Northernmost Tip of the Philippines
The island province of Batanes lies at the northernmost tip of the Philippines. This is the converging point for the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea. Batan, the biggest island of Batanes, is composed of Basco (the capital town), Ivana, Uyugan and Mahatao. The two other-island municipalities are Sabtang and Itbayat. The province is approximately 860 kilometers away from Manila and 280 kilometers north of Aparri, Cagayan
Basco is one of the most popular tourist destinations among Sky Pasada Passengers – a quietly and solemnly majestic beauty of nature.
The island of Batanes is made unique because it is the result of volcanic and other geological activities that happened hundreds of years ago.
The range of exciting activities in Basco is endless! Island hopping, trekking, bird-watching, and cave explorations are just some of the things you can enjoy in this lovely island aside from the relaxation its green hills and sea breeze gives you.government center with tall buildings, sprawling school campuses and a government center site. It is now an emerging metropolis and a backbone support to the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Free Port in Sta. Ana, Cagayan and the Cauayan City Regional Agro-Industrial Center in Isabela.
It is the regional tourism service center because of its accessibility to tourism attractions, spots and destinations and because of the existence of reliable facilities for land, water and air transport, communications, power, health, protective services, and finance as well as amenities for dining, lodging, recreation and souvenir shops. Locals, tourists, photographers and cinematographers alike have been captivated by Batanes' stunning scenery. In fact, a local movie has even been shot and named after it, proof that its allure and magic stays with you long after your trip.
Handicraft-makers also provide meaningful but inexpensive souvenirs. Don't forget to buy Malunggay Chips and Noodles too! Most importantly, the whole province of Batanes has an almost zero crime rate!
The island-municipality of Sabtang which is accessible by boat is popularly known as "Sleeping Beauty" for its tranquil mountainous figure. The other island-town of Itbayat is also a tourist paradise for those who have finished enjoying the sights and thrills of Basco and the nearby towns of Mahatao.
Locals, tourists, photographers and cinematographers alike have been captivated by Batanes' stunning scenery. In fact, a local movie has even been shot and named after it, proof that its allure and magic stays with you long after your trip.