ACCOMMODATIONS AND OTHER INFO
There are few bed and breakfast-type lodgings or homestays, to be exact, which offer only basic necessities in Kayapa: Barangay Pangpang Hall – tel: 0929 844 8481, Edna Camilo – tel: 0928 989 9608, Kayapa Parish Hall – tel: 0909 675 4618, Tessie Baltazar – tel: 0947 172 8752 and Boulevard Inn – tel: 0910 444 3123). All are walking-distance to the start and finish areas. Rates start at 200php per bed/night and cooked meals may be arranged with the landlord. You may want to reserve early by contacting the said homeowners/caretakers directly as there are limited bed spaces. Room-sharing is the norm.
Alternately, you may camp out and park your vehicles for free at the Parish Church area, about 200 meters away from the Kayapa town hall. You may also sleep inside the town hall for free, provided you bring your own beddings.
Food is not a problem as there are a number of small eateries at the town center. There are stores from where you can buy bottled water, snacks and personal necessities.
Every Saturday is Kayapa’s “market day.” Farmers from both the lowlands and the mountains bring their produce to the town’s market area in the morning and offer them at giveaway prices. Haggling is allowed.
There are NO water refilling stations, cable television and internet connections in Kayapa. An FM radio signal from Baguio exists.
The locals are warm and welcoming. Most of them understand and speak English, Tagalog and Ilocano.
Note that a strict NO SMOKING policy exists in Kayapa and ALL of Nueva Vizcaya.
Please respect the locals, their culture and the environment at all times.