Baguio

Summer Capital of the Philippines

Cool down in Baguio City and enjoy a refreshing retreat in this pine-clad, bustling community. The Summer Capital of the Philippines has long been a favorite destination during holidays and vacations especially for families and friends.

Burnham Park

Discover Baguio’s culture, arts, and heritage as you check out its numerous parks, museums, and other tourist attractions. Enjoy a fun-filled activity in Burnham Park where you can ride a boat, ride a horse, or take a picnic. Don’t forget to capture a panoramic shot of the city in Mines View Park.

 

Fast Facts

  • Public Transportation: Tricycles, Taxis, Vans
  • Languages/Dialect: Ilocano, Tagalog, English
  • Payment Options: Cash, Credit/Debit Card
  • Known For: Burnham Park, The Mansion, Ukay-Ukay, Lion’s Head

 

What to Know Before Visiting

Baguio Cathedral

  • Bring a variety of clothes appropriate for a cool or extremely cold weather as the temperature can turn chilly especially during the night.
  • Session Road may be the most popular shopping haven in Baguio for bargain hunters, but you should also check out Harrison Road, Hilltop (located behind the Baguio City Market), and Bayanihan (near Burnham park).
  • A supernatural fan? Head over to Laperal White House, one of Baguio’s famous haunted places.

 

Best Time to Visit Baguio

Valley of Colors

Summer (March-May) and Christmas seasons are very popular times to visit Baguio. Going to the Panagbenga Festival in February will let you experience the beautiful parade of flowers. Celebrated during December is the Silahas ng Pasko, which is one of the meaningful festivals in the city.

Take note that the wet season starts in June and ends around September. The month of November signals the end of the rainy season when you see wild sunflowers appear on the hillsides.

 

How to Go to Baguio

By Air

There is no direct flight to Baguio. You can choose to fly to Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay or Clark Aiport in Pampanga before traveling by land.

By Land

Traveling by land is the best option when going to Baguio. For Manila commuters, the bus ride will take about six to eight hours. Bus terminals are found in Pasay and Cubao.

By Sea

There is no port in Baguio. Land travel is the most convenient way to reach the city.

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