The wind swept northerly islands of Batanes are as beautiful as they are enchanting, and quite unlike any other in the Philippines. Its native Ivatans are descended from Austronesians who migrated here 4000 years ago.
The Batanes ladscape is quite distinct from any other part of the Philippines with steep cliffs, rolling hills, deep canyons and boulder-lined shores. Here you really are at one with nature.
Compared to the rest of the country, the Batanes weather is rather pleasant, and it has an almost temperate climate from December to February.