Sabtang - Lost in Time

Sabtang - Lost in Time, Batanes, Philippines (B)

A visit to Batanes is incomplete without seeing Sabtang. Of the three islands, this is the smallest inhabited. On our third day in Batanes, we were picked up at 6 am and was sent to San Vicente Port / Radiwan Port in Ivatan, we took the motorize boat: Falowa to Sabtang Island.

Sabtang is at the southernmost island municipality of the Batanes group of islands which is composed primarily of Sabtang Island, as well as two nearby smaller and uninhabited islands: Ivuhos and Dequey. 

The municipality is known for its lighthouse and the old stone houses of the Ivatan villages in Chavayan and Savidug.

After paying environmental fee (200 php) at the municipal hall, we proceed to our first stop - Brgy. Savidug.

Barrio Suvidug is compose of traditional stone houses. Some house ruins can also be seen along the streets.

It is a small village with unique traditional style houses. The roofs of the houses are made of cogon grass and the walls are made of lime.

We then took 45 minutes ride on a rough road for our next destination. Notice these road pavement are not yet cemented (please give more PDAF to Sabtang!). ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Sabtang - Lost in Time
Guide Location: Philippines » Batanes
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Yap Go
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Sabtang Port
  • Malakdang Lighthouse
  • Brgy. Savidug
  • Sto Thomas Chapel
  • Morong Beach
  • Diura Fishing Village