Nakabuang Cave on Sabtang Island

Nakabuang Cave in Sabtang Island Batanes Beach Arch San Vicente Centro Location Entrance Size Tour History Nakabuang Cave is located on Sabtang Island in Batanes Province. Nakabuang Beach is a white beach on Sabtang known for its natural Nakabuang Arch. The Nakabuang Cave is 5.5 kilometers from San Vicente Centro in Sabtang. To get to the Nakabuang Cave, travel via air from Manila to Basco Batanes. From Basco, ride a Falowa boat going to the San Vicente port on Sabtang Island. Falowa boats cost approximately P1500. When on Sabtang Island, hire local transportation to take you to Nakabuang Beach. Continue reading

Sabtang Island in Batanes

Sabtang Island Batanes Faluwa Boat Ivatan Morong Beach Tinyan Viewpoint Lighthouse Mayahaw Arch Village Location BalintangSabtang Island is the southernmost island in the Batanes island group. Mostly undisturbed and unspoiled, Sabtang Island has lots of natural attractions guaranteed to satisfy the most sophisticated nature lovers. It has intermittent white sand beaches with steep mountains and deep canyons with small level areas sporadically found along the coastline. Among the things to experience at Sabtang Island are the Faluwa Ride, the traditional Ivatan stone houses, the Ivatans, Morong Beach (Nakabuang Beach), the Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint, the Mayahaw Arch, Savidug Village, the Chavayan Village, the Sabtang Lighthouse, the San Vicente Ferrer Church. Sabtang is accessible by 30-minute motorized boat called the “faluwa” from Radiwan Port in Ivana. The faluwa vessels do not have the traditional outriggers, or “katig” and are built to withstand the impact of stronger waves of the Continue reading

Batanes Province

Batanes MapThe island-province of Batanes is the smallest province in the Philippines with a land area of 230 square kilometers and was created by a series of volcanic activities and other geologic forces when Mt. Iraya erupted around 325 B.C. It is bounded on the north by the Bashi Channel, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the west by the China Sea and on the south by the Balintang Channel. Basco, its capital town is about 280 kilometers north of Aparri, Cagayan or some 860 kilometers north of Manila and about 190 kilometers south of Taiwan. The pre-historic Ivatans who are nationally acclaimed as the “True Insulares” were boat-making and sea-faring people who lived in small tribal Continue reading