! :)

      Burahin
  29. This is such a stunning, inspirational post! The Phillipines look like a slice of absolute heaven! I'll keep all your tips in mind when I get there next year!

    TumugonBurahin
  30. wow it is nice to see Batanes without the rain! I was there in the middle of a typhoon and I can tell you it looked nothing like this! ;)

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    1. Hey, Mar! When did you visit Batanes? It's so rare to see tourists making it here but I'm so happy you did. How did you like it?

      Burahin
  31. This place looks incredible! I hope I csn make it there one day. Great pictures!

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    1. Yes, one day, Bobbi. I hope you make it here. It's surreal. :)

      Burahin

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