Chawa View Deck
Chawa View Deck, an area overlooking breathtaking landscapes, is one of the top tourist attractions in South Batan Island in Batanes.
The first stop of the South Batan Trip is often the Chawa View Deck, a little surprise stop located in the steep mountainside of Batan and Mahatao. The place does not only boast of majestic views of the West Philippine Sea, it also allows visitors to see the intricate beauty of West Batan’s cliffs. Taking the somewhat challenging steps leading down the rocky coast is worth it because of what awaits below – a panoramic view of different rock formations and the vast blue sea.
The Chawa View Deck is located around 5.5 kilometers south of Basco Airport.
Opening Days and Hours
A stop at Chawa View Deck is included in South Batan Island day tours.
Entry Fee and Booking
Tricycles available near Basco Airport can be hired for a whole-day, South Batan tour for only PHP 1500 (USD 30) per tricycle.
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Basco Airport via Philippine Airlines or SkyJet.
- Hire a tricycle for a South Batan tour.
- Solo Travelers/Backpackers
Time to Spend
Spend at least 30 minutes around the area to fully enjoy the sights.
- Mahatao Beach Shelter Port
- Tayid Lighthouse
- Racuh A Payaman
Chawa View Deck is a short-drive away from Basco Town Proper. Inns and homestays around the area are available at rates ranging from PHP 500 to 700 (USD 10 to 14).