Sta. Ana, Cagayan is believed to be the country’s rising tourism haven. Tagged as the “Untouched Paradise”, Sta. Ana is the home to breathtaking sceneries – blue waters and fine sand, clean and untainted environment, mystical caves and the preserved historical structures and other undiscovered treasures of the North. Topping it all, the warmth and hospitality of the Cagayanos.
Located in the heart of Sta. Ana, Balai Cagayano is the perfect resting spot that promises ease and comfort that makes an enjoyable vacation truly possible. Balai Cagayano does not end its offerings on accommodation, but a complete service package that includes an entire experience of the Cagayan Valley, particularly of Sta. Ana.
Getting to Balai Cagayano
Located in the heart of Sta Ana Cagayan, Balai Cagayano is worth the 14-hour drive from Manila (About 485 KM North of Manila). Balai Cagayano is easy to find as it is along the national highway surrounded by key landmarks in Sta Ana - Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), PR Bank and Sta. Ana Market. Any locals you ask can easily direct you there.
Bus: Manila – Tuguegarao
Van: Tuguegarao – Santa Ana
There are about twelve (12) bus companies (Victory, Florida, Baliwag, etc.) plying the Maharlika Highway with daily trips from Manila to Tuguegarao. From the Tuguegarao Bus Terminal, you can get a public van for a 2-hour travel to Sta. Ana, Cagayan.
Plane: Manila – Tuguegarao
Van: Tuguegarao – Santa Ana
Air Philippines and Asian Spirit Planes have direct 1-hour flights to Tuguegarao City. For details of the flight, you can check the Airlines’ website.
From the airport, a 2-hour land travel via van or bus will bring you to Balai Cagayano.
Transfers from Tuguegarao (either from Bus Terminal or Airport) can be arranged by Balai Cagayano with just a minimal fee per person.
We present a special selection of rooms to suit your taste - a comfortable Queen Bed, a cozy Two Single Bed, and a delightful Family Room – which are fully air-conditioned, and equipped with all the essential amenities, including cable television, en-suite bathroom.
The Green Hotel
- We have created the first eco-friendly hotel in Cagayan valley by using recycled shipping container and converting it into chic rooms with modern interiors and complete with basic amenities.
- We offer different types of affordable accommodation ranging from a couple’s room to a dormitory-type room good for the barkada
- All rooms are fully air-conditioned and include en-suite bathroom with hot and cold shower and complimentary toiletries.
- Some rooms may include Cable TV
- 2-storey house that will serve as the ultimate hideaway with the comfort and ease of feeling just like home.
- includes two bedroom, each with one queen-sized bed.
- toilet and bathroom with hot and cold shower
- living area with Cable TV and DVD and a sofabed
- kitchen complete with modern facilities
- maximum capacity of 7
Balai Cagayano offers complete whole-day Tour Packages that will bring you to the Sta. Ana’s scenic areas, historical landmarks and vacation spots.
Tour package 1
[Cape Engano – Crocodile Island – Anguib]
You will be leaving Balai Cagayano early in the morning to head to Palaui Island where a coral beach and a National Heritage, called Faro de Capo Engano is located. In here, you can hike up to the lighthouse where you can have an eagle’s eyes on the whole island and also see the neighbouring islands, Dos Hermanos. This shall take you around 2-3 hours. Next stop is the Crocodile Island, which is a popular area for picnics, and where you will have your packed lunch served to you. The Crocodile Island is a combination of white beach and a huge rock that was formed into a crocodile’s head, hence, it’s name. Last destination would be, as some has dubbed it as, The “Boracay of North”, also known as Anguib Beach, where you can swim, sunbathe, do other activities like beach sports, and probably even witness the wonderful sunset.
Tour package 2
[Fishing – Crocodile Island – Puzo Rubo – Anguib]
Try your luck in the middle of the sea and bet among your friends who would catch the best fish, may it be the biggest, the heaviest, or the prettiest. After this great competitive bonding, you will be heading up to the Crocodile Island where you can just chill by its very white beach or climb the “head of the reptile” to have a better view of Sta. Ana and Palaui Island. From there, you will have your lunch picnic in one of our nipa huts in Puzo Rubo, and thereafter, there are heaps of beach activities to be done. Your last beach stop would be in Anguib, the “Boracay of the North” for its long strip of white beach with very fine sand.
We also offer the following for rent:
- Beach Volleyball
- Snorkeling gear