After having our lunch, we went straight to Chavayan Village, which is located at the other end of the road of Sabtang Island, Batanes. We started the second half of our tour here to avoid the tourists that in Sabtang Island for a day tour.
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Time Spent: 10 to 20 minutes
- Bring an umbrella and water.
- Use comfortable shoes.
How to go here?
Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/u8anjeEdJykRUyRP8
From Pananayan Pension Inn to the entrance…
Walk: It will take you at least 1 hour.
Vehicle: It will take you at least 9 minutes.
Bicycle: It will take you at least 30 minutes.
Please take note that there is not a lot of public vehicles in the island. Locals usually use their motorcycle, bicycle, tricycle, or walk towards each destination.
It is better to arrange a tour with Amazing Batanes Tours for convenience.
Book and use the code HAPPYANDBUSY to get P500 discount.
Time Spent: 30 to 50 minutes
- Bring your umbrella, wear sunglasses, and wear comfortable shoes.
We were welcomed by the sign in the roundabout in Chavayan Village.
Sabtang Weavers’ Association
There is a mini Nipa hut that showcases some of the materials, and products that the weavers from sabtang uses and sells.
Leaves from Palm trees are used to make the Ivatan slippers, Vakul, and Kanayi.
We quickly felt the ambiance of a quiet and relaxing neighborhood.
There is nobody outside except for us. I think it’s also because it was hot outside.
There are a lot of stone houses in Sabtang than in Basco, and some of these houses can be found here in Chavayan Village.
Here is the church in the village.
At the end of the village, an attractive stone house can be seen.
First, there is this cottage beside the house. It’s nice to stay here for a while to hide from the scorching heat.
We got to look closely at the house. It looks like newly renovated and was styled like the traditional Ivatan stone house, with a touch of country style house.
We went further and looked at the other side.
At the other side of the house, a pole with a hole can be seen. We were like “what is this thing?” because it really looks like out of place, but obviously it supposed to do something.
Our guide showed us how to use it. We have to go at the other side and pose, while he takes our picture.
The outcome is kinda cute. 🙂
Happy and Busy’s Smileys
The view is gorgeous, the village is just between the ocean and the mountains.
Value for money
No entrance fee!