There are good reasons that Baguio has nicknames like the ‘City of Pines’, ‘City of Flowers’ and ‘Summer Capital of the Philippines. You will see absorbing and beautiful examples of nature almost everywhere you go, and the lovely cool year-round temperatures will put a spring in your step.
Just to the south of the city you can visit the Bridal Veil Falls, where a river has carved its way through rocks and comes splashing down into a quiet pool with small buildings and a bridge made of wood and ropes nearby. Visitors here will feel like they’ve escaped into a peaceful world in the woods and also gone on an adventure. Then in the city itself you can make your way around lush and colourful parks or the serene Baguio Botanical Garden. If you’d prefer to take in this almost picture-perfect destination in a different way, you can enjoy a round of golf, horse-riding and camping on the beautifully maintained grounds of Camp John Hay.
The food selection in Baguio is just as colourful as its sights. Restful cafes serve fresh salads and juices, while other restaurants will have your taste buds singing with steaks, Mexican, and even Chinese food cooked to perfection. This might be a small city but you can definitely have a classy and very satisfying meal.
During February of every year, the Filipinos put the many beauties of their mountain paradise to good use. With cool winter weather still hanging over Baguio, the Panagbenga Festival takes over and fills the streets with flower covered floats and dancers dressed in a rainbow of colours. It is not only a celebration of the great plant life of the area but also the city’s recovery from a very devastating earthquake in 1990.
Everyone wants a holiday filled with beauty and astonishing surroundings, but you can stand out and also escape the crowds with one of our Baguio hotels and a cheap flight to the Philippines. Whether you’re looking for a beach retreat or a sea of green hills and colourful culture, Baguio has it all!
Hotels in Baguio start at AU$38 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.