There are two road routes to reach Natonin. The first is to to get a ride in Bontoc, Mt. Province, the capital town of Mt. Province and take amn easterly course passing by the barrio of Talubin. The road snakes up the mountains and descends to the town of Barlig. It then continues eastward passing by the picturisque village called Lias after which the road climbs high into the mountains before descending into the peaceful village of Kadaklan. The road then continues to the other side of the mountain which is where Natonin is located. The trip takes an average of 6 hours form Bontoc, depending on the weather. The fare costs P212.00 for every passenger.
The second route is to take a ride from Santiago City in the province of Isabela. There are jeepneys plying the route and mini busses as well. The route passes through the poblacion of Alfonso Lista of Ifugao Provicne. The ride crosses the boundary between the provincres of Ifugao and Mt. Provicnes and the next town is that of Paracelis, Mt. Province. From there, the road ascends the mountain to Natonin. The time travel is almost 6 hours too.
In good weather however, when the road becomes passable, a shorter route from Santaigo City is available. Instead of passing through Paracelis, the ride can go straight from Alfonso Lista direct to Natonin via the town of Aguinaldo. The travel time is cut by a good 2 hours.Related to:
- Family Travel
- Hiking and Walking
Natonin Warnings and Dangers
Landslides are frequent during the rainy months of August until February. The best time to travel is during the summer season, around March to early May.
Landslides can either be mere annoyances, where you have to get out of the vehicle and must stomp through mud, or really dangerous, when the road is so narrow that the vehicle falls over the side of the hill or the vehicle gets buried under rocks and mud.
There are two routes that lead to Natonin, the Paracelis route or the Bontoc route. Locals prefer the Paracelis route as the fare is much cheaper and the transportation is more frequent.Related to:
- Budget Travel