Dubbed as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines,” Baguio City is not just popular among the locals but also with international travelers. In fact, it is one of the top 10 most visited places in the country according to USA Today – with Koreans, Americans, and Japanese as the main foreign tourists. In 2014 alone, the number of Koreans all over the Philippines reached 1,175,472, a great percentage of which are in Baguio, prompting some people to consider renaming the city to Korea City. Hahaha.
But going back to our main topic, why do foreigners love Baguio? Do they actually share the same sentiment with local tourists? Let’s find out.
Oh! It’s cool in here!
Baguio, approximately 250 kilometers north of Manila, is situated in the Province of Benguet. It’s elevation above sea level greatly contributes to its cold temperature. The city’s average temperature is 19.7 degrees Celsius, cooler than its lowland neighbors.
Gosh! They have the best schools!
With the climate and environment that’s conducive to learning, no wonder, students from other parts of the Philippines or even from other countries choose to be honed by the top performing universities in Baguio such as, University of the Philippines Baguio (UP Baguio), Saint Louis University (SLU) and University of Baguio (UB).
Gee! The views are naturally breathtaking!
The mountainous topography provides a wide array of scenic vistas including the famous Burnham and Mines View Park. There’s also La Trinidad Benguet’s Strawberry Farm, which is just a few kilometers or around 30 minutes from the city proper.
Yummy! It’s a perfect destination for foodies!
Aside from the beautiful scenery, rich culture, and cool weather, the Summer Capital of the Philippines is also a home to different mouth-watering dishes and native delicacies to satisfy all sorts of craving.
Yahoo! Lots of business and investment opportunities!
Baguio has become productive not just because of its tourist spots and the like, but also due to its booming trade and commerce specifically in the areas of retail, services, and most of all, real estate. Motivated by world-class property development at a cheaper rate compared to that of the neighboring countries like Singapore, most foreigners are in search for the following real estate investment in Baguio City:
· house and lot in Baguio City
· condominium for sale in Baguio City
· apartment in Baguio City
· commercial spaces for rent in Baguio City
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Based on these facts, it is no wonder why Baguio is a paradise for all types of traveler, especially those coming from other countries.
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