Asidefrom the festive town fiestas, free and
natural beaches, trekking adventures, bird watching in October or
fishing in summer, there are a lot of other local attractions
worth visiting such as:
Historic Churches in every
town. The churches in Basco, Mahatao, Ivana and Sabtang which were
originally decorated in baroque were over 200 years old made of
massive mixture of lime and stone.
Unique architecture of Ivatan houses
made of thick lime and stone walls with cogon grass roof has made
it a favorite attraction to visitors.
Sabtang Island, considered as one
of the 12 best destinations in the Philippines according to the published
coffee table by the Department of Tourism. Undisturbed and unspoiled,
Sabtang exists in another time. Intermittent sandy beaches, rugged country
trails and lime stone and cogon houses has made Sabtang a secret paradise.
Radar tukon in Basco rests on the
hilltop overlooking a 360 degree view of the cliffs, hills and the seas
around the island.
Interior road, a trail of unending
countryside panoramic views, rock formations and rolling terrain. Don't
forget to stop by at Valugan Mahatao and the locally known "spring
of youth" in Diatay.
see also events.