Sabtang Island is just one boat ride away from Basco Batanes. Before you visit, you have to keep this list of tourist spots in Sabtang Island.
If you want a hassle free trip, book your tour with Amazing Batanes Tours. We booked our tour with them, so we had a lot of help and tips for our trip.
Tourist Spots in Sabtang for a Half-Day Tour
The most common tour in the island is only for half a day. Tourists go in the island very early in the morning, and go home at 12 PM. Here are some tourist spots if you have a tight schedule.
1. Morong Beach
In this beach, the Morong Beach Ahaw Arch Formation can be found. It is a famous rock formation on the beach.
Aside from awesome view from the cliffs, Batanes has a lot of beaches that anyone can swim. The waves can be large, so just be careful if you want to swim.
After exploring the beach, we had our lunch at Pananayan Canteen and Catering Services.
2. Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint
The view from the cliff is really breath-taking. It has the perfect view of the reef below.
3. Savidug Village
This is a village that shows traditional stone houses. There are also some construction during our visit, they are making new stone houses and preserving old ones.
St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel can also be found in the village.
4. Chavayan Village
This is an old village but there are new stone houses like this one.
We get to be creative with some picture taking spots.
Other Tourist Spots and Activities in Sabtang
If you have more time, we recommend that you stay for at least 1 night in the island. If we were given the chance, we would like to stay there for more than 1 night. Here are the other tourist spots and activities in Sabtang Island.
1. Sumnanga Village
Full details at https://happyandbusytravels.com/sumnanga-village-sabtang-island/
Sabtang Island has a lot of old stone houses than in Basco. Sumnanga Village is another village that shows the traditional way of living in the island.
There is also a nearby beach in the village.
2. Natao Point
This hills is privately owned, so visiting the hills is not always allowed. We just had a chance to visit Natao Point because our tricycle driver knows the owner.
We had to climb a tall hill, and fight the strong winds during our visit. But it was all worth it becasue the view if perfect.
Another privately owned property in the island, the lighthouse can be visited for a minimum entrance fee and with the permission of the owners. We had a chance to visit it for free because one of our friends stays in the guesthouse beside the lighthouse.
Staying for a while in the lighthouse made us “don’t want to leave” Batanes because the view is spectacular!
Plus, there are some IG worthy spots nearby.
Swimming in the island is very possible, but caution should be always taken. Waves are sometimes strong in some parts. If you are not careful, you might find yourself in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Here is Busy swimming in front of Pananayan Pension House, our home for the night.
Another swimming spot is in Morong Beach, which is the most common swimming area.
If you are staying in the guesthouse near the lighthouse, you also have the chance to swim in the lagoon.
If you have extra funds and you are adventurous, you have to try the zipline. It starts in Natao Point, and ends near Morong Beach.
Yes, there are no stars in the picture below hahaha, but there are a lot of stars at night. We really want to be back and take a picture of the stars.
Read our full Batanes Itinerary at https://happyandbusytravels.com/batanes-travel-guide-and-itinerary-for-5-days/
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