Diura Fishing Village
The fierce winds and the powerful waves showing its might on the shore are nothing to the fishermen of Diura Fishing Village, a quaint, humble place that faces the Pacific Ocean.
Life in Diura Fishing Village may be simple — think of basic houses, peaceful lifestyle, and friendly, unassuming residents — but it is one of the most visited places in Batanes, thanks to the place’s unique, traditional fishing techniques. Every start of the fishing season, people of the village — also known as Mataw — would butcher a pig or a carabao as an offering to the gods for a bountiful catch. The tempting cerulean water isn’t safe for swimming, but you can come close to the bay to catch a stunning view of the Tayid lighthouse, the Pacific, and even Mount Iraya.
Diura Fishing Village is located in Mahatao, Batanes.
Opening Days and Hours
The fishing village can be accessed anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to Diura Fishing Village is free. Tours that include a stop at Mahatao cost between PhP 6,000 and PhP 8,000 (USD 120 to USD 160).
How to Get There
- From Manila to Basco, Batanes via Philippine Airlines or SkyJet.
- From the airport, rent a van or take a tricycle to Mahatao.
- Ask to be dropped off at Diura Fishing Village.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
You can spend several hours to a day in this area.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit is in March when the fishing season begins.
The nearest restaurants can be found in Basco town proper. Dining options include Casa Napoli, Cafe de Tukon, Octagon Bed and Dine, Vunong Dinette, and Phil’s Brew.
- Marlboro Country
- Vayang Rolling Hills
- Mount Iraya
- Tayid Lighthouse
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).