Last updated 3 January 2018

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We hope the information we offer here is useful to you as you plan your trip to Banaue. To best see the region you really need to stay in Banaue proper because that gives you access to information and transport that outlying areas cannot offer.

Please look over the inns and lodges menu on the right column. They all offer quality lodging and dining options that will meet your needs while you are in our municipality.



IFUGAO, Philippines — We nearly missed it — one of the most amazing sights on planet earth. An awesome, breathtaking call to listen. A trip to the Banaue Rice Terraces shows beauty and complexity — beneath a thick layer of clouds.

It’s billed as the alternative, affordable luxury destination to Australia’s favourite island — and right now it’s hotter than ever. Airline encourages Aussies to visit Philippines instead of Bali.

New flights to cut travel time to Banaue Rice Terraces. A local airline will offer flights to reduce travel time to the popular tourist destination.

One of Banaue's lodges, Hiwang Native House Inn and Viewdeck, was featured in an Inquirer article entitled Sleeping With Skulls.

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Las Vegas Restaurant and Lodge
BEST LODGING OPTION . It has a restaurant, bar, and a large social area and is a perfect base for your tours of Banaue and nearby areas. Also, if you wish to cook your own food there is a separate kitchen for your use.

People's Lodge
Nicely located near the market and Tourism office. Their restaurant seems to be the most popular in town.

Fairview Inn
This inn is one of the first hotels you find as you arrive in downtown Banaue. It has a walk-around balcony to enjoy the scenery as well as a pizza restaurant.

Banaueview Inn
This large and comfortable inn is at a higher elevation than any other lodging place in Banaue, allowing you to witness some spectacular sunrises as well as get a panoramic view of the Banaue Valley. Dining and parking are available.

Banaue Homestay
This large house has opened five rooms for guests to enjoy the family atmosphere. Lovely dining area overlooks the Banaue Valley.

Halfway Lodge
Large and attractive dining room overlooks the Banaue Valley. The owners also have a resort in a nearby pine forest.

BATAD! Batad is the primary outlying destinaton for most visitors. Because of recent road improvements you no longer have to stay overnight in Batad. You can instead leave early from Banaue for Batad, walk the terraces and see Tappiah Falls, then return to your lodging in Banaue. Learn more about Batad.
PRONUNCIATION: Most Malay languages give stress to the second syllable so Banaue is pronounced "Bah NOW way". Similarly Batad is "Bah TAHD"; Hungduan is "Hung DEW an"; Mayoyao is "Mah YO ya oh".
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2018 is here! Let's get out and enjoy the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines!

CONTACT: Jappan Bustamante

Tours of the entire Ifugao region as well as Baguio from his own comfortable SUV. Highly recommended.

+63 918 440 9932

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Nature's Mist
Banaue's newest guest house. Close enough to the central zone to take advantage of the transport and dining options but far enough to avoid the noise and chaos of that area. Lovely relaxation pool!

Stairway Restaurant and Lodge
Lovely restaurant overlooking Rice Terraces. Many lodging options with single and double rooms.

Greenview Lodge
Room options vary from a nice ensuite room at P1800 to dormitory rooms at P250 per bed. The restaurant overlooks the nearby terraces. Other features include a conference room, netcafe, and souvenir shop.

Sanafe Lodge
Entrance is on high street near the market and shops; it has a restaurant overlooking the Banaue Terraces. Single rooms begin at P800.

Terraceville Inn
This large and attractive lodge is spotlessly clean. It's near downtown and a great place to relax. Parking space available.

Spring Village Inn
With 20 rooms this inn can easily accommodate large groups. Plenty of parking for buses and vans. Two comfortable rest areas and a waterfall.

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Ramon's Homestay
is in Batad, and where you can stay in a native Ifugao house or one of their lodge rooms. It's really more than just a rustic inn; it's also a learning and cultural center about Ifugao life.

Native Village Inn
Lodge with a partial view of the Hapao Terraces but it's in a very remote location, which limits its access to most tour attractions in the Banaue area. Foreign owner has shown disdain for Filipinos.

Hiwang Native House
A park, cultural center, and museum on a high point above the Banaue Valley. Only 3 km from downtown.

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Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel
Government owned. Upscale accommodation with lovely restaurant, swimming pool, large parking lot, cultural presentations. Some economy dorm rooms available.

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Banaue Ethnic Village & Pine Resort
This is the ONLY true resort in the Banaue region. It has camp grounds, cottages, swimming pools, picnic shelters, function hall, parking, heritage center, and the smell of a pine forest. Terrific!

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Inns and Lodges:
(All are in Banaue proper and easily accessible)

Nature's Mist
Las Vegas
Spring Village Inn
Banaue Homestay
Terraceville Inn
Halfway Lodge

There is no shortage of lodging in the Banaue area; the above list shows those featured on our website and which have their own pages here. But other options are available:

Randy's Brookside Inn, Bogah Home Stay, Kim's Homestay, Lhorens Inn and Restaurant, Trekkers Lodge and Cafe, Cristina's Main Village Inn and Restaurant (Batad Trail), Koreen guest house, Pink Banaue Hostel, Querencia Hotel, Wonder Lodge, Banaue Evergreen Hostel and Restaurant, Rice Homestay, 7th heaven Cafe & lodge, Cambulo Country Cabin (in Cambulo), Tam-An Hotel

(In Banaue proper and easily accessible)

Banaue Hotel / Youth Hostel

(6km from Banaue proper, on a good road)

Banaue Ethnic Village & Pine Forest Resort

Thatched Roof Lodging:
(All are in outlying areas)

Ramon's Homestay
In Batad, nice option!
Native House Viewdeck
4 km from downtown Banaue, nice park but poor lodging options
Native Village Inn
9 km from downtown, owned by a foreigner with a nasty attitude. NOT RECOMMENDED!

General Information Pages:

What To See And Do
How To Get Here
Jappan's Tours
Downtown Banaue
Cordillera Sculpture Museum
Banaue Museum
Travel By Ferry

Jappan's Tours offers an all-inclusive package that allows you to see Banaue, Batad, Bontoc, and Sagada in a well-organized 3-day tour. Learn more about Jappan's Tours.
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The Department of Tourism oversees the tour industry and accredits lodges and guides.