“Summer Capital of the Philippines “

  
  Baguio City is one of the few place in the Philippines blessed with a cool climate. On average, Baguio is at least eight degrees cooler than any place in the lowlands. Not surprisingly, Baguio has become the "summer capital" of the country. It is gifted with a variety of cultural, historical and scenic attractions which make it an important and interesting destiantion. As early as March, tourists and locals take the six-hour trek up the zigzagging Kennon Road. Within a mile of the city, the sweet scent of pine trees and flowers already permeate the air.


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GETTING THERE

By Land: Traveling to Baguio by bus is one of the most popular ways to get here. Airconditioned bus trips to Baguio leave Metro Manila every hour every day. The popular buslines are Victory Liner, Dagupan Bus Line and Philippine Rabbit.Travel time is about 6-7 hours because the buses usually make two stops for meals and necessities, and pick up passengers along the way when there are vacant seats. Another reason is that getting out of Metro Manila traffic alone sometimes takes one whole hour!

By Air: Flights to Baguio are a short 45-minute trip from the airport in Metro Manila. They will take you directly to Baguio CIty's Loakan Airport which is located just about 5km from the city center. Taxi cabs are waiting to pick up passengers right outside the terminal, so getting out should not be a problem.

 

GETTING AROUND
Jeepneys and tricycles negotiate the city's winding road network with ease. Taxicabs also abound. But if you really want to see and smell Baguio, take long leisurely walks. It's far headltheir.
 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN
  • Tagalog
  • English
  • Ibaloy

 

MUST SEES!

  • Burnham Park
  • Baguio Cathedral
  • Session Road
  • Casa Vallejo
  • Camp John Hay
  • Baguio Botanical Garden
  • Rose Garden Baguio
  • The Mansion
  • BenCab Museum
  • Tam-Awan Village

LET’S GO TRY

  • Baguio’s Strawberry Taho
  • Egg Tarts
  • Ube jam

 

LET'S GO EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE

  • Live like a local. Visit Tam-Awan Village.
  • Check out the gallery of National Artist BenCab.
  • Drop by the Victor Oteyza Community Art Space (VOCAS) on Session Road.
  • Check out Casa Vallejo on Upper Session Road.

LET’S GO TO FESTIVAL & EVENTS

  • Panagbenga Festival (held every February - highlights include flower exhibits, lectures, garden tours, floral competition and city-wide parade of floats.)
  • Silahis ng Pasko (held every December - a series of Christmas activities of the City of Pines that focuses on the youth with Christmas carol.)

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

  • It is in Baguio where General Tomoyuki Yamashita and Vice Admiral Okochi surrender and gave up the entire Imperial Japanese Armed Forces to American authorities at the High Commissioner's Residence in Camp John Hay on September 3, 1945, marking the end of World War II.
  • The most popular mountain resort in the Philippines which is the Camp John Hay is in Baguio.
  • That the first name of Baguio is Kafagway. And It’s name Baguio is derived from the Ibaloi word “bagiw”means moss.
  • Evangeline de Castro of Baguio was the first Filipina to win the Miss Philippines title.

 

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Any time of the year is a good time to visit Baguio City. It really all depends on how exciting or relaxing you want your vacation to be!

BAGUIO “Summer Capital of the Philippines

 

Baguio City is one of the few place in the Philippines blessed with a cool climate. On average, Baguio is at least eight degrees cooler than any place in the lowlands. Not surprisingly, Baguio has become the "summer capital" of the country. It is gifted with a variety of cultural, historical and scenic attractions which make it an important and interesting destiantion. As early as March, tourists and locals take the six-hour trek up the zigzagging Kennon Road. Within a mile of the city, the sweet scent of pine trees and flowers already permeate the air.



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