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Off the northern tip of the Philippines lies Batanes Islands. Here where the Pacific ocean meets the South China sea, Batanes promises its visitors a magical experience like no other. For people who simply want to get away from it all, this is the destination.
Ask a Filipino if he had been to Batanes. More often than not, his answer will be no. Due to the remoteness of Batanes from the capital city of Manila, not too many Filipinos have had the chance to visit this enchanting islands. Batanes is about 860 kilometers from Manila but is only about 190 kilometers from Taiwan.
Being in Batanes is like being in another country. The landscape and even the weather is very distinct from the rest of the country. A leisurely trek on the grassy hills rewards hikers a grand view of Basco Bay. Take a dip in the turquoise water, or walk along narrow streets lined with stone houses with grass-thatched roofs. Batanes is the place to commune with nature, to soak a few moments of solitude, and to enjoy the good company of friends. Somewhere you'll definitely fall in love with!