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Hotels Resorts - Batanes island Philippines

landscapeBatanes Island group is the smallest province in the Philippines. Basco is the capital of Batanes. From the tip of Cagayan is Basco 280 kilometers going to the north and its more closer to Taiwan. Batanes lies in the vast waters of the Pacific ocean where the Pacific meets China sea. An area that for generations is almost isolated from the rest of the Philippines. Batanes consist of 10 tiny islands and islets namely: Batan, Sabtang, Itbayat, Mavudis, Siayan, Diogo, North Island and Y'ami. Only the first three islands are inhabited. The name of the people is Ivatans and they have a different culture than the people in Luzon. They are proud of their land they are gentle and polite. 75% are farmers and fishermen. Almost a half of stone houseBatanes are hills and mountains and there is also a wind-diesel hybrid power system for generating electricity. The weather in Batanes is much cooler than the rest of the Philippines. In december- januari the temperature can be reached 13 degreee celcius, it feels like being in a foreign country. Batanes also hit by typhoons because its in the centre of the typhoon belt. You go back in time when you visit Batanes. The house having a different architecture, stone brick walls and thick roofs. Batanes can easy be reached by plane.

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This Batanes resort is located atop the rolling hills of Bascowas. This resort was once the home studio of internationally-acclaimed artist Pacita Abad. It was lovingly refurbished by her brother who envisioned the nature lodge to provide peaceful accommodations amid a lush garden. Every room was designed to resemble a gallery, with the walls adorned by masterpieces of both well-known and up-and-coming artists.A stay in Fundacion Pacita Batanes Nature Lodge goes beyond the rejuvenating views of the province's breathtaking scenery. It also supports two things close to Pacita's heart: Batanes and art.

Pension Ivatan is located in town near the Provincial Hospital, Police Station and the Provincial Capitol. Rooms are air conditioned with Cable TV! Most notable though is that it has a restaurant that offers typical Ivatan food, Filipino and International dishes which makes it the only place in Basco where you could get a decent and delectable meal.

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