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Baguio City Re-opening 2022 Travel Video Guide for Tourists - New & Old Tourist Spots, Itinerary, What to See and Expect

Baguio City Re-opening 2021 Travel Video Guide for Tourists


A change of scenery is in order if you've had enough of the beach. Let yourself be seduced by a mountain city that's popular with foodies, art enthusiasts, or those who want a more laid-back experience. As such Philippines' Summer Capital and City of Pines, Baguio offers the freshest and most affordable produce from the surrounding valleys, which you can purchase at the city's bustling market or at one of the many unique eateries or coffee shops located around the city.

'The Summer Capital of the Philippines' has so much to offer! In Baguio, you and your family may enjoy anything from scenic picnics to artsy outings and discount shopping. Continue reading to know what the City of Pines has to offer!



Baguio Travel in the Better Normal


Come and enliven your body, mind and spirit... as you immerse in a place where one becomes better, rejuvenated, healed and more alive!

#BeAResponsibleTourist and get to experience a Better Baguio in the Better Normal. Watch the video to start your safe travel right...



Registrants at https://visita.baguio.gov.ph/ are directed to process their applications at least twenty four (24) hours prior to entering the City. NO QTP, NO ENTRY.





Baguio City Re-opening


I first visited Baguio 13 years ago, and even if I visited the place several times, it still doesn't lose its charm. 


Baguio City reopened its doors to fully vaccinated leisure travelers starting November 2021. Session Road is again closed to traffic on Sundays to allow people to sample food or buy crafts sold by small businesses. 


In October last year, Baguio was the first city during the first year of the pandemic to allow back tourists at a limited capacity through a travel bubble with the Ilocos region. But tourism activities were again suspended in September because of the spike in COVID-19 infections toward the end of August.


Last October 26, 2021, the local government announced the requirements for non-essential travelers, which include online pre-registration through visita.baguio.gov.ph


Under Alert Level 1, Baguio now allows convenient and safe travel for more visitors.

Summary:

  • tourists from areas under Alert Level 4 and 5 are not allowed, if from Alert Level 3, negative test results will be an additional requirement aside from full vaccination.
  • all non-residents, including essential travelers and passing through, shall now register in visita.baguio.gov.ph
  • if traveler (whether leisure or essential) is booked in an accommodation establishment, coordinate with the property/hotel for approval of travel, and issuance of QTP
  • returning residents, students, employees, workers are not anymore required to register as long as with valid Baguio ID



While in Baguio

  • Follow existing minimum health and safety protocols and city ordinances while in the city.
  • Wearing of face mask is still mandatory.
  • Although tourist capacity was increased, still observe physical distancing.
  • Wash / sanitize hands.
  • Comply with the tourist establishment's and venue's health protocols.


Emergency Contacts

  • Baguio City COVID 19 Hotline: (074) 442-1900/ 442-1905/ 661-1455/ 0927-6480298 (Globe)/ 0999-6784335
  • DOH CAR: 0918-9455804/ 0920-9382585
  • Health Services Office Hotline: 0916-7974397/ 0918-4880195


Baguio City Police Office

  • (+63 74) 661 1471
  • (+63 74) 442 1211
  • (+63 74) 442 7944
  • (+63 917) 575 8993
  • (+63 998) 578 7739


City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO)

  • (+63 74) 442 1900
  • (+63 74) 442 1901
  • (+63 74) 442 1905
  • (+63 74) 661 1455
  • (+63 74) 665 4677
  • (+63 74) 665 4679
  • (+63 927) 628 0498
  • (+63 999) 678 4335


Lindi Hotel Quarantine Center

  • (+63 921) 463 8392
  • (+63 921) 466 7022


Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center

  • Medical Center Chief Office: (+63 74) 442 3165
  • Hospital Information Management Office: (+63 74) 442 3765
  • Administrative Office: (+63 74) 442 3809
  • Emergency Room: (+63 74) 442 5241


City Government of Baguio–COVID-19 Hotlines:

  • (+63 74) 442 1900
  • (+63 74) 442 1905
  • (+63 74) 661 1455
  • (+63 927) 628 0798
  • (+63 999) 678 4335


Department of Health–Cordillera Administrative Region

  • (+63 918) 945 5804
  • (+63 920) 938 2585


Health Services Office

  • (+63 916) 797 4397
  • (+63 918) 488 0195


Health Care Facilities

  • Isolation Facilities: 180 beds at the Baguio City Community Isolation Unit (Sto. Nino Jesus Medical Center), 112 beds at Teacher’s Camp Isolation Unit
  • Triage Facilities: Convention Center Central Triage and CAP- John Hay Trade and Cultural Center
  • Molecular Laboratories: 2 labs (1 public, 1 private)
  • Hospitals: 6 hospitals with a total of 79 bed wards, 219 isolation beds, 30 ICU beds, and 18 mechanical ventilators
  • Contact Tracing: 40 teams, 781 members



Here are the requirements and things you need to consider.


Important Note: Travel protocols and requirements may suddenly change. Please follow Baguio Tourism Official Facebook Page for updated information.




VISITING BAGUIO in the BETTER NORMAL 🌲🌲
effective 09 March 2022, as per EO 28, s. 2022
Under Alert Level 1, Baguio now allows convenient and safe travel for more visitors.

See the poster for details and read below for additional notes:
➡ tourists from areas under Alert Level 4 and 5 are not allowed, if from Alert Level 3, negative test results will be an additional requirement aside from full vaccination.
➡ all non-residents, including essential travelers and passing through, shall now register in visita.baguio.gov.ph
➡ if traveler (whether leisure or essential) is booked in an accommodation establishment, coordinate with the property/hotel for approval of travel, and issuance of QTP
➡ returning residents, students, employees, workers are not anymore required to register as long as with valid Baguio ID

For queries and assistance, send a direct message on this page or call the following:
☎️ 074 446 2009 (7am - 11pm)
πŸ“±0956 572 9097 (7am - 3pm)
πŸ“±0956 572 9093 (3pm -11pm)
πŸ“±0956 572 9094 (11pm - 7am)


Summary:

✅ Schedule a visit on visita.baguio.gov.ph and get your QTP.

✅ Booking confirmation by selected accommodation establishment.

✅ Bring your vaccination card/certificate.

✅ Fully vaccinated tourists must have lapsed two weeks after their second dose.

✅ Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated must have Negative RT-PCR or Antigen Test Results


Detailed Information:

Baguio now welcomes FULLY VACCINATED tourists! ...with these 3 SIMPLE REQUIREMENTS:


VISITA REGISTRATION:

🌲 create an account on visita.baguio.gov.ph, with your valid ID and Vaccination Card.

🌲 on your account, schedule a visit at least a day before your travel.

🌲 only 2,000 individual registrations will be allowed for now, following an ETA reservation system. Update: Baguio lifted the tourist arrival cap with the downgrading of Alert Levels. 

🌲 travel requests are approved after verification of booking by accommodation establishment, contact your AE for updates.

🌲 travel only once (QR-coded Tourist Pass) QTP is issued; registration upon arrival is not allowed, strictly no QTP no entry!


 TRIAGE UPON ARRIVAL or at Bus Stations in Manila:


passengers undergoing triage procedure at Genesis bus station
Triage Procedure for passengers going to Baguio at Genesis Bus Station in Cubao (as of 12 March 2022)

🌲 after the checkpoint, tourists must proceed to the triage for health screening and verification of QTP and documents.

🌲 symptomatic visitors, regardless of vaccination status or test result, will be immediately tested and isolated, and referred to health officials for further action and advice prior to visitor’s return to point of origin.


For Updated Information, follow Baguio Tourism on their official Facebook Page.



STAY INFORMED!

Although this page is constantly being updated to reflect the latest safety and travel protocols, some advisories may come at a short notice.

To get the most recent information on health and safety procedures, visit Department of Health.

To get up-to-date travel restrictions and requirements, visit IATF Resolutions.

For any concern, inquiry, or clarification, travelers may message the DOT Official Facebook Page or call the DOT Hotline at 1-386.



Traveling to Baguio


Going to Baguio is now much easier because to the TPLEX (Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway). And now that the alert level has gone down in most places, especially in Baguio, it’s about time we enjoy the cool breeze in the country’s summer capital.


Travel time from Manila -  3.5 to 4 hours (private cars)


Additional info: have your RFID / easy trip installed on your vehicle so you can avoid queuing on cash Lane


Via Public Transport: You can now also take the usual public bus if you don't have a car. Victory liner offers tickets from Cubao to Baguio which cost around 567 Pesos. Travel time is around six hours. The earliest bus schedule from Cubao is at 6:00 AM. You can buy a return ticket in Cubao so you can avoid long lines in Baguio and so you can be sure you already have a return ticket. Most of the time, there are many passengers in Baguio going back to Manila, and getting tickets in Baguio can be a challenge. Based on our experience, they can put you as a "chance passenger" if you have no tickets - so you have to wait for very long hours. 


As of 12 March 2022:

No online booking for Genesis Bus and Victory Liner Bus - you have to go to the bus station for booking. If you will go in Baguio on weekends, better make bus booking early so you can choose your preferred time - especially if you want the morning schedules.


If going to Baguio via motorcycle (passing/touring other nearby towns), you can take Marcos highway. There is a check point located at Pugo La Union and those entering Baguio City, there is a check point at Tuba.


For the travel requirements, you only now need Valid ID, QR Pass from Visita Baguio and Vaccination Card. Most of the famous tourist spots and travel destinations in Baguio are now open.   


Victory Liner Daily Baguio Trip Schedule:


Victory Liner Bus Schedule Cubao to Baguio and Baguio to Cubao
Victory Liner Daily Trip Schedule from Cubao to Baguio and Baguio to Cubao (as of 14 March 2022)


Genesis Bus Online Booking Reservation 


Genesis Bus Line Online Booking going to Baguio
Genesis Bus Line Advance Online Booking Procedure (as posted in their Baguio Bus Terminal) - taken 12 March 2022


Genesis Bus Line (Genesis JoyBusy) - Cubao to Baguio


Accepting advance reservation over the counter two weeks prior to the desired scheduled trip.


For online reservation, please click the following:

Reservation over the counter is open 24/7 


Traveling with your pet


Good news! Travel with your pet in Victory Liner. Look for buses with the "pet-friendly sticker."


Bring along your small to medium breed pet with you on your next Northern adventure.


Traveling with your pet on public transportation



LTFRB Allows Pets in Public Transport 


The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) allows pet animals in Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs).


Pet animals inside Public Utility Vehicles (PUV) are allowed, provided that the following provisions are met: 


1. These animals are put inside carriers/cages and placed at designated animal compartment of the PUV, should there be other passengers inside the PUV.


2. If there are no other passengers, pets may be allowed to be carried by the owner as long as said animals are free from foul odor and that the owner maintains cleanliness and sanitation.  Further, the possessor or pet owner shall be responsible for the damage that the pet may cause, including the cleaning and sanitation of the PUV, as may be necessary.


3. Safety, convenience and comfort of the passengers shall not in any way be sacrificed.


Read Memorandum Circular 2020-003 here: shorturl.at/emnEF



Tourist Sites You Can Visit:


Strawberry Farm Baguio City

πŸ“π•Šπ•‹β„π”Έπ•Žπ”Ήπ”Όβ„β„π• 𝔽𝔸ℝ𝕄

A strawberry picking day in Baguio is a must-do on every trip to the city! On your next trip to La Trinidad, Benguet, you can go strawberry picking with the Ibaloi farmers.


To ensure that you, your family, and your community are all in good health, adhere to the local health guidelines.



Igorot Stone Kingdom Baguio City

πŸ§±π•€π”Ύπ•†β„π•†π•‹ π•Šπ•‹π•†β„•π”Ό 𝕂𝕀ℕ𝔾𝔻𝕆𝕄



Mirador Heritage and Eco Park, Baguio City

⛩️𝕄𝕀ℝ𝔸𝔻𝕆ℝ, 𝔹𝔸𝕄𝔹𝕆𝕆 𝔼ℂ𝕆ℙ𝔸ℝ𝕂, π•ƒπ•†π•Œβ„π”»π”Όπ•Š 𝔾ℝ𝕆𝕋𝕋𝕆

To get to Barangay Dominica-Mirador, which is located at the top of Mirador Hill on the way to Lourdes Grotto, you can either drive your own car or hire a jeepney or taxi. With more than five hectares of land, you'll be able to take in the stunning scenery of Baguio. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove should not be missed. Admission is free for children under the age of 12 and P100 for adults. If you'd want to contribute more to the upkeep of the facility, feel free to do so. Visit their website - Mirador Heritage and Eco-Spirituality Park - for additional information.



Colorful House Baguio City

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Burnham Park Baguio City

πŸ¦’π”Ήπ•Œβ„β„•β„π”Έπ•„ ℙ𝔸ℝ𝕂


Have you seen the Burnham Park from years ago?

Old photo of Burnham Park in Baguio

Source: Ortigas Foundation Library


Craving for a fresh and cool breeze with a view? Take a stroll and let yourself be fascinated with the magnificent row of mountains at the Mines View Park! Cycling and paddling in Burnham Park's swan lake can also provide a quick aerobic workout. The best part? In addition to the city's twist on a Filipino classic, you may enjoy the city's strawberry taho!


πŸŒ†π•Šπ”Όπ•Šπ•Šπ•€π•†β„• ℝ𝕆𝔸𝔻

πŸ›️𝕋ℍ𝔼 π•„π”Έβ„•π•Šπ•€π•†β„•

Wright Park Baguio City

πŸ¦„π•Žβ„π•€π”Ύβ„π•‹ ℙ𝔸ℝ𝕂


πŸ‘β„‚π”Έπ•„β„™ 𝕁𝕆ℍℕ ℍ𝔼𝕐

🏜️𝔹𝕆𝕋𝔸ℕ𝕀ℂ𝔸𝕃 𝔾𝔸ℝ𝔻𝔼ℕ

🏚️𝕆𝕃𝔻 𝔻𝕀ℙ𝕃𝕆𝕄𝔸𝕋 ℍ𝕆𝕋𝔼𝕃

πŸ’°β„•π•€π”Ύβ„π•‹ 𝕄𝔸ℝ𝕂𝔼𝕋

π”Ήπ”Έπ”Ύπ•Œπ•€π•† ℂ𝔸𝕋ℍ𝔼𝔻ℝ𝔸𝕃

πŸ¦π•ƒπ•€π•†β„•π•Š ℍ𝔼𝔸𝔻

πŸ―π”Ύπ•†π•†π”» π•Šβ„π”Όβ„™π”Όβ„π”»


Mines View Park Baguio City

πŸŒ„π•„π•€β„•π”Όπ•Š π•π•€π”Όπ•Ž ℙ𝔸ℝ𝕂


πŸ•‹π•Šπ•„ ℂ𝕀𝕋𝕐 π”Ήπ”Έπ”Ύπ•Œπ•€π•†


You may also want to visit the BenCab Museum which is an interesting art museum with a nice coffee shop. Cafe Sabel with a scenic view of the farm and garden where you can take photo ops. Highly instagrammable!


Other sites to visit:


Mount Costa in La Trinidad 

(Entrance Fee: Php 200/pax, you have the option if the tickets will include lunch or snacks)

Mount Costa in La Trinidad Benguet Baguio
May 24 gardens siya and sa sobrang laki ng lugar masusulit mo yung bayad mo especially kapag mahilig ka sa nature and gardens. You can relax in benches or eat doon sa kanilang mini foodcourt.


Mt. Costa Gardens Baguio La Trinidad


What is Mount Costa in Baguio



Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary

Located in Sto. Tomas Rd. Baguio City (Entrance Fee: PhP 75/pax)


Maryknoll Ecological Sanctuary Baguio
Ideal place to relax and reflect. Sobrang peaceful ng lugar although maririnig mo 'yung mga sasakyan kasi malapit lang siya sa highway but it did not affect the peacefulness of the place.



Mt. Kalugong Cultural Village 

Located in La Trinidad (Environmental Fee: Php 100/pax)


Mt. Kalugong Cultural Village La Trinidad Baguio
Mt. Kalugong Cultural Village. Ideal place for overnight camping and family picnics



Mt. Kalugong Cultural Village scenic  view la trinidad benguet Baguio
Mt. Kalugong Cultural Village scenic view


Paintball Republic


As the name implies, you and your friends can have some paintball battle amid fresh pine trees at a price of P250 per person. But there’s more activities in store for both kids and the young at heart. Zipline and rappelling, and airtsoft target shooting are also available at P200 per ride/round. Check their facebook page for more information.


Cantina


The sister company of The Barn restaurant, which is right beside it, Cantina is a feast for the eyes as it is filled with colorful and blast-from-the-past toys that will delight both adults and kids. But that’s just the teaser of what’s in store when you enjoy their flavorful dishes with an amazing view. Tip: best to book in the afternoon so you can enjoy the wonderful sunset view.



113 Wagner CafΓ©


Put up by Techie Pantaleon, she transformed her garden into a by-reservations-only restaurant. Still on soft opening, as it states on their Instagram profile page, 113 Wagner CafΓ© offers three sets of menu to choose from. A must-try are their steaks!



Bamboo Sanctuary in St. Francis Xavier Seminary Bamboo Educational Demo Farm


Since we can’t fly to Japan just yet, we might as well enjoy the bamboo sanctuary in Baguio. Dubbed as Little Kyoto in Baguio, there is no entrance fee but you can also choose to donate so the seminarians can take better care of the place. It’s another peaceful place to enjoy, along with the cool breeze. Definitely hits the spot!




THE NEXT BIG-TICKET PROJECTS IN BAGUIO CITY 


Upcoming Baguio Big-Ticket Projects lined up under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) were disclosed by Baguio City PIO last January 2022.


The projects set up under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) were the city market expansion, inter-modal transportation facility, construction of abattoir with cold storage facility, Mines View Park glass walk, cable car and elevated monorail, and smart city mobility system.


Baguio Mines View Park glass walk, cable car and elevated monorail
**Photos are only used for reference.



Best Cafe's in Baguio


Cafe Hopping in Baguio City

πŸ“ Oh My Gulay

πŸ“ Choco-late de Batirol

πŸ“ Cafe by the Ruins


πŸ₯¦ Oh My Gulay

πŸ‘‰ Located at 108 Session Road, Baguio, 2600 Benguet

πŸ‘‰ Promotes local artists

πŸ‘‰ No need for reservations. First come first serve system


🍫 Choco-late de Batirol

πŸ‘‰ Located at Igorot Park, Camp John Hay, Baguio, 2600 Benguet

πŸ‘‰ Known for their classic Filipino drink - choco-late de batirol, made of fresh cacao


πŸ₯ Cafe by the Ruins

πŸ‘‰ Located at 25 Shuntug Rd, Baguio, Benguet

πŸ‘‰ One of the old restaurants in the city



Instagram Worthy Sites



DIY Baguio Trip Sample Expenses:

for 3pax (January 2022)


  • Cubao to Baguio (via Joy Bus) 800.00
  • Baguio to Cubao (via Genesis) 600.00
  • Hotel 2 nights 1,500.00
  • Bus station to hotel (taxi sharing) 210.00
  • Foods day 1 (bfast lunch dinner) 1,160.00
  • Day2 (private car) Tour 700.00
  • Entrances 300.00
  • Breakfast 220.00
  • Dinner (Baguio Craft Brewery) 450.00


Total: 5,620.00

Other Expenses not included

Source:  Biyahe Ni Drik via DIY Travel Philippines


For cheap / budget-friendly accommodation (for backpackers) also check out: Upstairs Bed and Bath » Baguio’s Budget-Savior Accommodation for Backpackers



COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS


Christmas village of the Baguio Country Club


The annual Christmas village of the Baguio Country Club had its soft opening on Oct. 29, 2021, and is now open to the public.


In observance of Covid-19 health protocols, the Christmas village will only accept fully-vaccinated individuals with an entrance fee of P100 for adults and P45 for children who are non-Baguio residents, while P25 for children who are Baguio residents. 


The village is open from 2 to 9 p.m. daily and will run until Jan. 9, 2022.


A REMINDER: 


BAGUIO IS EASING UP RESTRICTIONS BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMY NOT BECAUSE IT IS SAFE. 


THE THREAT OF COVID-19, DELTA AND OTHER VARIANTS REMAINS.  


PLS. KEEP TO THE MINIMUM PUBLIC HEALTH STANDARDS (WEAR MASKS, MAINTAIN DISTANCE, AVOID CROWDS, OBSERVE HAND WASHING AND COUGH ETIQUETTES, OPEN WINDOWS FOR PROPER VENTILATION)



from Public Information Office - City of Baguio



Famous Baguio Festivals and Events


Baguio can be restful yet exciting! It all depends on how you like your vacation.


Panagbenga Festival

(February-March)

Panagbenga Festival
The Panagbenga Festival is Baguio City’s world-famous festival of flowers. Known for the cavalcade of multi-hued flora and jubilant festivities that last the whole month of March, attendees can look forward to exciting events starting with the Opening Ceremonies, followed by “Gardenscapes” the Panagbenga Open Landscaping Exhibition, Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio, the Panagbenga Open Dance Competition, Session Road in Bloom, and finally the grand Closing Fireworks Display. For more information, visit facebook.com/baguioflowerfestival

The Baguio Flower Festival or the Panagbenga started in 1994, is one of the largest and most successful festivals in the Philippines' Fiesta Calendar.


Baguio, as the City of Flowers is in full bloom with a month-long series of events highlighted by the Parade of Floats and Band and Streetdancing Competitions held on the last weekend of February. Highlights include landscape competitions, art exhibits, golf tournaments, flea markets and simply a whole lot of fun activities for tourists and residents alike.


Holy Week in Baguio

(March or April, movable date)


The Roman Catholic Holy Week kicks off the Philippine Summer Vacation (SUMVAC - April to May) festivities with a large influx of visitors arriving to escape oppressive lowland temperatures to enjoy Baguio's cool climate. Civic and business groups line up a host of activities for the enjoyment of visitors of all ages.


Baguio Foundation Day

(September)


The first day of the month commemorates the founding of Baguio as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, since it became a chartered city on September 01, 1909 with art exhibits, parades, programs, cultural shows and sister-city programs.


Baguio Arts Festival

(November to December)


An annual event organized by the Baguio Arts Guild started 1989, with the vision of making Baguio City a premier venue for art and artists. Featured are visual arts (photography, film, video, sculpture and art installations); performing arts (modern dances drama, music, poetry reading) and ethnic arts.



NEW FESTIVAL

Baguio City Pine Tree Festival

Institutionalized: 21 January 2022


The ‘City of Pines’ now officially has a Pine Tree festival. Baguio City Council has passed an ordinance institutionalizing Saleng (Pine Tree) Festival, formally including it in the city’s annual calendar of activities. 


Saleng Festival will be celebrated from June to September each year.


Signed on January 21, 2022 by Mayor Benjamin Magalong, Saleng (Pine Tree) Festival shall “strengthen and enhance public understanding and awareness on the significance of urban tree, the forests and watershed to the community while balancing agriculture, economy, and environment.” 


The first Saleng Festival was observed in May last year, with the theme “Restoring Our Ecosystem-Together.” Activities such as bamboo propagule planting, free emission testing, and ‘cycling for the environment' were held.


Its institutionalization was sought last year “to strengthen cooperation for reforestation and caring for the environment,” according to the City Environment and Parks Management Office.



Religious Spots in Baguio


These religious landmarks in Baguio City are worth a visit if you're looking for a more spiritual experience! Many intriguing churches in Baguio can accommodate your needs, no matter what type of service or spiritual experience you're looking for: Marian Pilgrimage, Sunday sermon, or zen retreat.



Baguio Cathedral


Baguio Cathedral during colorful sunset
Photo Credits to: Daniel's Eco-Travels

Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral, or Baguio Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the Philippines. Stain glass windows and twin spires make it a draw for visitors and devout alike. For the rest of your vacation, you'll be able to relive the grandeur of its interior thanks to all the photos you take!


Trivia: During the Second World War, the Baguio Cathedral acted as an evacuation hub.



Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto


Old postcard of the Lourdes Grotto stairways from the 1970s.
Old postcard of the Lourdes Grotto stairways from the 1970s.


In the Philippines, Catholics visit the grotto on Holy Thursday and Good Friday to light a candle at the altar and pray for their deceased loved ones. The grotto's apex may only be reached in one of two ways: on foot or by driving a small car up a tight, steep route.


What if you can't go to the top? If you're short on time or energy, some vendors will pray for you. You'll be rewarded with a view and a prayer as well as a strawberry taho when you make the effort to climb to the grotto.


Also Check-Out: MIRADOR HILLS Heritage & Eco Park



Bell Church


Bell Church in Baguio La Trinidad
Image Credits to: La Trinidad Gov't


Bell Church, a Taoist temple hidden from the hustle and bustle of the city, is a welcome respite. Visiting this temple may provide you with the zen you're seeking in your daytime routine. You'll be greeted by an eye-catching pagoda, which is surrounded by lush gardens and ponds decorated with dragons, bells, and flags.


Photography is not allowed inside. The memories you want to carry with you from the temple aren't photos, but rather a sense of tranquility. This is a real find!



BURNHAM PARK Walking Tour & Boat Ride




Video Description:

Tourists return to Baguio okays leisure trips. BAGUIO CITY tourist reopening — The cooling Baguio weather drew many visitors after the city reopened its doors to fully vaccinated leisure travelers according to the city tourism office. New normal travel video 4K walk tour at Burnham Park in Baguio City Philippines and boating at Burnham Lagoon (lake). Tourist spots and travel destinations in Baguio City / Parks in BaguioTourist attractions in Baguio / City of Pines Landmarks and Sites, the summer capital of the Philippines.  Burnham Park (Location: Baguio, Benguet, Philippines) is the most accessible tourist attraction in Baguio. BIKING AND BOATING AT BURNHAM PARK 2021. Burnham Park, officially known as the Burnham Park Reservation, is a historic urban park located in downtown Baguio, Philippines. It was designed by eponymous American architect and Baguio city planner, Daniel Burnham. Burnham Lake, formerly known as the City Pond, is about a century-old man-made lake situated at the center portion of Burnham Park. Burnham Park has twelve designated clusters as of 2018: Athletic Bowl, Burnham Lagoon, Children's Playground, Igorot Garden, Japanese Peace Tower, Melvin Jones Grandstand, Orchidarium, Picnic Grove, Pine Trees of the World, Rose Garden, Skating Rink and Sunshine Park. 

Timestamps

0:00 Highlights
1:45 Burnham Park Walking Tour
10:49 View of the Lake / Lagoon
11:35 Burnham Park Boating / Boat Riding 
16:45 End Screen



Ghost Tourism: The Haunted DIPLOMAT HOTEL in Baguio City




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Baguio City Tour - Tourist spots and travel destinations 2021 Walking tour / walk tour in 4K Philippines featuring the haunted old hotel in Baguio City - the old Diplomat Hotel abandoned building Baguio Haunted Heritage Virtual Tour - Ghost Tourism or Haunting Tourism (or sometimes referred to as Dark Tourism) of abandoned buildings: The Thrill Of Fear (Without The Danger) - give your spine a few pleasant tingles, you may be part of the growing trend known as ghost tourism. Whether you believe in the supernatural or not, these are designed to be adventures, not spiritual experiences, and should be taken as such. A pinch of fun, a dash of excitement and an intriguing experience. The haunted abandoned building of the old Diplomat Hotel in Baguio City - Heritage Hill and Nature Park Garden, Baguio. Ghost Tourism: includes any form of travel or leisure that involves encounters with or learning about ghosts or hauntings. There are three main elements of this form of tourism: hotels that seek guests on the claim of being haunted, companies that offer ghost hunts and ghost walks. Another definition simply sees it as a tour of places believed to be haunted − ghost sightings, haunted rooms or any other type of ghost adventures. Also called ghost travel, paranormal tourism or even haunted tourism, this type of trip takes you to places that are in some way thought to be... haunted.

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0:00 Highlights
2:00 Diplomat Hotel Entrance
3:00 Interior Ground Floor
4:00 Abandoned Fountain Right Wing
5:33 Going up the Second Floor
5:58 Abandoned Fountain Left Wing
6:20 Going Up the Roof Deck
7:27 Hotel Cross 
8:07 Tour of the Second Floor
8:54 The Grand Staircase
9:11 Creepy Wall Drawings
9:40 Back to First Floor with the Army
10:27 Stained Glass Gallery
10:48 Exit at the Garden
11:03 Side view of the building
11:12 End Screen / Outro



New Tourist Spot in Baguio City: MIRADOR HILLS Heritage & Eco Park [New Travel Attraction 2021]




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Baguio's newest travel & backpacking attraction and tourist spots - Baguio Tour 2021 (4K Walking Tour / Walk Tour travel guide] Mirador Garden Hills Heritage & Eco Spirituality Park or the Dominican Hill-Mirador. A New Place of Reflection and Relaxation in Baguio City. What’s Inside Mirador Heritage and Eco Park? Rock Gardens, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Peace Memorial with Sunset View and Foggy View. Location of the Mirador Heritage and Eco Park: This new attraction is located at Mirador Jesuit Villa and Retreat House in Baguio City. To those who have been to the Lourdes Grotto, it’s going to be easier for you to locate the Mirador Heritage and Eco Park because both of the attractions are located in the same area. Opening Time: The Mirador Jesuit Villa’s Heritage and Eco Park are open from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM. The City of Baguio is indeed a place full of wonderful attractions, and more are being discovered. And, here’s a piece of good news for those who are searching for a new destination to visit in the city, the Mirador Jesuit Villa’s Heritage and Eco Park are open to the public, for locals and tourists who have completed the requirements needed to enter Baguio, and the eco-park offers different attractions.


What’s Inside Mirador Heritage and Eco Park 
0:00 Highlights
2:52 Entrance or Mirador Heritage & Eco Park
3:38 Upper Rock Gardens
4:05 Archangel's Garden
7:09 Trail going to Peace Memorial
9:26 Garden of Glory
11:35 Scenic Overlooking Spot
13:15 Mirador Peace Memorial


252 STEPS to BAGUIO City's LOURDES GROTTO




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Baguio City Tour 2021 "New Normal travel" - where to go in Baguio 2021 / 2022 - tourist spots and travel destination walk tour in 4K Philippines. The Lourdes Grotto (Address: Dominican Hill Rd, Baguio, 2600 Benguet) is a Catholic shrine and place of prayer and meditation located on Mirador Hill in the western part of Baguio. Inside the grotto is a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes. Lourdes Grotto is particularly crowded on Sundays and during Holy Week, when pilgrims and devotees come to seek the blessing of the Virgin Mary. To reach the shrine the visitor must climb 252 steps. When you reach the top of the stairs, it is traditional to light a candle. An excellent view of the city is to be had from the grotto. Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto (Baguio City, Benguet): This is a Catholic shrine and pilgrimage site assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, located on Dominican Hill Road Baguio, Philippines. The Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto (or simply the Grotto or Lourdes Grotto), a Catholic shrine and place of prayer and meditation, is one of the most popular attractions in Baguio City.  Located on Mirador (meaning “prospect point”) Hill, in the western part of the city, this very familiar and much photographed spot is particularly crowded on Sundays and during Holy Week, when pilgrims and devotees come to seek the blessing of the Virgin Mary. Visitors to this popular tourist destination have increased in numbers over the years. On Good Friday, it is estimated that about 10,000 people visit the grotto.  To reach the shrine, visitors must climb 252 steps or drive a light vehicle up a winding and steep paved road. When you reach the top of the stairs, it is traditional to light a candle. The century-old Lourdes Grotto, an integral adjunct of the Mirador Jesuit Villa, was constructed in 1913 at the initiative of Fr. JosΓ© Algue, S.J., the director of the Manila Observatory. It was made of the same limestone, probably gathered on Mirador Hill, and was built, in slow stages, by Jesuit scholastics (seminarians), brothers and fathers, usually during the summer when Jesuits on vacation would augment the community’s population. The stairway, from the grotto to the foot of the hills, was completed five years later. The steps began as stones laid on the ground but was later covered with cement. Inside the grotto is a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes. The image, of polychromed molave, was carved by noted sculptor Isabelo Tampingco, whose name is inscribed (“I. Tampingco Manila 1913”) at the back of the statue. Above the statue are inscribed the Latin words Tota Pulchra Es Maria (“You are beautiful Mary,” part of an old Catholic prayer of the same title). An excellent view of the city can be had from the grotto. Within the shrine is the Kapilya nina Hesus at Maria (Chapel of Jesus and Mary).  Commonly known as the Lourdes Grotto Chapel, inside is an image of the Divine Mercy on the left and Our Lady of Lourdes on the right. 

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto: Dominican Hill Rd., Mirador Hill, Baguio City, 2600 Benguet. Open daily, 6 AM – 7:30 PM.

How to Get There: From Zandueta St. (Baguio Central District), jeepneys travel to Lourdes or Dominican Hills.



What to See at TAM-AWAN VILLAGE

Baguio is incomplete without a visit to the city's museums and galleries. You'll gain a new appreciation for Cordilleran art and artists if you stop by Tam-Awan Village.



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Baguio City tour 2021 under New Normal / where to go in Baguio - travel destinations and tourist spots. Tam Awan Village – Garden In the sky. TAM-AWAN VILLAGE, BAGUIO CITY TRAVEL GUIDE. Adress: 366-C Pinsao Proper, 2600 Baguio City, Philippines. Tam-awan Village is one of Baguio City’s nice attractions, created by the Chanum Foundation in 1998. The Village which is an artist’s haven is located on the outskirts of the city. Getting there may be a little tricky but we’d never regretted. A minimal entrance fee gets visitors inside the compound to explore the grounds which is situated beside the hill. The whole village prides itself on its art gallery, coffee shop, and the various collection of  Ifugao and Kalinga huts:  nine authentic knockdown Ifugao huts (seven of which were from Bangaan, Ifugao and two came from Kalinga), some over a hundred years old.  The oldest is the Annaba hut.  Others include the octagonal Luccong hut (or binayon) for aristocrats; and the Dukligan (Ifugao fertility hut). The Village is a  project of the Chanum Foundation (a group of artists headed by   Ben Cab). The different native huts and other areas were used for workshops and exhibits. The Tam-awan Village, Baguio City is also a good place to purchase a painting or drawing by one of the many well-known artists who have their artwork displayed at the place. Tam-awan in the local idiom means “vantage point,” an appropriate name for a collection of Cordillera Huts that sit on a hillside that affords visitors a magnificent view of the South China Sea on a clear day.  How to Get to Tam-awan Village, Baguio City. By car — from Burnham Park: take Harrison Road and go up Abanao Road and proceed to Naguilian Road. From Naguilian, turn right to Quezon Hill Road 2, which connects to Tacay Road. On Tacay Road, keep going straight until you reach a fork in the road, Take the road on the left and keep going until you reach the place. 

The Official Tam-awan Village Page: A blend of indigenous Cordilleran craftsmanship with an artist’s concept for a village adapting to the Baguio setting.



What to See at WRIGHT PARK in Baguio City Philippines





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Baguio City Tour: tourist spots, travel destinations, where to go. Wright Park is a park in Baguio, Philippines. Wright Park is a wooded area in Baguio which became known for its horseback riding services for tourists. It was named after American Governor Luke E. Wright and was established as a recreational area. It is situated near The Mansion. Tranquil natural area full of trees, where visitors can walk, jog or rent horses to ride. Reasons to Explore Wright Park - Do you feel quite adventurous? Dubbed as the summer capital of the Philippines, Baguio City offers a lot of exciting activities. Aside from exploring the city’s pine trees, strawberry farms, cold weather, and amazing culture, Baguio summer experience would not be complete without horseback riding. Wright Park is one of the many scenic parts of Baguio. It is located at the city’s eastern part and in front of the main gate of The Mansion (the official summer residence of the president). Wright Park’s main features are the “Pool of Pines” and the Park Circle. Pool of Pines is a shallow elongated rectangular body of water, while the Park Circle is a beautiful spot located at the park’s other end. After your horseback riding activity, you can walk around and explore the natural and cultural beauty of Wright Park. When you walk beside the pool, you will see tall pine trees and decorative street lights line both sides of the access road.
Address: Address: beside Rizal Elementary School Gibraltar Road Baguio Benguet PH, Gibraltar Rd, Baguio, Benguet

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0:00 Intro
0:12 Ornamental Plant booths
0:46 Horseback Riding
1:51 The Stone Stairway
3:02 Souvenir Stalls
3:19 Park Circle & Gazebo
4:59 Scenic road leading to The Mansion
7:39 Pine Forest



Quick Stop at The Mansion House in Baguio City 




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The Mansion House (also known as The Mansion) is the official summer palace of the President of the Philippines - one of the travel destinations and tourist attractions in Baguio City. This is usually part of the Baguio City Tour. The Mansion House—located at the eastern part of Baguio City, along Leonard Wood Road and across Wright Park—has been the official summer residence of the Presidents of the Philippines since the Commonwealth. It was originally built to be the seat of power of the American colonial government during the summer months.



What to See at MINES VIEW PARK in Baguio City Benguet Philippines




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Mines View Park Observation Deck - Tourist attraction in Baguio City Philippines. Walk tour of a popular destination for scenic views in Baguio city - travel and tourism. Watch to give you an idea of things to do in Mines View Park. Mines View Park is an overlook park on the northeastern outskirts of Baguio in the Philippines. It is five kilometers away from the Heart of Baguio, passing through the Botanical Garden, the Mansion House, Wright Park, and the Pacdal Circle. Located on a land promontory 4 km from downtown Baguio, the park overlooks the mining town of Itogon, particularly the abandoned gold and copper mines of the Benguet Corporation, and offers a glimpse of the Amburayan Valley. The observation deck is situated below a winding stone-covered stairway close to the parking area.

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0:00 Intro
0:24 Park Entrance 
1:44 Plant Shops / Stores
2:54 View Deck
6:24 Photo Area with Horses and St. Bernard dog
7:44 More plant shops
7:58 Pasalubong shops



What's New at SM City BAGUIO Shopping Mall



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Baguio City 4K Walk Tour Featuring SM Mall in Baguio / Skygarden, North Terraces, and Sunset Terraces / Sky Garden Terrace - Baguio Tour during post-pandemic 2021. #SafeMalling at SM City Baguio! This mall is one of the quick tourist stopovers/tourist spots and travel destinations in Baguio, especially for first-timers. SM City Baguio is the 23rd largest shopping mall in the Philippines located on Luneta Hill on top of Session Road overlooking historic Burnham Park and opposite Baguio's City Hall which is situated on a northern hill. It is also the first SM Supermall that does not use an air-conditioning system upon its completion, other than the SM Mall of Asia, which makes use of natural lighting and which does not have air conditioning in common areas. The mall was inspired by Cordilleran design, such as the veranda modeled after the Banaue Rice Terraces.

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2:22 Mall Entrance
3:55 Supermarket
4:17 Lower Ground Food Court
5:01 Upper Ground
5:53 Level 2
6:15 Terraces / Viewdeck / Level 3
8:27 Sky Garden

Address/Location: Luneta Hill, Upper Session Road, Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines
Phone: 0917 876 1111
Opened: 21 November 2003
Parking: 3000+ (as of 2021)
Architect: Jose Siao Ling and Associates
Number of anchor tenants: 10
Owner: Henry Sy
Total retail floor area: 176,073 m2 (1,895,230 sq ft)
No. of floors: Main Mall: 6; North Terraces: 2; Sunset Terraces: 4; Carpark Annex: 5



Walking at SESSION ROAD Going to SM Baguio Mall



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POV Walking at Session Road in Baguio City going to SM Mall Baguio. Session Road (a famous street in Baguio City - famous for tourists, dining/restaurants, pasalubong shopping, night market shopping, cultural events) is a six-lane 1.7-kilometer (1.1 mi) major road in Baguio, Philippines. The entire road forms part of the National Route 231 (N231) of the Philippine highway network. Session Road is the main thoroughfare of Baguio in the Philippines and is the main hub of what is called the Baguio Central Business District. Baguio Roads in Benguet, Shopping districts and streets in the Philippines.



GOOD TASTE Restaurant & CafΓ©: Best Budget-friendly Restaurant in Baguio City [Quick Tour]




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Where to eat on your Baguio Tour /  popular food hub in Baguio - GOOD TASTE RESTAURANT & CAFΓ‰ at Carino St, Baguio, Luzon, Philippines - Operation Hours: 24/7. Good Taste, which is also popular among tourists, has two buildings in Baguio's Central Business District. Residents and tourists alike frequent Good Taste restaurant because of their large family servings. Good Taste Restaurant is also known as a venue for large gatherings. Good Taste is one of the most popular restaurants in Baguio among tourists and locals alike. Good Taste – a simple yet straightforward brand known for its budget-friendly menu and huge food servings. And I mean, really huge! The generous food portions come in very reasonable prices, and surprisingly delectable taste. They also have solo meals but the authentic Good Taste experience is really validated on group dining, trust me! Good Taste caters Filipino and Chinese cuisine and affordable desserts as well. 



Baguio Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad Benguet




Baguio Philippines! The best strawberry ice cream eveeerrrr. Do you also miss the strawberry ice cream in Baguio strawberry farm? What to do and where to go on your Baguio tour 2021. Baguio tourist spot and travel destination. The La Trinidad Strawberry Farm is a farm in the town of La Trinidad, Benguet, the Philippines primarily used for the cultivation of strawberries. The farm is also open to tourism. Strawberry desserts you need to try in Baguio. Strawberry Farm | Strawberry Picking in La Trinidad Benguet in Baguio.


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