municipality of the Philippines and capital of the province of Batanes

Basco is the provincial capital of the smallest Filipino province, Batanes. It is on a Batan Island.


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  • 1 Basco Lighthouse, Songsong-Iraya Road. 8AM–4PM. Spiral stairs wind upwards to a 5th-floor deck, popular for its panoramic hill, sea & sunset views. Free.  
  • 2 Kilometer Zero (Batan Island), National Road. Open 24 hours.
  • 3 Basco Plaza, National Road. Open 24 hours. Free.
  • 4 Basco Rolling Hills. Scenic hilly area offering views of the ocean & Mt. Iraya, with grazing cows, goats & other animals.  
  • 5 Dipnaysuhuan Japanese Tunnel, La Fuente Street.
  • 6 Mahatao Lighthouse, National Road, Mahatao.
  • 7 Chawa View Deck, National Road, Mahatao. Open 24 hours. A perfect place to watch the sunset. Romantic sunset viewing. Highly recommended for sunset lovers. Free.
  • 8 Rakuh A Payaman (Marlboro Country), Mahatao. Open 24 hours. Scenic trails through rolling hills & lush meadows offering sweeping views of a rugged coast & sea. Free.

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  • 1 Casa Napoli Pizza. 11AM–8:30PM. Best, real handmade pizza in Batanes! Handmade crust made from scratch, good mozzarella, and awesome flavor.
  • 2 Beehan Meals & Snacks, Lizardo Street. 7AM–9PM. This is probably the most affordable place to eat in Basco.
  • 3 Harbour Cafe-Basco, National Road. 10AM–10PM. They serve a mixture of Filipino and Italian food. Tried our their pasta and pork Sinigang.
  • 4 Cafe du Tukon, Sitio Tukon Chanarian, Tukon, . 5AM–9PM. Great food and view, a must visit when you go to Batanes compete with outdoor and indoor dining.  
  • 5 HiroJoy Cafe, #106 Abuyo Street. 9AM–9PM. Don't be fooled by the carinderia/eatery set up of this place. This is the best restaurant in Basco!

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  • 1 Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge, Bgy. Chanarian-Tukon, +63 2 9292602. This Batanes resort was once the home studio of renowned artist Pacita Abad. Today, it has been transformed into a lovely building offering charming Batanes accommodation for visitors who want to get closer to nature. It offers 9 rooms, all with viewing decks where you can enjoy the breathtaking landscape of Batanes. Complimentary breakfast is served to all guest, and a half-day heritage tour of the mainland is also included.
  • 2 Hudhud Homestay, Tukon, +63956-815-8643.
  • 3 Batanes Octagon Bed and Dine, National Road. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. Octagon Bed and Dine started out as a simple octagon shaped restaurant serving local Ivatan cuisine and Batanes' own take of the favorite Filipino dishes.
  • 4 Den Den Guesthouse, Dita corner Castillejos Streets. Check-in: 11AM, check-out: 9AM. PHP1,500.
  • 5 Midtown Inn Batanes, Abad Street. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. ₱1,530 - ₱2,153.

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