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  • JustJyv
    Makati, Philippines327 contributions
    It's a must-visit place when you're in Batanes. Everything is just breathtaking when you're in the province, or I am just being biased because it's my favorite place in PH.

    It's sunny and windy when I was there so it was perfect, as you can see on the pics as well. I wanted to wait for the sunset but my friends were adamant that we go to the next destination of our itinerary.
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • JustJyv
    Makati, Philippines327 contributions
    When I think of Batanes, I always think it's like Scotland in a tropical setting. The lush green valleys and hills are very prominent in Batanes, and Vayang rolling hills is just one of the many places where you can see this.
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • Czar Emmanuel
    Manila, Philippines6,058 contributions
    Naidi Hills are some of the most beautiful spots in Batanes. They are part of Basco in Batan Island. You can have a lovely view of them especially from nearby Vayang Rolling Hills or from the top of the famous Basco lighthouse located right on top of one of the hills. The place is very relaxing. From afar you'll notice how the whole area is divided by hedges that function both as windbreakers and as territorial dividers.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • Lianikeon
    Tracy, CA54 contributions
    This is a short historical lookback of how the Japanese defended themselves during WWII! Very ingenious idea but it gave me the "creepy feeling" as we tag along our tour guide through the easier/passable part of it. Youngsters & adventure seekers can go further & deeper - like down a narrow, slippery staircase with your head bent (forward) otherwise you won't fit in!
    Written 13 February 2019
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  • gitte s
    Cainta, Philippines84 contributions
    We have only viewed this mountain from a distance and every time we looked at her, she always has a cloud that covered her top. People here says that this cloud is Mt. Iraya's companion and never leaving her. But we got lucky enough because on our third day here in Batanes, we saw Mt. Iraya without the cloud covering her top. Mt. Iraya is a shy and beautiful mountain.
    Written 16 February 2020
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  • gitte s
    Cainta, Philippines84 contributions
    visiting this place is one of the most memorable experience i have made. Apart from enjoying the waters splash to the shore and feeling the cool wind, I got to do some stone work - stacking stones on top of each other. The place is abounding with this, left by visitors. I can do this all day, wow! The feeling is so relieving when you see your creation standing tall. I hope it keeps it's position till I get back.
    Written 16 February 2020
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  • Aveeno1991
    Manila, Philippines780 contributions
    We were informed prior climbing the steps to the church that this was hit hard by a previous storm. While the outside looks fine, its actually the roof and the insides that need work. The altar is in disarray and the pews were weathered. There was ongoing work when we were there which is a good sign.
    Written 6 May 2019
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  • gitte s
    Cainta, Philippines84 contributions
    the shape of this stone mountain is just beautiful. You can't help admire our Creator's wonderful creation. What is more amazing are the goats we saw on top of the mountain. They looked like topper on a cake. How did they ever reach that height, we've wondered.
    Written 16 February 2020
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  • Czar Emmanuel
    Manila, Philippines6,058 contributions
    Built by the early Dominican missionaries on the island in 1783, this church (also known as the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception) is the very first Christian church in Batanes. It is just a stone throw's away from the town's municipal hall and public park. The church has three naves and has a modern structure. The"retablo", the main altar and the ambo are beautiful. Outside you'll find the so-called "mission bell of Basco" dated 1783. There's also a school and an old house that serves as parish office and residence.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • EricSkopec
    Carmona, Philippines177 contributions
    We swam for an hour in an adjoining cover and even experienced the tidal change while there; and there are three blow holes visible from sea level, one blowing as high as six meters
    Written 12 May 2019
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,327 contributions
    If not on your tour itinerary ask your tour guide to pull up briefly to get a great photo. Very picturesque
    Written 19 March 2019
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  • Richelle A
    8 contributions
    there are no markets in batanes. locals tell us to buy our goods on abad street. whenever they catch some fish or have some produce to sell they just set up shop in front of their houses, or have small stalls. like the rest of batanes in general, it is a place without a definite schedule. i loved walking up and down abad street to observe the life here. if you make eye contact with someone, they would most likely greet you with a good morning/pm. say hello back. in the early mornings things are pretty slow. expect some van or trike transfers for tourists. a local tells us that they mostly ride motorcycles, mostly everyone starts when they hit 18. vans are brought around for tourists. you see some private vehicles, but not a lot. some shops open at this point. most restaurants open by lunch. as most tours can take up your time from 2-5 pm, i noticed that there was not a lot of activity on abad street. by 5 pm a lot of snack places open up, such as fishball vendors, barbeque stands, grilled fish, among other things. some shops close by this time. tourists start filling up restaurants. lots of people walking back and forth. if you come here during the school year you see some kids hanging around or walking home. some parents bring the younger school children home. the streets are mostly clear by 7 pm, except for those adding to the dinner rush. i can't say i've been here long enough to know what ever hour is like although once, while pretty drunk my boyfriend and i walked home from our friend's hotel, around midnight. there are nice streetlights up. this friend of ours drunkenly makes a comment about how basco is more well-lit than some places in mandaluyong. the streets are cold and quiet. some motorcycles whizz by, but not a lot. it is a good time to find a dark place and look up to see a dark sky with a lot of stars. my boyfriend tells me that once while i was asleep, he was outside, staring at the stars for a long time. a cloud seems to be steady, which he suspects to be the milky way. it gets so quiet near the beach, but not so quiet as there are waves.
    Written 11 June 2018
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  • EricSkopec
    Carmona, Philippines177 contributions
    Not much to see or do, just a quick stop to check it off your to do list. To see more interesting Spanish bridges you should go to Romblon, Romblon to see two carefully preserved heritage bridges
    Written 11 May 2019
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  • Pitt Kuan Wah
    Singapore, Singapore769 contributions
    I was attracted by its website but the physical visit has removed some points. The frontage was badly designed, excessively decoration in an uncoordinated manner. The food was so-so except for its sweet potato bread. Not cheap but made up by the good views if lucky enough to sit next to the windows. It is quite meaningless to visit this place for dinner as you can hardly see anything outside. Best to go there for breakfast or afternoon tea,
    Written 1 April 2019
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,327 contributions
    Fascinating history but we only had time to check out the views from atop the hill. Most tours will have this spot as part of itinerary
    Written 17 March 2019
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