Baguio travel guide

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You're Going to Love Baguio

The Philippines' "summer capital" is a mountain retreat from the craziness of Manila and Quezon City, but it's not just a place to recharge your batteries after experiencing the lowlands. This highland city is a hive of artistic energy, a thriving student hub, a place to experience the riches of pinoy culture, and it even has strong historical links with America.

Astonishing natural wonders await visitors, from the cloud forests around Mount Pulag to the exquisite Bridal Veil Falls, while the city itself presents an enchanting multicolored sight as it tumbles down the hills around its cathedral. An unexpected treat for visitors to the Philippines, Baguio is well worth some of anyone's time.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Baguio

What to do in Baguio

When to Visit Baguio

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Baguio enjoys relatively mild weather, and the temperatures vary very little all year round. The months from March to June tend to be the busiest (particularly during the Holy Week celebrations), along with December when locals take Christmas vacations. So avoid those periods if you're looking for a tranquil, low-cost escape.

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How to Get to Baguio

Where to Stay in Baguio

Central Baguio is the place to look for luxury hotels, and the city's popularity as a summer resort means that there's plenty of choice. The Burnham Suites on Kisan Road is central and offers a fine international restaurant on-site, while the homely Hotel Veniz is conveniently located for the public market. If you want to stay in a more secluded spot, the Manor at Camp John Hay is hard to beat. At the heart of the city, Session Road is a great place to base yourself, with plenty of decent shopping, dining, and nightlife options, while Camp John Hay blends fine hotels, golf courses, riding schools, theater performances at the Bell Amphitheater, and a range of beautifully kept gardens and forest trails.

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The starting point for shoppers is Baguio City Market at the end of Session Road, where you can pick up antiques, locally made rice wine and Arabica coffee, silver jewelry, or handwoven blankets. After that, head up Session Road to browse the boutiques and stop at a resto, before hitting SM City Bagiuo, the city's premier shopping complex. Other great places to snap up souvenirs include Mines View Park and Harrison Road night market, which is famous for its flower stalls.

Supermarkets and Food Stores

The City Market is an excellent place to shop for fresh produce, but Baguio also offers conventional supermarkets like C & Triple A Supermart or Robinsons. Prices aren't too high; expect a gallon of milk to cost about PHP320 and 12 eggs to be in the ballpark of PHP72.

Where to Eat in Baguio

Café Adriana by Hill Station focuses on Spanish cuisine and commands amazing views across the cordillera. The Baguio Craft Brewery mixes 18 craft beer taps with high-quality burgers and other pub classics, while Vizco's Restaurant and Cake Shop blends sublime cakes with pinoy dishes like chicken tocino or boneless bangus. Meals aren't usually expensive, and you can enjoy a 3-course feast for PHP150-300.