August 09, 2019

PAGASA Tukon Radar Station in Basco, Batanes: A 360-Degree View of Batan Island

  • HOME
  • Travel
  • PAGASA Tukon Radar Station in Basco, Batanes: A 360-Degree View of Batan Island
  • Go further up at PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) Tukon Radar Station, and get a magnificent 360-degree view of Batan Island!

    Also read: Batanes 4-Day Itinerary: Experiencing Heaven’s Beloved Island

    The radar station is sitting on top of a hill, giving you a beautiful landscape of Mahatao’s hedgerows (liveng), Basco town proper, the Pacific Ocean, and the West Philippine Sea. It is the northernmost station of PAGASA serving as the reference point for weather forecasts. 

    Inside, you’ll find lots of equipment used for measuring the weather like the wind and lightning beam, as well as the heat and water measurements.

    Wind and lightning beam

    Heat measurement

    However, one radar on the right side collapsed after the island was hit by Typhoon Ferdie in 2016.

    Also read: North Batan Island, Batanes: The Center of Local Livelihood and Breathtaking Landscapes

    The remaining radar of the station

    The station is still open for tourists to visit as of this writing, but since it’s not well maintained, the best part of going up here is for the view.

    Also read: South Batan Island, Batanes: A Rustic Harbor of Pasturelands and Fishing Communities

    How to get here

    Visiting PAGASA Tukon Radar Station is a part of the 4 days, 3 nights tour with Batanes Travel and Tours, Inc.

    Batanes Travel and Tours provides an all-in-one complete package with accommodation, eco-tours, and full meals guaranteed to make your stay hassle-free. They also offer private eco-tours or budget packages for solo or group travelers. All packages provide you with a local tour guide, driver, and a tour coordinator to help you get the most out of your stay.

    Details

    Manila Address: Unit B One Sapphire Condominium, 858 Fabella St., Mandaluyong City
    Contact: 
    02-633-0859 / 0998-568-2637 / 0977-806-3040

    Batanes Address: 
    Amboy St., Kayhuvokan, Basco, Batanes
    Batanes Office: 0998-531-1908 / 0917-343-2420

    Website: www.batanestravelandtours.com
    Email: info@batanestravelandtours.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/batanestours
    Instagram: @batanestours

    Also read: Sabtang Island, Batanes: Home of Heritage Villages With Centuries’ Worth of History


    This first appeared in Philippine Primer’s Japanese and English Magazine August 2019 issue.

    Google Map:
               
               
    Recent Comments
    What do you think about this article?
    ★★ ★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★

    *

    You might also like...
    10 Interactive Museums for a Better Learning Experience
    7 Accommodations in Batanes to Experience First-Hand Ivatan Hospitality
    House of Dakay in Ivana, Batanes: A Preserved Historical Treasure
    Tayid Lighthouse in Mahatao, Batanes: The Watchtower Guarding Marlboro Country
    Diura Fishing Village in Mahatao, Batanes: The Preserved Coastal Village of South Batan