Rakuh-a-idi Spring (also known as Spring of Youth or Fountain of Youth) in Mahatao, Batanes is one of the "not-so-well-known" tourist spots and attractions in Batanes that tourists should not miss when visiting the province. It is a natural spring pool overlooking the beach and affords a stunning view of Mount Iraya. The cold water spring comes from mountain which makes the swim at the Spring of Youth more enjoyable.
Getting to Rakuh-a-idi Spring (Fountain of Youth) from Basco (the capital town of Batanes), you need to travel about 45 minutes by tricycle or private van to Diura Village. From there, you have to take a 30-minute hike from the fishing village to get to the spring. The hike is easy as there is already an established path that cuts through the site of a pre-Hispanic settlement.
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The water at the Spring of Youth is cold and clear. There's a large nipa hut near the pool where you can enjoy a picnic lunch. Just be sure to bring water and food as there is no store in the area. A toilet and bathroom with running water is also available.
There's also a small grotto and a waterfall at one side of the spring. Locals say that the water here makes them young. That's why it is also called "Fountain of Youth." :)
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Swimming at the Spring of Youth is such an awesome way to escape the sweltering summer heat. Don't miss this "off-the-beaten" destination when visiting Batanes! I'm sure you'll also enjoy swimming in this natural infinity pool overlooking the sea.
This is not usually included in the packaged tours offer by travel operators in Batanes. If you want to go here you may contact BISUMI Travel and Tours.
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