TRAVELER ALERT! |
This lodge, while it is within the limits of the municipality of Banaue, is not in the downtown area where most tour and lodging activity occurs. It's located about 9 km to the west of Banaue proper and very near the dividing line between the municipalities of Banaue and Hungduan.
NOT A GOOD CHOICE!
1) This lodge is in a very remote area and on a road often blocked by landslides. The road surface was recently paved but much of the road is merely a cut on the side of a mountain, a very steep mountain which drops rocks from above after nearly every rainfall. This often blocks the roadway and the road crews need two or three days to clear the very large ones. If you're not on a flexible schedule you might have transport problems.
A photo of a recent landslide which blocked the roadway. Note the very steep mountain on the left from where the rocks and mud fell; it's at about an 80 degree angle, making it very hard to prevent them. That same steep drop continues downward on the other side and there are no guardrails to stop a vehicle sliding out of control. (Click photo to enlarge)
2) There are no shops nearby for snacks, nothing to entertain the kids. The nearest restaurant, other than this lodge's own, is 9 km away in downtown Banaue.
3) The owner is a foreigner who in the past was investigated by the government for mistreating his employees. We can't recommend this place; much better to spend your money for lodging in the downtown area where the owners are Filipinos and will treat you with respect.
Native Village Inn
Uhaj, Banaue, Ifugao 3601, Philippines
+63 916 405 6743 / +63 908 864 6658
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.
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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One of the native houses with the Hapao Valley in the distance.
Dining room with fireplace.
Inns and Lodges:
(All are in Banaue proper and easily accessible)
Spring Village Inn
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,
Lhorens Inn and Restaurant,
Trekkers Lodge and Cafe,
Cristina's Main Village Inn and Restaurant
Koreen guest house,
Pink Banaue Hostel,
Banaue Evergreen Hostel and Restaurant,
7th heaven Cafe & lodge,
Cambulo Country Cabin (in Cambulo),
(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)
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, NOT RECOMMENDED, owned by a foreigner with a nasty attitude
General Information Pages:
What To See And Do
How To Get Here
Cordillera Sculpture 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.
MAP OF BANAUE PROPER
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MAP OF CORDILLERA REGION
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The Department of Tourism oversees the tour industry and accredits lodges and guides.
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