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Baguio City, approximately 250 kilometers north of Manila, is situated in the Province of Benguet. The area of the city is 49 square kilometers enclosed in a perimeter of 30.6 kilometers. The developed portion of the city corresponds to a plateau that rises to an elevation of 1,400 meters. Most of it lies in the northern half of the city.

There are two great valleys found in the south and north of the city. The more famous Guisad-Lucban Valley has an elevation that ranges from 1,300 to 1,400 meters and is centrally located towards the north. The southern valley is composed of long and narrow vales surrounded by low hills and transected by a network of hills. Some of the more important vales are Camp 7, Loakan, Bakekeng and Crystal Cave. These valleys are arables as they are rich with alluvial deposits.

Baguio is 8 degrees cooler any month on the average than any place in the lowlands. When Manila sweats at 35 degrees centigrade or above, Baguio seldom exceeds 26 degrees centigrade at its warmest. The lowest temperature reading made by the local weather bureau was 6.27 degrees centigrade, recorded in January 18, 1961

Baguio is very wet during the Philippine rainy season which is from June to October. It gets the biggest amount of rainfall in the country, twice the volume of rainfall as compare to Manila. The record for the heaviest volume of rainfall occurred in Baguio in July 1927 when it measured 4.77 meters.

City on Top of the HILL ( ^_^ )

Park Hopping

Baguio is the Summer Capital of the Philippines and we also called it as the City of Pines so you can expect to soak up lots of flowers, greens and fresh mountain air. Take in the Mines View Park where youll also find rows of souvenir shops and take a picture of the beautiful horse there. Botanical Gardens, Wright Park where you can also go horse back riding and so on. Then go to Burnham Park where you can ride boats.

Explore the City Market

A few hours this bustling palengke will give you a feel for the local culture plus youll have fun checking out all the products and handicrafts. There are a lot of food samples too! Best buy is woven basket bags and colorful totes, wool blankets, chocolate flakes and fresh strawberries to bring back home or to bring as a present. Heavy people traffic here so watch your things..

Tour this Area

Camp Johnny has been around a long time but was recently renovated you can have your outdoors activities like horse back riding, golfing, biking and even picnicking. A place to see Eco-Trail, Igorot Garden, Butterfly Sanctuary, and Art Park. You can shop a branded sports wear like Nice and Adidas also had a good restaurant around...


There are lots of things to shop in here but one thing you wont able to resist is what they call Ukay-ukay which is what they call secondhand clothing shop centers in Baguio and you can usually haggle that down for a 100 php or less depend on how your charm and willpower, best of all you can find really funky and interesting styles (havent get any of it neway). SM Baguio will give you not secondhand so shop until you drop. You can find a good Silver Jewelry at Ibays or even at the Burnham Park side vendors. To bring present to your friends and family drive your self to the Good Shepherd well, its a short walk from Mines View. There youll find the best Ube Jam, etc. in town. They also have a viewing deck and lots of photo perfect spots.

Flower City!

Night Life

Spend your night at Albertos Disco Bar even though they have small stage but they have good music so youll find this place is full especially at week night or a bottle of beer in Padis Point Bar. You can also go restaurant hopping to Kubo Grill there unique Filipino way of restaurant with live band then Gilingans for your pasta appetite or have a taste of Korean restaurant around.

Getting There

From Manila its a seven to eight hour road trip to Baguio. Just take the North Expressway but mostly people take buses to Baguio and some ride plane. Bus lines available are Philippine Rabbit, Dagupan Bus Lines, TriTan and Victory Liner in Pasay and Cubao.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:a cool weather with fresh air, smell good!, the place are great and the most of all the taxi driver are HONEST!
  • Cons:just the high way
  • In a nutshell:this is the only place here in Philippines where the weather are not WARM!
  • Last visit to Baguio: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jan 3, 2008 at 12:55 AM

    yeah.. i stayed at padis point baguio as a vocalist.. we are psycho scream band.. nice experience in baguio i can say..

  • Sep 6, 2007 at 10:33 PM

    Hi1 I just want to ask if you happen to know the number Alberto's Music lounge. Thanks!

  • Apr 20, 2006 at 12:56 PM

    Your favourite dish looks divine, Namie! Hope you are doing ok, and enjoyed your stay with your mom! Fondest regards!

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    Oct 7, 2005 at 2:52 AM

    I miss this place, I remember riding horses over here ..

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    Aug 29, 2005 at 4:51 PM

    Hi Namie, Very nice coverage of Baguio. Heard it also was Philippines ex-President Marcos's retreat? My wife had been to Baguio, but I never got the chance. Maybe in future? Doug


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