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Baguio Travel Guide and Itinerary

Baguio City has been called a lot of things; the City of Pines, the Summer Capital of the Philippines. But what it is, really, is my favorite city in the Philippines.

It is arguably the hub of tourism in Luzon, especially during the month-long festivities of the Panagbenga Festival. It has the best thrift shopping places with its ukay-ukay stores. A food trip paradise with its numerous restaurants. And a weekend-getaway haven, with its numerous tourist spots and general accessibility from Metro Manila. Its year-round cool and temperate weather only adds to its charm as a tourist destination.

I know I’m not alone in nominating Baguio City as their favorite city, but if you’re still unconvinced, here’s a travel guide to convert you to become a certified Baguio Junkie.



► HOW TO GET TO BAGUIO CITY

Baguio City is located some 250 kilometers from Metro Manila and is elevated 1,450 meters above sea level. Buses are the usual transportation of choice when going to the city and travel time usually clocks in at six hours (from Manila). There used to be flights in and out of the city in years past, but is has been discontinued indefinitely. The city can also be accessed through the Ilocos Region and other parts of Luzon through various provincial bus lines and vans.

Baguio City From Metro Manila
VIA METRO MANILA 6 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ● FARE PHP 445.00 +/-
DAGUPAN BUS – Cubao | Aircon | (02) 727-2330 | No Wi-Fi
GENESIS – Manila, Cubao | Aircon | (02) 709-0803 | With Wi-Fi
JOY BUS – Manila, Cubao, Pasay | Aircon | (02) 733-8622 | (02) 421-1413 | (02) 853-3115 | With Wi-Fi
PHILIPPINE RABBIT – Manila | Aircon | (02) 734-9836 | No Wi-Fi
VIRON TRANSIT – Manila, Cubao | Aircon | (02) 741-6588 
VICTORY LINER – Pasay, Caloocan, Cubao, Manila | Aircon | (02) 727-4688 | With Wi-Fi

Baguio City From Aurora
VIA AURORA ● 8 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ● FARE PHP 300.00 +/-
D LINER BUS – Maria Aurora | Non-Aircon | (0919) 622-1649 | No Wi-Fi
LIZARDO TRANS – Baler | Non-Aircon | No Wi-Fi
VICTORY LINER  – Non-Aircon | No Wi-Fi

Baguio City From Bataan
GENESIS – Mariveles | Aircon | (047) 237 3310

Baguio City From Cavite 
SAULOG – Cavite City | Aircon | 7 Hours Travel Time | (02) 727 2330 | With Wi-Fi

Baguio City From Ilocos
VIA ILOCOS NORTE / SUR ● 7 HOURS TRAVEL TIME ● FARE PHP 480.00 +/-
FARINAS TRANS – Laoag, Vigan | (077) 772-0126
PARTAS – Vigan, Candon, Laoag | (077) 771-4898

Baguio City From Nueva Ecija
SOLID NORTH – Cabanatuan | Aircon | 4 Hours Travel Time | Fare Php240.00 +/-  [TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED]
VAN – Cabanatuan | Aircon | 3.5 Hours Travel Time | Fare Php240.00 +/-

Baguio City From Pangasinan
VICTORY LINER – Bolinao | Non-Aircon | 8 Hours Travel Time | Fare Php237.00 +/-
VAN – Dagupan | Aircon | 1.5 Hours Travel Time | Fare Php100.00 +/-



► HOW TO GET AROUND BAGUIO CITY

Jeepneys and taxis are the main modes of transportation in Baguio City. Although it can be said that taxi cabs are more prevalent in the city than jeepneys. This is probably due to the fact that taking a taxi in Baguio is very cheap since most don’t need to use their air-conditioning, saving a lot on gas. Cab drivers in Baguio City are also very honest, giving back your change up to the last centavo. Flag down rate is Php35.00.

It’s still, however, cheaper to ride jeepneys whether you’re going back to your hotel or some tourist spot in the city. Most tourist destinations in Baguio City is, more often than not, accessible via jeepneys. Don’t be shy to ask locals where the terminals are for any given destination. Minimum fare is Php8.50.



► WHERE TO STAY IN BAGUIO CITY

There are uncountable number of lodgings and accommodations in Baguio City. They range from cheap backpacker types to really posh hotels. It would take a dedicated website to list each and every inns, hostels, motels, dorms, homestays and hotels in Baguio City, so I’ll simply list down those where I’ve stayed in. Although it’s usually very easy to get a lodging as you arrive in Baguio City, I advise that you book ahead, especially during the busy Panagbenga and Christmas seasons.


AKAP Dormitel in Baguio City

AKAP DORMITEL
Room Rates: Starts at Php 300.00 (1pax) 
Address: 11 Artiaga st., Quezon Hill Road 2., Baguio City
Contact Number: (0926) 165-0980 | (074) 443-4769
GPS Coordinates: 16.413508, 120.581258

Hotel Veniz in Baguio City

HOTEL VENIZ
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: One Abanao St., Baguio City
Contact Number: (074) 446-0700 to 03 | (0917) 506-0701
GPS Coordinates: 16.413292, 120.594497
Baguio Holiday Villas in Baguio City

BAGUIO HOLIDAY VILLAS
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: No. 10 Legarda Road, Baguio City
Contact Number: (074) 442-6679, (074) 619-3920 (0922) 891-4738
GPS Coordinates: 16.410558, 120.590922

Azalea Residences in Baguio City

AZALEA RESIDENCES
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City
Contact Number: (02) 925-8518 | (02) 579-4890
GPS Coordinates: 16.414758, 120.606956
Le Monet Hotel in Baguio City

LE MONET HOTEL
Room Rates: Check Here
Address: Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Contact Number: (02) 519-4903 | (02) 376-5059
GPS Coordinates: 16.415944, 120.620889


The Manor in Baguio City

THE MANOR
Room Rates: Check Here 
Address: Camp John Hay Loakan Road, Baguio City
Contact Number: (074) 424-0931 to 43 | (074) 424-0945 to 47 
GPS Coordinates: 16.400589, 120.617717



► WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO CITY

Baguio City is a food-lovers paradise. The city has every cuisine you can think of in every style of restaurants possible. You can dine cheaply on Chinese dishes on one day and splurge on the same dish on a different restaurant the next day. But since you’re in Baguio, might as well chow down on greens more; fresh veggies are quite abundant in the area, making them really affordable. Most restaurants crowd around the Session Road area, but be adventurous and try some out of the way places too. Also, check out curious art cafés that makes dining almost secondary.


50's Diner in Baguio City

50’S DINER
Type: Restaurant; Rice Meals, Sandwiches, Pasta
Address: 92 Upper General Luna Road Corner Brent Road, Baguio City
Contact Number: (0916) 659-5555 | (074) 442-4839 ‎
GPS Coordinates: 16.410314, 120.603250
Forest House Cafe in Baguio City

FOREST HOUSE BISTRO & CAFE
Type: Restaurant, Cafe; Rice Meals, Coffee, Pasta
Address: 16 Loakan Road, SW of Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Contact Number: (074) 447-0459 | (074) 3044-553
GPS Coordinates: 16.402650, 120.607178
Cafe By The Ruins in Baguio City

CAFE BY THE RUINS
Type: Cafe, Restaurant; Snacks, Rice Meals, Coffee
Address: 25 Shuntug Road, Baguio City
Contact Number: (074) 442-4010
GPS Coordinates: 16.412983, 120.591753
Cafe Sabel in Baguio City

CAFE SABEL AT BENCAB MUSEUM
Type: Cafe, Restaurant; Snacks, Rice Meals, Coffee
Address: Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet
Contact Number: (074) 442-7165
GPS Coordinates: 16.410814, 120.550161
Cafe Yagam in Baguio City

CAFE YAGAM
Type: Traditional Snacks, Rice Meals, Coffee
Address: 25 J. Felipe St., Gibraltar Baguio City
Contact Number: (0921) 256-5677 | (0946) 455-0364
GPS Coordinates: 16.415944, 120.620889
Choco-Late de Batirol in Baguio City

CHOCO–LATE DE BATIROL
Type: Cafe, Restaurant; Snacks, Rice Meals, Hot Choco
Address: Igorot Park, Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Contact Number: (0916) 375-6510 | (0915) 933-3474
GPS Coordinates: 16.405525, 120.616631
Good Taste in Baguio City

GOOD TASTE 
Type: Chinese Restaurant; Snacks, Rice Meals
Address: Harrison Road near Burnham Park, Baguio City
Contact Number: (074) 443-7959
GPS Coordinates: 16.416233, 120.596356
Luisa's Cafe in Baguio City

LUISA’S CAFE
Type: Chinese Restaurant; Snacks, Rice Meals
Address: 53 Session Road, Baguio City
Contact Number: (074) 442-2412 | (074) 442-9521
GPS Coordinates: 16.413069, 120.597100
Mr. Hot in Baguio City

MR. HOT COFFEE
Type: Coffee Vendor; Coffee
Address: Somewhere Along Burnham Park, Baguio City
Contact Number: N/A
GPS Coordinates: 16.412136, 120.594347
Oh My Gulay in Baguio City

OH MY GULAY!
Type: Restaurant, Cafe; Vegetarian Dishes
Address: Session Road, La Azotea Building Rooftop, Baguio City
Contact Number: (0918) 667-6025
GPS Coordinates: 16.411767, 120.598039
Pizza Volante in Baguio City

PIZZA VOLANTE
Type: Restaurant, Cafe; Pizza, Pasta, Rice Meals
Address: Theater Bldg, Session Road Baguio City
Contact Number: (074) 445-0777
GPS Coordinates: 16.412278, 120.597519
PNKY Travel Cafe in Baguio City

PNKY TRAVEL CAFE  [CLOSED]
Type: Cafe, Restaurant; Snacks, Rice Meals, Coffee
Address: 18 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City
Contact Number: (074) 444-5418
GPS Coordinates: 16.411633, 120.604636
Starbucks in Baguio City

STARBUCKS CAMP JOHN HAY
Type: Cafe; Coffee, Pastries, Sandwiches
Address: Cottage 661, Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Contact Number: (074) 446-4933
GPS Coordinates: 16.404100, 120.614100
Te Quiero in Baguio City

TE QUIERO 
Type: Tapas Bar, Restaurant; Snacks, Rice Meals, Tapas
Address: Microtel Hotel, Marcoville Upper Session Road, Baguio City 
Contact Number: (074) 619-3333
GPS Coordinates: 16.406147, 120.602622
Veniz Grill in Baguio City

VENIZ GRILL
Type: Restaurant; Buffet, Rice Meals
Address: One Abanao St., Baguio City
Contact Number: (074) 446-0700 to 03 | (0917) 506-0701
GPS Coordinates: 16.413292, 120.594497
Zola Resto Cafe in Baguio City

ZOLA RESTO CAFE
Type: Cafe; Coffee, Pasta, Rice Meals 
Address: 2nd Floor, Patria De Baguio Bldg, Session Road Baguio City
Contact Number: (074) 446-5610
GPS Coordinates: 16.411725, 120.598711



► WHAT TO SEE IN BAGUIO CITY

Baguio City is one of the most visited regions in Luzon. With its slew of tourist spots that keep visitors going back, year after year, it really isn’t hard to reckon why. From pine-laden parks, to native villages. Horse-riding to boat-paddling. Trail hikings and strawberry pickings. Art museums and haunted houses. One can say that tourism is Baguio City’s middle name.


Baguio Cathedral

BAGUIO CATHEDRAL 
Address: Fr. Carlu Loop, Cathedral Hill, Baguio City
Contact Number: (074) 424-7871 | (074) 442-4256
GPS Coordinates: 16.412767, 120.598469
Balatoc Mines in Itogon

BALATOC MINES 
Address: Balatoc Road, Itogon, Benguet
Contact Number: (074) 447-2624 | (074) 447-2610 | (074) 447-2621
GPS Coordinates: 16.366211, 120.650633
Bell Church in Baguio City

BELL CHURCH  
Address: Magsaysay Ave., Baguio City
Contact Number: (0917) 355-4788
GPS Coordinates: 16.431875, 120.598431
BenCab Museum in Benguet

BENCAB MUSEUM
Address: Km. 6 Asin Road, Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet
Contact Number: (074) 442-7165
GPS Coordinates: 16.410814, 120.550161
Baguio Botanical Garden

BOTANICAL GARDEN 
Address: Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City
Contact Number:
GPS Coordinates: 16.415636, 120.614728
Bridal Veil Falls in Benguet

BRIDAL VEIL FALLS
Address: Kennon Road, Border of Brgy. Camp 1 & Brgy. Camp 2, Tuba, Benguet
Entrance Fee: Free
GPS Coordinates: 16.249333, 120.543194


Burnham Park in Baguio City

BURNHAM PARK
Address: Burnham Park, Baguio City
Contact Number: N/A 
GPS Coordinates: 16.410811, 120.594539
Burnham Park Orchidarium in Baguio City

BURNHAM PARK ORCHIDARIUM
Address: Burnham Park Shanum Street, Baguio City
Contact Number: N/A 
GPS Coordinates: 16.410661, 120.592647
Camp John Hay in Baguio City

CAMP JOHN HAY
Address: Camp John Hay, Loakan Road, Baguio City
Contact Number: N/A 
GPS Coordinates: 16.398892, 120.608142
Camp John Hay Eco Trail in Baguio City

CAMP JOHN HAY’S ECO TRAIL 
Address: Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Contact Number: N/A
GPS Coordinates: 16.399489, 120.613147
Hydro Falls in Benguet

HYDRO FALLS 
Address: Camp 6, Kennon Road, Tuba, Benguet
Contact Number: N/A
GPS Coordinates: 16.352853, 120.611081
Laperal White House in Baguio City

LAPERAL WHITE HOUSE 
Address: Leonard Woods Road, (In front of PNKY), Baguio City
Contact Number: N/A
GPS Coordinates: 16.411125, 120.604681
Baguio's Lion's Head

LION’S HEAD  
Address: Lion Park, Kennon Road, Baguio City
Contact Number: N/A
GPS Coordinates: 16.367658, 120.605947
Lourdes Grotto in Baguio City

LOURDES GROTTO  
Address: Dominican Hill Road, Mirador Hill, Baguio City
Contact Number: N/A
GPS Coordinates: 16.409786, 120.580697
Mines View Park in Baguio City

MINES VIEW PARK
Address: Outlook Drive South, Baguio City
Contact Number: N/A 
GPS Coordinates: 16.419669, 120.627253
Old Diplomat Hotel in Baguio City

OLD DIPLOMAT HOTEL
Address: Dominican Hill Road, Mirador Hill, Baguio City
Contact Number: N/A
GPS Coordinates: 16.403864, 120.586522
PMA in Baguio City

PHILIPPINE MILITARY ACADEMY
Address: Fort Del Pilar, Loakan Rd, Baguio City
Contact Number: (074) 442-2300
GPS Coordinates: 16.371533, 120.627608
Strawberry Farm in Benguet

STRAWBERRY FARM  
Address: Brgy. Puquis, La Trinidad, Benguet
Contact Number: N/A
GPS Coordinates: 16.453414, 120.581603
Tam-Awan Village in Baguio City

TAM–AWAN VILLAGE
Address: 366-C Pinsao Proper, 2600 Baguio City
Contact Number: (074) 446-2949 | (074) 442-5553
GPS Coordinates: 16.429539, 120.576172


Wright Park in Baguio City

WRIGHT PARK & THE MANSION  
Address: Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City
Contact Number: N/A 
GPS Coordinates: 16.415431, 120.618714



► WHAT TO DO IN BAGUIO CITY

In addition to visiting the various tourist spots in Baguio City, there are also hosts of activities one can do while in the city. Besides the usual boat paddle at Burnham Park and the horse-ride in Wright Park, one can also engage on the lesser known activities while in the city; like playing airsoft at the Baguio Country Club or hiking all the way to the Mt. Sto. Tomas Radar Station. And yes, don’t forget to mark your calendars every February for Baguio’s Panagbenga Festival too.


Airsoft in Baguio City

  AIRSOFT 
  Address: Baguio Airsoft Club
  Contact: Click Here
  GPS Coordinates: N/A
Panagbenga Festival in Baguio City

  PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL
  Address: Session Road, Baguio City 
  Schedule: Every February
Panagbenga Float Parade in Baguio City

  PANAGBENGA FLOAT PARADE
  Address: Session Road, Baguio City
  Contact Number: N/A
  Schedule: Every February



► WHAT TO BUY IN BAGUIO CITY

Shopping for pasalubongs and keepsakes is part and parcel of visiting Baguio City. One simply cannot go back home without bringing jars of strawberry jams, choco flakes, kinky barrel-man carvings, tacky shirts, keychains and ref magnets with you. Add the fresh veggies and strawberries that can be bought very cheaply almost everywhere and you’ve got more than you can probably lift back home. You’d definitely run out of space for those walis tambos and giant kutsara at tinidor carvings very quickly if you don’t watch it.

Baguio Public Market

BAGUIO PUBLIC MARKET 
Type: Market
Address: Rajah Soliman Street, Baguio City
Contact Number: N/A
GPS Coordinates: 16.415175, 120.595053
Mt. Cloud Bookshop in Baguio City

MT. CLOUD BOOKSHOP 
Type: Bookstore
Address: Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road, Baguio City
Contact Number: (074) 424-4437
GPS Coordinates: 16.409711, 120.600469
Night Market in Baguio City

NIGHT MARKET UKAY UKAY
Type: Second Hand Shop
Address: Harrison Road, Baguio City
Contact Number: N/A
GPS Coordinates: 16.412736, 120.595533
Starbucks Mug in Baguio City

STARBUCKS GLOBAL ICON MUGS
Type: Coffee Souvenir
Address: Puso ng Baguio Bldg, Session Road, Baguio City
Contact Number: 
GPS Coordinates: 16.412236, 120.598028
Ukay Ukay in Baguio City

UKAY UKAY SHOPS
Type: Second Hand Shop
Address: Session Road and Shanum Street, Baguio City
Contact Number: N/A
GPS Coordinates: 16.412408, 120.597250 | 16.412903, 120.593828



► BAGUIO CITY TOURIST SPOT MAP

Baguio City Tourist Spot Map 



► BAGUIO CITY SAMPLE ITINERARY

A two-day weekend tour is usually not enough to cover most of the tourist attractions in Baguio City. A three-day itinerary can do it, but for a more relaxed pace, I advise that you extend your vacation to at least five days. Spend those extra two days just walking around the city, trying out various restaurants, sipping coffee at the numerous cafes and simply enjoying being in Baguio City.

DAY 0

Depart at Midnight from Manila 

DAY 1

Early Morning Arrival from Metro Manila
Check in at Hotel (leave your bags at the lobby if early check in is not allowed)
Breakfast at Pizza Volante (open 24 hours)
Visit Baguio Cathedral
Visit and have Coffee at Burnham Park
Visit Burnham Orchidarium 
Visit Tam-Awan Village 
Lunch at Forest House
Coffee at Starbucks Camp John Hay
Hike Through the Camp John Hay Eco Trail 
Dinner at Oh My Gulay!
Visit Night Market at Harrison Road 

DAY 2
Early Hotel Check Out - I suggest you leave your bags at the lobby first  FOR 2-DAY ITINERARY 
Breakfast at Good Taste 
Visit Bell Church 
Visit Strawberry Farm 
Lunch at PNKY Cafe or 50’s Diner 
Visit the Laperal White House 
Visit Botanical Garden, Wright Park and The Mansion   
Visit Mines View Park and Buy Pasalubong at Market and Good Shepherd 
Dinner at Cafe by the Ruins 
Board Bus to Manila  END OF 2-DAY ITINERARY

DAY 3
Early Hotel Check Out - I suggest you leave your bags the lobby first  FOR 3-DAY ITINERARY
Buffet Breakfast at Veniz Grill
Visit Lourdes Grotto
Visit Old Diplomat Hotel
Visit BenCab Museum (make sure this does not fall on a Monday as they are closed, else, visit PMA instead) 
Lunch at BenCab’s Cafe Sabel (if you decided on PMA, have lunch at PNKY Cafe or 50’s Diner instead)
Buy Pasalubong at Baguio Public Market
Dinner at Te Quiero
Depart to Manila  END OF 3-DAY ITINERARY



Baguio City Travel Guide & Itinerary

BAGUIO CITY TRAVEL GUIDE AND ITINERARY
UPDATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 8, 2015

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Sunday, December 1, 2013

89 comments:

  1. Baguio was my dream destination when I was growing up to almost adulthood. I didn't get a chance to go there until I was already in college. Loved the place....I still do even, after I have been to many places in the world. Nothing beats first love.

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    1. I have to agree Bert, even with its haphazard development, I still love Baguio :)

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  2. Detailed and thorough. Ang galing naman idol! Ü

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    1. Salamat Kath, will add some more Baguio tourist spots and restaurants in time. Andami ko pa rin gustong bisitahin dun at mga blog backlogs :P

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  3. Thank you sa info! I am looking for a hotel in baguio.

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    1. No problem Marco! The ones I posted above range from very cheap to very expensive :P

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  4. whew! ang intense! lahat na andito na pati ang paghulog ko sa hydro falls. nice :)

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    1. Hahaha wala akong balak puntahan yang hydro falls na yang, effort!! I'll add Bridal Falls in this guide once I finally blog about it :D

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  5. waaah love this blog... dun ako lumaki sa Baguio... it changed so much... Thank you for this post...

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    1. No problem Maya! I'm always envious of people who have Baguio City as their hometown :)

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  6. Astig nito, kumpleto :)

    Nakakamiss tuloy ang Baguio, kaso parang ang dami nang tao ngayon dun, crowded na lalo kapag Panagbenga o Mahal na Araw...

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    1. Anjo, January is actually the perfect time to visit since this is the coldest months in Baguio. Just time your visit before or after the Panagbenga to avoid the tourist crowd :)

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  7. Thanks for the map!!! Ang dami kong nahanap na itinerary pero yung map talaga yung pinaka-helpful :) now i'll be able to manage efficiently yung pagkakasunod-sunod ng trip :)

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    1. No problem Jhenpot, glad you find my Baguio itinerary helpful :)

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  8. ang galing nman ng site na to. lahat andito na. kudos sa gumawa nito! :D

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    1. Salamat Lily, may may kaunting Baguio tourist spots na wala pa dyan, but I will always be updating this post for those :)

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    1. Thank you Turista Trails, akyat na ng Baguio! :)

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  12. This blog serves as our guide during our visit in Baguio last weekend. We really enjoyed our trip although we missed some attractions listed like the PMA and Laperal house due to time constraint. One thing I've noticed missing is Rito's. Taob ang bulalo ng Batangas sa kanila! Thanks to the author of this site. Very helpful!

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    1. Haven't tried Rito's yet, actually this is the first time I've heard of them. Care to share their location? :)

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  13. It is located at Engineer's Hill, i guess a kilometer away from Victory Liner terminal. Just a small eatery though but serves great bulalo. :)

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    1. Thanks a lot! Will try that bulaluhan when I return to Baguio City. :)

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  14. can't wait to go there this coming november :)

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  15. magkano kaya ang budget. ? dlwa kame eh. susunduin namen ung itinerary mo.. salmat ng marmi

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    1. Hi Arthur, that would depend on where you would choose to stay. For the food, 200 per meal per person should be more than enough. For transportation, it's about 50 to 100 pesos per transfer to the tourist spots. :)

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  16. This is so informative. Kudos!

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    1. Thank you Wyatt, hope you get to use it on your Baguio trip :)

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  17. Great Guide,

    Balak namin pumunta ng wife ko sa December 25 , hehe. Ayaw namin gumastos ng malaki kasi may mas malayong trip kaming sa feb. Dahil sa guide mo sir mejo nagka-Idea para makapagplano. galing!

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    1. No problem Jerome! Let me know if you find something new in Baguio so I can update this guide. Enjoy your trip! :)

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  18. maraming salamat sa blog na 'to may idea na din ako kung pa'no ko ba-budgetin yung budget ko pag pumunta kami dyan. hehehe very very very helpful. thank you, Sir. :)

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    1. No problem sir! Hope you have a fun Baguio getaway! :)

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  19. It has been a long time since I last visited Baguio. Thanks to your site I now have an idea how to maximize our vacation and where to go for 3 days. Thank you!

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  20. I am planning to go next month. any suggestion where can we stay (5 travelers) that closer to the main attraction and syempre mo good price din... I still contemplating kung mag co commute kami or mag re rent ng car with driver.... all suggestion is greatly appreciated.. Salamat po

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    1. Hi Lea, I think Baguio Holiday Villas is the perfect place for you. It's walking distance from Burnham Park and price is competitive specially for big groups. They also have a kitchen, so you can cook your own meals and save a bit.

      For me, commuting to Baguio is always better, more economical. Once in Baguio, you can always take a taxi, which is very cheap compared to the ones in Manila. :)

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  21. I'm planning to surprise my boyfriend to a Baguio getaway this end of the month. thanks for this blog. Now I know where to start. Specially the map, it's really a big help.

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    1. Glad the Baguio tourist spot map helps! I was initially hesitant on putting it up as it was such a task, but now I'm glad I did :)

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  22. The cover photos you make are hypnotically beautiful! The images, typography, the little details. Everything! You're one of the best, no-shit, no-nonsense bloggers out there. Galing na magpicture, galing pa magsulat. Idol!

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    1. Thank you Patrick for the kind words, means quite a lot to me to get these kinds of compliment from readers :)

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  23. Kuya Max, wala ng PNKY cafe. It was replaced by another resto but I forgot to take note of the name.

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    1. Aww talaga? How's the new restaurant? Same ba nung old PNKY, rebranded as new one or totally new talaga?

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  24. Guys on my next vacation i have a plan to bring my family in baguio, and we will stay for 3 days
    this is our first time to visiti the summer capital of the philippines.

    I am just curious how much do i need for our travel total of 7-8 persons.

    and renting a lodging house is more advisable rather than to check-in on a hotel?

    Bcoz we want to buy our own foods in the market and cook.

    Please help me guys....

    Thanks :)

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    1. Hi Win, renting a lodging house is definitely much more affordable than a hotel since you're a big group. If you have a bit of a budget, I suggest you stay at the Baguio Holiday Villas (listed above). They have a kitchen so you can save up a bit on food, plus it's near Burnham Park and the public market. :)

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  25. Hi just wanna ask if there is any 24hours trip via van in cabanatuan termina going to baguio or what is the last trip ?

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    1. Hi, I'm really not familiar with the Baguio van schedule from Cabanatuan City, but I don't think it operates 24 hours

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  26. I have been there too. Ilocos and Baguio in a 5 day trip. visit my blog for tips

    http://sowhatright.blogspot.com/2015/01/going-north-ilocos-baguio.html

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  27. Yung Itenerery po ba is base sa pagkaka sunod sunod ng distansya ng mga Tourist Spots? Thanks! :)

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    1. Yes, the trip itinerary is set in conjunction with the distances of Baguio tourist spots from each other :)

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  28. You are heaven-sent! This is truly legit :)

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  29. ilove this site:) complete info:):):)

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    1. Thank you Lei! I will post an update for Baguio's tourist spots and hotels soon :)

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  31. Thank you for an insightful and in-depth guide to our hometown, Baguio City. Rarely do we see anyone put such an effort in helping tourists (even locals) find the best places to go in Baguio. Keep up the good work and we're looking forward for more of your Baguio adventures

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    1. You're welcome BCD, Baguio has always been my one of my favorite places in the Philippines, hence this travel guide :)

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  32. Hello po. Thank you sa very complete na guide na ito. May sample itinerary pa. Ask ko lng po, what hotel best to stay base sa Day 1 ng itinerary sa taas? Salamat po.

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    1. Hi Anonymous, when it comes to location, I'll have to choose Hotel Veniz :)

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  33. hi, updated paba itong article na to???

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  34. Good day I'd just like to inquire if is it ok to relocate in Baguio?

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    1. I'm not really sure as I haven't really tried living in Baguio :)

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  35. Detailed informative and helpful guide. :)

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    1. One thing though, estimated budget trip to baguio? For two person. :)

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    2. Hi NinjaLiit, it's quite hard to estimate a budget for a trip because everything would depend on where you're gonna stay, where (and how many times) you're gonna eat, and what mode of transportation you're gonna take.

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  36. Thank you very much for this Sir! This will serve as my guide this weekend (Nov 19-21)! I hope I can maximize this time away from Manila. :)

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    1. Hi Mich, glad to help! Enjoy your Baguio trip! :)

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  37. hi christian... thanks for the info...
    tanong ko lang... mas ok bang mag commute kysa sa mga tour package? for 2days? wala kc akong idea 1stime ko lang sana ppunta sa Baguio since its my bday this dec17 hehe ano kaya mas bet? thanks

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    1. Hi, if you have the budget, I'd say go for the Baguio tour package. It is more convenient and will lessen the chances of you wasting time by transferring from one place to the next. The downside is, it would be more expensive.

      If you're more adventurous, go for the DIY commute to and in Baguio. It is quite easy and relatively cheap to get a taxi in Baguio. Plus you get to stay on each tourist spot in Baguio on your own time. :)

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  38. hai Christian, have u heard about cafe in the sky (la presa) ?
    do you have any info about that place? how to get there commute or taxi?
    cos i researched it some of them said taxi fare go there 150-300 1 way, some said 800++ round trip.
    please advice me if u have any info. thx.

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    1. Hi Bobby, I haven't been to that place yet. Will try it out next time I go up to Baguio again :)

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  39. Hi Christian,

    Sadly the LGU already restricted access to Sto Tomas. There was a directed recently disallowing tourist to go there. Café in the Sky is not operating anymore but they still have the hotel. You can go to that if Café in the Sky will confirm your reservation ahead in the checkpoint after the Green Valley area.

    It is sad as this is my favorite area in Baguio, Im sure with your masterful hand with the camera, pictures of this place would entice more and more tourist but again sadly, no one can go there anymore except those who live there

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    1. That's too bad as I really haven't been to that area yet. Hopefully they reopen it in the future. :)

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  40. Hi Christian! I am planning to go to Baguio for a 4-day vacation alone. :) :) I am pretty much on a very tight budget so this is very helpful. :) I'm hoping to get a cheap room. Thanks!

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    1. Hi there, good luck on your Baguio trip! Did you get a cheap accommodation? :)

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  41. I love your blog!!!! Thank you so much!!! mag isa kasi akong magtatravel sa baguio at vigan, and I'm from Cebu! kaya salamat kasi sobrang detailed ng blog mo. :D

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    1. No problem Cherry! Are you gonna go straight by bus from Baguio to Vigan? :)

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  42. My Partner and I will be in Baguio this coming April 10-12, 2016 and this Blog made it so much easier for me to plan our vacation. I was even searching for a Map that would easily tell me where to go, and this Blog has it! Whew! I hope that our Vacation will be awesome!

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    1. Hi RC, I'm glad you were able to utilize my Baguio tourist attractions map :)

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  43. Hi, I love your blog. These is helpful I'm planning to go to Baguio with my family for 3 days. Can you suggest a cheap transient house? a clean & a safe one? Near at Camp John Hay or Sm Bagiou hopefully. Thank you so much

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    1. I haven't really tried staying at a transient house before, so I can't recommend any. If you're considering a dorm, I've tried AKAP Dormitel, the cheapest I've stayed in so far while in Baguio, but it's one jeepney ride away from Burnham Park

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  44. Can you send me a sample itinerary for one day tour in baguio only.thanks and more powers

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    1. Hi Jessa, you can use the Day 1 of the itinerary I posted, just squeeze in Mines View, Botanical Garden, Wright Park and The Mansion in there :)

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  45. Hi Christian, can you suggest a 1 day itenerary in Baguio, we were from Manila, approx we will arrive in Baguio by 5 or 6am and we will stay in Azalea Residences. Thank you & God bless!

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  46. Hi Christian, can you suggest a 1 day itenerary in Baguio, we were from Manila, approx we will arrive in Baguio by 5 or 6am and we will stay in Azalea Residences. Thank you & God bless!

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  47. Hi Sir! ask ko lang kung naexperience mo ng mag early check in sa mga hotels or lodges sa Baguio? How much do they charge sa early check ins??
    thanks!!

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