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Plan Your Holiday To Batanes House of Dakay With Our Guide On The Seasons

Batanes is an archipelagic province in the Philippines situated in the Cagayan Valley region. It is the northernmost province in the country, and also the smallest, both in population and land area

Batanes has become one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the country. The relatively isolated islands of the Batanes, the home of the resilient and welcoming Ivatans, with its rolling hills, subtropical climate, ancient cultures, good food, windswept traditional stone houses, and breathtaking landscapes and seascapes which perhaps make it one of the prettiest corners of the world. Its refreshingly chill vibe is unique from the other famous island destinations in the country. Whether it'll be your first time to see the country's northernmost province or you're planning to come back to rediscover the place, Batanes has plenty of spots that are worth your time.

If you want to see the oldest stone house ever to be constructed in the entire province, then HOUSE OF DAKAY is worth visiting. This stone house has retained its original foundation, with its roof replaced every few decades. 

In 1887, Luisa Estrella commissioned the construction of the HOUSE OF DAKAY, but turned it over to her favorite nephew, Jose Dakay Estrella, to whom the structure was named after. On September 13, 1918, a devastating earthquake hit the island. However, along with four homes, the HOUSE OF DAKAY survived the disaster and still stands firm until today.

The house was eventually given to Floresida Estrella or “Lola Ida” since she was the only one descendant. She looks after the edifice and entertains the tourists coming to visit. She was one of the most photographed personalities in Batanes and has been featured in magazines, including Reader’s Digest, along with the HOUSE OF DAKAY.

Here are some pictures of The HOUSE OF DAKAY:











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