Rakuh a Payaman commonly known as Marlboro Country located in Uyugan, Batanes. It's one of the best views in Batanes, with cows and carabaos grazing, rolling hills, waves crashing on the shore, with a view of another quaint lighthouse built in the distinct Batanes style.
Racuh a Payaman or Marlboro Country News
From our overnight stay at Sabtang island, we first headed back to our homestay at Marfels to take a rest and freshen up before we continue our South Batan tour. We got the opportunity to ride at the top of the Jeepney on our way back which was an incredible experience for me, just gotta hold on tight because the jeep is running a bit faster than usual. The view is stunning you can see at the picture below.
From the lush hills of Vayang to the boulder beach of Valugan to the century-old cobblestone-walled houses in San Jose Ivana, the northernmost island of the Philippines remains to be a dream travel destination for many.
Breathtaking Batanes - The Ireland of the Philippines
Location: Batanes, Philippines (Northernmost part of the Philippines)
Points of Interest:
01. Basco Lighthouse
02. Vayang Rolling Hills
03. Valugan Boulder Beach
04. Marlboro Country (Racuh A Payaman)
05. Chamantad - Tinyan Viewpoint
06. Tayid Lighthouse - Mahatao
07. Naidi Hills
08. Morong Beach / Nakabuang Beach
09. Mount Iraya
10. Chavayan Village
11. Imnajbu Point
12. Honesty Coffee Shop
13. Homoron Blue Lagoon
14. Man-made Spring / Infinity Pool / Fountain of Youth
Background Music: Seven Lions with Myon & Shan ...
A northern beauty of the Philippines, Batanes is a group of islands filled with vast pasture lands, rolling hills, towering volcanoes, dramatic cliffs, and crystal-clear waters ??" its untouched beauty, as some would say, is proof of the local people's (Ivatan's) respect for the laws of nture.
Day 2 of our Batanes trip.
Woke up around 5:30 am, took a bath and had breakfast. Kuya Pete, our tour guide did picked us up around 8 am then head straight to South Batan.
First stop is at Chawa Deck View. The deck faces the spectacular view of the West Philippines Sea.
Next stop is the Mahatao Boat Shelter Port. This serves as a shelter for boats during windy and stormy season. Next is the Mahatao Old Church.
Somewhere… lol… I think I took this photo while we were heading to.
Next is the Marlboro Country, this place is so amazing! It is quite steep but bearable for a per ...
Batanes. The Land of High Winds, the Island of Stones, and the Ireland of the Philippines ??" a few of many aliases not only depicting its surreal beauty, but also the lifestyle and culture of the Ivatan people. Geographically located at the northern tip of the Philippines and just a few miles away from Taiwan, it embraces strong winds and undersea currents both from the Pacific and South China sea. It is comprised of three primary islands namely Batan, Sabtang, and Itbayat. Moreover, it is the only municipality in the Philippines declared to be a protected landscape and seascape as a whole ? ...