10 Things You Did Not Know About Batanes

The Philippines northernmost islands is a thing of beauty.

1. Batanes is a tiny group of islands located at the northern tip of the Philippines

2. It is separated into three groups of islands: Batan, Sabtang and Itbayat

The capital of Batanes, Basco is located in Batan. Dequey and Vohas Island are part of Sabtang, and the rest of the northern islands are part of Itbayat.

3. The place is known for its picturesque landscapes.

4. Its coastlines are littered with limestones

5. These limestones were used by early settlers for their homes.

6. This is called the Mt. Carmel Church.

7. The Ivatan people traditionally wear a headgear called the “Vakul”, made from a plant called Voyavoy (Philippine Date Palm), to protect their heads from rain.

8. There is one volcano on the islands. Mount Iraya on the Island of Batan.

9. And this awesome beach.

10. Basically, it’s paradise.

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