Thursday, April 9, 2009

Baguio City

A travel blog is not complete without Baguio City in it. So without further a do, Club Tourists features the city of Pines. Baguio City a favorite. With its cool weather and very hospitable folks. This is one tourists spot that very much up for grabs!

The best time to come here is during the Panagbenga season. That is on the 3rd week of February. All types of flowers are made into different types of float the reflects Baguio's culture and tradition. But mind you, Baguio is jampacked with tourists from all sides of the island. That's definitely what to expect during this season.

If you're allergic to people, better visit Baguio during the off-season. That's after summer and before Christmas. That's between July - October. The temperature here is not that cold and neither warm. Enough for a cooler experience outside the metro.

To better give you readers an idea, read more.

Whats in our Backpacks?

3000 Pesos
Map of Baguio
of course, clothes!

How to get there?

Baguio City is approximately 250 kilometers North of Manila, situated in the Province of Benguet. For commuters, Consider these terminals.

1. Autobus Transport Systems Incorporated
Location: Dimasalang Street Corner Laong Laan Street, Sampaloc, Manila
Telephone Numbers: +63 2 735 8098
Website: Our Asia that Travels:
Autobus Transport Systems Incorporated

2. Dagupan Bus Lines
Location: New York Street, Cubao, Quezon City, Manila
Telephone Numbers: + 63 2 727 2330, + 63 2 929 6123, + 63 2 928 5639, + 63 2 727 2330, + 63 2 727 2287
Website: Our Asia That Travels: Dagupan Bus Company

3. Partas Transportation Company Incorporated
Location: 816 Aurora Boulevard, Cubao, Quezon City.
Telephone Numbers: +63 2 725 7303, +63 2 724 9820.
Website: WIkipedia - Partas

4. Victory Liner Incorporated
Location: Edsa, Pasay City, Manila
Location: 713 Rizal Avenue Extension, Caloocan City
Location: Edsa, Cubao
Telephone Numbers: +63 2 833 0293, +63 2 833 5019, +63 2 361 4665, +63 2 741 1439, +63 2 361 1506, +63 2 361 1510
Website: Victory Liner

of bus fare would be 340 - 380 Pesos.

There are lots of cheaper buses around but if you wanted to feel comfortable at an expense of 5-6 hours ride, Victory Liner bus can give you a little bit of a favor.

Where to go?

Burnham Park
Along Harrison Road

The Cathedral
Baguio's center of prayer

Pink Sisters Church
Very solemn place to reflect. Nice location for retreats.

The Strawberry Farm
Located in Benguet. Try harvesting fresh strawberries from the dirt. Just watch out from tiny critters crawling in your strawberries!

Botanical Park
Different trees most especially Pine Trees, different types of flowers as well. Not to mention all those Igorots who are asking for some photo shoot with them for an extra bucks

The Wright Park
Want to be Ala Cowboy style? This is the "wright" place.

The Mansion

What can we tell bout this place...coolest place in Baguio. imagine living there!

Mines View Park:
Overlooking the city of Baguio and the most famous Rice Terraces

Pick some finds. We recommend to check some original stuffs like bags and other with value. Ukay-ukay is in the house as well.

Silver wares and jewelries. Nice!

Camp John Hay

Where we've seen the Cemetery of Negatism, The Bell House (105 year old house), Secret Garden, Replica of the Statue of Liberty, and of course,
The Butterfly Sanctuary.

Our Lady of Lourdes

(The most popular 100 steps): actually we tried counting it, and if,we remembered it correctly, its not just a hundred but its 314 steps. Lets Step it On!

The Crystal Cave
Honestly, we're disappointed with this one. But still its all good at least we experienced being here!

SM Baguio
Finished of all the views? Shop around SM just like you're in Manila. Sweet!

Where to stay?

If this is your first time in Baguio and doesn't have any reservations or something, don't worry. There are lots of places to stay there. Whether its a hotel, motel, apartelle or even transient type and pension house. Here are a hefty lists of places to stay in the summer capital of the Philippines. Here are the lists

Alpine HotelMountainside Lodging House
(63+74) 443-5858(63+74) 442-6483
Military Cut-Off173 Magsaysay Ave.
Baguio City, BenguetBaguio City, Benguet

Baguio Ambassador HotelMunsayac Inn
(63+74) 442-2746, (63+74) 442-5078(63+74) 442-2451
25 Abano St.Leonard Wood Rd.
Baguio City, BenguetBaguio City, Benguet

Baguio Concorde HotelNaguillian Travellers
(63+74) 443-2058(63+74) 443-3317
Europa Center, Legarda RoadNaguillian Rd.
Baguio City, BenguetBaguio City, Benguet

Baguio First Pension HouseNova Motor Lodge
(63+74) 442-2514Motel
22 Bonifacio St.(63+74) 442-3140
Baguio City, BenguetMarcos Highway

Baguio City, Benguet
Baguio Garden Pension

(63+74) 442-6398Peredo's Inn
Lapu-Lapu St.(63+74) 442-5091
Baguio City, BenguetPacdal Rd.
Baguio Palace HotelBaguio City, Benguet
(63+74) 442-7734

Legarda Rd.Pines Pension Inn
Baguio City, Benguet(63+74) 442-6872

21 Ferguson Road
Baguio Vacation HotelBaguio City, Benguet
(63+74) 442-4545

45 Leonard Wood Rd.Princess Apartel
Baguio City, Benguet(63+74) 442-7261

106 Ferguson Rd.
Benguet Prime HotelBaguio City, Benguet
(63+74) 442-7066, (63+74) 442-8363

Session Rd. cor. Calderon St.Ridgewood Residence
Baguio City, Benguet(63+74) 446-6295, (63+74) 446-8940

17 Julian Felipe St.
Burnham HotelBarangay Lualhati
(63+74) 442-2331, (63+74) 442-5117Baguio City, Benguet
21 Calderon St.

Baguio City, BenguetRodet's Guest House

(63+74) 442-5403
Concorde HotelDominican Rd.
(63+74) 443-2056, (63+74) 443-2056Baguio City, Benguet
Europa Center

Silvertone Inn
Cooyeesan Hotel Plaza(63+74) 442-3950
(63+74) 447-8888 to 91Malcolm Square
Corner Asin Naguilian Rd.Baguio City, Benguet
Baguio City, Baguio City

St. Michael's Inn and Restaurant
Elegant Hotel(63+74) 442-2309
(63+74) 442-9322Military Cut-Off
421 Magsaysay Ave.Baguio City, Benguet
Baguio City, Benguet

Teacher's Camp
Hotel Bayanihan Pension House(63+74) 442-6032, (63+74) 442-3517
(63+74) 442-4296, (63+74) 442-2531Leonard Wood Rd.
Otek St.Baguio City, Benguet
Baguio City, Benguet

The Manor at Camp John Hay Hotel
Hotel Elizabeth(63+74) 446-0231 to 50, (63+74) 424-0931
(63+74) 619-0367, (63+2) 911-2161 Camp John Hay
No. 1 J. Felipe St. cor Gibraltar Rd.Loakan Road
Baguio City, BenguetBaguio, Benguet

Hotel MontecilloVeny's Inn
(63+74) 442-6566(63+74) 442-2420
Kennon Rd.24 Session Rd.
Baguio City, BenguetBaguio City, Benguet

Hotel RenecaVilla Al Pino
(63+74) 442-2259(63+74) 442-7377
Kisad Rd.Europa Condominium Villas
Baguio City, BenguetMines View Park

Baguio City, Benguet
Hotel Salome

(63+74) 442-4784Villa Mia
14 Loankan Rd.(63+74) 442-6993
Baguio City, BenguetGen. Luna Rd.

Baguio City, Benguet
Hotel Supreme

(63+74) 443-2011 to 18Villa Milagrosa
113 Magsaysay Ave.(63+74) 442-4020
Baguio City, BenguetPalma St.

Baguio City, Benguet
Hotel Veniz

(63+74) 446-0700, (63+74) 446-0702Villa Princess Theresa Inn
One Abanao St.(63+74) 442-6946
Baguio, Benguet221 Session Road Extension

Baguio City, Benguet
Kisad Hotel Inn

(63+74) 442-3507Villa Rosal Inn
24 Kisad Rd.(63+74) 442-4093
Baguio City, BenguetGen. Luna Rd.

Baguio City, Benguet
Mount Crest Hotel

(63+74) 443-9273Vistro Pension House
Legarda Rd.(63+74) 442-2235
Baguio City, Benguet118 Engineers Hill

Baguio City, Benguet
New Belfrant Hotel

(63+74) 442-5012, (63+74) 442-4298Woods Inn
Gen. Luna Rd.(63+74) 442-4641
Baguio City, Benguet38 Military Cut-Off

Baguio City, Benguet
New Mount Peak Hotel

(63+74) 442-3341, (63+74) 442-5411Zion Hostel
Abanao St.(63+74) 442-6803
Baguio City, Benguet15 Palma St.

Baguio City, Benguet
New Plaza Hotel Inn

(63+74) 442-4038El Cielito Inn Baguio
Assumption Rd.(63+74) 442-8743, (63+74) 443-4846
Baguio City, Benguet50 North Drive
Rajah Soliman HotelBaguio City, Benguet
(63+74) 442-7574, (63+74) 442-6955

44 Bokawkan Rd.Emerald Lodging House
Baguio City, BenguetGen. Luna Rd.

Baguio City, Benguet
Sicat Hotel

(63+74) 442-4938

Marcos HighwayForest Inn
Baguio City, Benguet(63+74) 443-8436

Legarda Rd.
Skyrise Hotel and RestaurantBaguio City, Benguet
(63+74) 442-8080 to 85

18 Dominican Rd.Gilberto's Vacation House
Baguio City, Benguet(63+74) 442-4357

Navy Base
Summer Place HotelBaguio City, Benguet
(63+74) 446-0560

288 Marcos HighwayJem Apartel
Baguio City, Benguet(63+74) 445-6807

Dominican Rd.
Mile Hi InnBaguio City, Benguet
(63+74) 446-6141, (63+74) 446-8639

Mile Hi CenterLeisure Lodge
Camp John Hay(63+74) 443-8174
Baguio City, BenguetMagsaysay Ave.

Baguio City, Benguet
MJ Travellers Lodge

(63+74) 442-5444Linda R. Bermejo
60 Lakandula St.Homestay
Baguio City, Benguet(074) 442-7462

No.7 Everlasting St., St. Joseph Village
Mountain LodgeNavy Base,
(63+74) 442-2451Baguio City
27 Leonard Wood Rd.

Baguio City, BenguetLujean Chalet

(63+74) 442-7581
Casa VallejoDominican Rd.
(63+74) 442-3045Baguio City, Benguet
Session Rd.

Baguio City, BenguetLujean Inn

(63+74) 442-7581
Chaparral Inn68 San Roque
(63+74) 442-3303Baguio City, Benguet
Marcos Highway

Baguio City, BenguetMicrotel Inn & Suites (Baguio)

(63+74) 619-3333
Mido LodgeUpper Session Road
(63+74) 442-2575Baguio City, Benguet
Lower Session Rd.

Baguio City, Benguet

But if your planning to go to the season of Panagbenga (3rd week of February), Club Tourists suggests to reserve a month or two (2) before because man, we guarantee you, the whole Baguio City is flooded with people! Unless you might wanna try the grass in Burnham Park! :P

Some helpful Baguio Websites:

1. Official Website of the City Government of Baguio
2. Go Baguio!
3. WOW Philippines: Baguio City

1 comment:

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