Travelogue: BAGUIO

By Rieh Argel

Located in northern Luzon Island in the Philippines, Baguio is considered to be the Summer Capital of the country due to its altitude. Also known as the City of Pines, it is positioned 1,500 meters above sea level with an area of 57.5 square kilometers. Tourists from all over the county flock to this city mainly to experience the cold temperatures; others enjoy the scenic view of the cordillera mountains, colorful festivals, exciting activities and great finds.Whether you have been to this city before or still planning for your first trip, here are some things you might want to consider on your itinerary.

If you are looking for a clean and cozy place to stay, Microtel Baguio is undoubtedly the perfect place for you. Situated at the heart of the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Microtel offers comfortable accommodations with its first class facilities and amenities. Each accommodation option in this hotel features chiropractor-approved “healthy-for-the-back beds”, internet connectivity, 25 inch cable TV and complimentary breakfast to cater to the various needs of  either a busy executive or a leisure tourist. 


Butterfly Sanctuary
A haven for hundreds of colorful butterflies, the Butterfly sanctuary is an eco-tourism park situated inside Camp John Hay. This sanctuary allows tourists to experience the thrill of being surrounded by numerous lovely butterflies fluttering around flowers and plants.

The Mansion
Situated around 5,000 ft in the Cordillera Central range, The Mansion is well-known as the official summer residence of the President of the Philippines. The Mansions’ Main building and guest house (a favorite picture-taking spot for tourists) was elegantly constructed and designed in Spanish colonial revival architecture. It has a museum inside where guests can visit to see different presidential memorabilia.

Mines View Park
This park boast of a spectacular view of Benguet’s gold and copper mines and the cordillera region. Other attraction includes souvenir and silver works stores around the park.

Other site includes:
Burnham Park
Wright Park
Kennon road
Botanical Garden
Baguio Cathedral


Funny it may sound but this delicacy is one of the favorite pasalubong treats by most tourists. The name may sound odd but this sweet delicacy is actually calamay that is just placed in small bamboo container. Anyone who wishes to try would have to make use of his/her finger to get the tasty calamay treat inside.

One of the favorite fruits of Filipino children,  Strawberries are definitely one item on every  Baguio tourists to-buy list.


One of the main attractions in Wright Park is the horse-back riding. Take the liberty of riding your chosen horse inside the riding circle or with an accompanying guide outside the park; in a minimal amount.

Boating is one of the must-do activities in Baguio particularly in Burnham Park. Tourists may enjoy paddling on this man-made lagoon on-board a traditional or animal crafted boats for hire.

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