WATCH: Breathtaking Batanes

The beauty of Batanes captured in reel time.

This video by Eric Gamorot will give you a sneak peek of Batanes and will make you want to go and experience it.

As they say, “Ang Batanes, ine-experience, hindi gino-Google.”

Eric said:

For the longest time, Batanes has been in my bucket list.

But this year, my girlfriend and I decided it’s time to finally tick that item off in our bucket list. Batanes is our dream come true. We hustled to get cameras just to capture.

The locals (called Ivatans) are very welcoming and nice. Don’t be surprised if they greet you while you walk on the street. Also, its good to know that they have the lowest crime rate in the country. This is nirvana for those who are taking a break from the city. And we hope it stays quiet and peaceful for a much longer time.

Itinerary is 5 days and 4 nights. We spent around 13,000 (good for 2) for a DIY tour. Airfare not included but not bad for a dreamy trip!

The tour was really amazing. Our guides were very accommodating. They provided a lot of information that helped us learn a lot about Batanes and culture. It was indeed worth the trip especially for nature lovers and as a first time couple traveler.


1. Pack some sunblock. It’s a MUST.

2. Always find yourself a good spot in time for sunset.

3. Be camera ready. Drone was helpful for us for such an enchanting aerial view.

4. Always greet the locals. You’ll find yourself receiving the warmest smiles and welcome in their place.

Have you been to Batanes? Share your travel stories and tips with us!