Going to Batanes soon? Here are some things to do in Batanes.
Things to Do in Batanes:
1. Swim in the Fountain of Youth
Full details at https://happyandbusytravels.com/fountain-of-youth/
2. Ride a Bicycle
Full details at https://happyandbusytravels.com/biking-in-batanes/
3. Eat Ivatan Dishes
Several restaurants serves Filipino, Western, and most importantly Ivatan dishes!
Hiro’s Joy Cuisine Cantering Services
Full details at https://happyandbusytravels.com/hiros-joy-cuisine/
This is the restaurant that we tried that serves most of the Ivatan dishes. From Uved, to Luñis, and a lot more!
Full details at https://happyandbusytravels.com/harbour-cafe/
Pananayan Catering Services
The catering services is located in Morong Beach, Sabtang. They serve set meals that sometimes include Ivatan dishes.
4. Learn Ivatan Language
Only Ivatans use this language. Here is Busy saying sweet things to me haha.
Another useful word is Dios Mamajes or Thank you in English. But if you translate this, it means “God will repay.”
5. Eat Kasusuhad Flower
Who would’ve thought that while we were on tour, we will see a cute tiny flower that grows in the wild?
6. Swim at the beach
Did you know that you can swim at some beaches?
Morong Beach, Sabtang
Maydangeb White Beach
Beach Beside the Fountain of Youth
7. Wear Vakul and Kanayi
There is a lot of places in Batanes that has Vakul and Kanayi rental.
Full details at https://happyandbusytravels.com/naidi-lighthouse-and-hills/
This is the place where we saw the cheapest Vakul and Kanayi rental. But there is no basket for the girls.
House of Dakay
We got to rent the whole outfit from the House of Dakay.
8. Ride the Tricycle the Ivatan way
Our tricycle was provided by Amazing Batanes Tours. This picture is just for picture taking purposes 😆 we had a driver/ tour guide.
You can also get you own by contacting the travel agency, or renting from the terminal.
9. Go to Sabtang Island, Batanes
Day tours in Sabtang Island is the most common tour in this island. But we suggest that you stay for a night here to enjoy more of the island.
There are a lot of advantages if you stay for at least a day here.
- Go to more places
- Stay longer in each tourist spots
- Avoid the rush of day tour travelers
10. Tour Basco
Finally, touring Basco is one of the best things to do in Batanes. With the help of Amazing Batanes Tours, you won’t have any problem in touring the island.
Whatever you do in the island, just remember to abide by the rules! have fun! and enjoy!
Our full itinerary at https://happyandbusytravels.com/batanes-travel-guide-and-itinerary-for-5-days/