Batanes Budget Travel Guide

BATANES is a scene of changing moods, sometimes balmy, sometimes placid and other times ominous.  But its postcard-worthy topography and the genuine hospitality of its people – the Ivatans, make it such a tourist-friendly place. From mighty stone houses blanketed by the richness of Ivatan culture, to towering sentinels standing on strikingly gorgeous hills pounded by incessant waves, Batanes tick …

Best Affordable Batanes Tour Package for 2017

Traveling to Batanes is like unveiling history and culture which spans for thousands of years.  On my 18-day trip around this northernmost province in the Philippines, I availed the service of BISUMI Tour and Services , a local tour agency, owned and managed by Ryan Cardona, an experienced and well-known Batanes tour guide.  Over the years, he has been highly recommended by almost …

BATANES: A Glimpse of Diura Village in Mahatao

Wind blows incessantly here and the contrasts between land and sea are astonishing, but so are their similarities. Both are colossal in extent and they are equally as enchanting.  I stand to take a better look at the cerulean sea hemmed in by jungle-clad mountains; they say this place is an impeccable spot to watch Batanes’ celebrated twilight facing the …