One such happy event is we finally got to tick Batanes off our bucket list. I've always known Batanes to be such a beautiful island, and a lot of my friends have been urging us to visit. So we did -- and spent 5 memorable days there, too! First things first, we got our tickets from the famous Travel Expo held every February at SMX. I suggest planning and blocking off your travel dates as early as January so you can easily purchase tickets. The line is always long but no pain, no gain: we got our tickets for about Php 5,000 roundtrip (regular rates are Php 16,000 roundtrip).
We arrived in Batanes early Saturday morning after an hour and 45 minutes in the air via Philippine Airlines. Having lived in Agusan del Norte I was not shocked with how provincial Basco is, in fact I was very impressed with how preserved the city is, their sense of community, and the simplicity of their lifestyle.
DDD Habitat was to be our home for the next 5 days. It's a very simple lodge (think Kahea's in Baler) but with a private bathroom, aircon, and warm shower. It was only 5 minutes away from the airport and in the middle of the city.
|the Siayan Room can accommodate 4 people|
|this is where we have breakfast|