Batanes 2015: Day 3

For our third day in Batanes, we were supposed to go to Sabang Island. However, it rained so hard early in the morning that we just postponed our Sabang trip for the next day. At around 9am, the sun was shining as if nothing happened! So we decided to take the North Batan Tour instead. We booked Tricycle #32 again for the day.

The views from the Pag-asa weather station was ahhh-mazing! Pictures cannot do them justice – you really have to be there to appreciate it’s full beauty and breathe in the fresh air (literally), as well as the awesome-ness of the place. Nature at its finest!

Here are some photos of our North Batan Tour, with our ever reliable tricycle driver -slash- tour guide, Kuya Severino.


Top, left to right: Vayang rolling hills, with Mt. Iraya in the background; Valugan boulder beach; Tukon church (Mt. Carmel chapel)

Middle, left to right: Mt. Iraya in the background, this was on the way to the Japanese tunnel; Fundacion Pacita up close; and view of Fundacion Pacita from the Pag-asa weather station

Bottom, left to right: Pag-asa weather station; Inside Tukon church; Inside the Dipnaysupuan Japanese tunnel



Batanes 2015: Day 2

Or second day in Batanes started with a lovely breakfast in the garden. Because Rapitan di Vasay only have three bedrooms, and at that time, only two rooms were occupied, we pretty much had the freedom to use different parts of the house. Although breakfast at the garden was totally the caretaker’s idea.


After breakfast, I talked to the caretaker, who happened to be the sister of yesterday’s tricycle driver who picked us up from the airport! She contacted him and he agreed to be our service and tour guide for the day. We had the South Batan Tour and got an awesome view of the mountains and the sea. For me to type the words “we loved it” is an understatement. The photos are beautiful, but believe me, it is so much more awesome when you see it firsthand!

Here are some photos of our South Batan tour.


From the top, left to right: Mahatao Church (San Carlos Borromeo church); Entrance to Marlboro country; House of Dakay (Oldest Ivatan house)

Middle, left to right: Ivana church; Spanish lighthouse at Mahatao; Honesty coffee shop

Bottom, left to right: Mahatao boat shelter; Rakuh a Payaman (Marlboro country); Old Spanish bridge (across the road from the House of Dakay)