Snapshot: Sundown in Sabtang

Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint

Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint

Sabtang, Batanes

I have seen it. With my two naked eyes. As the late afternoon sun carpeted the green with its soft golden rays. Slowly. Beautifully. There. In a place beyond compare.

I guess nothing can be as poetic on that one lazy sunset hour of November 2014 in Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint. Aaah Batanes! You never cease to impress me! Raw. Rugged. Idyllic.

Situated in the island municipality of Sabtang, less than an hour of faluwa ride from Ivana in the main island of Batan, Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint offers a panoramic view of Chamantad Cove and the rolling hills of the villages of Tinyan, all in the backdrop of the roaring waves of Luzon Strait. It is a usual stop when going to the village of Chavayan but not everyone gets to see how the vibe of the place dramatically changes at sundown.

I luckily did.