travelling to batanes

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  1. yehey9

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    Well, timing's a bitch..
     
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    Not the best time of year to go, so good luck!
     
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    oh no!! were you there when typhoon Ferdie hit? :(
     
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    No, just Gener. But we still felt Ferdie's wrath. when we got there, there's no signal and electricity. trees uprooted, the road was filled with leaves and branches. when we started the tour, we had to get off our tricycle and remove debris to get through. We also moved a cogon roof blocking the stairs leading to a view deck. That thing was sooooo heavy but Ferdie was still able to blow it away. Memorable experience nonetheless.
     
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    glad to know you were safe! try na lang ulit next time on January~February, i think that's the best time to go there hehe. when we were there last April, the grass was already starting to turn yellow from the heat, so it wasn't the picture-perfect green you usually see in the pictures. hehe.
     
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    Up-ping this thread! :)

    Will be in Batanes on June 21-25. Can anyone recommend (from their own experience) where to eat, places to explore?

    TIA!
     
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    To eat, hudsan is what i recommend.
    You have to make a reservation because it is a small place , about 4 to 5 tables only. 09397480152

    For exploring, best get a guide.
     
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    Octagon is one of the very few proper restaurants in Batanes. If you get to cross to Sabtang, there’s a restaurant near the Morong Arch that serves the day’s catch. Try the coconut crab if in season.

    If you are into exploring, try the fishing village of Diura or the Alapad pass. These are the tourist spots that are farther that the usual.
     
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    Thank you for the recommendations! Hoping that the typhoon has fully passed the Philippines by the time we get there.

    Do you guys recommend if a tricycle tour is better than a group tour?
     
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    We joined a group before and we used a van, at that time it was summer in batanes, was really glad we used the van, more convenient, less hassle... madami dyan places to eat but not exactly resto places, usually large houses lang good for a group 10-20 people, just ask the locals there... in our case dalawa lang kme noon but became close with the group na kasama namin so even after tour we hang out, even went biking at the airport, yes the airport runway itself hehe, not sure if you could still do that...
     
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    I just learned that Dinawn Zulueta ni Richard Gomez si Dawn Zulueta sa Alapad Hills in the movie Hihintayin kita sa langit :LOL::LOL::LOL:

    The usual tourist spots in Batanes are Marlboro hills (there are eateries here), Valugan boulder beach, Rolling hills, Mahatao lighthouse, Basco lighthouse, Chadpirad boulder beach. All are in the main island of Batan. There is a town of traditional houses in Sabtang island and more hills/beaches to explore.

    here's a photo of Mahatao lighthouse I took during a sunrise:

    [​IMG]That Lighthouse by MacmacoyX, on Flickr
     
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