Ramon's Place

Guesthouse in Batad

More characterful than most, Ramon's offers lodgings in an Ifugao hut (one/two people P500/800) and basic rooms of varying sizes. The gregarious host will dress you up in traditional Ifugao clothing, give you a rice-wine-making demo and feed you curry, salads and pizza at his terrace restaurant.

The second Ifugao hut on the property was built by Ramon's grandfather and is adorned with the skulls of deer, monkeys and pigs. Inside you’ll find an anthropologist’s dream: a mini museum of spears, rice-wine barrels and traditional carvings; the place looks like a set piece from an Indiana Jones movie. If you're not staying here but would like to visit, it’d be nice to make a donation (say, P40).