About Us

Batanes Cultural Travel Agency (BCTA) “Your Personalized Batanes Tour Operator”.
Our aim is to promote cultural heritage of Batanes.

Batanes is a unique island nominated by UNESCO Paris as a World Heritage site. It is a place where traditions are well-preserved.

Together with the local government of Batanes, BCTA promotes Batanes to become one of the prime destinations in the Philippines.

The Top Five Island Tourist Destinations in the Philippines
1. Boracay – the finest beach of all Asia.
2. Palawan – the Philippines’ last frontier
3. Dakak – the Diving Mecca of Mindanao.
4. Siargao – the Surfing Capital of the Philippines
5. Batanes – Department of Tourism listed as an emerging destination and as a prime ecotourism zone. One of the most publicized tourist places since 2007.

BCTA offers personalized travel packages for cultural tourists, nature/eco tourists, and adventure tourists.

Batanes is for Cultural Tourists
Tourists that appreciate authentic material of non-material local culture, look for traces of interchange of human values over time, interested in artifacts and other testaments of local history, like to mingle with local folks and appreciate native expressions of universal human values.

Nature/Eco Tourist and Adventure Tourists
Tourists that get highs from natural landscapes and seascapes, understand and appreciate basic ecology, support biodiversity conservation, like the outdoors, into physically challenging activities and like to test their stamina and strength.