Valugan Boulder Beach in Batanes (Travel Guide)

Last updated on February 27th, 2021 at 01:44 am


Valugan Boulder Beach is one of the most popular Batanes tourist spots. Batanes is a remote island in North of the Philippines. There are 3 islands habited: BatanItbayat and Sabtang.

Basco is the biggest town and the population around Batanes are 17 000 people. There are many Batanes tourist spots and we will discover for you in our full  Batanes travel guide.

Read here our Things to do in BatanesBatanes itinerarythings to know before visiting Bataneswhere to stay in Batanes and Batanes food to try!

How to get to Valugan Boulder Beach

if you want to get from Basco to Valugan Boulder Beach. You will have to get a tricycle for a day tour from Basco. Prices are aorund 1000 PHP for 2 people. And they will show you a few spots.

If you want to get to Batanes you have to take a plane from Manila or Clark in Pampanga. It will take more than an hour to reach there. Philippines Airlines and Cebu Pacific are offering flights. Read full blog post how to get to Batanes.


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Valugan Boulder Beach is one of the busiest places to visit in Batanes located in the North. Locals were taking pictures since the views were so beautiful. The stones were coming with the last eruption of the volcano.

Valugan Boulder Beach
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Valugan Boulder Beach is not for swimming since it’s full of rocks. And is great to visit for taking pictures, walking around with proper shoes and admire the landscape. Valugan means “East” in the Ivatan language.

Best time to visit Valugan Boulder Beach

Valugan Boulder Beach

The best time to visit Valugan Boulder Beach is at the sunrise if you want to take beautiful pictures with the colors of the sun and enjoying the whole place for yourself. During the day can be quite busy since all the day tours in Batanes stop at Boulder Beach.

Best time to visit Valugan Boulder Beach is in summer around March to June. But if you’re the type to like the cold instead of the warm, you can visit Batanes in December to February where the weather is nice and cold. As the weather is so unpredictable in Batanes, 

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Where to Stay in Batanes

For accommodation the cheapest that you can find in Basco is 700-900 PHP and if you want more comfort prices will be around 2000 PHP. If you go to Sabtang you can find accommodation for around 300-500 PHP per room in a local Homestay. Also in Itbayat prices will be going 300-500 PHP for a Homestay.

Troy’s Lodge

Troy's Lodge, Valugan Boulder Beach

Troy’s Lodge was our staying in Basco, the rates are from 900-1000 PHP and you have kitchen if you want to cook your own meal, heat water for coffee or tea and even a fridge to keep your food and drinks.

The location is great and you have everything that you need. The best of the accommodation data signal works great with Globe and Smart. It’s one of the best points for internet connection in Basco.

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Valugan Boulder Beach

Located in Basco, Magnfred’s Place Batanes has accommodations with a flat-screen TV. There’s also a kitchenette in some of the units equipped with a fridge. The rooms are clean and neat. Guests can relax in the garden at the property. Room rate starts at 2,000 PHP a night.

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Valugan Boulder Beach

Shanedel’s Inn is a small family-run inn. Though rooms are very basic, excellent views of the Batanes Port and surrounding area can be seen from Shanedel’s dining area and terrace. It is located in the town proper, walking distance to plaza and restaurants. Rooms are basic and clean, with private toilets and showers, and air-conditioning. Room rate starts at 1,441 PHP a night.

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Tucked cozily between the streets of Basco and other commercial establishments, Nathaniel’s lodge also offers tours. They will gladly help you go around Batanes, just ask them. They also provide shuttle to and from the airport. Their room rate starts at 1,700 PHP a night.

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You can also try AirBnB in Batanes there are a few places around Basco. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!

Looking for accommodation in Batanes? You can reserve your accommodation in Batanes before your trip with Booking and Agoda.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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