HIWANG NATIVE HOUSE INN AND VIEWDECK
Banaue, Ifugao 3601, Philippines
Noel Balenga, proprietor
+63 926 434 3030 / +63 918 240 3464
Hiwang Native House Inn and Viewdeck is on a high point overlooking the Banaue and Hapao valleys, giving you a panoramic view of the entire region. It's on the road to Hungduan but there is only one jeepney daily in either direction so we recommend that you hire a trike to take you there. It's best to arrange with the driver to wait and then take you back to Banaue proper.
This lovely place is perfect to just hang out and relax, walk the grounds, even to have a picnic. There are seven native houses which you can inspect up close and even rent for an overnight stay if you wish (P300 per person for a group of four).
Lodging conditions are somewhat rustic however with inadequate bath facilities and no dining room.
This site is unique in that it's a park and recreational area with lovely grounds to enjoy and relax. The authentic native houses are fast disappearing from the region as people try to modernize their lives but Noel and his family have tried to preserve the ancient ways by keeping the Ifugao houses as they once were. The site also has a museum with a large collection of artifacts which respectfully show the ways of the family's ancestors.
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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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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