2018 BAGUIO CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

2018 BAGUIO CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

 2018 BAGUIO CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

 BAGUIO: A CITY THAT BECKONS

Thousands upon thousands of people ascend the sometimes treachery roads that lead to the esteemed Summer Capital of the Philippines – arguably, a city amongst the clouds, Baguio City – a place that never seems to grow old, a city 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, Baguio quickly became such a destination that the location had to continuously reinvent itself while still maintaining its identity. Baguio 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.

The travel up to the city 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.

2018 BAGUIO CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

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 city is renowned for its charm for artists of all mediums. You certainly feel the electricity and the artistic presence cannot be denied.

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 the locale. 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.

A visit to Baguio City 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 staple – strawberry taho – with real strawberry bits, mind you – that is quite affordable and intensely satisfying.

2018 BAGUIO CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

And of course, bargain hunters would have a grand time in its famed ukay-ukay boulevard – countless stalls offering 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.

A trip to the markets of Baguio would yield a lot of souvenirs and unique products that carry the trademark vibrancy of the city. 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, Baguio 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.

2018 BAGUIO CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

HOW TO GET TO BAGUIO CITY

The most popular way of getting to Baguio City 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

TERMINAL   DEPARTURE  CLASS              VIA                         DESTINATION    FARE

PASAY CITY 0100 Regular Aircon Concepcion / SCTEX BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 0115 First Class TPLEX Urdaneta Exit BAGUIO CITY 750
PASAY CITY 0200 Regular Aircon Dau BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 0300 Regular Aircon Concepcion / SCTEX BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 0400 Regular Aircon Dau BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 0500 Regular Aircon Dau BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 0600 Regular Aircon Dau BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 0615 First Class TPLEX Urdaneta Exit BAGUIO CITY 750
PASAY CITY 0700 Regular Aircon Concepcion / SCTEX BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 0800 Regular Aircon Dau BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 0900 Regular Aircon Concepcion BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 0900 Regular Aircon Dau BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 1000 Regular Aircon Concepcion / SCTEX BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 1030 Regular Aircon Dau BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 1100 Regular Aircon Concepcion BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 1115 First Class TPLEX Urdaneta Exit BAGUIO CITY 750
PASAY CITY 1130 Regular Aircon Dau BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 1200 Regular Aircon Concepcion BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 1200 Regular Aircon Dau BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 1300 Regular Aircon Concepcion / SCTEX BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 1300 Regular Aircon Dau BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 1315 First Class TPLEX Urdaneta Exit BAGUIO CITY 750
PASAY CITY 1400 Regular Aircon Concepcion / SCTEX BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 1400 Regular Aircon Dau BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 1500 Regular Aircon Luisita BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 1600 Regular Aircon Dau BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 1700 Regular Aircon Dau BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 1800 Regular Aircon Concepcion / SCTEX BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 1900 Regular Aircon Dau BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 2000 Regular Aircon Paniqui Exit BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 2015 First Class Optional TPLEX Urdaneta Exit BAGUIO CITY 750
PASAY CITY 2100 Regular Aircon Dau BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 2100 Regular Aircon Concepcion / SCTEX BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 2200 Regular Aircon Gerona BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 2230 Regular Aircon Concepcion BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 2300 Regular Aircon Gerona BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 2330 Regular Aircon Concepcion BAGUIO CITY 455
PASAY CITY 2345 First Class TPLEX Urdaneta Exit BAGUIO CITY 750
PASAY CITY 2355 Regular Aircon Luisita BAGUIO CITY 455

 

2018 BAGUIO CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

SUGGESTED ITINERARY WHEN VISITING BAGUIO CITY

This suggested itinerary is based on 4 days and 3 nights and on the assumption that you will be taking the 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.

Day 1

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 City 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 in Baguio City…explore!)

Day 2

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

Day 3

07:00 am: Breakfast

08:00 am: Burnham Park | Lourdes Grotto |Baguio 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 | BenCab Museum |
Asin Hot Springs | Nangalisan River

07:00 pm:Dinner / Night Out

Day 4

07:00 am: Breakfast

08:30 am: Baguio Market for Souvenir Shopping

12:00 nn: Check-out of your Baguio Hotel

2018 BAGUIO CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, BUDGET HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

BAGUIO CITY TOURIST ATTRACTIONS | THINGS TO DO

Strawberry Picking, La Trinidad, Benguet
Tam-awan Village
Easter Weaving Room
Philippine Military Academy (PMA)
Mines View Park

PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL

Baguio City’s 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.

Must Read: Panagbenga Festival 

BUDGET HOTELS IN BAGUIO CITY

You can book your hotel room in Baguio 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.

 

CLICK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED ROOM RATES 

Ambassador Hotel

 25 Abano St., Baguio City 2600, Philippines

Accapulco Mountain Resort
Lucnab Rd., Baguio City 2600, Philippines

Alpine Hotel

Military Cut Off, Baguio City 2600, Philippines

Baden Powell Inn
28 Government Pack Rd., Baguio City 2600, Philippines

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Baguio Condotel
19 Harrison Rd., Baguio City 2600, Philippines

Baguio Country Club
South Drive, Baguio City 2600, Philippines

Baguio First Hotel
22 Bonifacio St., Baguio City 2600, Philippines

Baguio Garden Hotel
Lapu-Lapu St., Baguio City 2600, Philippines

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Baguio Holiday Villa Court
10 Legarda Rd., Baguio City 2600, Philippines

Baguio Palace Hotel
Legarda Rd., Baguio City 2600, Philippines

Baguio Village Inn
55 Magsaysay Ave., Baguio City 2600, Philippines

Benguet Pine Tourist Inn
82 Chanum St., Baguio City 2600, Philippines

Benguet Prime Hotel
Session Rd., Corner Calderon St., Baguio City 2600, Philippines

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Burnham Hotel
21 Calderon St., Baguio City 2600, Philippines

Casa Amapola
Quezon Hill, Baguio City 2600, Philippines

Casa Ferraren
Outlook Drive, Baguio City 2600, Philippines

Casa Generosa
General Luna Drive, Baguio City 2600, Philippines

Chaparral Inn
Marcos Highway, Baguio City  2600, Philippines

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Commuter Lodge
Hotel Address: Jacinto St., Baguio City  2600, Philippines

Concorde Hotel
Europa Center, Legarda Rd., Baguio City  2600, Philippines

Cypress Inn
29 Abanao St., Baguio City  2600, Philippines

Diamond Inn
General Luna Drive, Baguio City  2600, Philippines

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El Cielito Inn
50 North Drive, Baguio City  2600, Philippines

Europa Condominium Villas
Mines View Park, Baguio City  2600, Philippines

Forest Inn
Legarda Rd., Baguio City   2600, Philippines
Green Valley Country Club
Sto. Thomas Rd., Baguio City  2600, Philippines

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High Country Inn
Hotel Address: 106 Naguillian Rd., Baguio City   2600, Philippines

Highland Lodge
1 General Luna Rd., Baguio City  2600, Philippines

Holiday Villa Court
10 Legarda Rd., Baguio City 2600, Philippines

Hotel Bayanihan
Otek St., Baguio City  2600, Philippines

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Hotel Montecillo
Kennon Rd., Baguio City  2600, Philippines

Hotel Reneca
Kisad Rd., Baguio City  2600, Philippines

Hotel Supreme
113 Magsaysay Rd., Baguio City  2600, Philippines

Hotel Veniz
1 Abanao St., Baguio City  2600, Philippines

Inn Rocio
68 Kisad Rd., Baguio City  2600, Philippines

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Jem Apartel
Dominican Rd., Baguio City  2600, Philippines

Leisure Lodge
Magsaysay Ave., Baguio City  2600, Philippines

Microtel Inn & Suites
Engineers Hill, Upper Session Rd., Baguio City  2600, Philippines

Mido Lodge
Lower Session Rd., Baguio City   2600, Philippines

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Mount Crest Hotel
Legarda Rd., Baguio City

Mountain Lodge
27 Leonard Wood Rd., Baguio City

Mountainside Lodging House
173 Magsaysay Ave., Baguio City

New Belfrant Hotel
General Luna Rd., Baguio City

New Mount Peak Hotel
Abanao St., Baguio City

New Plaza Hotel
Assumption Rd., Baguio City

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Peredo’s Inn
Hotel Address: Pacdal Rd., Baguio City

Pine Breeze Apartel
Hotel Address: 40 Bokawkan Rd., Baguio City

Pines Pension Inn
21 Ferguson Rd., Baguio City

Rajah Soliman Hotel
44 Bokawkan Rd., Baguio City

Ridgewood Residence
17 Julian Felipe St., Baguio City

Silverstone Inn
Malcolm Square, Baguio City

Skyrise Hotel and Restaurant
18 Dominican Rd., Baguio City

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Teachers Camp
Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City

Villa Mia
General Luna Rd., Baguio City

Villa Milagrosa
Palma St., Baguio City

Villa Rosal Inn
General Luna Rd., Baguio City

Vistro Pension House
118 Engineers Hill, Baguio City

Zion Hostel
15 Palma St., Baguio City

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6 Comments:

  1. I love this post! I love the breakdown of the trip and the price list. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What an amazing post. Thanks for sharing discounted room options. I loved the photo from the market.

  3. I bet some of these places are truly beautiful. Baguio City is new to me, have never heard of it!

  4. Thats nice that you offered such an etensive list to readers. I haven’t been to the area, but I’d def. love to visit.

  5. Baguio City sounds like my kind of place and it’s awesome to be able to go there during the Holidays! Thanks for the list of accommodations!

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