Batanes, Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 Days

Batanes Island is the last province of the Philippines in the north. It is known for its majestic view of the ocean, the hills, and the honest Ivatan people. Last March 2019, we achieved our dream of coming to the Island, and at the same time we celebrated Busy’s birthday! Yey! So here is a simple travel guide and our 5-day itinerary for everybody’s reference.

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Summer is the best time to go to the island because there is lesser rainfalls and lesser chances of flight cancellations. But even though it was summer, we encountered some rain.

 

Quick Links

 

How to go to Batanes?

Via Plane

As of date, there is a lot of airlines that caters Manila to Basco flights.

Philippine Airlines

Sky Pasada

Skyjet

Cebu Pacific

We got our plane ticket from Cebu Pacific. They are the latest airline that caters Manila to Basco flights. Our round-trip tickets were free, how? We got a deal from Cebu Pacific. Are you familiar of the over booking systems of airlines? On our way to Boracay, they announced who are willing to get the next flight in exchange of a free round-trip domestic flight and PHP 3,000. We grabbed that opportunity and booked our flight to Batanes 🙂 Thank you Cebu Pacific

Cebu Pacific Plane to Batanes - Batanes 5 day Itinerary of Happy and Busy Travels

 

QUICK TIP!

Going to Batanes – Seat at the right side of the airplane

Back to Manila – Seat at the left side of the airplane

These seating arrangement is against the sunlight, but this can give you the better view of Batanes Islands during your flight.

 

Recommended Travel Agency

We have to thank Amazing Batanes Tours for our wonderful experience in Batanes. They were one of the pioneers of the travel industry in Batanes.

We got their travel services during our 5-day stay. We highly recommend that you book through their agency for a hassle free journey in the island.

Website: https://www.amazingbatanes.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amazingbatanes/

Rates: https://amazingbatanes.com/our-amazing-batanes-tours

Contact Numbers: +63 920 217 9031 ; +63 927 387 8172

Address: 106 Abuyo Street, Basco, Batanes, Philippines

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Dios Mamajes!

 

Day 1

Arrival

Unexpectedly, we arrived on time in Basco Airport. There was a typhoon the week before our vacation so we were a bit nervous of flight delays and cancellations.

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As we arrived in the airport, we were greeted by the beauty of Mt. Iraya 🙂

Mt. Iraya - Batanes 5 day Itinerary of Happy and Busy Travels
View of Mt. Iraya at Basco Airport

 

 

Check In Tawsen’s Place Inn

Our full review at https://happyandbusytravels.com/tawsens-place-inn-batanes/

We were fetched and we checked-in at Tawsen’s Place Inn.

Tawsen's Place Inn Affordable Hotel in Basco Batanes review and blog of Happy and Busy Travels

We also had our breakfast in the inn and we slept for a while. Our flight was very early so we were a bit tired.

Tawsen's Place Inn Affordable Hotel in Basco Batanes review and blog of Happy and Busy Travels

You have the option to start the tour immediately, but like us, we were tired so we just scheduled it after lunch.

 

Lunch at Beehan Eatery

Our full review at https://happyandbusytravels.com/beehan-eatery-basco-batanes/

Around 11 AM we went to Beehan Eatery to have our lunch.

Beehan Eatery Basco Batanes Review of Happy and Busy Travels to Batanes

 

Beehan Eatery Basco Batanes Review of Happy and Busy Travels to Batanes
Fishsilog Php 110

 

Then at 1PM, we were fetched by James of Amazing Travel Tours to start our journey! Come on!

James of Amazing Batanes Travels and Tours - Batanes 5 day Itinerary of Happy and Busy Travels

 

Start of Tour

Basco Town Proper

Length of Tour:  Half a day

We first went to Batanes’ Provincial Capitol to pay for our fees:

Environmental Fee:    Php 200

Entrance Fee:                      50

Bataness Passport or Brochure - Batanes 5 day Itinerary of Happy and Busy Travels
Batanes Passport and guide

This passport should be with you all of the time, because there are inspections in every tourist spots.

Entrance Fee in Basco Batanes - Batanes 5 day Itinerary of Happy and Busy Travels
Entrance Fee Php 50

After paying, we explored the town proper.

 

Batanes Pronvincial Capitol

Batanes Provincial Capitol - Batanes 5 day Itinerary of Happy and Busy Travels

 

Kilometer Zero

KM 0 marker - Batanes 5 day Itinerary of Happy and Busy Travels

 

Immaculate Conception Church

This is the first church that we visited in Batanes. Majority of the residents in Batanes were Catholics, so there is a lot of Catholic churches on the islands.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral

We went inside the church and we prayed. Old people said that if it is your first time to visit a church, you have to say 3 wishes, and it will come true. So, of course, we had 3 wishes per church. I hope our wishes will come true.

Inside of Immaculate Conception Cathedral - Batanes 5 day Itinerary of Happy and Busy Travels

 

North Batan Tour

Welcome to Batanes Sign

The mandatory Welcome to Basco sign. In every tourist destination, there is a welcome sign.

Welcome to Batanes Sign - Batanes 5 day Itinerary of Happy and Busy Travels

The view from the welcome sign was a fresh start.

View from the Welcome to Batanes Sign - Batanes 5 day Itinerary of Happy and Busy Travels

 

Mt. Carmel Chapel (Tukon Church)

More of our experience at https://happyandbusytravels.com/mt-carmel-chapel-tukon-church/

The church was under construction during our visit, so we just took a photograph of the exterior, and the view around.

Mt Carmel Chapel Tukon Church North Batanes Travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels in Batanes

Mt Carmel Chapel Tukon Church Batanes Travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels in Batanes

 

PAGASA Tukon Radar Station

Another area with a great view is the PAGASA Tukon Radar Station.

PAGASA Tukon Radar Station Batanes Travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels in Batanes

It was so hot! So we just took a few photos and we proceed with our tour.

PAGASA Tukon Radar Station Batanes Travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels in Batanes PAGASA Tukon Radar Station Batanes Travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels in Batanes

 

Fundacion Pacita

More of our experience at https://happyandbusytravels.com/fundacion-pacita/

Fundacion Pacita is one of the famous hotels in Batanes.

Fundacion Pacita Batanes Travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels in Batanes
The road to Fundacion Pacita

Visitors are allowed inside the hotel once the hotel gives a go signal to the tour guides. They wanted to maintain the serenity of their vicinity for the guests.

Fundacion Pacita Batanes Travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels in Batanes

But there is a lot to see inside the hotel, so visiting the hotel should be in your itinerary.

 

Japanese Tunnel

Our journey through the tunnel at https://happyandbusytravels.com/japanese-tunnel-basco-batanes/

Batanes was not spared from the war back in the 1940s, there were tunnels made in the island so the Japanese army can hide.

Japanese Tunnel Batanes Travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels in Batanes

 

Valugan Boulder Beach

More of our experience at https://happyandbusytravels.com/valugan-boulder-beach-batanes/

Beaches are known for having sand, but in Valugan Boulder Beach, they have large rocks or boulders.

Valugan Boulder Beach - Batanes travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels to Batanes

Valugan Boulder beach is also well known for photographers because it has been a subject of award winning photography contests.

Valugan Boulder Beach - Batanes travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels to Batanes

 

Vayang Rolling Hills

More of our experience at https://happyandbusytravels.com/vayang-rolling-hills-batanes/

Visiting Vayang Rolling Hills is one of the highlights of our first day in Batanes.  Batanes is known for its majestic views of the hills, Vayang Rolling Hills can prove this reputation.

Why did they named it “rolling hills”? It is because if you look at the hills, it looks like a never-ending line of hills.

Vayang Rolling Hills - Batanes travel guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Naidi Hills and Lighthouse

More of our experience at https://happyandbusytravels.com/naidi-lighthouse-and-hills-batanes/

Our trip ended in this picturesque lighthouse. Naidi Lighthouse is the only remaining lighthouse that is built on a government owned land. Most of the lighthouse were built on a private property.

Naidi Hills and Lighthouse - Batanes Travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Harbour Cafe

Our full experience at: https://happyandbusytravels.com/harbour-cafe-best-sunset-dining-experience-in-batanes/

We had our early dinner in Harbour Cafe, this was suggested by James because we wanted to have pasta.

Harbour Cafe Review - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Harbour Cafe Review - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels
Grana Padano Php 285

 

Day 2

South Batan Tour

We started our day early to avoid too much heat from the sun. The sun also can easily burn our skin even though we have sunblock.

 

Chawa View deck

Our full experience at: https://happyandbusytravels.com/chawa-view-deck-batanes/

The view deck is one of the areas that can be easily visited, and you get to see a glimpse of the hills and the ocean.

 

Chawa Viewdeck - Batanes travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Mahatao Shelter Port

Mahatao Shelter Port - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

As the name says, this shelter port supports the local fisherman by having a parking space for their boat. Typhoons regularly visits the island, so the boats should be protected from harmful waves.

Mahatao Shelter Port - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

There is an on-going lighthouse construction during our visit. Even though it is not yet finished, we had our pictures taken.

Mahatao Shelter Port - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Tayid Lighthouse

Our full experience at https://happyandbusytravels.com/tayid-lighthouse-batanes/

This is the third lighthouse that we visited. Tayid Lighthouse was built on a private property, but was constructed by the government. So, the owner of the land and the government had an agreement that visitors can visit the surroundings of the lighthouse.

Tayid Lighthouse - Batanes Travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Marlboro Hills (Racuh A Payaman)

Our full experience at https://happyandbusytravels.com/marlboro-hills-originally-known-as-racuh-a-payaman/

This tourist spot always comes up to everyone’s mind when you say Batanes. Marlboro Hills is the iconic hills and ocean view in Batanes. Racuh A Payaman is the real name of the area, however this tourist spot is now known as Marlboro Hills because one tourist said “It looks like the Marlboro Country.” From that day, Racuh A Payaman is also known as the Marlboro Hills.

Marlboro Hills Racuh A Payaman South Batan- Batanes Travel Guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Aside from Goats and Carabao, Horses can also be found on the hills.

Marlboro Hills Racuh A Payaman South Batan- Batanes Travel Guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels
Photo courtesy of our friend Sheila

 

Imnajbu Church

Imnajbu Church is one of our favorite churches in Batanes. Because it is made out of rocks, which made it looked like the houses in Batanes. Then, if you look at the church from outside, it has a hill background.

Imnajbu Church - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Alapad Rock Formation

There is a lot of “Blow UR Horn” sign in Batanes, so why is this particular sign famous?

Blow Ur Horn Sign Alapad Rock Formation - Batanes travel guide and itinerary for 5 days 3 - Blow Ur Horn Sign - Happy and Busy Travels

It is because of the magnificent rock formation at the back, the Alapad Rock Formation.

Alapad Rock Formation - Batanes travel guide and itinerary for 5 days 4 - Happy and Busy Travels
Photo courtesy of our friend Imak

 

 

Nanay Ching’s Restaurant

After the few tourist destinations, we were brought by James in Nanay Ching’s Restaurant. Just like the usual restaurants in Batanes, they serve set meals, and they also have limited ala carte dishes.

Here is Busy posing with 3 lobsters, an affordable ala carte dish from the restaurant.

Nanay Ching Restaurant - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Honesty Coffee Shop

Ivatans are known for being honest, this coffee shop proves it!

Honesty Coffee Shop - Batanes travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Inside the coffee shop, there is a lot of items for sale, you have to pay for it honestly because there is no caretaker.

Honesty Coffee Shop - Batanes travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

San Jose de Obrero Church

San Jose de Obrero Church - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

House of Dakay

This house was turned into a tourist spot to show how does the usual Ivatan house looks like. We borrowed a Vakul and a Kanayi, and gave a donation.

House of Dakay South Batan - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Ivana Marine Sanctuary

We passed by the Ivana Marine Sanctuary, which is a marine protected area.

Ivana Marine Sanctuary South Batan- Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Then as we pass through the marine sanctuary, there are these magnificent rocks which reminds us of the Alapad Rock Formation.

Ivana Marine Sanctuary South Batan- Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels Ivana Marine Sanctuary South Batan- Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Maydangeb White Beach

If you are looking for a beach with white sand in Batanes, you have to go to Maydanged white beach.

Maydangeb White Beach South Batan- Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

You can swim here, but still be careful. Waves in this area are smaller than the other parts of Batanes.

Maydangeb White Beach South Batan- Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

San Carlos Borromeo Church

Our last stop for the tour is San Carlos Borromeo Church.

San Carlos Borromeo Church South Batan- Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

In this area, South Batan environmental fees were collected, it costs Php 100 per person. We paid it before ending our tour to avoid a lot of tourists.

As I have mentioned, people in Batanes are honest, so even though there is no security guard telling tourists to pay, everybody is paying the fee.

 

Biking in Basco, Batanes

Our whole experience at https://happyandbusytravels.com/biking-in-batanes-on-busys-birthday/

Unexpectedly, tours in Batanes can be done in half a day if you have a private tour. So we borrowed bicycles from Tawsen’s Place Inn and our friend rented a bicycle. We initially planned to go to the fountain of youth, however when we arrived there it is closed because it was a cleaning day! So we went back immediately, but nightfall came and we were still on the road. Our bicycles has no head or tail lights, and there were no streetlights! Good thing a truck passed by and they stopped to pick us up and brought us in the town.

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Dinner

We had dinner in Harbour again because we love the food and wanted to introduce it to our friend.

 

Day 3

Sabtang Island

Usually tourist just visit the island for half a day, but we opt to stay overnight in the island. This is also better because we can do the tour backwards, we won’t go with the usual tour of the visitors, so there will be lesser or no other visitors in each tourist spots. Plus we do not have to rush our visit and we can enjoy each spots.

 

Going to Sabtang Island

There are two ports that can take you to Sabtang Island, San Vicente Port and Ivana Port. Amazing Batanes Tours brought us to San Vicente Port because according to James there are more boats here than in Ivana Port. Plus the boats in Ivana Port are smaller compared to the boats here in San Vicente Port.

Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

There was a lot of tourists when we arrived at the port.

Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

We bought our tickets here and have our names listed.

Ticket Price: Php 200 per person

Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

We boarded the boat which they called the Faluwa.

Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

The Faluwa is not big but it can accommodate a lot of people. So here is what it looks like inside, we are seated side by side with the other passengers.

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The ride is a bit bumpy, so if you have motion sickness, you can be dizzy.

 

Arrival in Sabtang Island

Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

When we arrived in the port of Sabtang, we paid the environmental fee, Php 200.

Sabtang Batanes environmental fee- Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

If you do not have any transfers or arrangements in the island, do not worry because there is a lot of tricycle available for rent.

Tricycles in Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Check in Pananayan Pension House

We first checked-in and left our bags at Pananayan Pension House before we started our tour.

Pananayan Pension House Hotel in Sabtang Review of Happy and Busy Travels

More details of our stay in the pension house at https://happyandbusytravels.com/pananayan-pension-house-sabtang-island-batanes/.

 

Start of the Tour

Sumnanga Village

Tourists who are just in the island for half a day do not have the chance to visit Sumnanga Village. The village represents the old way of how the Ivatans live.

Sumnanga Village Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Natao Point

This hill is privately owned, but our tricycle driver knows the owner, we had a chance to step on the hill and see the view.

Natao Point Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Morong Beach

Morong Beach is Sabtang Island’s swimmable area, and it is also known for the arch rock formation.

Morong Beach Ahaw Arch Formation Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

The sand is white but it has a lot of small rocks.

Morong Beach Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Lunch at Pananayan Canteen and Catering Services

The owner of Pananayan Pension House is also the owner of Pananayan Canteen and Catering Services. Even though the day before our visit the canteen was engulfed in flames, they can still serve their guests with quality food. The canteen is just at Morong Beach so we get to enjoy the beach while having our lunch.

Pananayan Canteen and Catering Services Morong Beach Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Here is one of the viand served for the set meal, Sarsiadong Isda. The set meal costs Php 350 per person.

Pananayan Canteen and Catering Services Morong Beach Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Chavayan Village

The road that goes around Sabtang island is still under construction, so if you want to go to the other side, you have to go all the way around the island. After our lunch we went at Chavayan Village, which is at the other side of the island. We started here again to avoid a lot of tourists.

Chavayan Village Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint

Another magnificent view of the ocean can be found here in Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint.

Chamantad Tinyan viewpoint Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

When we arrived here, the souvenir stores were already closed because there were no more tourists. They went back to the port to go back to Basco.

 

Savidug Village

This is another village that shows the traditional houses.

Savidug Village Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Sto. Tomas Aquinas Chapel can be also found in the village.

St Thomas Aquianas Chapel Savidug Village Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Lighthouse

We also visited this lighthouse which is just near our pension house. It is not included in tour packages because this was turned into a mini hostel.

Sabtang Batanes Lighthouse - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

They added a few improvements in the area after it was constructed by the government.

We were only allowed in the area because our friend stays in the hostel.

 

Swim

After going back to the hotel, Busy tried to go for a swim. I didn’t join him but I got to take pictures of him. 😆

Swimming in Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

James, our tour guide went with us because he wanted to make sure that we are safe. He is a fisherman so he knows how to swim with the rapids and the harsh waves in Batanes.

Swimming in Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Busy can’t go far because the waves were big and there were big rocks, so he felt silly. Then after 30 minutes he ended his swim.

 

Dinner

We had dinner in our pension house. They prepared a lot of delicious meals.

Pananayan Pension House Hotel in Sabtang Review of Happy and Busy Travels

We also got a lot of visitors during the night.

Pananayan Pension House Hotel in Sabtang Review of Happy and Busy Travels

 

To know more about our dinner, please visit https://happyandbusytravels.com/pananayan-pension-house-sabtang-island-batanes/

 

Stargazing

Busy and I went out and just stared at the sky. There were a lot of stars, but unfortunately I do not have a photo 😆 If you wanted to take a picture of the milkyway, Sabtang Island is a perfect spot.

Swimming in Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Day 4

Back to Basco

We went back to Basco, Batanes very early in the morning. Usually the first boat departs at 4AM, but always ask for the schedule so you won’t be left.

Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

The first boat out brought us in Ivana Port.

Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Homoron Blue Lagoon

During our trip back to the town proper, we passed by Homoron Blue Lagoon. It was said that the lagoon was only used by the Spaniards in the past to take a bath.

Hohmoron Blue Lagoon - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Then we went back to Tawsen’s Place Inn to sleep for a while. After a few hours, we went out again to explore Basco.

 

Souvenir Shopping

We went to various souvenir shopping areas, but our favorite were Tawsen’s Souvenir Shop, and Bisumi Souvenir Shop.

Blow UR Horn Magnet in Tawsen’s Souvenir Shop Php 60

 

Shirts for sale in Bisumi Souvenir Shop

 

Turmeric Pulvoron Php 40 from Tawsen’s Souvenir Shop

 

Lunch at Hiro Joy’s Cuisine and Catering Services

For more information visit https://happyandbusytravels.com/hiros-joy-cuisine-and-catering-services/

After shopping, we went to Hiro’s Joy Cuisine and Catering Services for our lunch. This lunch is included in our tour package.

Hiro's Joy Cuisine and Catering - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

We had yummy authentic Ivatan cuisines!

Ivatan Fish Spring Rolls PHp 200 - Hiro's Joy Cuisine and Catering - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels
Fish Spring Rolls

 

Uved Ivatan Dish - Hiro's Joy Cuisine and Catering - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels
Uved

 

Rakuh-a-idi Spring (Fountain of Youth)

Our whole experience at https://happyandbusytravels.com/fountain-of-youth-originally-known-as-rakuh-a-idi-spring/

After our lunch, we finally had a chance to swim in Rakuh-a-idi Spring, also known as the Foundatin of Youth. It was a man-made infinity pool that has a structure that looks like the traditional stone houses in Batanes.

Rakuh-a-idi Spring Fountain of Youth - Batanes travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

 

Dinner

Octagon Bed and Breakfast

Our friends ate in Octagon Bed and Breakfast, so we went there even though we had a scheduled dinner at Hiro’s Joy Cuisine.

The bed and breakfast has a great view of the sunset.

They serve delicious food, but the food were a bit expensive because the serving size is small.

 

Hiro’s Joy Cuisine

After a quick snack in Octagon, we went to Hiro’s Joy Cuisine for our full dinner. We also brought our friends to the restaurant because they were still hungry after eating in Octagon.

 

Day 5

It was our last day in Batanes. After our early breakfast, we were brought by Tawsen’s Inn to the airport for our flight back to Manila.

Basco Airport - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Yes we were sad because it’s time to go home, but we had a great time in Batanes. We wish we can visit the island again, and we wanted to go to Itbayat the next time.

 

36 Comments

  • sobrang enjoy ako sa post na 'to grabeh! First, my dream destination! Second, you both are cool. partner pa ng colors. Third, ang dami nyong napuntahan. I will go back to this post as soon as I have mine planned out. And maybe allot a week in Batanes. Paradise!
    • Happy and Busy
      Yiiii thank you so much for appreciating!!!
  • Ang gaganda ng photos niyo grabe! I can't wait to visit Batanes too. My boyfriend wants to visit here as well but we can't seem to find a matching schedule. I want to visit here pa naman with him :(
    • Happy and Busy
      yaaasss dapat kasama si boyfie haha
  • Isa talaga ang Batanes sa travel goal ng karamihan ng Pinoy kahit ako gusto ko pumunta dito kasama ang girlfriend ko pero kailangan talaga pag-ipunan ang budget pag ito ang planong puntahan.
  • Waaaa Batanes 😍😍😍 Will definitely use your blog and itinerary when I visit this place. Also, love your couple ootd!!! Pak!
    • Happy and Busy
      Hahhaha yaaasss sabihan mo rin ako if punta ka ah :) Yes haha required and couple OOTD HAHAH
  • Wow! Your Batanes trip was really jam-packed with great destinations and cool finds! Will refer back to this post when I get around to planning a similar trip. :-)
  • Na appreciate ko yang sunlight seating arrangement tip mo mars!
    • Happy and Busy
      Thank you!
  • Sobrang sulit yung Batanes Trip nyo, parang walang nasayang na oras! Haha! Bookmark ko na 'to. This will be my guide for our honeymoon in Batanes. Honeymoon muna bago kasal. Char! HAHAHA!
    • Happy and Busy
      Oh yes! Dapat sunod sunod ang lakad para sulit hahaha Hahahahaahaha gora ka na sa honeymoon HAHAHA
  • I envy you kasi di ko pa tapos yung post ko about Batanes the last time I visited it. Thanks to your post, I was reminded again how beautiful this place is. And oh, nakakain kayo ng lobsters! Have you tried coconut crabs? Looking forward that I can finish writing my piece soon :)
    • Happy and Busy
      Hehe gooo tapusin mo na rin :) Yes we ate lobsters. Oh no! We did not eat coconut crabs, they are illegal to eat because they are endangered already :)
  • Mummyyoyo
    Woow how beautiful is this place! Am so jealous I need a holiday! The food looks amazing
  • Mummy yoyo
    Wow what a stunning place! I need a holiday! And the food looks so good
  • blair villanueva
    I never been to the north and it is interesting to visit it even once. Seems the temperature suits to my taste of summer.
  • great photos! Batanes is definitely on my bucketlist, bookmarking this for future reference
  • Kath
    I really want to visit Batanes! 😍 This is a great travel itinerary reference. Thank you for sharing! ☺️
  • Batanes is definitely a must place to visit. It's also my dream to visit the place with my family.
  • Fantastic couple!😊... i wish for you both more colorful & blessed travels! Thanks for Sharing ur Batanes travel-blog, luv it!😊
  • Cristel
    Hello. Mga magkano po kaya ang need na budget?
    • Happy and Busy
      Hi Cristel! During our stay, libre kase ang plane namin. Pero if you have to total the expenses rough estimate is 20-30k. 10k dyan plane palang It will depend kung san ka mag sstay, how will you tour the island, gano kayo kadami kumain, and pano kayo bibili ng souvenir.
  • Drools on that three lobsters! How much is that? Also, how's the Turmeric Polvoron? Isn't that weird?
    • Happy and Busy
      Hahaha the lobsters are delicious! Believe me or not around 1k lang cya! Turmeric Polvoron tastes like... a bit of Turmeric and the usual polvoron hahah it was delicious
  • Goal ko talaga ang Batanes!! Thanks for this guide!!
  • Wow! Sobrang ganda! Dream destination din namin to. Hopefully we can visit Batanes in the near future. I’ll save your blog post for future reference. Thanks for sharing!
  • Wow, this is such a very detailed travel post and I'm so grateful. Batanes is one of our target places to take the kids. Ang ganda nya! May I know how much ang inabot nyo? We're a family of five and would like to estimate how much we need to prepare. Thanks!
    • Happy and Busy
      Hi May! Around 20-30k. I actually forgot to log all of our expenses. Super worth it mag visit. I suggest mag book kayo early para mas mura :) Usually tumataas prices ng tour sa BAtanes
  • Ruth I
    Oh wow. I've been wanting to visit Batanes but they said it's expensive. I will still need a lot of work to do before I can afford a visit here.
  • Wow, Batanes is really my dream place to visit. And with your article, it feels I'm traveling with you. Such a detailed itinerary and nice photo shots.
  • cara
    Thanks for appreciating the beauty of San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel (Imnajbu Chapel), that's where I got married :) I'm missing Batanes now! hoping to come back soon :)
    • Happy and Busy
      Ohhh really?!!!! Awesome! I really love that church! I love how the exterior was designed, plus it was built just beside the mountain.
  • OMG Gorgeous! I knew that it was probably beautiful there but had no real clue. Totally not what I would have expected. Is the weather always that beautiful?
    • Happy and Busy
      Hi Amy, the weather is always not sunny. We visited Batanes in summer, but sometimes rain still occur. Batanes can experience various storms in a year, so it is really better to visit in summer which is March to May.
  • elizabeth o
    I love the idea of taking an off the beaten path vacation to a place I would never have considered. This sounds like one of those great finds.

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