Mount Matarem is an extinct volcano 495 meters tall. It is eight kilometers from Basco. The name Matarem means “steep” because the trails of the mountain are really rugged, rough, and steep.
What can you see?
Visiting the mountain will give you an enticing view of a pastureland that has verdant grass as far as the eyes can see.
The mountain’s summit is not that high but it offers a beautiful view of Batan Island, with features like:
Mount Matarem is located in Batan Island in the province of Batanes, bound by the towns of Mahatao, Ivana, and Uyugan. One can visit this place by riding a plane from Manila to Basco, the capital of Batanes. Another way to go in this place is by sea; from Manila, you need to go first to Ilocos Norte then ride a ferry going to Basco. From Basco, you can ride a jeep going to Barangay San Vicente, Ivana (jump-off point).