Visiting The Summer Capital: Must-See Places In Baguio City
A popular destination during the summer months in the Philippines, Baguio City is also known as the City of Pines because of its cooling breezes and majestic pine trees. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many remain hopeful they can visit this serene city again, or even move into a house and lot in Baguio City to experience its charms every day!
There are many places that are definitely worth the trip, but these four come highly recommended by locals and visitors alike. Have a look at these different destinations and find out why they’re such a massive draw for tourists!
1. Pinewoods Golf and Country Club
This posh country club boasts an incredible golf course and luxurious restaurant – no wonder it is the favored place of Senator and world-renowed boxer, Manny Pacquiao, during his visits to the City of Pines. Stay and try your hand at this refined game. If your muscles are sore after walking around and swinging your club, you can visit the clubhouse spa to get a well-deserved massage and other luxurious treatments.
In the mood to pamper yourself? Order a fancy meal or stay and go shopping for some luxe clothes. Don’t worry about lounging around at Pinewoods – they have free parking, so you can take your time!
2. Bamboo Eco Park
Trying to navigate here will require pinning the location of St. Francis Xavier Seminary. It will be a little tricky to get here, but it’s well worth it. Entrance is free to this spot widely loved as a park known as “Kyoto in Baguio” because of its tall, gorgeous bamboo trees that provide a fresh respite like its Japanese inspirations.
3. Mt. Costa
Boasting over 24 landscapes, this beautiful spot in La Trinidad, Benguet, is still being built to cover its extensive landscaping plans. Nevertheless, it is more than worth the purchase of an entrance ticket. Despite not being complete, you will enjoy gorgeous views. There are many conceptual artworks in the garden – the planetary installation has drawn many admirers. The mirror and maze garden also come highly recommended.
4. Flower Café at Villa Romana
Time for an edible landscape! The Flower Café at Villa Romana is famous for its various teas featuring the best of blooming flowers in the Philippines. Try their famous flower pot siphon tea, which you can enjoy with a bit of lemon or honey to your desired sweetness. They also have blooming tea, and other flower teas such as apple blossom and peony. Take some home to share with friends and family!
With so many famous places here, it’s no surprise that more people are looking for a cozy condo in Baguio City to stay in. Wondering if the City of Pines is the affordable, nature-friendly home for you? Contact a real estate agent in Baguio City – Roman Joe Añoso can help you find a great deal for your future home here!