While the Philippines is mostly sunny and tropical in its collection of islands, there is one place which blows with a cold breeze all year round. Baguio City is a peaceful place located in the mountains of Northern Luzon. Because it is up in the mountains, way above sea level (around 5,050 feet), the climate in that area is chillier than most of the places across the archipelago. Because of that and the fact that pine forests can be found only within this area, it has been nicknamed the “City of Pines”.
Because of the temperature, flowers that cannot be normally grown under the strong Philippine sun can flourish within the gardens and forests across the city. Some of the malls don’t even use air conditioning and instead opt to save energy by utilizing the naturally cold air. The climate also allows the famous Strawberry Gardens to produce juicy harvests, making the tart berry Baguio’s top product with a variety of sweet jams and snacks available for tourists to purchase.
The contrast of such freezing temperatures makes Baguio such an interesting place to visit, especially after you explore the sun-kissed beaches and warm countrysides found all over the many different islands. Make sure you bundle up a little when you want to enjoy the deliciously cool air of this mountainside marvel for yourself.