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

  • 6 Places To Visit In 2018

    6 Places To Visit In 2018

    Do you know where youre going to this 2018? You can refer to your bucket list and visualize where you will be or ask Wittybunny and receive your boarding pass to some exotic place as your next destination.

    But how about asking the frequent travelers and your friendly neighborhood travel bloggers? In doing so, you get tips from someone who had first-hand experience of the place, like some unknown attractions of popular destinations worth checking out.

    Here are 8 destinations for 2018 recommended by travel bloggers and writers. You may have been there but did you take the unbeaten path to ...

  • Escape To Quaint Itbayat

    Escape To Quaint Itbayat

    If paradise means clean air, no traffic and a quaint peaceful drug-free community, then thats the description for Itbayat, the northernmost island town in Batanes province.

    There are no beaches to speak of just sheer limestone rock cliffs all around the island, rising 30 to more than 100 meters from the sea surface.

    Itbayat, one of the worlds largest upturned coralline islands, is the domain of the Ivatan-Itbayat people as recognized by their certificate of ancestral domain title.

    Trekking in an environment unspoiled by vehicle fumes, natural sea and landscapes with unusual rock forma ...

  • Exploring The Best Heritage Islands In Philippines Itbayat And Sabtang Batanes

    Both are beautiful islands, with their own charm, peace, quiet, nature and beautiful people. Sabtang Island is a well-know destination in Batanes, famous for its picturesque landscapes and breathtaking views. It?s also home to the most well-preserved villages and culture among the three inhabited islands.

  • Itbayat Hiking The Slopes Of Mt Riposed For Tayawun Rock

    Itbayat Hiking The Slopes Of Mt Riposed For Tayawun Rock

    I could feel the heaviness and strain in my body already. Ive been hiking almost daily around Batanes for the past week. My stamina is dipping. Trudging early morning on the grassy slopes of Mt Riposed in the dark, I told myself I have reached my quota for challenging tramps such as this. I deserve a pat for having finally visited Rapang Cliffs the day before. While I want to explore more, Itbayat can really drill a hole on your wallet if youre travelling alone. While I welcome my guide, Jojos suggestions on other places to visit. I had limited budget. So why not end my Itbayat sojourn at the ...

  • How I Fell In Love With Batanes

    How I Fell In Love With Batanes

    You will fall in love with Batanes and it will be very hard to leave. That is a fact. My mom, sister and I went to Batanes way back 2014. And because I'm new to blogging, only now will I be able to share my Batanes experience.

    We were lucky to know someone from Basco, Dr. Roel Nicolas, to whom we are very grateful for letting us see Batanes in his perspective. And true enough, we fell in love with the island as he was for more than 50 years. Batanes is a group of 10 islands, only 3 of which is inhabited ??" namely Batan, Sabtang and Itbayat. Each island offering something different and uniq ...

  • Itbayat Travel Guide Batanes Adventure Island

    Itbayat Travel Guide Batanes Adventure Island

    Itbayat travel guide is necessary because it is not an island that you can just easily explore. In fact, no one is allowed to do any DIY trip even Ivatans from Batan or Sabtang.

    In a separate story, I wrote about the wonders of Itbayat. With its wealth of attractions, it is indeed an extraordinary island worth visiting at least once in our lifetime.

    Why do you need an Itbayat travel guide?

    Above anything else, Itbayat is a sanctuary for marine & terrestrial wildlife that is strictly protected by the government of Batanes. With this, not all sites are open to public.

    It is also the ...