Batanes easily tops my list of favorite places in the Philippines. It’s remote, there’s no crowds and the landscape is just stunning. Not a lot of people get to travel to Batanes, mainly due to the expensive airfare going there. Actually, I love the fact that Batanes is quite inaccessible, because mass tourism will ruin the province and its culture.
Here’s a bit of good news for those who’s been wanting to visit the Philippine’s northern most province: Seair is giving discounts for flights to Batanes between December 1, 2009 to January 31, 2010. Of course, the promo fare is for limited seats only, so head on to www.FlySeair.com now to book your ticket and be sure to type “ilovebataneswinter09” in the promo code to get your 10% discount.
So what’s great about traveling to Batanes in December and January? One word: winter. There’s no snow, but Batanes’ close proximity to Taiwan brings the temperature down to as much as 7°C in December and January. Brrr!
SEAIR flies to Basco in Batanes daily. SEAIR also offers up to 27 flights per day to Boracay (Caticlan) and just resumed flights every Sunday and Wednesday to El Nido.