Baguio Tourism

Not for its ambrosial Ube jam or the warm, English-speaking Igorots. Not even for the glorious pine trees that hug the city or the smiling sunflowers that romance the hills, Baguio is most revered for its unique personality and its youthful chutzpah. We’re not sure which of these unique qualities will steal your heart, but know that Baguio will stay in a cozy corner of your memories forever. On the face of it, Baguio seems to be leaving behind its hill station demeanor in the attempt of catching up as a bustling metropolis. But the traffic snarls and concretization haven’t been able to take away its charm as a gleeful university town.

Your trip to Baguio won’t be complete without a visit to its imposing Cathedral or even the multicolored Tam Awan Village. You can even tour the Philippine Military Academy to experience first-hand the valorous journey of an ordinary Filipino’s transformation to an honorable army cadet. Take a break at the lush green Burnham Park with your friends and family or if you’re up for a little adventure, head out hiking on one of the magnificent hills surrounding the city. Travel to Baguio to feel like a part of a metamorphosis; witness a fledgling spread its wings and get ready to make a mark on the world.

Essential travel information and Baguio tips for your visit

  • Beware of people who will try to scam you and even pickpockets at tourist places.
  • Baguio is notorious for its unpredictable weather and fog. Carry weather-proof jackets, umbrellas and comfortable clothing.
  • Plan your hotel bookings in advance as the good hotels get reserved quite early.
  • Know the pollution level of Baguio before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 71.32 (High)
    • Water Pollution 59.82 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 49.04 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50.86 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 57.58 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 42.24 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Baguio for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Baguio.

    • Burglary and Theft 47.14 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 48.57 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.14 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 61.43 (High)
    • Car Stealing 32.14 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.18 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 40.71 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 54.29 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.71 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.43 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.86 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.57 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Baguio is 110.81 (High)

    • Safety Index 60.54 (High)
    • Climate Index 100 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 69.62 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.25 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 31.95 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 61.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 25.5 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 27.5 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Baguio

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 62.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.02 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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