If you’re planning to catch some sunsets while on your Batanes trip, you don’t need to look too far -- just a few minutes from Basco town proper is Chanarian Beach, a great place to relax and enjoy the island’s stunning sunsets.
Instead of finding pristine white sands that can be found in other Batanes beaches, Chanarian Beach welcomes visitors with its rough, unique beauty — a long stretch of light black sand with a pebbly texture. Here, the fierce Pacific waters are pacified and tailored perfectly for quick relaxing dips. Completely unadulterated, nothing will get in your view while enjoying the stunning blazing colors of the sunset against the cerulean seas. One feature of the beach is its interesting rock formations which always creates photo-worthy silhouettes during sunset.
Chanarian Beach is located a few minutes away from Basco, Batanes.
Opening Days and Hours
Anyone can access the beach anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the beach is free.
How to Get There
- From Manila to Basco, Batanes via Philippine Airlines or SkyJet.
- From the airport, avail of the tricycle tour or board a tricycle to Chanarian beach.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Suggested duration to fully enjoy your stay here is between 2 to 4 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Starting from 09:00 until the early afternoon, the beach is filled with tourists. The best time to visit is between 06:30 to 08:00 and 16:00 to 18:00.
Food options are located in Basco town center. Some of the options include Ivatan Pension House, Bunker’s Cafe, Fundacion Pacita, Casa Napoli, and Octagon Restaurant.
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Different homestays and inns are available at Basco Town proper. Troy’s Lodge and Marfil’s Inn are among the most popular in the area. Rates range from PhP 500-700 (USD 10-14).