Modest but featuring spacious, cozy accommodations, Alapos View Inn and Café is located in the heart of Sagada allowing access to the town’s iconic landmarks.
A favorite destination of backpackers and soul searchers, the 12-hour drive from Manila is worthwhile as guests will be treated to cinematic landscapes of vast plains, rice terraces, and endless forest views. The Municipal Tourism Office is 44 minutes from the hostel and the jump off point to everything that Sagada has to offer.
With several tour desks at the office, guests can book a guided tour through Echo Valley 40 minutes from the property, one of the more popular hiking sites in the area. A sample itinerary usually includes trekking to see rice terraces, an underground river, spectacular waterfalls, and the famous hanging coffins of Sagada.
Since the restaurants and cafes in Sagada are all homegrown, foodies will get to taste authentic delicacies and dishes native to the province. Salt and Pepper Restaurant 46 minutes away offers Filipino specialties and vegetarian options, while Pinikpikan Haus two minutes out is perfect for mingling with the locals over ice-cold beers.
With a balcony overlooking the town, it is the best chill spot to take in the cool mountain breeze. Alapos View Inn and Café also has a quaint café downstairs so guests can have a cup of coffee while observing local life. Relatively small but clean, all rooms are simply-furnished and fitted with basic amenities like cable TV, internet access, and an en suite bath with hot water plumbing.