Valugan isn’t the only boulder beach in Batanes. On the western edge of Batan Island is its twin, Chadpidan Beach. Like Valugan, it is filled with boulders that were spewed by the nearby Mt. Iraya centuries ago and were eventually polished and smoothed by the tides and the monstrouschadpidan2 waves of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Chadpidan means “west” in the Ivatan language; Valugan means “east.” Chadpidan Beach is just a tricycle or motorcycle ride away from Basco Airport or town proper. Bicycles are also available. This may also be included in some North Batan tours. Simply tell your guide that you want to see Chadpidan Beach too.




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