Batan island is the main island of Batanes, an archipelagic province in the Philippines. It is the second largest of the Batanes Islands, the northernmost group of islands in the country. Four of the six municipalities of Batanes are located on the 20-kilometer long island including the provincial capital of Basco. The other municipalities are Ivana, Mahatao and Uyugan.
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umbbell-shaped volcanic island, part of the Luzon Volcanic Arc. The northern part of the island is dominated by the 1,009-meter high active volcano, Mount Iraya, which last erupted in 1454.
The lower portion of the island is the inactive volcano Mount Matarem, about 405 meters tall. A hilly narrow neck of land, about 4.5 kilometers long and from 1.9 to 2.5 kilometers wide, separates the two volcanoes of the island. Near Mt. Matarem, the island is at its widest at about 6.5 kilometers. Wiki
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Discovering the beauty of South Batan.
Finally completed the Batanes video from earlier in the year. This was the aerial footage I took from the National Geographic shoot I was invited to join. Hope to see some of this video in the finished product later this year.
Batanes is probably the most beautiful place we visited while we were in the Philippines. We took the South Batan and Sabtang Island tours and rode motorcycles to explore North Batan. Definitely a bucket-list material!
Batanes is the smallest province in the Philippines with virtually zero crime rate and zero trash. The Ivatan locals are the most friendliest and welcoming among Filipinos. All the views are breathtaking and I can't express how much it's worth seeing them in person because videos can't justify how beautiful Batanes really is.
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Aerial view of Batan Island and Sabtang Island.
This is Part 4 of a 4-Part post about our visit to the Northmost province of the Philippines: Batanes. Part 1 is all about North Batan Tour, Part 2 is all about Sabtang Islang Tour, and Part 3 is all about South Batan Tour. Total expenses in Batanes: Php 21,387, including PAL round trip fare from Manila, accommodation, tour package, food, and souvenirs.
With its warm, tropical climate and friendly people, the Philippines is gaining a reputation as a must-see destination in Southeast Asia.