Banaue, Ifugao 3601, Philippines
contact Jappan at:
+63 918 440 9932
GETTING TO NATURE'S MIST
You can take a night bus from Manila via Ohayami or Florida and arrive in Banaue about 7AM. You can check in early, as soon as you arrive in town and that gives you the entire first day for touring. It's a short walk, perhaps 1 km, from the Tourist Information Office. Or just take a trike taxi to Nature's Mist; the fare is only 10 pesos.
Beware of touts who may accost you as you get off the bus in Banaue. There are many unauthorized tour guides who meet passengers and pretend to be licensed guides. Some of them get a commission by misleading you to other hotels. Nature's Mist does not participate in this contemptible practice and does not pay commission ("balato" in Tagalog) to drivers who direct customers to us.
Here are some views of Nature's Mist's attractive new facilities:
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View of double bedroom; a family room suite for six people which has private bath, small reading cove.
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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is Banaue's newest guest house, opened in 2013. It's in a new building that's the home of Jappan Bustamante and his wife who have opened several bedrooms with private baths to visitors. Their inn is large enough to accommodate several families as well as individual travelers, but not so large that you are ignored as just another guest. The Bustamantes treat you as a visitor in their home and can offer tour and travel tips to the area, not only in Banaue but also to the entire Cordillera region (The Cordillera is the central mountain area of northern Luzon island and it includes Ifugao Province as well as several neighboring provinces).
* Relaxation pool fed with cool mountain water.
* Electrical outlets in rooms for charging all your gadgets.
* On site and 24/7 reception and restaurant service.
* Hot water showers and clean bath rooms.
* Competent tour and travel information.
* Free wi-fi throughout the building.
* Safety is assured. No free-lance guides or touts will disturb you as in other lodges and restaurants in Banaue. This lodge does not permit just anyone to wander in and hassle guests.
MASSAGE SERVICE AVAILABLE
Our town has competent massage therapists who can treat you in your room. We'll be happy to call a masseur/masseuse for you if you wish.
Inns and Lodges:
(All are in Banaue proper and easily accessible)
Spring Village Inn
(In Banaue proper and easily accessible)
Banaue Hotel / Youth Hostel
(6km from Banaue proper, on a good road)
Banaue Ethnic Village & Pine Forest Resort
Native House Lodging:
(All are in outlying areas)
Ramon's Homestay (in Batad)
Native Village Inn (in Uhaj)
Native House Viewdeck (in Hiwang)
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 CENTRAL BANAUE
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The Department of Tourism oversees the tour industry and accredits lodges and guides.
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