Fundacion Pacita is one of the best boutique hotels in the Philippines. A Batanes experience is not complete without enjoying the “Wuthering Heights” ambiance of Fundacion Pacita — it is located on top of a cliff with a 270-degree view of the sea, mountains and the sky. Also, at this time of the year, this is one of the only places where you can feel it’s “winter” in a tropical paradise like the Philippines.
Inspired by the traditional Ivatan home-made of local stone, Fundacion Pacita accommodation in Batanes combines organic design and interiors with contemporary comforts. With Narra flooring, wooden furnishings, and artworks by well-known Filipino artists and up-and-coming young Ivatan talents give each room and a unique yet welcoming atmosphere. All lodgings represent a highlight of breathtaking views of the vast sky with the Pacific Ocean, the West Philippine Sea or the province’s famous idyllic hills below it. All guest rooms come in various configurations and are located in different parts surrounding the main hotel building.
All rooms have air-conditioning, private toilet and bath and hot and cold water
Facilities and services at Fundacion Pacita include airport and city transfers, restaurant – Cafe du Tukon, room service, and massage service. Environment and nature is central to Ivatan living. Moon phases and wind directions dictate a few farming and fishing rituals and beliefs. All the rooms of Fundacion Pacita were named after the local terms for different wind direction.
Network Coverage and Electricity
Expect that there is no stable Internet connection. Smart has the strongest signal among the country’s top cellular networks. The hotel has a standby generator in case of electricity fluctuations. The hotel opted not to provide TV & Wi-Fi in the rooms for guests to fully enjoy the serenity of the place and the excellent view from their verandas as part of their genuine Batanes experience.
Airport Transfers and Van Rental
Transfers are provided from and to the airport, upon arrival and departure. Free shuttle services are operated twice (2x) daily from Fundacion Pacita going to the town of Basco town. This service is subject to availability of transportation. Fundacion Pacita may assist in arranging van rentals with third-party providers.