Fast Facts Land Area: 1,577 hectares Number of Barangays: 4 Classification: 6th class municipality Population: 1,297 (as of 2015)
Extant of maytuab type of traditional houses still stand here. The town folks pioneered the drift net fishing for dibang (fying fish). This town is also the site of thriving palek industry.
Song-Song Ruins – Remnants of an old settlement which were ravaged by tsunami in the 1950s.
Itbud Ijang – This is a hilltop fortless where the early Ivatans climed to defend themselves against invaders. Rock carvings are still evident, as well as their gathering/meeting area and the rocks with bored holes for anchors.
Itbud Village – This is where the best-tasting local wine called palekcomes from and where extant matuab and sinadumparan houses still stand. It had the largest population on Batan’s southeastern part in the 18th century due to stable water supply spring and a well-fortified ijang.
Imnajbu Village – Site where the first catholic mass and baptism was celebrated in Batanes during the Spanish period. The barrio chapel was named after San Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino saint.
National Museum Branch – An on going revonation of the used to be Long-Range Aid to Navigation (LORAN) site constructed by Americans. It will soon be open as a respository of the rich ethonology, history and cultural heritage of batanes.
Alapad Rock Formations – Offers a captivating view of rolling hills and the vast expanse of the sea made popular by the movie “ Hihintayin Kita sa Langit” which starred by Richard Gomez and Dawn Zuleta.