Mar 24, 2011

Baguio City The Summer Capital of the Philippines

Baguio City, Luzon, Summer Capital Philippines, Philippines, Benguet, Budget travel, backpacking philippines
Just a little bite
 We arrived at Clark International Airport around 6:00 PM from Cebu and we boarded an air-conditioned jeepney airport shuttle to Dau Terminal at Mabalacat Pampanga. There were a lot of metered taxi outside the airport but we decided to take the AC jeepney shuttle that only cost us P50.00 per head. This ride is cheaper than taking a taxi, but comfort ability wise it’s almost same, the only catch is that you will be seated facing your fellow passenger for 30 minutes before reaching the bus terminal.
We leaved Mabalacat around 12 midnight and boarded a bus bound for Baguio City. 


Burnham Park ,Baguio City, Luzon, Summer Capital Philippines, Philippines, Benguet, Budget travel, backpacking philippines
Burnham Park
 Baguio City sprawling central park named after Daniel Burnham who designed the city's master plan. Its centerpiece is the man-made lagoon for boating enthusiast. 

We stayed somewhere at Session road, just walking distance from the park.Been to Baguio City when I was in college during our plant tour and seminar so I am quite familiar with the place. Since then, I promised myself when I'll get back to Baguio, I should be with someone I wanna grow old with... my husband! Well, it's already marked check on my bucket list now. 

It's my hubby's second time stepping foot on Baguio too. He was 12 years old when the family decided to take a vacation there.Unfortunately we didn't take the relaxing lagoon boating since we opted for a DIY (do it yourself) city tour. 
Mines View Park, Baguio City, Luzon, Summer Capital Philippines, Philippines, Benguet, Budget travel, backpacking philippines
Mines View Park
 The Mines View Park is one of the popular tourist attraction in Baguio. The observation deck boast a spectacular view of  Benguet mountain ranges.

Baguio Souvenirs, Baguio City, Benguet, Baguio Tourist Spots, Baguio Tourism, cheap travel
Souvenir shop near Mines View Park
A popular souvenir shop located just right beside Mines View Park. Not that cheap though but the quality is good.
Lourdes Groto , Baguio City, Luzon, Summer Capital Philippines, Philippines, Benguet, Budget travel, backpacking philippines
Lourdes Groto



Lourdes Groto is a place for meditation in Baguio. We have to climb 307 steps including side stairs to reach Lourdes Groto.
Ifugao Natives , Baguio City, Luzon, Summer Capital Philippines, Philippines, Benguet, Budget travel, backpacking philippines
Ifugao Native at Botanical Garden Entrance
   
Botanical Garden , Baguio City, Luzon, Summer Capital Philippines, Philippines, Benguet, Budget travel, backpacking philippines
Botanical Garden

We rode a taxi from the main road to the Botanical Garden and cost us P52.00. Taxis in Baguio are cheap and comfortable even in the absence of air-condition, well you don’t need it anyway… entire Baguio seem to have a centralized air-condition hahahah.

The Botanical Garden features native huts typical of the type of Igorot dwellings found in the Cordilleras. Filled with towering pine trees, the Botanical Garden serves the dual purpose of providing visitors and residents valuable breathing space and re-greening a fast developing city with greenhouses.
  

Popular Tourist Spots in Baguio

  •  Lourdes Groto
  • Mines View Park
  • Botanical Garden
  • Burnham Park
  • Camp John Hay
  • The Mansion House
  • Itogon Wood Carver's Village
  • The Orchidarium 
  • Strawberry Picking at La Trinidad

 Accommodation
  • Prince Plaza Hotel | More Info here
  • Supreme Hotel | More Info here
  • Igorot Lodge | More Info here
  • Camp John Hay Manor | More Info here
  • Microtel Inn and Suites | More Info here
  • El Cielito Inn | More Info here
  • Ridgewood Residence | More Info here
  • Burnham Suites Hotel | More Info here
  • Hotel Elizabeth | More Info here
  • Concorde Hotel | More Info here

 How to get there:

  • Air conditioned bus trips to Baguio leave Metro Manila every hour, seven
     days a week.
    Victory Liner, Philippine Rabbit ,Dangwa ,Tranco,Dagupan Bus Line and the fare will cost around P500.00-P700.00. The buses makes a quick stop at Clark's Dau terminal.
  • Farinas Transit plies the route to Vigan, Ilocos Sur and Laoag, Ilocos Norte.
  • Partas Transport Company plies to Vigan and Laoag as well as to the provinces of La Union and Abra..

Baguio Weather Forecast


7 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing such an amazing experience. Your travel blog, header, everything about it, is so simple, beautiful, easy to navigate. Your posts are all lovely, and I especially like the quality of pictures you have uploaded! I'm really glad to have stumbled upon this blog, because you made me want to explore the amazing beaches in the Philippines! Please recommend more beautiful places to visit. Your blog has been really helpful and informative.

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  2. Thanks for share good with beautiful images.

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  3. Ganda ng mga photos! Keep on sharing ur travel adventures, see you on the road :)

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  4. My adrenaline was oozing all over the place while reading and exploring the whole blog pages.
    All sails set for adventure! Kudos Tuklasera!
    I am so lucky to have travelled with you and your husband in Cebu.
    See you on my next adventure trip!

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    1. Hahaha Thanks Ry. See you soon in Cebu :-)

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  5. great Blog in here.. Baguio is really a beauty goo.gl/zwTIaS

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  6. "BAGUIO TOUR" FOR ONLY 1,799 PER HEAD
    (MINIMUM OF 10 PERSON)
    SWAK NA SWAK SA BARKADA AND FAMILY BONDING..

    2 DAYS AND 1 NIGHT,
    DEPARTURE NG SATURDAY 1AM
    ARRIVAL TO BAGUIO 6AM OR 7AM
    BACK TO MANILA (SUNDAY AFTERNOON)

    UNG HOUSE PO NATIN LOCATED AT CAMP 7, MAY SARILING CR WITH HOT SHOWER, SALA AND TV, AT MAY BACKYARD FOR BARBEQUE AND GRILLING, TWO ROOMS, KASYANG KASYA PO KAYO, UNG VAN PO NATIN L300 VERSA VAN, MAY AIRCON PO.

    WITH LUNCH, DINNER, BREAKFAST AND LUNCH.
    TOURS:
    MINES VIEW
    WRIGHT PARK
    THE MANSION
    HORSE BACK RIDING
    BURNHAM PARK
    NIGHT MARKET (9pm)
    BOTANICAL GARDEN
    GOOD SHEPERD
    CAMP JOHN HAY

    PICK UP POINT: MONUMENTO OR BALINTAWAK

    MESSAGE LANG PO KAYO, OR TEXT CALL
    09266679970 Mikael Cupcupin
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