As we all know, there are many reasons why foreign and local tourists visit different places in the Philippines every year. Many of them just can’t get enough of the culture, the hospitality of the people, the delicious food, and of course the stunning sights above and under the sea that can only be found here in our country.
One of the many places that tourists often visit is the province of Batanes or also known as the “Home of the Winds.” Batanes is indeed one of those not-to-be-missed beautiful places in the Philippines, the beauty of this place is truly overwhelming that it cannot be expressed in words.
The breathtaking beauty of this place was also featured in his Facebook and Instagram account of a netizen identified as Mark Roa.
Based on his social media post, Mark once again felt true happiness when he was given the chance to visit the province of Batanes.
He wrote: “And one day, I’ve decided to be HAPPY AGAIN. And it happened. I’m at this point in my life that my genuine happiness made me forget what it feels like to be broken. My heart is just so full.”
“Livin’ a fairytale life in PHILIPPINES’ most beautiful island- the BREATHTAKING BATANES! This island is larger than life,” Mark added.
Batanes is an archipelago province in the Philippines situated in the Cagayan Valley region, located in the northernmost province of the Philippines. It is also known to have the smallest land area and population in the Philippines.
Some of the famous tourist destinations that are worth visiting in Batanes are Radar Tukon; a lighthouse that was also used as a United States weather station, the old Loran Station; a converted museum, Ruins of Songsong; a ghost barangay which is a cluster of roofless shells of old stone houses abandoned after a tsunami/tidal wave hit the seaside town of Batan Island in the 1950s, Kanyuyan Beach and Port, Idjangs; a triangular-shaped hilltop citadel or castle made from limestone and wood, and Fundacion Pacita.
This place is also known for their “Honesty Store” and “Honesty Coffee Shop” where the shops are unmanned and payments are just dropped in a designated box.
The province of Batanes also houses several churches that one can religiously fall in love such as “San Jose Church” and “San Carlos Borromeo Church.”
Nearly one-half of Batanes is composed of hills and mountains, but you can also see the view of the Pacific Ocean.
For those who are planning to visit this beautiful place, some people suggest that the best time is the months of February and March. The climate here is tropical, that’s why it is usually raining in the month of August, and very dry in April. It is also cold here starting from November to February.