Our first night was very memorable. Imagine camping out in the middle of a busy place. It was such an experience. Plus it was freaking cold. Upon waking up, the first thing we did was contact our friend and find a place to stay. If you’re on really tight budget, the best place is Teacher’s Camp. It’s the cheapest in the area. After showing off of charms, we managed to get a room for 4 for only Php 125/head per night. The only downside is that aside from the creepy ambiance (it’s known as a haunted area), there’s no available hot water for shower. But if you can endure the extreme cold and scary stories, it’s the best choice.
If you want to pamper yourself and have a perfect place to stay complete with all the amenities, I would suggest Azalea Residences Baguio (read my experience here).
WHERE TO GO
You shouldn’t miss these horses (especially the pink one).
Across Wright Park is The Mansion (in the background)
MINES VIEW PARK
This is one of my fave place. Being an art guy, I really appreciate the works presented in the museum. Plus, it gives a great view of Baguio City too which was pretty unexpected.
Also known as Garden in the Sky, Tam-Awan Village is a literally an indigenous village. After some flight of stairs, you’ll be presented with an awesome view. Wasn’t able to go inside though since I was dead tired and I just wanted to rest outside. Beside is another art gallery, Arko Ni Apo which has no entrance fee. Cameras are not allowed though and on the other side is The Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant.
TREE TOP ADVENTURE
STRAWBERRY FARM & ROSE GARDEN
When this became a hit last year after it was launched, I told myself that I’ll go here. Inspired by the colorful houses in Brazil, the houses in Stobosa is a collaboration project between the community and a paint brand. You’ll pass by these houses on your way to the Strawberry Farm so do make a stop over.
Honestly, I was very disappointed by these houses. It looked so good in photos but in person it was like, meh. So if this is your main destination, I’d say skip this and go to BenCab Museum instead. But if this is along the way, a 5-minute photo opp wouldn’t hurt.
CAMP JOHN HAY & BAGUIO COUNTRY CLUB
This is a nice place although they’re kinda strict so make sure to call them first before visiting.
BAGUIO CONVENTION CENTER
If you’re into architecture, you’ll love this place. It’s just near SM Baguio. However, it’s not properly maintained.
HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR BUDGET
That’s it. Thank you reading guys. And thanks to my best friends for having such an awesome trip. If you have any suggested itineraries or other places to visit, comment them in!