Batanes Islands, Philippines
It is a place that you will never forget; a place so mystical, so mesmerizing that going back home...
These wind-swept islands are beautiful and enchanting like no other Philippine isles. Since Batanes is separated from the rest of the country by miles of rough waters, the Ivatan (the native people of the Batanes Islands) have developed a different culture. They are of Malay stock, tracing their roots to early immigrants from Formosa, Taiwan, as well as Spaniards who came to the island in the 16th century. They are considered to be the “True Insulares” and have kept the purity of their gene pool through time.
The best season to come is within the months of December to May. Batanes exhibits a cool and windy weather. It does rain any month of the year, and temperatures can dip as low as 7 degrees centigrade. It lies along the typhoon belt and gets its fair share of typhoons during the wet season.