Baguio City Travel Guide + Baguio City Hotels, Baguio City Tourist Attractions
BAGUIO CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | Hotels, Tourist Spots
Here’s your Baguio City Travel Guide. This post covers tourist spots, how to get to the place with schedules of buses, a list of Hotels, and suggested travel itinerary.
ABOUT BAGUIO CITY
Thousands upon thousands of people ascend the sometimes treachery roads that lead to the esteemed Summer Capital of the Philippines – arguably, a place amongst the clouds, Baguio City – a place that never seems to grow old, a place that never ceases to amaze people with its evolving charms and its timeless presence.
Originally built to be a year-round getaway for expat Americans who wished to experience a colder clime in the tropical heat, the place quickly became such a destination that the location had to continuously reinvent itself while still maintaining its identity. The Baguio City has since become a haven for so many people – everywhere you look, there’s something for everyone. Whether it is your bohemian soul craving for the arts, or your inner history buff looking to satisfy its desire for knowledge or your inner adventurer looking for something new to experience, Baguio has so much to offer for you.
Exciting Travel Up experience to Baguio City
The travel up to the place is an adventure in itself, passing such sights that nature endowed upon the landscape. Breathtaking terrain, jaw-dropping cliffs and ravines and the occasional fog descending upon your means of conveyance add to the charm. Even before you set foot on the city’s limits, you feel the excitement and the vibe that seems to permeate the atmosphere. And once you get to the terminal or to your lodging house, you would surely get blasted by the vibrant sense of the city, electrifying you to your roots.
PMA [ Baguio City Travel Guide + Baguio City Hotels, Baguio City Tourist Attractions ]
A haven for artists
Those who are artsy would find the city’s streets a haven for their passion. Visual artists would find their satisfaction touring the galleries in and around the city. Musical artists would feel the call of the arts among the various local hangouts and watering holes that dot the cityscape. The place is renowned for its charm for artists of all mediums. You certainly feel the electricity and the artistic presence cannot be denied.
Baguio City is a place for spiritual rejuvenation
Those who are inclined to a spiritual retreat and rejuvenation would find such havens among the many temples, churches, and convents that can be found in Baguio City. What’s better, is that each place has a signature food souvenir that can be had. Probably the most famous are the products of the Good Shepherd Sisters whose marmalades, lenguas and ube products are, excuse the language, absolutely to die for. Communing with the Almighty can be had almost everywhere because you will get a sense of how much bounty He has bestowed upon the city and its residents.
Souvenirs [ Baguio City Travel Guide + Baguio City Hotels, Baguio City Tourist Attractions ]
Exciting shopping and gastronomic experiences
And of course, bargain hunters would have a grand time in its famed ukay-ukay boulevard – countless stalls offering a bargain and vintage clothing that can complete your wardrobe or simply separate you from the rest of the pack. Such wonderful finds can be had for such low and affordable prices, you wouldn’t mind the time at all. Sifting and sorting through piles and stacks of clothes and getting that absolute steal of a jacket or that one-of-a-kind pair of boots is simply quite satisfying.
Foodies will also have a good time sampling the local fare. From native local fare (whose recipes are a closely-guarded secret) to various fusion dishes, your taste buds would surely explode with such tasty delights. Add to the fact that the local diners and watering holes have their own gimmicks going on and you would absolutely have a hard time picking where to go. You can go artsy, you can go vintage, you can go chic – the choices are endless.
Baguio City Markets
A trip to the markets of Baguio would yield a lot of souvenirs and unique products that carry the trademark vibrancy of the place. From the ubiquitous gag gifts (who can un-see the surprise of the famed Barrel Man? Or the phallic ashtrays that can be had from the handicraft stores?), to woven Ifugao masterpieces to statues and accessories that celebrate the history and culture of the Cordilleras, you would have your fill.
Time and again, the city of pines reinvents itself, adding layers upon layers to its core, enriching the offerings, strengthening the already deep connections to our national identity, making itself a testament to our resilient nature as Filipinos, cognizant of the past, but always with an eye for the present and a hankering for the promise of the future.
Strawberries [ Baguio City Travel Guide + Baguio City Hotels, Baguio City Tourist Attractions ]
How to Get There
The most popular way of getting to the place is by bus. Every hour, airconditioned bus leaves Metro Manila for Baguio City. The popular bus lines are Victory Liner, Philippine Rabit and, Dagupan Bus Line.
Travel time is approximately 6-7 hours which includes two stops for meals and necessities.
VICTORY LINER SCHEDULE OF TRIPS AND FARE
(Retrieved: November 25, 2017)
Note: Schedules are subject to change without prior notice
Address: 712 EDSA, Brgy. 143, Pasay City
Phone Number: (02) 833-4403, (02) 833-5019 to 20 , 09985915061
Route: Pasay Terminal to Baguio City
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Mines view [ Baguio City Travel Guide + Baguio City Hotels, Tourist Attractions ]
Suggested Baguio City Travel Itinerary
This suggested itinerary is based on 4 days and 3 nights and on the assumption that you will be taking public transportation.
If you are traveling as a group, you can hire a Jeepney to be your service vehicle for doing your itinerary for Day 2 and 3. Just use your charm to negotiate on the price.
Your day 1 could be a bit relaxed taking into consideration that you might want to relax and rest a bit for a long road trip.
01:00 pm: Arrival & Check-in into your hotel
02:00 pm: Baguio City Market | Session Road ( The Market has tons of products which you might want to check ahead on what to bring home after your trip. The place is also loaded with so many food offerings that are produced around the area.)
07:00 pm: Dinner – Night Out (there are so many places to go where you can unwind and relax …explore!)
07:00 am: Breakfast
08:00 am: Botanical Garden | Wright | The Mansion |
Park Riding Circle | Mines View Park |
Good Shepherd Convent ( These places also offers so many great findings and even delicacies which Baguio City is known for)
12:00 pm: Lunch at Camp John Hay
01:00 pm: Camp John Hay | Historical Core |
Butterfly Sanctuary | EcoTrail | Scout Hill
03:00 pm: Philippine Military Academy
07:00 pm:Dinner / Night Out
07:00 am: Breakfast
08:00 am: Burnham Park | Lourdes Grotto |Baguio city cathedral |
Tam-awan Village | Easter Weaving Room | Arko ni Apo
(Don’t forget to bring home the locally produced fabrics from Easter Weaving Room )
12:00 nn: Lunch
01:00 pm: Woodcarvers Village | Ben Cab Museum | Asin Hot Springs | Nangalisan River
07:00 pm:Dinner / Night Out
07:00 am: Breakfast
08:30 am: Baguio City Market for Souvenir Shopping
12:00 nn: Check-out of your Hotel
Easter Weaving Room [ Baguio City Travel Guide + Baguio City Hotels, Tourist Attractions ]
Things to do in Baguio City | Tourist Attractions
A visit to the place would not be complete without the requisite visit to Burnham Park – a central figure in the city’s landscape. Take a leisurely stroll along the paths and breathe the cool air and admire the number of people admiring the sights. Take a boat and experience the lake smack in the center or test your wits against hustler chess players who seem to be everywhere in the park. Of course, the taho vendor would be calling your attention and you would simply have to have a taste of a unique Baguio City staple – strawberry taho – with real strawberry bits, mind you – that is quite affordable and intensely satisfying.
- Strawberry Picking, La Trinidad, Benguet
- Tam-awan Village
- Easter Weaving Room
- Philippine Military Academy (PMA)
- Mines View Park
- Baguio City Tourist Spots
- Panagbenga Festival
Panagbenga Festival is one of the grandest and most colorful festivals in the country. It is held every February until the first week of March.
Baguio City Travel Guide + Hotels, Tourist Attractions
List of Baguio City Hotels
You can book your hotel room in the city by clicking our links below. Simply click the link and it will bring you to the booking site. You can take advantage of the discounts provided in our links.
25 Abano St., B. City 2600, Philippines
Accapulco Mountain Resort
Lucnab Rd., B. City 2600, Philippines
Military Cut Off, B. City 2600, Philippines
Baden Powell Inn
28 Government Pack Rd.
19 Harrison Rd., B. City 2600, Philippines
Baguio Country Club
Baguio First Hotel
22 Bonifacio St., B. City 2600, Philippines
Baguio Garden Hotel
Baguio Holiday Villa Court
10 Legarda Rd., B. City 2600, Philippines
Baguio Palace Hotel
Legarda Rd., B City 2600, Philippines
Baguio Village Inn
55 Magsaysay Ave., Baguio City 2600, Philippines
Benguet Pine Tourist Inn
82 Chanum St., B City 2600, Philippines
Benguet Prime Hotel
Session Rd., Corner Calderon St., B. City 2600, Philippines
21 Calderon St., B City 2600, Philippines
Quezon Hill, B. City 2600, Philippines
Outlook Drive, B 2600, Philippines
General Luna Drive, B. City 2600, Philippines
Hotel Address: Jacinto St., B. City 2600, Philippines
Europa Center, Legarda Rd., B. City 2600, Philippines
29 Abanao St., Baguio City 2600, Philippines
General Luna Drive
El Cielito Inn
50 North Drive, B. City 2600, Philippines
Europa Condominium Villas
Mines View Park
Legarda Rd., B. City 2600, Philippines
Green Valley Country Club
Sto. Thomas Rd.
High Country Inn
Hotel Address: 106 Naguillian Rd., B. City 2600, Philippines
1 General Luna Rd., B.City 2600, Philippines
Holiday Villa Court
10 Legarda Rd., B City 2600, Philippines
Otek St., B. City 2600, Philippines
Kennon Rd., B. City 2600, Philippines
Kisad Rd., Baguio City 2600, Philippines
113 Magsaysay Rd., B. City 2600, Philippines
1 Abanao St.
68 Kisad Rd., 2600, Philippines
Magsaysay Ave. 2600, Philippines
Microtel Inn & Suites
Engineers Hill, Upper Session Rd., Baguio City 2600, Philippines
Lower Session Rd.
Mount Crest Hotel
27 Leonard Wood Rd.
Mountainside Lodging House
173 Magsaysay Ave., B. City
New Belfrant Hotel
General Luna Rd.
New Mount Peak Hotel
New Plaza Hotel
Assumption Rd., Baguio City
Hotel Address: Pacdal Rd.
Pine Breeze Apartel
Hotel Address: 40 Bokawkan Rd., B.City
Pines Pension Inn
21 Ferguson Rd.
Rajah Soliman Hotel
44 Bokawkan Rd.
17 Julian Felipe St., B.City
Skyrise Hotel and Restaurant
18 Dominican Rd., B. City
Leonard Wood Road
General Luna Rd.,
Villa Rosal Inn
General Luna Rd.
Vistro Pension House
118 Engineers Hill
15 Palma St.
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