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Stone... cold

This place is locally known as Chanpan, but is popularly known as Valugan, which means East. It is... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Manila, Philippines
Boulder beach

I haven't seen so much boulders in my life like what I saw in this Valugan boulder beach in... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Ana A
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We went there as part of our Northern Batanes tour, great for photo ops, but not much to do. I would not recommend swimming, unless you are an expert swimmer, the waves are quite strong and you are likely to hit the shores which are...More

Thank Jhovs
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This place is locally known as Chanpan, but is popularly known as Valugan, which means East. It is a sacred fishing port of the Ivasay fishermen, most especially those from Brgy. San Joaquin. the boulders are said to be evidences of geologic forces from the...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I haven't seen so much boulders in my life like what I saw in this Valugan boulder beach in Batanes. It was a sight to behold. With the waves and the boulders. It will literally take your breath away. 👍

Thank Ana A
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The rocks here are gigantic in size, smooth in texture and would you believe - its alive!. Rarely we can see these type of rocks in a seashore. An after effect of the eruption of Mt Iraya centuries ago. No swimming is allowed here because...More

Thank Bing P
Reviewed 23 March 2018

This is the 2nd boulder beach that I have seen. The 1st one is in Bicol. Dubbed as Valugan Boulder Beach. Distinctively unique in a sense that it is surrounded by boulders from Mt. Iraya after its eruption. My tour guide cautioned me to be...More

Thank 77Raine27
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Valugan in the Ivatan language means east. Its called Boulder Beach for obvious reasons. We really enjoyed our visit to this beach and its so photogenic. Boulder Beach was created in 400 AD during a Mt. Iraya eruption and scattered around andesite rocks. The wind...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We went here when the weather was cool. Good thing that it started to rain when we were ready to leave. Anyway, the waves are big, the rocks are big, there's no sand in sight. Just different sizes of rocks that you can step on,...More

Thank Rdm D
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This was the last stop to my North Batan Tricycle Tour...and pitures do not do justice to the beauty of this place. The sound of the waves, and the view of Mt. Iraya makes you feel like you're in one of those tropical themed movies...More

Thank iammonica08
Reviewed 19 October 2017

More than a kilometer of boulders at the beach. Visitors have piled zen stones and very good for photography

Thank vic10101
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

It is something new because the entire place is surrounded by rocks and not sands. We stay for only minutes to take pictures coz we have to go to other places too.

Thank Edz A
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