Want to break from your busy life and make some few days of leisure getaway? How about I guide you in escaping to the northernmost part of the Philippine Island? I’m sure you’ve guess it right where I want to take you and yes! It’s BATANES ISLAND.
Batanes Island being one of the dream destinations of many but only a few can Travel to this small island because of the limited flights and somehow expensive. But this doesn’t mean that you cannot go to your dreamland, isn’t it?
And that’s the foremost reason I’m here because I am opt to solve your unrealistic dream vacation by providing you my epic formula in this Batanes Travel Guide! Ready yet?
Now, how about you get yourself first a cup of coffee and grab some cookies and biscuits to munch while we start planning your Batanes Itinerary? Please also don’t forget your pen and planner, or any tools you may use in noting the important things and details in this post for your future Batanes trip.
GETTING TO KNOW BATANES ISLAND
Batanes Island is undeniably the smallest province in the Philippines also in terms of population and land area. Despite of it being the smallest, you never know what this Island is capable of by exhibiting its most natural and unspoiled resources, large pasturelands, scenic hills and formidable rock formations and so many other things.
Take a glance at Breathtaking Batanes..
Read: Batanes 2020: A sneak peek on the Island
With so many places of interest to visit in Batanes, what makes it more beautiful and unique are its people, or the locals, simply called as Ivatans. Their honesty and simplicity are high-class and somehow rare nowadays, but their people proves that courage and honesty still remains the legacy and undefeated in this island.
The Batanes Group of Islands is composed of 10 islets, namely:
Out of this 10 islands, only three are inhabitable and these are the Batan, Sabtang and Itbayat.
Batan Island is the epicenter of Batanes where its capital city is located, the Basco Town Proper. This island also serves as the main and the most busy town in Basco where mostly the tourists stay. This is also where a lot of historical events had happened in the past few decades or centuries even.
Sabtang Island, on the other hand, is an unspoiled island mostly known to have this great scenic hills and old stone houses in their famous village of Savitug and Chavayan.
While the Itbayat Island is the largest of all, but this being the largest has only quite small population, which leaves huge part of the island with no inhabitants. But if you want to see the preserved ethnicity, then Itbayat is perfect.
HOW TO GET TO BATANES ISLAND
“We fly of course!” *I just remember one of the Harry Potter lines*
There are three major airlines that are accustomed to having Batanes flights and these are the PAL, Cebu Pacific and Skyjet. I’m sure there are some but these three are the most common flights. Flights to Batanes from Manila is approximately 2 hours (more or less).
Batanes plane tickets are quite expensive I know, but if you are lucky enough you can sometimes score a seat sale or if you can find some mediocre price just go and grab it. That’s what we did during my booking, I have made a booking worth 7K RT ticket + 20kg baggage inclusion.
More or less, I believe the Batanes flight tickets can just fully satisfy its price with the breathtaking sceneries you’d come to encounter in this island.
Tips on How to Get a Cheap Flights from Manila to Batanes(and vice versa)
1. Get your Traveloka App installed and set an alarm/notification if Batanes flights have reached your target price
2. Have your GetGo Account with Cebu Pacific, the points can be converted to some flights, just make sure you are turning on your e-mail notifications. Usually, Getgo members received early notifications for price drops or promos.
3. Follow your favorite airline companies on their social media accounts and again, turn the notifications on!
4. Last tip, make your own research and check the peak season/months of your target place, in this case, Batanes (which I am going to talk about later below!) and book flights outside the peak range, this way you are opt for having a relatively cheap prices. Reminder: Just always check the weather 😊
BEST MONTH TO GO TO BATANES
Most of the Philippines touristy provinces are all-year round because Philippines has a tropical weather. However, take Batanes Island as a different one, while it is situated at the northernmost part of the country, typhoons just simply love to drop by this small island of Batanes.
That is why the rainy season of the Philippines that happens around the months of July to November isn’t the best strategic time to come in Batanes. But mostly, flights are actually prone to being cancelled and even the airlines are not recommending to travel in this time of the month to Batanes.
On the other hand, before the rainy weather comes the best times to go to Batanes and feel that summer breeze while exploring the island. Months between March to June are the definite peak season to visit Batanes as it is mostly dry and the sun’s always happy to strike you.
And lastly, my favorite time to visit Batanes is between December to March where you can enjoy a much cooler weather and with little to no raindrops to encounter. This is my highly recommended best month to visit Batanes! But be prepared with the indestructible winds with you, the reason why Batanes was dubbed as the “Home of the Winds.”
WHAT TO PACK WHEN VISITING BATANES
1. Comfortable Shoes/Slippers.
Visiting the Batanes Island means you have a lot more of walking to do so make sure you have a comfy shoes to lean on.
2. Simple and Comfortable Clothing
The locals are somewhat shy and a little bit conservative so it is best if we can adjust and blend in with them by wearing nice and comfortable clothes. Though of course, who am I to dictate of what you wear right, I’ll just keep it a reminder to pack decent clothes.
I recommend this if you are visiting during cool season in Batanes, because I totally experience the rough winds against me during this time around so make sure you pack this.
4. Sling Bag or Small Bags
We don’t need much things to bring when we go around the town of Batanes, so it’s better to just prepare your sling bags for a light carry on during your tour.
May it be a phone, action camera, mirrorless camera or DSLR, I’m sure these things comes first in your packing list, right? No matter what your gadget is, Batanes beauty can’t just be hidden! Even the most beautiful camera in the world can’t justify the captivating visuals of this island.
6. Eco Water Bottle
Being in a trip, it is always to recommended to bring your own eco-friendly bottles, not just to hydrate yourself but by also being able to contribute in saving the place from being spoiled with plastics or non-ecofriendly things.
Bring enough cash, there are limitations in terms of ATM withdrawal in the island of Batanes. They only serve ATM from Landbank and PNB. Just leave any cards that are of no ideal to use especially credit cards.
Bring all your necessary and personal medicines along your trip, some of the basics might be available but your personal one might not be available in the local drugstore.
9. Water Proof Bags
To store your gadgets and other things prone to water droplets in case of sudden rainfall during your tour or when you’re having an inter-island tours such as in Sabtang or Itbayat.
10. Sunblocks or Sunscreens
If it’s your motto to keep your skin protected then sunscreens are a must especially when you visit Batanes during summer season.
11. Passports or Valid IDs
Passports are a must if you are a foreign traveler while if you are a local Filipino, bringing a valid ID should be enough as proof of identification.
HOW TO GET AROUND BATANES ISLAND
Rent a Motorcycle
One of the most recommended ways to travel around the Island is by motor. It can be shared by two persons and you can tour around at your own pace. Exploring Batanes at your own is easy as their roads were not really that difficult navigate but it is always good to ask around and know the guidelines first.
Renting a motor in Batanes Island can cost around P 1000 to P 2000 per day because some rentals are costing P 150 per hour. Just a little tip, you can walk around the town of Basco and check for stores that’s actually offering a per day basis and that would be a lot cheaper rather than the P 150 per hour rate.
Tips and reminders for Motor Rent in Batanes:
1. Batanes have a lot of sharp curve, but thanks to their several signs “Blow UR Horn”, make sure to follow and horn for the safety!
2. If you rent a motor in Basco, wearing a helmet while touring around there isn’t really restricted. But once you go for a tour in South Batan, the rule is always to wear the helmet. This should be provided together with your motor upon rental.
3. Speed in Batanes should be limited to 40-60 kph only.
Rent a Bike
A total adventurer love this type of touring method but should always have the stamina to go on. Batanes landscapes and roads aren’t as friendly in terms of pedaling your way to the tourist spots. However, you can rent bike and go around the near spots in Basco Town to feel much of the local vibes as if you are a local too.
Bike rentals are ranging from P 400 to P 1000, of course this is basically varying with regards to the type of bikes you are borrowing. Mountain bike and Japanese Style Bikes are usually high in price rental.
This is good for three group of people touring around the island. Tricycles can be booked with a fixed price depending on your destination. But they actually have a specially modified type of tricycle that you can only be seen in Batanes and it is named as the “Kugon” or “Cogon” roofed tricycle.
Unlike the ordinary tricycle you might know, the Kugon exhibits different visual and is especially designed for tourists because it’s architecture can make the tourist embrace the beautiful view of Batanes when they are hitting off the road.
While the ordinary tricycles, on the other hand, are the common mode of Ivatans when they are traveling or transporting around their town. Another thing to know about pitching tricycle in Batanes is you need to contact the tricycle operator and tell them your location and they’ll just magically goes to you.
That’s very interesting and unique, right? Their service is really organize and it actually gives a sense of fairness to the tricycle drivers as they have all the chance to hit the road. And this is just one of the many simple things I like about his province.
Here are the contact numbers of the tricycle operators in case you need to hail a ride:
BATODA (for Basco) – 09297038404/ 09152091060
MATODA (for Mahatao) – 09392883709
Boat Ride for Inter-Island Tour
In order to tour around Sabtang and Itbayat Island from Basco, it is necessary to get that boat ride and deal with the unpredictable mood of the sea.
Ivana Port to Sabtang Island
Boat Schedule: 6:30 AM to 7:00 AM (Ivana to Sabtang), 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Sabtang to Ivana)
Travel Time: 45 mins
Boat Ticket Price: P 100
How to get to Ivana Port from Basco? You can just contact the BATODA and hail a tricycle going to Ivana Port which rates for P 150 per person.
Basco Port to Itbayat Island
Transport Services: Intransa and Ocean Spirit
Boat Schedule: 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Basco to Itbayat), 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Itbayat to Basco)
Travel Time: 3 to 4 hours
Boat Ticket Price: P 450
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PLACES TO STAY IN BATANES
Selecting a lodging will always be up to your own preference, though I can give several recommendations for you to choose from. Basco is the center and the most busy town in Batanes, this is where you can find most of stays and hotels. Nevertheless, I don’t see much of any negative thoughts in most of the places because I believe all the Ivatan serves what’s best for their customers and are all worth trying for.
Cheap and Budget-friendly Batanes Accommodations
Marfel’s Lodge – This lodging is one of the top recommended by solo backpackers because of it’s cheap accommodation per night. Rate is as low as P 650 per night. It’s location is quite good because it was near the beachfront. The ATM machine is also few steps away!
Troy’s Lodge – Their room rate per night can go as low as P 800 and this includes one(1) double bed and an air conditioning. The bathroom though is shared as well as the kitchen. Location is very strategic as it is only 300-m from the Basco Airport, thus it’s just a minute walk after you landed to the airport.
Nathaniel’s Lodge – One of the top recommended places when you check some third party booking sites such as Agoda, etc. Their price can go for P 1300 – P 1500 night for 2 persons plus breakfast inclusion
Mid-range Batanes Accommodations
Hillside Villa – Their lowest rate for a single room with one(1) double bed is around P 1800. But surely you’ll be paying just worth of it’s price, plus you can access on the house’s full kitchen. You’ll be serve also with free bottles of water. What makes it great is you have a balcony access where you can relax and have coffee in the mornings. You also have your own private bathroom and air-conditioned room.
Dive Batanes Lodge – This midrange lodge is somewhat located at the southernmost part of the Basco Town. Away from the busy and center of the town lies this one of the great accommodation to choose from. It’s lowest price for a deluxe room for 2 can go as low as P 1800. You get a double bed, airconditioned room, 32-inch TV, Private CR, free refillable water bottles, balcony with garden view and what more you can even have in-room massage service! The resort also offers their own tour and diving activities.
Savatan Homestay – This is where I’ve booked our stay for our 5 days and 4 nights Batanes trip. They are offering their rooms for P 1500 per night and it can actually fit 4 persons. One room is consists of 1 double bed and 2 single beds with airconditioning and private bathroom. That’s a good deal right? Plus a bonus of having a perfect Mt. Iraya view on their balcony. Coffee and water are also free!
Luxury Batanes Accommodations
Residencia Du Basco – If you are looking for a luxurious stay, you can opt to stay here. Their room rate for a standard room can go as low as P 3700 per night for 2 persons. The room amenities includes access to the mini bar, refrigerator, coffee maker and free water bottles(refillable). You can also pack light and do your laundries here while you can use their iron and dryer. The bed is a king size one and the room is approx. 30 square meters. Safety is also practice as your room includes a safety box and laptop safety box.
Batanes Seaside Lodge and Restaurant – Their double or twin room price range is P 3200 per night for 2 persons. Free breakfast and airport transfer is also included. Guest can also enjoy a deluxe atmosphere and the location has easy access to other places you might need to visit.
BATANES TOURIST SPOTS AND MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS
Batanes tours can easily be subdivided into four(4): North Batan Tour, South Batan Tour, Sabtang Tour and lastly, the Itbayat Tour
In this Batanes Travel Guide, I will provide a sustainable itinerary and the typical tourist spots during each of Batanes tour.
If you want to know a comprehensive details of every tourist spots in Batanes. Visit my article below.
Read: 32 Awe-Inspiring Batanes Tourist Spots You’ll Regret Not Visiting to
North Batan Tour
Highly recommended to start your Batanes tour with North Batan attractions. The tourist spots in North Batan can give you that sneak peek or a bit of a glance on the mesmerizing Batanes Island.
Usual flights to Batanes is early as 9am prior so you’ve already check-in your stay possibly. Which is why you can go ahead and start your magnificent tour in the island and you can actually finish exploring North Batan tourist spots for half a day.
History must have been preserved in this part of the town, because with your North Batan tour you may even think you are studying history subject again. With the North Batan glance at the history, you’ll get to admire Batanes and its people more.
North Batan Tour Cost is P 1000 for a Tricycle Tour/ Motor Tour(Rent)
Don’t forget to pay for Basco Ecotourism Fee of P 450 per head as this serves like a ticket to Batan Island attractions.
Tourist Attractions in North Batan in order of visit base on my recommendation:
- Start-off to drop-by the WELCOME TO BASCO ARCH
- Visit the only Chapel in Batanes that embarks the style of Ivatan’s Traditional House, TUKON CHAPEL
- Your first bit of history lies in the North Batan’s known JAPANESE TUNNEL or the DIPNAYSUPUAN TUNNEL
- Get to see a splendid 360 view of Mahatao, Batanes where the BATANES PAGASA WEATHER STATION is situated
- A unique experience for a unique type of Beach, the VALUGAN BOULDER BEACH
- Head to one of the iconic spots in North Batan, the VAYANG ROLLING HILLS
- End you day while catching sunset at the BASCO LIGHTHOUSE in NAIDI HILLS where this also shares a bit of history.
Know more about the North Batan Tour in the article below.
Read: Batanes 2020: North Batan Tour
South Batan Tour
Now why I am recommending that North Batan should be the first to see? It’s because I know the ability of South Batan to overpower the north one. It exhibits stunning places and majestic scenes you may even think you are in some kind of movie.
From stunning hills, green pasturelands, rock formation and beaches, the South Batan can actually take your breath away. Touring around the South can take half to full day depends of course on your pacing. And I won’t blame you if you really spend one whole day exploring it!
South Batan Tour Cost is P 1500 per tricycle tour/ Motor Rent (P 1000 rent + P 150 gas)
Tourist Spots in order of Visit in South Batan
- Start the South tour with a stunning view at CHAWA VIEWDECK and make a 100-steps stairway to the sea
- Drop by the eye-catching BORROMEO PARISH CHURCH. Environmental Fee of P 100 is collected here.
- Get your beautiful shot at the edgy-looking TAYID LIGHTHOUSE
- The highlight and the most popular Batanes tourist spot, the RAKUH-A-PAYAMAN or the MARLBORO HILLS, exploding with majestic and stunning vast hills and pastureland
- Where the famous “BLOW UR HORN” sign lies with a beautiful ALAPAD ROCK FORMATION in the backdrop
- If you can’t get enough of the green hilly scene, the MUCHONG VIEWPOINT can satisfy it with a mini hills you can walkthrough, a beach scenery and unique rock formations at the coast.
- Witness how honest the Ivatans are by checking out the HONEST STORE OR COFFEE SHOP where the store boast honesty with no storekeeper inside.
- Just how courageous the Ivatans are signifies the strong and indestructible HOUSE OF DAKAY, embodies the traditional stone house of Batanes
- Visit the calmest and friendliest beach in Batanes, the HOMORON WHITE BEACH
Other South Batan Tourist Spots that you can visit separately
1. Feel that authentic water waves and enjoy your day swimming at the HOMORON BLUE LAGOON
2. Visiting the DIURA FISHING VILLAGE plus a relaxing day at SPRING OF YOUTH (RAKUH-A-IDI SPRING). Entrance Fee is P 50.
Know more about our South Batan Tour in the article below.
Read: 2020 Breathtaking South Batan Tour | Top Places to Visit
Sabtang Island Tour
Another unique experience you can have was visiting Sabtang Island, that’s what they say. It is even more intimate if you spend one(1) night in Sabtang. The island offers another exhilarating scene but with more sense of ethnicity. Sabtang is widely known for their stone houses and a cliff hanging view of their lighthouse that’s been fighting the large waves of the sea every single moment. While the famous authentic white beach of Batanes is also located at this island.
Getting to Sabtang is quite rough and messy, mostly depends at the mood of the sea current. Better get prepared for a bumpy sea ride if it’s not summer season and you decides to fight against the sea waves for 30-45 mins just to visit Sabtang.
Faluwa Boat (traditional boat) of Ivatans has no beams which we normally see in ordinary boats making it more fearfully looking to ride. Nevertheless, the locals are surely knowledgeable and indeed know what should do in worse case scenario.
Boat Ride Price: P 70
Tricycle to Ivana Port from Basco: P 120 – P 150 per person
Sabtang Tours are ranging from P 800 – P 1000 for two persons already
Environmental Fee is P 200 per head
Places to Visit in Sabtang Island
- Be welcomed by the majestic view of the SABTANG LIGHTHOUSE
- Appreciate the CHAVAYAN AND SAVIDUG VILLAGE’s Stone Houses
- Enjoy the fresh and unspoiled beauty of CHAMANTAD VIEWPOINT
WHERE TO EAT IN BATANES?
Perfect for breakfast, dinner, or even lunch. These café is our grid of problems when we get hungry and don’t have enough time to explore and check some place to eat. This is only a walking distance from our stay and the ambiance is good too. The place is simple and quiet with an ocean and port view. Plus their food has large servings and the quality of taste is great. One order can actually fit for two persons, you can just order an extra rice.
Casa Napoli Pizza
This place serves on of the best pizza in town. Never miss the opportunity to check them out.
Jessica’s Vunong Dinette
This one is highly recommended for first time travel Batanes travelers. Jessica’s restaurant is one of the famous Restaurant in town known to serve their very own local food called the “Vunong“. It is a set meal consists of turmeric rice, beef steak, luñiz, uvud and fish wrapped in a large leaf. Did you also know that the Vunong Dinette was also featured in one of the famous documentary show in the Philippines, Jessica Soho’s.
It is important to have a reservation in this place so better take note of that. But during our visit, we actually didn’t have the reservation but luckily we’ve met Jessica when she’s on her way to go to work. She said that it is necessary to have a reservation because they always want to serve fresh food for their customer. But it must be a good day and Jessica is indeed nice that she allow us to have the Vunong without us having a reservation, glad that they made extra servings just in case. She also serve us the maruya for free and the taste is great! You should definitely try. You can order also and set the time of pick up for only P 15 each.
Vunong Meal Price Meal Set: P 300
Pension Ivatan is a little bit pricey and has that of a mid-luxury vibes. But overall the food is great, their bulalo is one of a kind and I love how the Ivatans traditional food taste great with their servings. There are two branches of this restaurant, a simple dinner ambient place where seems luxurious while the other one is more of a traditional filipino BBQ house.
Nanay Ching’s Restaurant
If you avail a South Batan Tour, usually your tour guide will suggest to get your lunch at Nanay Ching’s Restaurant. The place is so environmental friendly with its own beautiful garden inside and the restaurant is made of bamboo making it really traditional and refreshing. There is no menu available because they only serve a set meal pricing at P 300 per head. The foods that being serve is always different everyday I guess.
BATANES TRAVEL EXPERIENCE AND IMPRESSION
Batanes Island is uniquely beautiful that even the most precious word in the dictionary can’t explain its untouched and unspoiled natural visuals. Batanes was my afresh start in terms of traveling to the Philippines. I really couldn’t even imagine that I can also fall in love with that place, it is so enticing that I’m very sure of coming back again.
Our vacation is definitely the most relaxed trip of all, with all the greenish scenery in my 360 views are very refreshing. I think it’s getting me speechless now because I’m lost for words that I can’t fine words to describe Batanes.
Overall, I highly recommend to visit and plan a trip in this island even if you are solo, couple or even with family.
Just take a look, we actually traveled with our friends and their 2-year old baby!
SAMPLE ITINERARY FOR 5 DAYS AND 4 NIGHTS
Day 1: Arrival + North Batan Tour
06:30 AM – Flight to Basco
08:30 AM – Arrival at Basco Airport
09:00 AM – Check-in, relax and breakfast
11:00 AM – Lunch at Harbor Café (or your preferred place)
12:30 PM – Start of North Batan Tour [Welcome to Basco Arch,Tukon Chapel,Japanese Tunnel,PAGASA Weather Station,Valugan Boulder Beach,Vayang Rolling Hills,Basco Lighthouse at Naidi Hills]
06:00 PM – Back to Lodging, refresh a bit
07:00 PM – Dinner at Pension Ivatan
08:30 PM – Back to Lodging, Rest
Day 2: South Batan Tour
05:00 AM – Catch Sunrise at Valugan Boulder Beach
06:00 AM – Breakfast
08:00 AM – Free Time/ Explore the Basco Town Proper
10:00 AM – Start of South Batan Tour
Chawa Viewdeck, Boromeo Church, Tayid Lighthouse, Rakuh-a-payaman or Marlboro Hills, Alapad Rock Formation + Blow UR Horn Sign
12:30 PM – Lunch at Nanay Ching’s
02:00 PM – Continue South Batan Tour [Muchong Viewpoint, Batanes Honesty Coffee Shop, The House of Dakay, Homoron White Beach, Sightseeing Homoron Blue Lagoon]
04:00 PM – End of Tour, Back to Lodge, Rest
05:00 PM – Catch Sunset at Vayang Rolling Hills, or just rest
06:00 PM – Order some food for Dinner and eat at the Hotel
Day 3: Sabtang Tour
05:00 AM – Wake up and prepare
05:45 AM – Travel to Ivana Port
06:30 AM – Departure from Ivana Port to Sabtang Island
07:30 AM – Arrival at Sabtang
08:00 AM – Start Tour in Sabtang [Sabtang Lighthouse, Morong Beach or Nakabuang Beach, Chavayan and Savidug Village Stone Houses, Chamantad Viewpoint]
01:30 PM – Departure from Sabtang back to Ivana Port
02:30 PM – Back to Basco via Tricycle
03:00 PM – Rest and relax
04:00 PM – Explore the town, Look for some souvenirs or coffee shop to relax
07:00 PM – Dinner at Harbor Café
09:00 PM – Back to lodging, Rest, Sleep
Day 4: Spring of Youth or Free Day (Explore what you want!)
06:00 AM – Wake up, Breakfast at Lodge
07:00 AM – Free Time, Walk or bike around
11:00 PM – Lunch at Jessica’s Vunong Dinette
12:00 PM – Back to Lodge and prepare
12:30 PM – Depart to Spring of Youth (Rakuh-a-idi Spring)
01:00 PM – Trek to Spring of Youth for 30 mins
01:30 PM – Arrived and enjoy the spring
04:30 PM – Depart back to Lodge
05:30 PM – Prepare your things (last night!)
07:00 PM – Dinner
08:30 PM – Rest, Sleep
Day 5: Going Back to Manila
05:00 AM – Wake up and Breakfast
06:00 AM – Go to Basco Airport
08:00 AM – Departure from Basco to Manila
ESTIMATED BUDGET FOR A 5 DAYS AND 4 NIGHTS TOUR IN BATANES
Per Night = P 800 (for 2) = P 400
Total = P 400 x 4 nights = P 1600
DAY 1 EXPENSES
Breakfast = P 120 (from Lodge)
Lunch = P 260 (for 2) = P 130 each
Eco Tourism Fee = P 450
Dinner = P 220 (Pension Ivatan)
Motor Rent = P 1000 (whole day for 2) = P 500 each
Total = P 1420
DAY 2 EXPENSES
Breakfast = P 75 (just buy from carenderia)
Environmental Fee = P 100
Lunch = P 300 (Nanay Ching’s)
Motor Rent = P 1000 (whole day for 2) = P 500 each
Dinner = P 350 (food for 4, order Pizza in Casa Napoli, some snacks) = P 87.5 each
Total = P 1062.5
DAY 3 EXPENSES
Breakfast = P 120
Tricycle = P 300 (roundtrip)
Faluwa Boat = P 200 (roundtrip)
Environmental Fee = P 200
Lunch = P 150
Dinner = P 150
Total = P 1120
DAY 4 EXPENSES
Breakfast = P 100
Motor Rent = P 1000 (whole day for 2) = P 500 each
Spring of Youth Entrance = P 50
Lunch = P 120
Dinner = P 150
Total = P 920
OVERALL EXPENSES: P 6,122 excluding airfare and other expenses (souvenirs, etc)
You can always make changes on the Itinerary and I think traveling with a larger group can still make your budget tighter. And it’s a more plus if you can score a seat sale.
But for me, this expenses is best enough to enjoy the place. Batanes is a great place for a family vacation as well. And the ~6000 PHP is good enough just being able to experience this one unique and beautiful island! It is definitely worth traveling to.
..and remember that there is no greater price on the experience you’ll earn for every moment of your travel.
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DIOS MAMAJES, a thank you in Ivatan Language 😊