Chamantad-Tiñan Cove is one of the most famous viewing spots in Sabtang Island, Batanes.
The beautiful landscape of Tinyan Viewpoint – seemingly endless rolling hills carpeted in soft, luscious green grass – is one that sets Batanes apart from other tourist destinations. But just like the other spots in Batanes, Tinyan Viewpoint keeps a little surprise for visitors – the farthest and highest slope in the area gives a breathtaking view of Chamantad Cove. The one-of-a-kind vista of Chamantad-Tiñan Cove, coupled with the cool sea breeze and relaxing sound of roaring, splashing waves of the Pacific, can make anyone come back for more.
Chamantad-Tiñan Cove is located at Sabtang Island, 27 kilometres away from Basco Airport.
Opening Days and Hours
A stop at Chamantad-Tiñan Cove is included in day tours of Sabtang Island.
Entry Fee and Booking
Before exploring Sabtang Island’s spots, tourists are required to pay PHP 200 (USD 4) environmental fee to the Tourism Office. A tricycle day tour costs PHP 800 (USD 16) good for two people.
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Basco via Philippine Airlines or Skyjet.
- Take a tricycle to Ivana Port.
- Board the Faluwa headed to Sabtang Island.
- From the port at Sabtang, hire a tricycle for a day tour and ask to make a stop at Chamantad-Tiñan Cove.
- Solo Travelers/Backpackers
Time to Spend
To fully enjoy the sights, spend at least around an hour in Tinyan Viewpoint.
Quick bites like bucayo (coconut candy) and kamote (sweet potato) are available in small stores around the area.
- Morong Beach
- Sabtang Lighthouse
Tourists who wish to spend the night on the island can stay in accredited homestays for PHP 150 to 300 (USD 3 to 6) a night. Those traveling back to Basco can find accommodation in inns that offer rooms for PHP 500 to 700 (USD 10 to 14) a night