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Baguio, Philippines favorite tourists' destination

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Baguio City, a Tourist Attraction.

The Mansion, Baguio

Baguio City is a popular tourist attraction in Northern Luzon. It is said that one's travel to Philippines is not complete without a visit to Baguio City. For a foreigner who stays in Metro Manila, a trip to Baguio is a must-see attraction.

Baguio, is situated amidst beautiful surroundings; pine trees covered mountains and lush green valleys. The splendid view when travelling by land is truly breathtaking. Baguio City is naturally blessed with beautiful surroundings and dense forest. It has a refreshing atmosphere all year round - a clear blue skies with matching chilly air. Can you ask for more?... Baguio is called by many names but it is popularly known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines. But for tourists , it is a destination for all seasons. It is quite popular among foreign and local tourists alike, not only because of the accommodation facilities are excellent; but also of the amiable and accommodating attitude of the people . Many of the hotels in Baguio are strategically located which provide spectacular views.

Baguio City, by bus or public transport

Baguio City is located in Northern part of Luzon. If you're traveling from Metro Manila and using a public transportation, I would recommend using the Victory Line buses, as they are more reliable. The buses leave for Baguio every hour. Two terminals are found along Edsa; one in Cubao and the other is in Pasay Road. If you're taking a taxi, instruct the driver to take you to the nearest Baguio stations of the Victory line. Most Manila taxi drivers are familiar with these stations. The road travel usually takes six to seven hours with 2-3 stop-overs. The stop-overs are a welcome ; and designed for all the passengers' needs. However, as a rule with stop-overs, you need to take note of your bus numbers and do not take so long in your break or you might be left behind.

Baguio City, by private transportation

strawberry farm

Baguio City is best traveled with a private vehicle. In this way, you have all the conveniences of stopping whenever you feel like it; and it is much cheaper than taking taxi rides when going around the city.

TRAVEL TIPS :

  1. Book lodgings before taking the trip. Peak season for Baguio is between November - May, so if you're traveling during these dates, better secure lodging before launching the expedition.
  2. BUY a map, choose one with tourist spots are indicated.
  3. Check the weather. If there is a typhoon, I suggest you postpone the trip. Better be safe than sorry.
  4. If you're using a private car, check all necessary details of your car such as if gas tank is full; oil supply, tires, brakes and the likes. Remember you will be traveling along North Luzon Expressway-a long and winding highway where gasoline stations are rarely spotted. It is best also to take note of the North Luzon Expressway patrol numbers or their hotline, for emergency cases.
  5. Pack that stunning jacket or coat you always wanted to show off or any warmers to keep off the chilly air.
  6. Of course never forget the CAMERA/S.

LIST OF MOST EXPLORED PLACES IN BAGUIO

Lourdes Grotto

If you want to explore the awesome beauty Baguio can offer, you need to stay for more than two days at most. Plan your trips to these sights to maximize your time. I have grouped these sights into clusters so you have the convenience to explore them all.

CLUSTER A:

LOURDES GROTTO

BURNHAM Park

SESSION ROAD

BAGUIO CATHEDRAL

CLUSTER B:

THE MANSION

The Mansion, Baguio

WRIGHT PARK

BOTANICAL GARDEN

PARK RIDING CIRCLE

MINES VIEW PARK

GOOD SHEPHERD CONVENT

CLUSTER C:

CAMP JOHN HAY

BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY

ECO TRAIL

PHIL. MILITARY ACADEMY

CLUSTER D:

STRAWBERRY FIELD

TAM-AWAN VILLAGE

BELL CHURCH

These are some of the few spectacular sights of Baguio; always remember traveling to Baguio City is equally gratifying, if not more satisfying, as visiting any other Class A cities in the Philippines.

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