Racuh a Payaman

Mahatao, Batanes

Racuh a Payaman
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Dominique Martel S.
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perfect spot for everything.. breathtaking scenery..

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Yen D.
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Racuh a Payaman is what the locals call this place… Marlboro Country to foreigners. Being that this is a grazing area, you’ll see cattles and goats along the steep slopes. This is another spot that should not be missed! One can get a panoramic view of more greenery, hills and slopes.

This was where we had our al fresco lunch while enjoying the view and cool breeze. Marconines Canteen offers guests a variety of viands from beef to chicken to vegetables and a bowl of steaming soup. Just the perfect meal for any hungry tummy.

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Chrislyn F.
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Paradise!

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Irah C.
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No filter needed! Also known as the Marlboro Hills!

After having our lunch at a karinderia beside the Marlboro Hills, we immediately rushed and checked out the view. Just like every single place you visit in Batanes, you will love it! The view may actually look the same but who would get tired looking at such a beautiful place? Who wouldn't fall in love with such a relaxing view?

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Allen Y.
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Racuh a Payaman also known as Marlboro Hills. Where cows, carabaos and horses roam freely and eat grass wherever, whenever.

When we went there last May 2014, it was dry and everything was brown. This time, it's green!!! Yay.

It's part of the South Batan tour. If you walk further, you can see Diura Fishing Village and spot Tayid Lighthouse. You can sit and let your thoughts run freely as you look at the ocean and Mt. Iraya. Be careful where you sit though, you might up sitting near a cow's poo or what not. 128514

There's a place run by local catering service where you can have your lunch overlooking the hills and hedgerows. But you have to make sure that you place your order when your in Mahatao town proper. 300php/head for the lunch meal.

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Myzyl C.
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Marlboro hills it is

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Mae A.
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Also known as Marlboro Hills, this was our final stop on our South Batan tour. And I was so glad that it was because we got to relax and lie on its green grass. When you sit down, you could hear the ocean and its calm waves. But when you lie down, those sounds get muted. Silence abounds instead. Still a calming feeling. I could very well have slept there and woke up gazing at the night starry sky. 127775 But alas, no stargazing. This is quite far from where we were staying, and it's a bit of a struggle to walk through grass at night time. Plus, I might bump to a cow or something. 128514

So in your Batanes visit, make sure to have this as your stop. Truly worth visiting to get amazing hill views 128513

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Migs C.
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The best view in all of Batanes.

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Gene G.
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Last Friday-Monday, I was given the chance to explore this beautiful place, Batanes !!

This mountain is also known as Marlboro Hills. It was called such because according to our tour guide, there used to be lots of horses and cows. When we arrived in this place, we weren't able to see any because according to our tour guide, they were hiding. They didn't want to see any humans plus they were scared 128514

This mountain is hilly that there's a tendency you can roll around the place 128514 I found this mountain better to trek than the Rolling Hills & the other mountain located in Sabtang Island. The mountain in Sabtang Island was very steep that's why I had a hard time to go down from the very top @-) This mountain was better since I found it easy to go up and down. Although it was very tiring to go back up since it was a long trail 128514

When visiting Batanes, please make sure this is in your itinerary 128077

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Stephen C.
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Also known as: Marlboro Country. If there's one place worth visiting Batanes for, this is it.

This area is basically just a huge hilly farm land where cattle and horses are raised. They just go about their business, grazing on the hillside as you get to literally walk alongside. And not to mention enjoy an amazing view, overlooking the fishing village down below.

It's cool and windy up here, so hold on to your hat. I about lost mine once or twice.

They also serve lunches here if you wish. I didn't partake so I can't speak to how good the food is, but I did see it and it looked like a typical Ivatan meal.

The name of this place is also fairly interesting. Of course its got its local name, which I haven't even tried to pronounce. But long ago, there was a sign along the road advertising Marlboro. So tourists just referred to it as such: Marlboro Country.

But in all honesty, if you're planning a trip to Batanes, make sure this is on your itinerary.

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