Racuh-a-idi Old Settlement | Things to do in Mahatao-Batanes
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This man-made pool offers a view of the Pacific Ocean and Mt. Iraya, making it a perfect location for picnics. Also called the Spring of Youth, the locals believe that the water flowing from the falls of Imnajibu, which is then funneled to the pool through a tube, has healing powers.
This sitio in the town’s eastern part is home to an association of fishermen called mataw, who practice the traditional fishing for Arayu (dorado). They still observe the ritual called kapayvanuvanua, which signifies the start of the fishing season in March.
This scenic site is called Marlboro country by American visitors because of its contour, endless rolling hills, and wind-swept communal pasturelands for cows, carabaos and horses.
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Batanes is the smallest province in the Philippines and located at the northern most part of the country. Surrounded by seas and covered by mountainous terrain, this spectacular place gives you serenity and always reminds you of the simplicity of life.
Where to stay
The flourishing tourism industry buoyed the idea of the mushrooming of modern hometels, inns, lodges and other houses that offer true-blooded Ivatan hospitality.
The recent opening of AMBOY HOMETEL is a testament to the thriving business atmosphere of Batanes! Modern in terms of its style and architectural structure, it captures the well blended majesty of a Victorian Era setting. Its enticing environment makes the place a rejuvenating cluster of homey ambiance. Hometel because it speaks of a hotel service in a home setting.
Amboy Hometel offers guests a private vehicle which they can rent for tours; an in-house restaurant at a very affordable prices; a garden for meditation and quiet relaxation which sometimes can be transformed as setting for parties such as birthday, anniversaries, wedding receptions and anything that guests would like to theme it; a beach cottage for beach lovers; and an exhilarating Tour Packages that would feed the fantasies of the senses.
AMBOY HOMETEL is conveniently located along the National Highway of peaceful Barangay Chanarian, Basco, Batanes. Away from the hurley-burley of city life which mainland offers, it is approximately 5 minutes drive from Basco Airport, has a good proximity to beaches, commercial establishments, historical sites, parks and other natural and endemic wonders of Batanes. The spot itself is the gateway to the southern bliss of Batanes!
Bernardo's Hotel, a newly-opened hotel in Basco is approximately five minutes away from the airport and town proper. And it's just 20meters away form the Chanarian Beach.It has eight air-conditioned rooms with a total capacity of 27 persons. The room have been furnished with comfort as the utmost priotity. It's cozy room invites you to relax and unwind after a hectic day of touring.You can watch the sunset or take a dip at the nearby Chanarian Beach or simply come up on the roof deck of Bernardo's which offers views of mountains and oceans of the island.Bernardo's Hotel is also home to Casa Napoli, touted by guests as the best pizza they have tasted. Casa Napoli serves fresh pizza baked directly in a brick oven.
Getting there and around
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