Metro Baguio, Philippines · 112 hotels available
43 North Outlook Drive, Barangay Gibraltar, Baguio, Philippines, 2600
15 Outlook Drive (Behind Presidential Mansion House), Baguio, Philippines, 2600
Green Valley Village, Barangay Dontogan, Sto. Tomas Road, Baguio, Philippines, 2600
Baguio’s cold and refreshing weather is a welcome reprieve from the metro’s hot and humid climate. But more than just a well-known city on the mountains, Baguio offers a variety of activities that nature-lovers and adventurers will love.
Because of its all year-round cool weather and accessibility from Manila, Baguio is one of the top favorite tourist destinations in the country. It is dubbed as the “Summer Capital” of the Philippines and features many interesting attractions and landmarks that many visitors enjoy exploring. Indeed, the cool temperature makes it nice to discover the wonders of Baguio without breaking a sweat.
Traveling to Baguio via bus is as easy as ABC. You can choose among many local bus companies that travel back and forth daily including Victory Liner Bus and Genesis Bus. Bus terminals are typically located in Pasay, Cubao, Avenida, and Monumento.
Tourists coming from Visayas and Mindanao area or even from other countries can choose a flight going to Clark Pampanga Airport instead of NAIA terminal in Manila. From Clark Airport, go directly to Dau Bus terminal.
There are lots of jeepneys, FXs, and taxis roaming around Baguio so you can take whichever is most convenient and comfortable to you.
Once you’re in Baguio, don’t miss to visit the most popular tourist spots such as Burnham Park, Mines View Park, Camp John Hay, Bell Church, Lourdes Grotto and Lion’s Head among others. Two other must-try activities include strawberry and flower picking in La Trinidad.
Want to do something really out of the ordinary? Try ghost hunting as Baguio is also well-known for its spooky establishments. Visit the Teacher’s Camp, the ruins of the Diplomat Hotel, or the old house in Nevada Road for some nerve-wracking experience.
If you are into arts, paintings or sculpture, you should drop by Ben Cab Museum or the Tam-Awan Village. The Tam-Awan Village is famous for arts, wherein the artists staying there will give you a finished sketch in an hour while you are touring around the traditional houses or simply eating green salad in their in-house restaurant. Ben Cab Museum, on the other hand, houses the art collection of Philippine National Artist Ben Cabrera. The museum also has a café, a farm, and a garden.
A bunch of restaurants mushroomed in Baguio City so you will have no problem finding a good place to fill your stomach. For some Filipino cuisine, Solibao Restaurant comes highly recommended. It is Baguio’s best home-grown Filipino restaurant established in 1972. Make sure to order their Beef Sinigang and Putobumbong for meryenda.
For the not-so-exotic but unique taste with a Baguio feeling to it, you may want to try Sinigang na Bagnette in Strawberry at Rancho Norte Restaurant.
Feeling cold due to Baguio’s weather? Sip a hot chocolate at Choco-late de Batirol. The chocolate drink is made using the traditional method of a wooden rod or the “batirol” that you rotate on a metal pot to mix the chocolate and make it deliciously thick. The place is nice and cozy with flowers and small trees surrounding the area, perfect for a laidback hangout.
For some sweet treats, don’t leave Baguio without trying Chona’s Delight. Their cakes are yummy, very moist, not too sweet, and best eaten when chilled.
Excited to go bar hopping? Every party-goer in Baguio goes to Nevada Square for drinks, music, and dances. It features 14 establishments so you can take your pick. You can also enjoy the night at Baguio Craft Brewery wherein they brew their own beer. Try their strawberry craft beer called Lagud while enjoying the night view and cool breeze of Baguio on their roof deck.
If drinking and partying all night until the wee hours of the morning is not your thing, you can visit Baguio’s Night Market near Burnham Park. The Night Market starts at 9pm where you can shop for Ukay-Ukay items and buy some street food for a night snack. You may also want to try a romantic night boating or simply rent a bike at Burnham Park.
Looking for a luxurious and best place to stay in Baguio? The Manor in Camp John Hay is very popular to many tourists. It boasts 5-star class amenities and hospitality with an array of indoor and outdoor amenities. Upon waking up, guests can enjoy the refreshing forest or garden view perfect to start the day right.
If you are a big group, check out Laubach Suites Baguio Transient. It offers large bedrooms that can accommodate up to 10 people. They even have their own kitchen so you can cook your own meals. Try also the newly opened Upper House Village, wherein a group can rent the whole house all for themselves. For backpackers or budget travelers, there are many affordable hostels and inns you can stay in.
Don’t forget to bring your jacket in case the weather gets too cold.
Pack light to heavy clothing as temperature may vary from hot (noon time) to extremely cold (night time).
Book or do an early reservation in hotels especially during peak season (Panagbenga Festival ; Summer Months and Holiday Season) to avoid hassle.
When exploring on foot, beware of pickpockets especially in crowded places.