Batanes in the Philippines just beat out famous Asian destinations for the top spot!

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Chamantad Tinyan Viewpoint, the green mountain ruins in Basco, Batanes. Photo from The Travel website.

Batanes in the Philippines, a remote and unspoiled paradise located in the northernmost region of the archipelago, has been named the top destination for world travelers by The Travel, beating out famous Asian destinations such as the forests of Indonesia, the beaches of Thailand, and the temples of Bhutan and Japan.

Batanes is a cluster of islands that is closer to Taiwan than to the Philippines, spanning only 230 kilometers in land size and population. The island cluster is known as the Home of the Winds, and its natural beauty is raw and untouched.

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The Travel’s Khyati Dand described Batanes as a hidden and unexplored gem in the Philippines, which is famous for its expansive beaches and lush forests.

The idyllic paradise is quiet and peaceful, and lodging options are quaint and affordable. The Travel recommends Bernardos Lantia Hotel in Payin, Basco, Batanes, as a great option for travelers, offering amenities such as a restaurant, room service, free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle, and a terrace/patio with a mountain view.

Batanes is also a biodiversity hotspot, with the Long-Billed Plover recently recorded as a testament to its diverse flora and fauna. The Batanes Go Organic program promotes Ivatan farming and aims to sustain food sufficiency for the local community.

The Travel and Leisure Southeast Asia magazine even featured Batanes on its cover, cementing its place as one of the most beautiful destinations in Asia.

But despite the recognition, Batanes remains a remote and unspoiled paradise that is waiting to be explored.

If you’re looking for a peaceful and idyllic paradise, Batanes is a must-visit destination. With its unspoiled natural beauty, affordable lodging options, and rich biodiversity, it’s no wonder why The Travel named Batanes the top destination for world travelers.

So why not plan your next trip to this hidden gem in the Philippines and experience the magic of Batanes for yourself?

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