Mt. Iraya | Things to do in Basco-Batanes
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The early Ivatans believed in life after death, and considered the sea their final resting place. This belief is evident in the boat-shaped markers on their grave, which point towards their destination: the sea. Radiocarbon tests on human skeletons found in the area date the fossils to A.D. 1600
The rock bay is popularly known for its long stretch of boulders caused by Mt. Iraya’s eruption in 400 AD. The rock formation, smoothed over time by the strong Pacific waves, presents a panoramic link between the sea horizon and Mt. Iraya.
Located on the hills of Tukon, this five-door tunnel is comprised of a series of chambers, a water reservoir, and a bunker that served as a lookout spot. It served as a shelter for Japanese soldiers when they occupied the Philippines during World War II.
Things to do nearby
Batanes is the smallest province in the Philippines and located at the northern most part of the country. Surrounded by seas and covered by mountainous terrain, this spectacular place gives you serenity and always reminds you of the simplicity of life.
Where to stay
Batanes Seaside Lodge and Restaurant - MAIN BRANCH (LOCATION: BEACH FRONT/WITH OCEAN VIEW), is easily accessible. Located along the highway going to other towns and is just a stone's throw from nearby beach where a cost-free early morning or late night swim can be enjoyed.
Bernardo's Hotel, a newly-opened hotel in Basco is approximately five minutes away from the airport and town proper. And it's just 20meters away form the Chanarian Beach.It has eight air-conditioned rooms with a total capacity of 27 persons. The room have been furnished with comfort as the utmost priotity. It's cozy room invites you to relax and unwind after a hectic day of touring.You can watch the sunset or take a dip at the nearby Chanarian Beach or simply come up on the roof deck of Bernardo's which offers views of mountains and oceans of the island.Bernardo's Hotel is also home to Casa Napoli, touted by guests as the best pizza they have tasted. Casa Napoli serves fresh pizza baked directly in a brick oven.
Getting there and around
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