What makes Batanes so special?
Batanes has a chock-full of wonders, treats, and attractions that guarantee to delight any traveler. It is also gifted with picturesque landscapes. Batanes is a haven of changing moods.
Whether you're a foodie, history buff or someone who enjoy nature, you will definitely find your bliss in the secluded dream destination. Batanes is peaceful and laid-back, the perfect retreat where you can sit back and enjoy the cool breeze and the heat of the sun.
Here are 7 Reasons Why You Will Fall in Love With Batanes and Why It Is the Ultimate Dream Destination:
1.Breath Taking Views
Batanes will remind you of a young Julie Andrews singing to the tune of "The Hills Are Alive" in the 965 musical drama film "The Sound of Music' because Batanes has clear blue skies and lush rolling hills.
A walk up to the mountains will give you the opportunity to hear the relaxing sound of the wind and enjoy the crisp countryside breeze.
2. Diverse Array of Beaches
Batanes has an extraordinary coastline filled with numerous stunning beaches. Hidden coves, ridges, rocky coast, cream san beach white sand beach and boulder beach.
In Sabtang beach, there's a naturally made stone arch that became an icon and symbol of the island, the Mahayaw Arch.
3. Friendly Ivatans
The Ivatans are extra helpful and friendly and they would be more than willing to lend you a helping hand. Ivatans find it easy to smile at strangers. They would always welcome you to their homes and share fascinating stories.
4. Mouthwatering goodies
Batanes isn't a gourmet destination, but it still can appease your taste buds and stomach with its supremely fresh seafood treats like shrimps and lobsters. They also have Uvud balls, a luscious dessert dish made from coconut meat strips and meatballs.
5. Historic Attractions
The province seems to cut off from the rest of the Philippines. Batanes was also touched by the Second World War's ravages. It is also a home to a number of old Ivatan houses and brightly colored churches that were built as early as the 17th century, such as the Mahatao Church. Batanes also has old beautiful lighthouses, including the Tayid Lighthouse in Mahatao and Naidi Lighthouse in Basco.
6. Well-Preserved Traditions
Batanes has a very rich Ivatan culture and is considered as one of the very few provinces to preserve its old traditions and heritage. Visit the Diuria Village and learn the art of crafting a vakul, a traditional headdress worn by the Ivatans that protects them from the sun and rain.
7. Zero Crime Rate
Who wouldn't love to visit a place that is beautiful and safe like Batanes? Batanes is Zero Crime Rate. Petty theft is also very uncommon. You can barely find prisoners in prison cells. There's also an Honesty Store and Coffee Shop that doesn't have a cashier or staff. You can easily drop your payments at a designated box.