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Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge

Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge, Batanes, Philippines

An attraction in itself, Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge sits in an enviable position perched on the rugged hilltop with panoramic views of the islands interior and pacific coastline. Named after the famed local artist Pacita de Abad, who had the home built especially for her retirement but sadly never got to use it before she passed. Her life’s work is documented and showcased in the hotels own gallery and examples of her artwork can be viewed in places as far away as Singapore.

The hotel comprises of 12 rooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom and private balcony. The rooms are split between the gallery building and garden building with the reception area and on-site restaurant being centrally located between the two. As well as the well-appointed rooms, stunning views and an interesting look into Pacita’s life, the hotel offers plenty of ways to escape and relax, whether it be on the privacy of your own balcony surrounded by nature in the hotels beautifully kept gardens, or on a walking trail across the nearby hills.

The restaurant serves up a delicious selection of western favourites as well as a few local specialities, understandably focused on readily available seafood.

Our rating: Medium

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    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Introductory tour of Batan Island
      Horse grazing on Batan Island

      Introductory tour of Batan Island

      Introductory tour of Batan Island

      On this tour you'll visit Diura fishing village, before moving onto another small village, Itbud, where you'll see a number of traditional Ivatan houses. You'll also have coffee with the locals before finishing your tour at the Chawa view deck, where you'll enjoy impressive views of the island.

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