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Racuh A Payaman

If you’re done with the rows of skyscrapers you see all day and wish to see more of nature’s beauty, a sweet spot in Batanes awaits you -- the Racuh a Payaman, also known as Marlboro Country, a place endowed with seemingly endless waves of verdant green hills.

Setting foot on this destination gives you the “Where have you been all my life” impression — the unexploited nature, the refreshing greenery, the relaxing sea breeze blowing against your face, and the unparalleled view of the crashing waves are sure to take your breath away. Follow the trails — you can distinguish them through rustled grass — made by previous travelers and be led to different spots offering a view of the Tayid Lighthouse and neighbouring islands, or areas perfect for photography. Every area in Racuh a Payaman is photo-worthy — a claim made more evident by the presence of professional photographers visiting this famous attraction.



Racuh A Payaman is located in Uyugan, Batanes.


Opening Days and Hours

Racuh A Payaman can be accessed anytime, any day.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance to this attraction is free.


How to Get There

  • From Manila to Basco, Batanes via Philippine Airlines or SkyJet.
  • From the airport, avail of the tricycle tour and ask to make a stop at Marlboro Country.


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families


Time to Spend

Allot an hour so you can fully enjoy the sights around the area.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

Racuh A Payaman is among the most-visited attractions in Batanes. Schedule your visit between 8:00 to 10:00 and 15:00 to 16:00 to avoid the sun.



Several dining options are available in the town center. Options include Jino’s, Beehan’s Meal and Snack, Phil’s Brew, Octagon Bed and Dine, and BikSaFrappe.


Nearby Attractions

  • Vayang Rolling Hills
  • Valugan Boulder Beach
  • Tukon Church
  • Chawa Viewdeck



Different homestays and inns are available at Basco Town proper. Troy’s Lodge and Marfil’s Inn are among the most popular in the area. Rates range from PhP 500-700 (USD 10-14).


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