Baguio Travel Guide

  • Baguio
    by Adrenaline0616
  • Things to Do
    by joiwatani
  • Transportation
    by noreenbolo

Baguio Things to Do

  • Tam Awan Village

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    I would have wanted to experience a night or 2 in one of the native dwelling houses. i really thought it would be fun but due to limited time, my friend and I just explore the village. The tribal dance performed by young Igorots is amazing. You can also visit the village's souvenir shop and try donning assortment of native costumes for a token...

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  • Cathedral

    4 out of 5 stars

    I was told being a child that if you visit for the first time in a church of a place, you should make a wish and your wish will come true! So, why not visit the Baguio Cathedral when you are visiting Baguio? The Baguio Cathedral offers mass on a daily basis if you are a pious Roman Catholic! If you are not, then just go there and check out the...

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  • Horseback Riding

    What else can you do when you are in the City of Pines? Well, let me suggest. If you can afford the fee for horseback riding, then do! It is kind of fun for the kids. Of course, it is not fun for me because I wanted the real McCoy! - I wanted to ride a horse that would pump my heart out! The kids love the horses because the horses walk around the...

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Baguio Hotels

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Baguio Restaurants

  • Famous Resto for Mountaineers

    *Open 24 hours, 7 days a week*Famous for Backpackers and Mountaineers*Affordable, big servings, average taste

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  • Great steaks and ambiance

    Angel, our server, was very helpful, efficient, and courteous. He took note of our orders well and answered to our every need.The rest of the staff were very cordial and helpful too.We love Mario's Baguio, so we were disappointed when we could not find it at its old location. I think we have been looking for it during our last visits and thank...

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  • Good food, coffee, and history for...

    The food may be International or Ecclectic, but the ingredients they use are from Baguio and from the nearby provinces of the region, so I categorized this as a LOCAL restaurant or cafe.From their Facebook page: "Just so everyone knows we're called Café by the Ruins because the Café was built by the ruins of the gazeeboo of the 1st...

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Baguio Nightlife

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  • Live Music

    On-Call Vocals FB PageEnjoy wonderful music while drinking fresh juices, wine, coffee or tea and eating the creations of Chef Billy King.It's a nice feeling to enter a beautiful place with angelic voices on the background. You can sit anywhere in the lobby or closer to them if you wish, or have a private moment in the balcony while listening to the...

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  • Relaxing Live Music

    (Website Description: Open Daily from 10:00AM to 12:00MN. Listen to live entertainment by an open fireplace) After dinner you can unwind and have a night cap at The Piano Bar where you can listen to beautiful voices and good instrumentalists.You can have dessert, drink coffee, drink wine or munch on finger foods while enjoying the performances of...

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  • Good food and fun music

    This is a fairly new place and is, to my opinion, the talk of the town. They opened last March 21 and they are, almost everyday, filled to the brim.The people are raving about the bands, their pita pie and their very mouthwatering grilled and barbecued food. (It's an up and down place and you can dance if you like)Even with lots of clients, so far,...

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Baguio Transportation

  • Victory Liner Deluxe Bus

    Before this recent trip(June 5-7, 2012), there was only one time I rode a bus COMING from Baguio, and that was in 1987(Victory Liner ECONOMY bus...no air conditioner, lots of passengers, and SEVERAL stops). I was banking on a certain vehicle, but unfortunately...ah never mind. Bygones!Almost always, we ride SUVs, family vans, or sedans(I don't...

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  • Fly to Baguio

    An easy way to go to Baguio is to ask my friend and former flight instructor Capt. Mike Gomez to fly you with a small aircraft. Enquiries please to http://www.omniaviation.com.ph/about.html

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  • Travelling to Baguio City

    Since all air links to Baguio has been terminated the only way you can get to the summer capital is via land using a car or a bus. From Manila you can try taking a bus from stations in Cubao or Pasay with journey time totaling around 6 hours depending on stops. If you are taking a car you need to pass by the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and/or the...

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Baguio Shopping

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  • A fusion of traditions and modern...

    To learn about the shop I suggest you click these links:1.The Success Story of Narda Capuyan by Fitz Villafuerte2.Narda's Official WebsiteGoing to Narda's is a treat. Yes, you can buy much cheaper items that are similar to her products, but if you compare them to what you can buy at Narda's, you notice how carefully woven or carved or whatever else...

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  • Ube Jam

    It's a convent near the Mines View Park (just ask the people there for directions). The Good Shepherd is famous for their Ube Jam because theirs is the most yummy! Plus the fact that you are sure that the Ube Jam you bought there is freshly made unlike if you just buy in the markets. Ube Jam The ube jam usually costs Php 250.00 ++

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  • Must buys in Baguio

    The Good Shepherd shop is a must visit place in Baguio. Run by the Good Shepherd sisters it is a good place to buy food stuffs such as Peanut Brittle, Strawberry Jam and Angel Cookies. Peanut BrittleStrawberry Jam

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Baguio Local Customs

  • Riding the jeepneys

    Like many other cities and places in the Philippines, taking the jeepney as the mode of transportation is basically part of the lives of the local residents. Many more affluent families though have their own cars driven by their own salaried drivers.The jeepneys usually pass through Session Road, Magsaysay Avenue or Bonifacio Street to cater to...

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  • Canao

    Canao is still performed in Baguio City. Most of the local residents still perform Canao especially those who are more affluent.They do Canao on weddings. And even on funerals. Canao is an event where the host or hostess slaughter cows and pigs to offer to their Gods. There is also dancing involved and drinking of wine.The horns of the cows are...

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  • Speak in English rather than Tagalog

    Most Igorots and residents originally from Baguio City rarely speak in Tagalog. Most older Igorots speak and understand English better than the national language because of the influence of the Americans.

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Baguio Warnings and Dangers

  • Hotels are all fully booked during peak...

    I advise you to book for a hotel 1 month before your planned visit IF you are going to Baguio during the PEAK season. We experienced having the worst room/hotel because all the decent ones are taken when we went to Baguio for the Flower Festival (Panagbenga). Actually, we were lucky we were still able to find a place to sleep lest we'll sleep on...

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  • Be careful when taking pictures with the...

    Of course, it is very nice to take pictures with animals in any park; i.e. the camels in Egypt, the elephants, the tigers, etc. However, there are always danger involved even with a friendly and loving horse!At Mines View Park, there is a horse before the entrance to the park where the owner asks tourists to take a picture with the horse for a few...

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  • Be careful when going to Mines View Park

    Mines View Park has changed since the last time I was in Baguio. It's more crowded now with local tourists looking for a place to take a picture of themselves.Just be very careful climbing up the stones because they are slippery when wet.Also, if you are having a hard time walking, the stairs made of stones are very difficult to walk on. Make sure...

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Baguio Tourist Traps

  • Mana-Manna Shop in Mile Hi Camp John Hay

    We stopped by the Mile Hi Inn at Camp John Hay to check it out and we went to this shop called Mana-Manna. They sell native crafts like wood carving. My boyfriend like those things and he has been wanting to buy a set of arniz in baguio. We saw a pair made of kamagong and They sell them at P650-680 a pair. Being naive tourists from manila, we...

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  • Natives at the entrance of Botanical...

    Me, my sister and cousin wanted to have a souvenir photo at the entrance of the Botanical Garden. When we were about to pose for the cam, two of the natives ask if they could join us to the pics..knowing that they just wanted to be included on the photo, we allowed them since they were very persistent. After a while, when we were about to leave,...

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  • A not so Blissful Dinner at Bliss Cafe

    A not so blissful dinner at Bliss Cafe I read good reviews about this veggie restaurant in lifestyle magazines and newspaper in Manila so made this resto part of our Baguio culinary adventure. The food was not worth the long wait. I wonder why our order took sooo long to serve when we were the only customers then. We ordered by plate meals and we...

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Baguio What to Pack

  • Jackets and stuff

    Money - for shopping, sun block, Sneakers, light clothes and jacket. Bonnet at night If your not staying in a hotel, bring your own bath towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and shampoo any camera will do. just take care of them food!

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  • cold and wet

    it gets very cold here at nights and a sudden down rain fall is not rare. always take a rain coat or Umbrella with you most things can be brought here cheep so no need to bring any. there are a lots of thing that are interesting in the surounding areas

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  • It's cool up there

    If you fly up there the baggage limit is 10kg (for check in) and hand held is 3kg Warm clothes as Baguio is up in the mountains and it does get chilly up there.Also take wet weather gear with you or at least an umbrella - don't think you will beat the rain because you won't...A good pair of walking shoes is a must too... Take the minimum as you...

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Baguio Off The Beaten Path

  • Mr Chit Asignacion, VP of Chanum...

    When we were about to leave Tam Awan Village, there was a gentleman who came and wish us goodluck and happy journey .... and someone mentioned that he's Chit Asignacion and that he's the one who has provided some great information on the Tam Awan village - history and lodge in the Lonely Planet. I was like kind of amused - thought that someone was...

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  • Have your portrait drawn ...

    One of the things you should do is to have your portrait drawn by the artists at Tam Awan Village. These artists (3 of them), all of whom are lovers of art and natures, just hang out at Tam Awan and are friendly people. We had a great chat with them. All 3 of them will do a portrait of you each - the price?? - up to you to pay .....Additional...

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  • The back of Magsaysay stores

    The best bargains you can get especially on souvenir items are located at the back of Magsaysay Avenue- not at Session Road. Avoid buying whimsically. Just wait until you get to the back of Magsaysay Avenue. There are little pathways on the side of Maharlika building and from there you take a right that will lead you to rows and rows of stores...

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Baguio Sports & Outdoors

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    by jpbonaobra Written Mar 5, 2008

    mountain climbing, camaraderie, hiking ,photography

    Equipment: Mt. Pulag is considered the 2nd highest mountain in the Philippines, next to Mt. Apo of Mindanao with only a few meters difference. It is considered as one of the most beautiful National Parks in the Cordillera Area. Mt. Pulag is typically different from the rainforest mountains in the Philippines because of its open area (no trees mountain). It also has its distinct characteristics of changing color on different occasions and season. During the dry season, Mt. Pulag is brown similar to the chocolate Hills of Bohol. During the Rainy Monsoon season, it will vary from light green to rich dark green rolling plains, almost similar to a well maintained golf course. Local People believed that is was, and is a play ground of the gods.

    rice tereces campsite summit
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Camping

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Baguio Favorites

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  • Beetlemania

    When we were in Baguio recently, it was hard not to notice the many vintage Volkswagen cars cruising by session road or parked along some of Baguio's sleepy side streets. Beetle lovers are bound to enjoy spotting the classic cars as they explore the city.

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  • Things To See & Do in Baguio

    In no particular order, here are some things "to see" and "do" in the "summer capital" of the Philippines: 1.) Take a picture of the lion sculpture along the winding and scenic Kennon Road 2.) Shop at Session Road and the famous market for various indigenous handicrafts, textiles, produce and fresh fruits of the season 3.) Strawberry picking4.)...

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  • City on Top of the Mountain

    Usually people says Philippines have this warm weather but not all of the part here is warm. Like this place where we called “the summer capital” of my country, the weather here is not warm and not that cold enough like snowing but sometimes this place is real cold. Its on top of the mountain where you can find many things to do like strolling...

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Camp John Hay
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Relaxing in Burnham Park
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Help the Senior Citizens in Baguio!!!
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Visit the Botanical Garden
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Those two big dogs at Mines View Park
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I bought a cane in Baguio for my mom!
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Buy a Filipino pride t-shirt at Mansion House
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Renting a boat at Dolphin's Cove (Burnham Park)
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Boating at Burnham Lake
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Eating roasted corn and planteen at Mines View Pk
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