Travel: Batanes Fundacion Pacita Nature Lodge

14 June 2010

Travel: Batanes Fundacion Pacita Nature Lodge

Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge is located atop rolling hills, thereby ensuring breath-taking views of the province’s awesome pristine scenery.

Fundacion Pacita used to be the home studio of the internationally-acclaimed artist Pacita Abad. It was then renovated by her brother, former DepEd Secretary Butch Abad. It still houses Pacita’s masterpieces, as walls of the suites and the dining room, living room are decorated with her artwork.

Fundacion Pacita is the best bed and breakfast in Batanes. Compared to the local accommodations, Fundacion Pacita might be a bit pricey. However, price is extremely reasonable given the breath-taking view you’d wake up to every morning, the superb customer service of the friendly staff, the artsy feel due to Pacita Abad’s gallery, the good food, and the cozy ambiance.

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Garden for Pacita Abad’s and Jun Abad’s Parents
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Fundacion Pacita Office
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Pubic View Deck
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Dining Area and Art Gallery

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Living Room and Art Gallery – I spent several hours on the living room couch watching DVD during rainy hours
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My Suite in Batanes for 3 days and 2 nights
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Waking up at 5:30 AM (yes, sun is up at 5:30 AM) with this view.
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Fundacion Pacita reserved for me the Terrace suite with the biggest deck in the lodge…
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…and I asked for my breakfast to be served each morning at the deck.

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It would rain for a few minutes in the afternoon. Â My airconditioner was turned off during Chilly and Rainy Afternoons
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Did I mention that Fundacion Pacita delivers superb customer service? The staff offered a trip around Batanes for four hours, complimentary of the lodge! Read about my day 2 tour here.

I decided to take the tour on my 2nd day, as one of my friends who has been working in Batanes was to tour me around the town proper on day 1. Read about my day 1 tour around Batanes town here.

DETAILS:
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Travel Date: 11 – 13 June 2010
Budget:

Accommodation at Fundacion Pacita for two nights: PHP 16,000
Tour: half day tour is free careof Fundacion Pacita – I wanted to go to the Southern part of Batan Island, hence I had to pay extra (PHP 250 per hour)
Address: Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge, Brgy. Chanarian-Tukon, Basco, Batanes
Telephone Number: +63.927.290.2404
Website: http://www.fundacionpacita.ph
Others:

Batanes, here I come (read blog here)
Accommodation: Fundacion Pacita (Read blog here.)

Batanes Day 1 – Tour around the Town Proper (read blog here)

Batanes Day 2 – Batan Island Tour

  • Radar Tukon
  • Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel
  • Valugan Bay (Boulder Beach)
  • Chawa View Deck
  • San Carlos Borromeo Church
  • House of Dakay
  • San Jose de Ivana Church
  • Honesty Cafe
  • Alapad of Loran
  • Ruins of Songsong
  • Racuh-A-Payaman (Marlboro Country)
  • Vayang Ranch (Rolling Hills)
  • Basco Lighthouse
  • Tukon Church

Batanes Day 3 – Leaving Batan Island (read blog here)

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Mai Pascua

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