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Marlboro Hills

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Address: Mahatao, Luzon, Philippines

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Thrilling in a Natural High

I would say that kinda risky place that I have been to in Batanes was Racuh a Payaman or Marlboro Country. I have to hold firmly on the ground as to not to be sweep away by the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Johann R
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would say that kinda risky place that I have been to in Batanes was Racuh a Payaman or Marlboro Country. I have to hold firmly on the ground as to not to be sweep away by the all-powerful wind coming through and from. But still, it was a delightful experience considering it was natural as though you are riding... More 

Thank Johann R
Manila, Philippines
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199 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

I wish I still had the stamina and limbs to walk all the way where my feet could reach. It was a very windy but calming experience to be in the middle of the vast greenery dotted by different animals that feed on the grass. This is a must see, feel and be there experience in Batanes.

Thank lanaval
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

I can still recall where you can see the farthest island of Batanes which is the Mavudis island, you can also see the Itbayat Island, the West Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean. So reminiscing

Thank Chti-chen I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

The hills offer a panoramic view of the Pacific ocean and the anjacent hills. It can be quite windy though. Definitely a must visit when you go to Batanes.

Thank Dona R
Luzon, Philippines
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

A photographer's dream, a traveler's escape, a child's playground. Magnificent! A romantic view plus moderately cold weather plus the sound of giant waves. Ahhh! This is a perfect place to unwind. If you are a couple looking for some romantic place, or a solo backpacker craving for nature, or a group of travel-junkies who loves to take instagram-worthy photo.. Marlboro... More 

Thank desaraphen
Metro Manila, Philippines
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

I honestly wanted to sing songs from The Sound of Music when we went here! Trivia: Rakuh A Payaman is the real name of this place. A foreigner went to see this place and blurted out "It's like Marlboro Country" and from then on, they called these hills, Marlboro Hills

Thank TheClingyCouple
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

This place is a piece of art and definitely breathtaking. The lone horse adds a special effect into the view of the hills.

Thank gladys abigaile r
Nueva Vizcaya Province, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

As if the views along the drive out to the Marlboro hills isn't stunning enough, this place will take your breath away! Really fun on a windy day, you can lean into the wind and not fall down!

1 Thank mesukrre
Pasig, Philippines
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86 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

"The hills are alive, with the sound of music!!!!" From the lines of an old classic movie, this line is most apt when viewing the Racuh-a-payaman, also known as the Marlboro Country of Batanes. From the viewpoint, you could see the surrounding hills, filled with life, where animals are grazing contentedly. Beyond that is a breathtaking view of the sea... More 

1 Thank Jake2014jake
Manila, Philippines
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55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Would be here in a heartbeat over and over again. This is simply awesome place to reflect. #peaceful

1 Thank GuiaBuendia

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