Top Tourist Spots and Best Things to do in Sabtang Island, Batanes
Batanes, Philippines — Sabtang Island, Batanes is a place of natural beauty. Its rustic appeal is what attracts travelers to enjoy what it has to offer. Here are ten things that you can do and see when you are on the island.
Visit Savidug Village
The village is where you can see the three different Ivatan houses. The first is the Maytuab which has a roof composed of four slopes of cogon. The second is the Sinadumparan which has two slopes of cogon for roofing. The third is the Jinjin which is made from cogon and wood.
Visit Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint
The viewpoint gives visitors a great vantage of Sabtangs’ hills, Chamantad Cove and the sea. It is all about what Sabtang has to offer regarding its’ natural wonder. It has the best vantage point for visitors. It’s also a perfect place to taste the local tea and help the locals by buying homemade souvenirs.
Visit Chavayan Village
The village has rustic beauty in all its’ glory. There was only one street for the whole village. But the street is lined up with Sinadumparan houses. At the end of the road are a house and a little chapel. These two form the entrance to the glorious beach shore behind.
Enjoy the waters of Morong Beach
It goes by another name, Nakabuang Beach. On this beach, you will find Mahayaw Arch. The beach looks fine. It has a small restaurant where most tourists go. But for those on a budget, a carinderia by the port will do. Morong Beach is for sun, sea, and sand lovers.
Visit the Sabtang Lighthouse
This is the first thing that visitors see when arriving at Sabtang, Island. It is also the last thing they will see when they leave. The tower itself is made from rubble. The masonry work done on the lighthouse is what gives it its’ attractive appeal.
Visit San Vicente Ferrer Church
It is also called Sabtang Church. It makes a good first or last stop since it is near the port.
Wear a Vakul
The first Vakul-Kanayi Fest was held in April. The Vakul is the traditional headgear worn by Ivatan women. It is made from voyavoy leaves.
Take a ride on a Faluwa
The Faluwa is the main transportation mode between the Islands of Batanes. The fact that it does not have rigs for balance makes it different from bancas. The ride depends on the skills of the one maneuvering it. And it is one sturdy boat!
Souvenir Photo at Mahayaw Arch
Located in Morong Beach, the arch is the quintessential symbol of the islands of Batanes. A lot of tourists do not leave Sabtang Island without having their photo taken.
Eat Lobsters or Coconut Crabs
You do not get to eat lobsters or Coconut Crabs on a daily basis. Here in Sabtang, you get it cheap! And you get it anytime and anywhere you go.
Batanes is one of the islands in the Philippines with stunning views and amazing produce. Getting there may not be easy, but those who have been there can’t help but be captivated.
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