Itbayat Island

Itbayat, Batanes

Itbayat Island is located north of Batan Island. Itbayat is shaped like a giant bowl. The island is surrounded by massive boulders and cliffs rising from 20-70 feet above sea level and has no shoreline. It has a dirt airstrip for light aircraft. A regular ferry runs the Batan-Itbayat route. Travel time is about four hours on falowa from Basco Seaport or Radiwan Port in Ivana. A light plane flies f ...

rom Basco Airport to Itbayat at P700.00 per person and leaves only when the plane is full.

Itbayat Island News

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