Creative Sanctuaries to Refresh Your Yuccie Soul

You know you need the break.

Brgy. Chanarian, Tukon, Basco, Batanes
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If you’re able to spare a few more days, consider travelling way up north of the Philippines to Basco, Batanes to bask in its unadulterated nature escape and artistic spirit. At Fundacion Pacita, former home of internationally renowned painter Pacita Abad, Ivatan architecture takes center stage and each hotel room is made to feel like a personalized gallery — without losing that homey charm. The endless array of artworks feature homegrown talent, which the establishment continues to develop by supporting art and education grants, as well as employment and livelihood programs for the community.

A sight to behold amidst Batanes’ unique topography, your restless mind will likely find fresh perspectives for creative stimulation here.

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