Because of its cooler climate, it’s no surprise that for decades, Baguio City in the province of Benguet is one of the must-visit destinations among Filipinos every summer. And it’s also no surprise that it has become too congested over the years because of this annual influx of visitors, businesses opening up, and some who just decided to stay permanently. Despite all that, we keep visiting this city on the mountains simply because it still provides a charming and convenient escape from the summer heat of Manila.
Don’t miss the following when you go there:
It’s also worth-visiting Camp John Hay, Burnham Park, and Mines View Park, a good place to buy souvenirs.
And finally, stop by to smell the flowers as Baguio City is also considered the flower capital of the country. Every February, the city hosts a flower festival called “Panagbenga” meaning “season of blooming”. It’s a month-long celebration of grand flower floats, culture, and history of the Baguio and its region.
Oh, it’s also known as the vegetable bowl of the Philippines! What else this city doesn’t have? The beach, of course! But that will be for another post.