North Batan is one of Batanes’ main islands. It’s not a colossal place so you can tour it half day. It suddenly rained when we were touring around so we thought it may not be a good day for us… but Kuya Elmer said it’s the first rainfall that they had and they believe that it would bring the people good luck. So yeah, it was better than a good day indeed!
Basco Lighthouse in Naidi Hills
You can’t say that you’ve been to Batanes if you haven’t gone to this lighthouse. Green grass everywhere, bodies of water beyond that… and an endlessly-wide horizon separating the water and sky. Who wouldn’t love it? Everywhere is a picturesque sight!
You can enter the 6-storey lighthouse (yes, I counted it) and have a panoramic view of how beautiful this place is.
Valugan Boulder Beach
A beach with no sandy shore. This is quite unique as it is surfaced by boulders in place of breakwaters. The rocks are so huge, like a you-have-to-watch-your-steps-or-you’ll-end-up-hurting-yourself-when-you-trip kind of huge so you have to be careful.
Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel
I always enjoy the cave-like feeling when I enter tunnels. It’s like I’m infiltrating something in history that they once tried to hide. It’s like a man-made hole though the earth and I could imagine how laborious it was to create a secret passage underground.
Mt. Carmel Chapel
This church made up of rubble sheltered us for a few hours. It was raining when we got there so we took the chance to see what’s inside and admired how its ceiling is painted.
You may contact Kuya Elmer at 09993895146 to tour you around North Batan for only 1000 Php.
ALSO SEE: Batanes: South Batan Island Tour