Baguio Travel Guide and Itinerary

Baguio Travel Guide and Itinerary – Tourism is one of Baguio‘s main industries due to its cool climate and history. The city is one of the country’s top tourist destinations. During the year end holidays some people from the lowlands prefer spending their vacation in Baguio, to experience cold temperatures they rarely have in their home provinces. Also, during summer, especially during Holy Week, tourists from all over the country flock to the city. During this time, the total number of people in the city doubles. To accommodate all these people there are more than 80 hotels and inns available, as well as numerous transient houses set up by the locals.[88] Local festivities such as the Panagbenga Festival also attracts both local and foreign tourists.

Baguio is the melting pot of different peoples and cultures in the Cordillera Administrative Region. Because of this, numerous investments and business opportunities are lured to the city. Baguio has a large retail industry, with shoppers coming to the city to take advantage of the diversity of competitively priced commercial products on sale.[74] The city is also popular with bargain hunters. Some of the most popular bargaining areas include Baguio Market and Maharlika Livelihood Center. Despite the city’s relatively small size, it is home to numerous shopping centers and malls catering to increasing commercial and tourist activity in Baguio. These include: SM City Baguio, Baguio Center Mall, Cooyeesan Plaza, Abanao Square, The Maharlika Livelihood Center, Porta Vaga Mall, Centerpoint Plaza, Cedar Peak Mall, Puregold, SM Savemore, Tiongsan, Country Mart, Victoria Supermart, Sunshine Supermarket, and Ayala Technohub Retail Plaza.

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1. Mines View Park – Baguio, Philippines:
An overlooking Mines View Park 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. It is located on a land promontory 4 km from downtown Baguio, it overlooks the mining town of Itogon as well, particularly the abandoned gold and copper mines of the Benguet Corporation, and offers a glimpse of the Amburayan Valley. Arts and Museums

Apart from this wonderful park view, Baguio also has became a haven for many Filipino artists in the 1970s–1990s. Drawn by the cool climate and low cost of living, artists such as Ben Cabrera (now a National Artist) and filmmaker Butch Perez relocated to the city. At the same time, locals such as mixed-media artist Santiago Bose and filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik were also establishing work in the city.

2. Wright Park, 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. Situated near The Mansion. The horses are owned and handled by “pony boys”, who are often a member of the Ibaloi community. The park was closed down in early 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the same year, an outbreak of equine infectious anemia broke out affecting the health of horses in Wright Park.

Baguio has been included in UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network due to craft and folk art traditions of the city particularly ranging on expressions to wood carving, silver craft, traditional weaving and tattooing. Baguio City is the first city in the Philippines to be part of the inter-city network which aims to promote the creative industries as well as integrate culture in sustainable urban development.

Baguio Travel Guide and Itinerary

Baguio Travel Guide and Itinerary

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