Condo in Baguio: Why is it a good time to go to Baguio?

Mar 31, 2022

The most anticipated season here in the Philippines is summer. Everything about it makes the heart flutter. From school break and long weekends to halo-halo and themed parties, summer truly is a season everyone is so excited about. 

When you think of summer, the first thing that comes to mind is pool parties and white sand beaches. As a country surrounded by different bodies of water, the Philippines is ahead in the game. However, beautiful beaches and water adventures are not the only way to beat the paralyzing summer heat. One of the most popular destinations during summer is none other than Baguio City, the summer capital of the Philippines

Baguio City is one of the first places in the Philippines that welcomes the coolness of summer. The city lies in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon and enjoys cool temperatures as it lies above 1,500 meters or 4,921 feet above sea level. 

Many tourists and locals go to Baguio City to enjoy the fresh air and pine trees and escape from the hot weather. The cool breeze it offers proves why Baguio is the summer capital of the Philippines and the temperature is much cooler than in other parts of the country. This alone makes Baguio a good time to visit especially now that summer is here. But if you are still not convinced, here are other reasons why you should visit Baguio. 

The weather is Chilly even on Summer Days 

Baguio has a temperature that is at least 8 degrees cooler than Metro Manila. February is the coldest month of the year, with temperatures as low as 7 degrees Celsius. During March and April, the temperature may not be as chilly as February’s, but it is still colder. The weather in Baguio is a refreshing break from the unbearably humid weather in Manila. Your kids will absolutely enjoy playing in the park without having to worry about sweating too much. 

While Baguio is a popular tourist destination all year, January is the best time to visit due to a number of variables including the weather, the cost of transport and accommodation, and the avoidance of peak holiday periods. However, if you want to visit Baguio when the days are the longest, April is the best month to go.

Rich in Arts and Culture

In 2017, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hailed Baguio City as a creative city. From crafts and folk art expressions to woodcarving, silver craft, weaving, and tattooing, Baguio City’s artistic culture tops among other cities here in the Philippines. 

When you plan to go to Baguio, make sure to bring your kids to the BenCab Museum, Tam-Awan Village, and Kidlat Tahimik's Ili-Likha Artists Village to learn about the Cordilleran people's rich culture. 

Affordable Family Vacation 

Baguio is arguably the Philippines' most affordable out-of-town family vacation destination. The cost of a bus ticket is approximately 450 pesos per person. Even if you bring a car, you will not spend as much money as if you travel to a popular beach destination. 

The accommodation is very economical too. There is a wide selection of accommodation, from budget-friendly hotels to affordable transient houses. The whole family can stay in a fully furnished room for less than 5,000 pesos. 

Restaurant food is likewise fairly priced, with the assurance of being fresh, but more on that in a bit. A 1,000 peso budget for your pasalubong will suffice to treat your coworkers with peanut brittle, strawberry jam, vegetables, and other novelty goods. 

Perfect Place for Relaxation 

Any time of the year, Baguio City is a perfect place for relaxation. Baguio is always the first choice of destination for families and friends who would prefer to spend several days relaxing in cool weather than lounging on the beach. The city is home to picnics, bicycles, horseback riding, and leisure walking. Let your children disengage from their electronic devices and play outdoors in the fresh air. You may also bring your picnic basket and badminton set to Burnham Park or Camp John Hay. 

Even if you have been to the city multiple times, there is still a lot to see and do. You might even wish to extend your stay by a day or two merely to take in more activities. 

Ultimate Gastronomic Hub

If you want to experience a food crawl like no other, Baguio City is the right place to be. Aside from harvesting the best strawberries and strawberry-based food in Baguio, you can get almost any cuisine you can imagine. Diners and restaurants provide dishes from the United States, Europe, Africa, South Asia, and East Asia. Coffee shops and bakeries may be found in almost every area. And the best aspect is how affordable the food options are! 

If you have not been to Baguio for a long time now and you find yourself visiting soon, you can still count on your favorite local dishes from Good Taste and Cafe by the Ruins, or the steaming mug of batirol chocolate from Chocolate de Batirol! 

The place for a Healthier Lifestyle

The cool weather, scenic spots and natural wonders, and man-made creations are just some of the things that make Baguio such a popular tourist destination, but what many people don’t know is that it’s a great place to stay if you want to be healthy.  Baguio is like one big gym where you can exercise outdoors. Staying in Baguio will give you a chance to enjoy the fresh and clean mountain air while living an active, healthy lifestyle. 

You will never run out of fresh, affordable organic food in Baguio. Many local farmers in the area produce their crops using natural and clean methods. As a result, maintaining a healthy and well-balanced diet isn't a problem. 

Additionally, you can practically walk everywhere. People are encouraged to walk more if possible instead of using their cars or commuting to alleviate traffic congestion. Take this as an immediate workout for you. After all, waking is the most underrated form of exercise. The cool thing about walking here is that you won’t feel tired and sweaty because of its cool weather.

Why is it a good time to visit Baguio aside from these? The answer is its people. Despite the city being chilly, you will feel the warmth of its people – very kind and accommodating. Although it is being branded as the Summer Capital, Baguio is one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines and it's best to visit any time of the year. No matter what the season, no matter what the weather, Baguio City is the best place to be.

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