Baguio is situated amidst the mountainous region of Cordillera approximately
250 kilometres north of Manila, in the Province of Benguet.
The city is one of the few places in the Philippines blessed with a cool climate.
On average, Baguio is at least eight degrees cooler than any place in the lowlands.
No surprise then that Baguio is considered the "summer capital" of
In the early 19th century the Spaniards, during their long occupation of the
area, were able to establish order, built churches and schools, made trails
and introduced coffee.
The arrival of the Americans at the beginning of 1900 spurred development in
Baguio. Their best administrators and teachers were fervent boosters and promoters:
Worcester, Wright, Forbes, Pack, Barrows, Eckman and others who together with
Filipinos committed to make the place heaven.
The events of the Second World War stalled all development, leaving Baguio in
total devastation. However, the war changed course and on September 3, 1945,
General Yamashita formally surrendered to the Americans and the city immediately
set to the task of rehabilitation.
Baguio today is a wonderful and modern city, performing a multiplicity of roles,
as an educational, trade, tourism and administrative centre.
I was born and raised in Baguio City. I never knew how lucky we are with the climate that we have until I stayed in Manila for some time. There are many places to visit in Baguio anytime. For your accommodation, there are lots of transients if you are working on a budget. Try checking-out on sulit.com, there are also people offering a place to stay as you get off the bus at Vitory Liner bus station. You can start your day by visiting parks such as the Wright Park where you can do horse-back-riding. If you feel like taking a stroll, Burnham Park is old but they tried many times to do ... More some improvements, it is still a landmark located right in the central business district.At night, you can unwind at some bars located at Session Road or places nearby. It is very convenient and inexpensive to go around the city with a cab available 24/7. There is also a night market open from 9PM-11PM along Harrison Road.
Not to be missed:
Strawberry farm at La Trinidad (6km. away from Baguio CBD)
I was been here for more than seven (7) years. I adopted myself to the atmosphere including with the customs and traditions of the natives. It is really the best place in the Philippines because it is so relaxing to see the surroundings of the city "still green", but within the city. It is ours to figure it out.
Now, almost ten (10) years past that I haven't got a glimpse of Baguio. I LOVE BAGUIO. Looking forward to meet some of my friends where they are still staying there since they are born.
During peak season, it is heavy traffic, congested, and the worst thing is the smoke belching FX Taxis, Jeepneys, dirty Burnham Parks and no parking intended for tourist. Unlike during past decades, Baguio was so beautiful and clean, even the air you can smell the breeze, Pine Trees. But today what happen?
Compare Baguio City to other places of Philippines, well for me Baguio City is the best place, i ever visit. I already visited cebu, davao, palawan, norte etc. but i prefer Baguio City, it is more fun, cool temp., nice view, cool and nice people, many foriegners, safe and clean..
Nice place and cool. Lots of interesting movies... people are nice and polite... Baguio city was the clean city i ever seen in my whole life. They still care about their traditions, practices and costums. I would be proud too be a one of cordillera.
Not to be missed:
Very beautiful place, I really want to stay there. I love all the places around it, the view and the temperature was so cold and the mining places there was all great and the strawberries wag wag ukay ukay u can saw it too.