A Batanes trip is not complete without making a stop, whether to stay or to dine at Fundacion Pacita -- a fancy, on-top-of-the-hill hotel that offers guests dramatic views and impressive accommodations.
Seeing Fundacion Pacita for the first time is like love at first sight — the breathtaking location, fancy architecture, and relaxing ambiance are just some of the things you will love here. Secluded than most of the establishments at Basco, Fundacion Pacita allows you to truly relax and enjoy the stunning vista of the sea meeting the sky, of fierce waves, and of the endless rolling hills. Open terraces and outdoor picnic areas allow guests to see one of Batanes’ pride — the mesmerising sight of Batanes’ sunset as it spreads its golden hue on the sea and hills.
Fundacion Pacita is located in Basco, Batanes.
Opening Days and Hours
Fundacion Pacita is open daily, 24 hours.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is completely free.
How to Get There
- From Manila to Basco, Batanes via Philippine Airlines or SkyJet.
- From the airport, avail of the tricycle tour or rent a trike.
- Ask to be dropped at Fundacion Pacita.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
You can stay here for an hour up to an entire day.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the place is between 16:00 to 18:00 if you want to get a great view of the sunset. The best month to visit is from January to March.
Fundacion Pacita’s in-house restaurant, Cafe de Tukon, serves delicious Ivatan dishes from the harvest of Ivatan farmers.
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Fundacion Pacita offers accommodations, albeit very pricey, for tourists who want a fancier place to stay. Rates range from USD 200 to USD 220 a night. If you need to make a reservation, a 2-night stay is required.