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General Description

Baguio City is often called "The Summer Capital of the Philippines", "City of Pines", and "City of Flowers". It is all that.
Owing to its elevation of 1,400 meters above sea level, Baguio is cooler than any place in the country even during the
scorching summer; it is perfumed by the scent of pines wafting from its pine-covered hills; and it is literally in bloom as
many kinds of flowers abound nearly everywhere — along the roads, in parks, in private gardens, and most of all, in
flower farms within and outside the city limits.

Approximately 250 kilometers north of Manila, Baguio City is a plateau situated in the heart of the Province of Benguet
in the Cordillera Mountain Ranges. The city, which was designed by American architect Daniel Burnham at the turn of
the century, has a total area of 49 square kilometers and within its perimeter of 30.6 kilometers are valleys surrounded
by pine-clad hills. At night, lights from the settlements in these valleys and the surrounding hills give the city a
romantic, almost magical look, especially when viewed from the surrounding highlands.

During the day, Baguio City takes on a different mood, as it is a very busy city. This can be gleaned from its people -
a motley mix of Cordillerans (Benguets, Ifugaos, Bontocs, Apayaos and Kalingas), the lowlanders (Ilocanos, Tagalogs,
Pangasinenses, and Kapampangans) and even migrants from the Visayan and Mindanao — rushing off to work, to
schools, or to the market either to buy goods or do some trading, or take time out in the tree-lined and flower-laden
parks, or walk up and down Session Road to dine, shop or just to check what or who is new in town, or off to the bus
terminals to catch the scheduled trips to some out-of-town destinations.

Baguio is the gateway virtually to all the prime destinations in the Cordilleras. In Benguet Province: the strawberry and
flower farms in La Trinidad; the
vegetable terraces along the Halsema Highway; Mt. Data Lodge, an enclave among the ancient pine trees in Sinipsip
(considered the coldest part of the Cordilleras); the mummies of Kabayan; Mt. Pulag, the second highest mountain in
the country and the habitat of the rare cloud rat. In Ifugao Province: the world renowned rice terraces in Banaue as
well as those in Batad, Bangaan, Hapao and Mayoyao; the Philippine War Memorial Shrine in Kiangan. In Mountain
Province: the quaintly lovely Sagada with its caves and hanging coffins of century-old mummies; Bontoc Village
Museum in the town proper; Mainit Hot Springs. In Kalinga Province: the natural formation of the Sleeping Beauty
Mountain, Mt. Binaratan, Palan-ah Falls and Hot Springs, the wild Chico River, Pasil Natural Dam, and Aguinaldo Hill.
In Apayao Province: Marag Valley, Agamata National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Malabisin Lake and Underground
River, Kalabigan Falls, Purag Cave, and Lizardo Brooks. In Abra Province: Casa Real Ruins, Tayum Church, the
mighty Calaba River.

Baguio is also the gateway to La Union with beaches fringing its coasts, to the fabled Hundred Islands in Pangasinan,
and to the historic sites and seaside attractions in Vigan and Laoag in the Ilocos Region.

Everyone agrees that Baguio City is at its best during the cold months (October to February) when the scent of pine
and wild sunflowers fill the air, when the descending fog and gossamer mist come rolling down from hilltops to envelop
the city, and when the wearing of thick sweaters and jackets and mufflers is a fashionable thing to do. The city,
however, becomes even more enchanting during the wet-and off season as the rains give it a thorough cleansing and
the entire plateau becomes more tranquil.



How to get there

From Manila, visitors can take a 50-minute flight via Asian Spirit, from the Manila Domestic Airport to Loakan Airport in
Baguio City. Or they can take the six-hour bus ride either through Kennon Road, Marcos Highway or Naguilian Road.
From the airport or bus terminal, it is easy to ride a cab to go to the heart of the city. Further down, Ambuklao Road
leads to Banaue, and Halsema Highway to the rest of the Cordillera.



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Jeepneys and taxicabs negotiate the city's winding road network with ease. Taking long leisurely walks is
recommended for visitors who want to really see and smell Baguio City.


By Air
For the latest flight schedules, visit the website or contact the telephone number of the airline listed below.

ASIAN SPIRIT
108 Ground Floor La Forteza Bldg. Session Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 444-5413
Email          inquiry@asianspirit.com
Website        www.asianspirit.com
Route from/to Baguio: Manila


By Land
AMIANAN TRANSIT
Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City
Route from/to Baguio: Carmen

AUTO BUS TRANSPORT
Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City
Website:        www.filipinotravel.com.ph
                tickets/domestic_bus.php
Routes from/to Baguio: Tabuk; Tuguegarao; Banaue

BYRON-EXPRESS
Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74.)442-7875
Routes from/to Baguio: Alaminos; Sta. Zambales; Dagupan

DAGUPAN BUS LINE
Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-5391
Routes from/to Baguio: Cubao; Pasay; Cavite

DANGWA BUS CO.
Lapu-Lapu Street, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-4150
Routes from/to Baguio: Dimasalang; Cubao; Bontoc; Besao (via Sagada); Banaue; Lepanto; Kabayan

DM TRANSIT
Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City
Route from/to Baguio: Carmen

ESO-NICE TRANSPORT
Otek Street, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 443-3076
Routes from/to Baguio: San Fernando (via Naguilian Candon); Bolinao

FILIPINAS TRANS
Burnham Park, Baguio City
Route from/to Baguio: Cauayan

GREENLAND
Lapu-Lapu Street, Baguio City
Routes from/to Baguio: Tabuk via Roxas; Tuguegarao; Conner; Guina-ang


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NELBUSCO
Otek Street, Baguio City
Routes from/to Baguio: Lagawe; Cauayan; Quirino; Roxas

PHILIPPINE RABBIT
Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 442-5945
Route from/to Baguio: Manila

PINE TREE TRANSIT
Lapu-Lapu Street, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 432-2115
Routes from/to Baguio: Ampusongan; Mankayan; Tuguegarao; Tabuk via Roxas

VICTORY LINER
Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-6654
Routes from/to Baguio: Pasay; Cubao, Caloocan; Olongapo




Tourist Attractions

ASIN HOTSPRING
Tuba, Baguio City

Located 16 kilometers northwest of Baguio, the resort's main feature is a swimming pool surrounded by thermal
springs, lush vegetation and several hanging bridges. It is an ideal respite for travelers. The area is also dotted with
shops and stalls of Igorot woodcarvers.


BAGUIO CATHEDRAL
Session Road, Baguio City

One of the familiar landmarks in Baguio City is the Baguio Cathedral. The structure, with its twin spires and one
hundred steps, sits on top of a small hill in the heart of the city, offering churchgoers and visitors a chance to get a
bird's eye view of the entire commercial hub.


BAGUIO COUNTRY CLUB
Country Club Road, Baguio City

Baguio Country Club, established by W. Cameron Forbes in 1905, is a complete mountain resort that offers first class
lodging, fine-dining restaurants (the club is renowned for its freshly baked bread and cakes) and recreational facilities
for bowling, tennis and a beautiful 18-hole, 61-par golf course for its members and guests. Its location is one of the
best-preserved places in Baguio, with vintage American-style cottages standing beneath tall and grand pine trees.


BAGUIO - MOUNTAIN PROVINCES MUSEUM
Temporarily located at the Baguio Convention Center, the Baguio-Mountain Provinces Museum showcases a variety of
artifacts and relics reflecting the cultural heritage, customs and traditions of the Mountain Provinces. The cluster of
buildings within the complex depicts the architectural features of the native houses of the region




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BELL CHURCH
This cluster of Chinese temples is located on the border of Baguio City and Trinidad Valley. The place prides itself on
its intricately designed arches and buildings (pagoda roofs, ornate gateway, dragon ornaments and Buddha guarded
windows). It has a pagoda and beautifully landscaped gardens. Some Buddhism artifacts may be found at the Bell
Church as well as literature about the history of China. The Bell Temple priest practices a mixture of Buddhism,
Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. One may even try having his fortune told.


BOTANICAL GARDENS
Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City

The Botanical Gardens (a.k.a. Imelda Gardens) along Leonard Wood Road, before the Pacdal Circle, feature giant
fern trees and a variety of shrubs and flowers that thrive only in cold places. It is also called the lgorot Village as it
features replicas of houses of the native Cordillerans. This village captures the ethnic spirit and cultural legacy of the
people of the Cordilleras as they also present facets of their customs and traditions and rituals, often in song and
dance.


BURNHAM PARK
Baguio City

The oldest of all Baguio parks, Burnham Park was designed in 1905 by American architect Daniel Burnham who
envisioned it with a lagoon enclosed by concrete pavement lined with willowy bottlebrush trees and with patches and
pockets planted with flowers and pines. Here, Baguio folk and visitors come to unwind by strolling, biking, skating or
simply sitting around on park benches to watch people rowing colorful dinghy boats in the lagoon. The park is ideal for
picnics and concerts, too, and there are tennis and basketball courts, a football field, athletic oval and an Orchidarium.


CAMP JOHN HAY
Loakan Road, Baguio City

It is still the extraordinarily beautiful base, which the American forces turned over last July 1, 1991 to the Philippine
government. It is now open to the public. Its excellent cottages, golf courses, bowling lanes, dining places and natural
ambience are all preserved and maintained.


EASTER WEAVING SCHOOL
No, 40 Happy Glen Loop, Guisan Road, Baguio City

The Easter Weaving School is the right place to visit for those who are interested in native fabrics and other
handicrafts. At the school's Easter Weaving Room, tattooed tribal women of the Cordilleras continue to create the most
ornate weaves from the indigenous back strap looms as well as the more conventional looms. Here, visitors are
treated to the unfolding story of making the exquisite and intricate Montanosa cloth. Witness how the tribal women
expertly intertwine rainbow colored threads into cloths that will be made into table runners, placemats, rugs and other
woven products that now make the Easter Weaving Room internationally renowned.


IFUGAO WOODCARVER'S VILLAGE
Along the way to Asin, about 5 kms from the city, is an Ifugao wood carving village, which sells beautiful carved curio
items at very low prices.


LOURDES GROTTO
Mirador Hill, Baguio City

This religious shrine and place of meditation perched high on Mirador Hill is dedicated to the Our Lady of Lourdes. The
grotto can be reached by taking the 252 steps to the top or by driving a light vehicle through a winding, narrow and

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steep asphalt-paved road. The Lourdes Grotto is a pilgrim site to many visitors, Filipinos and foreigners alike.

The road behind the Grotto, a little farther up, leads to the site that has a panoramic view of a strip of Naguilian Road
and part of the province of La Union where the Agoo River runs through. On clear days, Lingayen Gulf and portions of
the province of Pangasinan are also visible from the site.

It is recommended that visits to the Lourdes Grotto be made early in the morning as the fog usually comes in mid-
afternoon.


MARYKNOLL ECOLOGICAL SANCTUARY
Baguio City

Owned and managed by The Maryknoll Sisters in the Philippines, the sanctuary features a Cosmic Journey-Nature
Eco trail, a hermitage, picnic areas, souvenir shop, sanctuary gallery as well as seminar rooms and an auditorium.


MINES VIEW PARK
Baguio City

Appropriately named for its breathtaking views of mountain ranges and Baguio's "mineral bowl" where gold, silver and
other ores were once quarried. There are now numerous souvenir shops around the park offering such items as
woodcarvings, woven cloth, shell products and other curio items.


PHILIPPINE MILITARY ACADEMY
Fort del Pilar, Baguio City

The Philippine Military Academy is the country's premier military institution. True to its mission to "instruct, train, and
develop the cadets so that they shall possess the character, the broad and basic military skills, and the education
essential to the pursuit of a progressive military career", the PMA, as it is more popularly known, has honed the best
military officers in the country. It has complete training and educational facilities to mold the future officers of the
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). PMA holds weekly dress parades of the cadets in its parade grounds.


SAINT LOUIS FILIGREE SHOP
The Saint Louis Filigree Shop is a handicraft shop specializing in silver jewelry and other filigree products produced by
the silversmith school run by Belgian nuns. This shop is in the center of the city and was established in 1916. Some of
the craftsmen are only high school students but their filigree work are exquisite and cost twice elsewhere.


SESSION ROAD / MARKET
Session Road, undoubtedly, is the "heart" of Baguio City as it is the most animated street and the location of most of
the shops and cafes and restaurants, some of which are virtual "institutions" in the city.

Session Road leads to Magsaysay Avenue, location of the Baguio Market – a most extraordinary market of flowers,
vegetables, fruits, meat and sausages, fish and shells, rice and grains, eggs, tobacco, hand-woven fabrics, ready-to-
wear clothes, shoes and sandals, souvenirs and knick knacks, strawberries and jams and a host of other goodies. The
Baguio Market is unbelievably irresistible not only for its wares but also for incessant activity going on everyday.


TAM-AWAN VILLAGE
Tam-Awan Village, in essence, is an artists' village constructed like a typical Cordillera hamlet. It features a grouping of
traditional huts knocked down from villages in Ifugao and Kalinga and painstakingly reconstructed on the hilly site. It
also houses an art gallery for art exhibits and workshops where visitors can interact with local-based artists.


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TEACHER'S CAMP
It was during the leadership of Governor William Pack when The Teachers' Camp was established in Baguio for the
purpose of teachers' recreation and training. Today, the camp has 12 dormitories that can accommodate 1,500 guests,
and 47 cottages that can accommodate 450 guests. Other facilities are two mess halls and eight conference halls.
Although its primary purpose is to provide a venue for teacher training during summer, the camp accepts bookings for
large public conferences and seminars.


THE MANSION HOUSE
It is the official residence of the Philippine President in Baguio. The imposing and majestic Baguio Mansion House has
housed a long list of Filipino presidents and American governor-generals. It has an elegantly structured building and
guesthouse. Its wrought iron gate is patterned after that of London's Buckingham Palace.


WRIGHT PARK
Those who identify this pine tree park reserved for its kiddie horse rides sometimes mistakenly call it "Ride Park"
although it was actually named after the famous American general. The park, hemmed in by Gibraltar Road and
Leonard Wood Road, has a long stone stairway leading to the pergola and the 100-meter long "Pool of the Pines", so
named because its water reflects the towering Benguet pines lining both sides. The "Pool of Pines", in turn, leads the
beholder's eyes to the Mansion House standing way beyond an imposing but elegant wrought iron gate.



Accommodation Facilities
(DOT-accredited)

There are at least a thousand and one choices for all travelers: from luxury city hotels, homey apartelles and pension
houses to quaint little country inns. First-time visitors are advised to make reservations before going up. During the
summer, the number of tourists can go as high as 200,000.

HOTELS
Standard

BAGUIO PALACE HOTEL
Legarda Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-7734
Total No. of Rooms: 36

CITY LIGHT HOTEL
245 Upper General Luna Road, Baguio City
Tel. Nos.       (63-74) 444-7544 to 47
Fax No.         (63-74) 444-7422
Total No. of Rooms: 28

CITY TRAVEL HOTEL
15 Kisad Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 445-0456
Fax No.         (63-74) 445-0457
Total No. of Rooms: 32




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COOYEESAN HOTEL PLAZA
Corner Asin Naguilian Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 447-8888
Fax No.         (63-74) 447-0494
Email           cooyeesanhotel@yahoo.com
Total No. of Rooms: 52

EL CIELITO INN
50 North Drive, Engineers Hill, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 443-2134
Fax No.         (63-74) 443-5272
Email           stay@elcielitoinn.com
Website         www.elcielitoinn.com
Total No. of Rooms: 32

HOTEL ELIZABETH FERSAL
No. 1 J. Felipe Street, Gibraltar Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.         (63-74) 619-0367
Fax No.          (63-74) 442-3940
Email            fbc@hotelelizabeth.com.ph
Web              www.hotelelizabeth.com.ph
Total No. of Rooms: 55

HOTEL SUPREME
3 Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-2855
Fax No.         (63-74) 442-2855
Email           hotelsupreme@skyinet.net
Total No. of Rooms: 130

HOTEL VILLA ROSAL
Tiongsan Bldg., Gen. Luna, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63 74) 448-8523
Fax No.         (63 74) 304-5334
Email           hotel_villa_rosal@yahoo.com
Total No. of Rooms: 48

PINES VIEW HOTEL
24 Legarda Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 446-6726
Fax No.         (63-74) 619-1596
Email           pinesviewhotel_pvh@yahoo.com
Website         www.pinesviewhotel.com
Total No. of Rooms: 58

PRINCE PLAZA HOTEL
17 Legarda Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-5082
Fax No.         (63-74) 442-5093
Website         www.princeplazahotel.com
Total No. of Rooms: 56

SUMMER PLACE HOTEL
288 Marcos Highway, Baguio City
Tel. Nos.       (63-74) 446-5400 to 01
Fax No.         (63-74) 446-0560
Email           info@summerplacebaguio.com
Website         www.summerplacebaguio.com
Total No. of Rooms: 60



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Economy

BLOOMFIELD HOTEL
Bagong Bayan Street, Baguio City
Tel. Nos.     (63-74) 446-9112 to 15
Email         bloomfieldhotel@yahoo.com

ELEGANT HOTEL
41 Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74) 442-9322
Fax No.       (63-74) 300-5424
Email         elegant@skynet.net

MICROTEL INNS & SUITES - BAGUIO
Upper Session Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 819-3333


RESORTS
Class "AAA"

BAGUIO COUNTRY CLUB
Country Club Road, Baguio City
Tel. Nos.        (63-74) 619-2050/ 442-5060
Email            baguiocountryclub@philwebinc.com
Website           www.baguiocountryclub.net
No. of Cottages: 19
Total No. of Rooms: 142
Room Features: Smoking and non-smoking rooms, private toilet and bath, hair dryer, cable TV, NDD/IDD telephone,
mini bar and refrigerator, coffee and tea making facility, in-room electronic safe, 220 volt electric outlet – 60 cycles

Class "AA"

CAMP JOHN HAY MANOR
Loakan Road, Baguio City
Tel. Nos.       (63-74) 446-0231 to 50
Fax No.         (63-74) 445-0420
Email           cjhmanor@skyinet.net
Website         www.campjohnhayhotels.com
Total No. of Rooms: 177
Room Features: Cable TV, IDD/NDD telephone, refrigerator, in-room safe, mini bar, coffee and tea making machine

Class "A"

GREEN VALLEY RESORT
Santo Tomas Road, Baguio City
Tel. Nos.    (63-74) 444-5140/442-7286


INNS/PENSIONS
AJ PENSION HOUSE
18 Jungletown, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 442-2206

NORLU PENSION HOUSE
108 Bokawkan Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74) 444-2733


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TACAY LODGING HOUSE INC.
38 Tacay Pirisao Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 300-5603

VISTRO PENSION HOUSE
118 Villalon Street, Eng. Hill, Baguio City
Tel. No.         (63-74) 442-2235



Dining Facilities
(DOT-accredited)

While the latest food franchises are available in the heart of the city, a visit to Baguio is an opportunity to indulge in a
culinary adventure of ethnic cuisine and organic specialties at homegrown food establishments.

American Cuisine

SKYBOX BAR AND RESTAURANT
Ground Floor Cooyeesan Hotel, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 445-7989

SOLIBAO II
Puso ng Baguio Bldg., Session Rd., Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 442-3867

Chinese Cuisine

NEW GANZA RESTAURANT
Burnham Park, Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-741) 442-2478

SUNSHINE LUNCH AND PANCITERIA
Perfecto Street, Baguio City
Tel. No.         (63-74) 442-3011

Filipino Cuisine

ALBERTO'S MUSIC LOUNGE AND RESTAURANT
Carino Street, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 443-3467

BAGUIO COUNTRY SOUNDS BAR
260 Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74) 447-0063

CAFE BY THE RUINS RESTAURANT
25 Chuntug Street, Baguio City
Tel. Nos.      (63-74) 442-4010/7128

GERRY'S GRILL
382, 384 3rd Floor SM, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 619-7778

GOODTASTE RESTAURANT
8 – 9 Lapu-Lapu Street, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 444-2201



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SIZZLING PLATE
116 Session Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74) 442-4219

136 Abanao Street, Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74) 444-3298

SKYBOX BAR AND RESTAURANT
Ground Floor Cooyeesan Hotel, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 445-7989

SOLIBAO RESTAURANT
Burnham Park, Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74) 442-2530/6797

Italian Cuisine

BRUNO'S CAFE RESTAURANT
102 Manahan Bldg., Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74) 444-9372

OTHER DINING FACILITIES

American Cuisine

ALFREDO'S STEAKHOUSE
Nevada Square, Baguio City

CAFE PINO INN AND BLUE NOTE RESTAURANT
38 Military Cut-Off, Baguio City
Tel. No.         (63-74) 442-2309

PANCAKE HOUSE-BAGUIO
No. 150 Kisad Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 446-1285

Caribbean Cuisine

ROYAL CARIBBEAN JAMAICAN PATTIES
SM City Baguio, Ground Level, Luneta Hill,
Upper Session Road, Baguio City

Chinese Cuisine

COOK'S INN
21 Calderon St., Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-5117

HOK KEE RESTAURANT
181 Session Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74) 442-6413

KOWLOON
Session Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 442-4099

MINI SHABU SHABU
SM City Baguio, 2nd Level, Luneta Hill, Upper Session Road, Baguio City
Tel. Nos.      (63-74) 446-6853 to 54



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SIMPLY SPECIAL RESTAURANT
No. 67 Carantes Street, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 446-5985

Filipino Cuisine

456 RESTAURANT
Session Road, Baguio City
Tel. Nos.      (63-74) 442-6545/3291

BAGUIO MANDARIN AND TEA HOUSE
Session Road, baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 442-5819

BARRIO FIESTA AND PINOY HOTPOT
Igorot Stairs, Upper Session Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.         (63-74) 443-9354

BONUAN RESTAURANT
10 Happy Glenn Loop, Baguio City
Tel. Nos.     (63-74) 442-5175/4010

COTTAGE GI'S
SM City Baguio 3rd Level, Luneta Hill, Upper Session Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 304-3722

HANDAAN SA BAGUIO
128 Session Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74) 442-7455

IGGY'S RESTAURANT
South Drive, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 444-7146

JADE RESTAURANT
Marcos Highway, Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74)442-2521

JECKS CLUB & KARAOKE BAR & RESTAURANT
Naguilian Rd., Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 300-3138

KALAPAW RESTAURANT I
Chuntug St., Baguio City

KALAPAW RESTAURANT II
17 Martinez Street, Engineers Hill, Baguio City
Tel. Nos.       (63-74) 442-2305/444-2372

KUSINA NI IMA
Legarda Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74) 442-4099

MAX'S RESTAURANT
SM City Baguio, Luneta Hill, Upper Session Rd., Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 446-6404

Ground Level West Burnham Place, Kisad Rd. cor. Chanum St., Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74) 444-8159



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PANCAKE HOUSE-BAGUIO
No. 150 Kisad Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 446-1285

RITO'S STEAK AND RESTAURANT 3
9 Engineers Hill, Baguio City
Tel. No.         (63-74) 444-3076

SALUD BISTRO RESTAURANT
No. 44 Lourdes Subd., Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 446-2637

SIMPLY SPECIAL RESTAURANT
No. 67 Carantes Street, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 446-5985

Italian Cuisine

BISCOTTI
Nevada Square, Loakan Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74) 444-7420

DON HENRICO'S
SM City Baguio, Luneta Hill, Upper Session Rd., Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 619-7808

INDIAN ROSE RESTAURANT
Session Road, Batangas City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 444-8339

International Cuisine

50'S DINERS
Abanao Street, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 442-4839

IVY'S GRILL AND RESTAURANT
113 Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City

KAFE KERUSSO
Unit 12-A Legarda Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 447-0667

ROSE BOWL STEAK HOUSE AND RESTAURANT
21 Harrison Road, Baguio City
Tel. Nos.      (63-74) 442-4213/5374

Japanese Cuisine

KAMIMURA RESTAURANT
Otek Street, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-3212

KITARO SUSHI JAPANESE TO-GO
SM City Baguio, Luneta Hill, Upper Session Road, Baguio City
Tel No.        (63 74) 619-7736

MATZUKAZE
Brent Road, Baguio City
Tel No.        (63 74) 442-2969


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SIMPLY SPECIAL RESTAURANT
No. 67 Carantes Street, Baguio City
Tel No.        (63 74) 446-5985

Korean Cuisine

ARIRANG KOREAN RESTAURANT
Brent Wood Road, Baguio City

GIN GO GAE
Otek Street, Baguio City
Tel No.         (63 74) 444-5800

KALBI
Nevada Square, Loakan Road, Baguio City

Mongolian Cuisine

GOBI RESTAURANT
Session Road, Baguio City
Tel No.        (63 74) 444-9888



Entertainment Facilities

Baguio's art and entertainment scene is what draws creative people to this mountain hideaway. It is also a chance to
immerse oneself in the storied culture of Baguio and to try out other outdoor pursuits.

ALBERTO'S MUSIC LOUNGE AND RESTAURANT
Carino Street, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 443-3467

BAGUIO COUNTRY SOUNDS BAR
260 Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74) 447-0063

JECKS CLUB & KARAOKE BAR & RESTAURANT
Naguilian Rd., Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 300-3138

SKYBOX BAR AND RESTAURANT
Ground Floor Cooyeesan Hotel, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 445-7989



Shopping

Shopping for food, daily fare and souvenirs is a breeze and always a pleasure in Baguio. Experience shopping at its
coolest, cleanest and cheapest at the Baguio City Market where a wide variety of items and services from the
Cordilleras and the lowlands are available. Or, do your shopping amidst modern conveniences offered by department
stores and malls.

5 CENTS UP CLOTH STORE
Mabini Street, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-2556


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ALIPIO'S CURIO SHOP
Kennon Road, Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY MARKET
Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City

BAGUIO COUNTRY MART
25 Mabini St, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-3982

BAMBOO HANDICRAFTS
10 Lauback Road, Baguio City

BERMUDEZ COTTAGE INDUSTRY
Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City

EASTER WEAVING ROOM, INC.
Guisad Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74) 442-4972

GOOD SHEPHERD CONVENT
8 Gibraltar Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-3865

IBAY'S SILVER SHOP MAIN
2F LC Bldg., Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 443-4515

IBAY'S SILVER SHOP – SESSION
Lopez Bldg., Session Road, Baguio City

IBAY'S SILVER SHOP II
Mines View Park, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 444-8807

IFUGAO CURIO SHOPS
Asin Road, Baguio City

LAGMAN'S ANTIQUES
Naguilian Road, Baguio City

MAHARLIKA LIVELIHOOD CENTER
Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City
Tel. No.     (63-74) 443-4927

MANELS
Session Road, Baguio City

MARBAY AND MAHARLIKA CENTER
Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City

NARDA'S TRADING CORP.
151 Engineers Hill, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 442-2992

PHILIPPINE TREASURES INC.
Session Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 442-6586




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PNKY
Brentwood Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74) 444-5418

REED'S BOOTERY
Abanao Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74) 443-4065

SHOPPER'S LANE
Gen. Luna Road, Baguio City

SM PRIME HOLDINGS
Luneta Hill, Baguio City



Special Interest

HIKING AND TREKKING
The mountains of Baguio are a natural magnet for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts of all inclinations. There are a variety
of trails and hike routes, from leisurely hikes within the city's sprawling parks, to overnight expeditions along the slopes
of the Cordillera Mountains. The mountains are widely diverse, but equally enchanting and relaxing.

Mt. Santo Tomas, with a peak that is 7,500 feet high, is a hiker's delight. It commands a majestic view of mountain,
sea, and valley. The city itself is littered with great valleys and plateaus as well as sporadically scattered steep side
hills and mountains.

The Luzon Cordillera is the country's largest mountain range and home to some of its most distinctive tribal groups. It
is a trekker's paradise. Start in Baguio, jump-off point for the ascent of Mt. Pulog (2,930m), the highest point in Luzon,
and the second highest mountain in the country. There are routes for all fitness levels: the climb from Abangeg via
Babbadak can be managed by any reasonably-fit hiker; while the Tan-awan route, starting from Kabayan town, will test
the veteran. Both routes pass from forests of Benguet pine to stunted montane oaks wrapped in thick moss, then
emerge onto a wide expanse of dwarf bamboo and grassland.


MOUNTAIN BIKING
The rugged mountains of Northern Luzon offer fabulous scenery and a close look at some of the Philippines' most
fascinating tribal groups. Start in Baguio, where local bikers will be happy to guide visitors along routes ranging from a
quick run up Mt. Sto. Tomas to a lung-busting full day down to Ambuklao Dam and back.

Bikers wanting more mountain adventure will find plenty here. Try a two-day ride to Sagada, then base yourself there
to explore the numerous local roads and trails. From Sagada, ride to Bontoc, then out through untouched mountain
wilderness to the rice terraces of Banaue. From Banaue, make side trips to the equally spectacular terraces at
Hungduan and Mayoyao, far off the usual tourist trail. Or wind the way from Baguio to Ambuklao and up to Abatan,
then down to Cervantes and over historic Bessang Pass. Up here, the mountain air is cool, the people are friendly, and
the rugged roads will challenge even the most dedicated of upland bikers.


GOLF
Most people go up to Baguio for the cool weather, but some do go up for the golf. It's the ambience coupled with the
scent of pines trees that makes golfing nostalgic.

Baguio Country Club
South Drive Street, Baguio City
Tel. Nos.       (63-74) 442-5060 to 68
                (63-74) 442 6501
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Fax No.          (63-74) 442-7674
Website:         www.baguiocountryclub.com.ph

Camp John Hay Golf Club, Inc.
Loakan Road, Baguio City
Tel. Nos.     (63-74) 442-2101 to 03
Fax No.       (63 74) 442-2132
Website:      www.campjohnhaymanor.com



Convention & Exhibition Facilities

BAGUIO COUNTRY CLUB
Country Club Road, Baguio City
Tel. Nos.       (63-74) 619-2050/442-5060
Email           baguiocountryclub@philwebinc.com
Website         www.baguiocountryclub.net
Total No. of Function Rooms: 7
Capacity: Minimum – 20         Maximum – 2,000

BAGUIO GREEN VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB
Sto. Tomas Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-7286
Total No. of Function Rooms: 5
Capacity: Minimum – 10         Maximum – 500

CAP - JOHN HAY TRADE & CULTURAL CONVENTION CENTER
Loakan Rd., Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-2109/02
Total No. of Function Rooms: 7
Capacity. Minimum – 20         Maximum – 3,000

HOTEL SUPREME CONVENTION PLAZA
3 Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-2855
Fax No.         (63-74) 442-2855
Email:          hotelsupreme@skyinet.net
Total No. of Function Rooms: 10
Capacity: Minimum – 200         Maximum – 3,000

SKYRISE HOTEL
18 Dominican Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-8080
Total No. of Function Rooms: 4
Capacity: Minimum – 10         Maximum – 1,000

ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY
Bonifacio Street, Baguio City
Tel. No.         (63-74) 442-2793
Total No. of Function Rooms: 2
Capacity: Minimum – 100         Maximum – 1,000

TEACHER'S CAMP
Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-3517
Total No. of Function Rooms: 6
Capacity: Minimum – 80         Maximum – 800


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UNIVERSITY OF BAGUIO
Gen. Luna Road, Baguio City
Tel. Nos.       (63-74) 442-3071/5367
Total No. of Function Rooms: 8
Capacity: Minimum – 20         Maximum – 5,000

UNIVERSITY OF THE CORDILLERAS
Harrison Rd., Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-3316
Total No. of Function Rooms: 3
Capacity: Minimum – 15         Maximum – 600

VENUS PARK VIEW HOTEL
19 Kisad Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-5597/6452
Total Nos. of Function Rooms: 4
Capacity: Minimum – 50          Maximum – 600




Travel Agencies
(DOT-accredited)

GAYMOR TRAVEL & TOURS
Unit 6 Don Jose Leon Center, Baguio City

GRACIOUS ANGELI TRAVEL AND TOURS
SM Luneta Hill, Baguio City / 2 Skyworld Commercial, Center, Baguio City
Tel. Nos.       (63-74) 446-0519/619-7798

SANGBAY TRAVEL AND TOURS
Benitez Compound, Baguio City
Tel. No.      (63-74) 619-1061

SMALLWORLD TRAVEL AND TOURS
Leperal Bldg., Baguio City
Tel. No.        (63-74) 442-7929

TRES MARIAS TOUR AND TRAVEL
Room 116 GP Arcade, Mabini, Baguio City
Tel. No.     (63-74) 300-2978

WINGS OF TRAVEL AND TOURS
Session Road, Baguio City
Tel. No.       (63-74) 444-8327




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BANAUE

General Description

Tucked in the rugged ranges of the central Grand Cordillerra Mountains, where pine trees grow in the cold air and
mists swirl all year round, are some breathtakingly beautiful sites that are worth the long and arduous journey along
winding, spiraling roads.

Banaue is located in the northernmost part of the Province of Ifugao. It lies at the foot of Mt. Amuyao, the highest peak
in the area, and is bounded on the north by the Mt. Province, on the south by the municipality of Hingyon and on the
east by the municipality of Hungduan.

Apart from the magnificent landscapes of mountains, forests, deep ravines, waterfalls, mighty rivers and bubbling
streams, there are the mountain tribal people whose centuries-old customs, traditions and artifacts continue to
fascinate the world. They are the people who, thousands of years ago, made one of the best-known icons of Philippine
tourism – the Banaue Rice Terraces, the most extensive anywhere in the world and now listed by the UNESCO World
Heritage Sites as the first "combined cultural and natural site."



How to Get There

By Air
An access point by air is through the Bagabag Airport in Nueva Vizcaya which is accessible to all types of light
aircrafts. Domestic chartered flights from Manila to Bagabag are available. Travel time from Manila to Bagabag is 45
minutes. From there, it takes one hour and 30 minutes by land to Banaue.

For the latest flight schedules, visit the website or contact the telephone numbers of the airlines listed below:

ASIAN SPIRIT
108 G/F La Forteza Bldg., Session Rd. Baguio City
Tel. No.               (63-74) 444-5413
Email Address:         inquiry@asianspirit.com
Website:               www.asianspirit.com
Route from/to Bagabag: Manila

SEAIR
Rm. 303 Laó Centre Bldg. Arnaiz Ave. cor. Makati
Ave Makati City, Philippines
Tel. No.        (63-02) 849-0100
Fax No.         (63-02) 849-0239
Website:        www.flyseair.com
Route from/to Bagabag: Manila


By Land

From Manila, there are airconditioned buses that go straight to Banaue. The trip takes approximately 9 hours.

From Baguio City, there are also buses going to the Banaue Rice Terraces.

AUTO BUS
Tel. No.       (63-74) 735-8098
Route from/to Banaue: Manila
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DANGWA TRANCO
Tel. No.       (63-74) 731-2879/410-1991
Route from/to Banaue: Manila; Baguio

JEEPNEYS
Route from/to Banaue: Solano; Lagawe




Tourist Attractions

BANAUE RICE TERRACES
Banaue, Ifugao

More than 2,000 years ago, the lfugaos, with only simple tools and bare hands, carved rice fields out of the
mountainsides with several peaks rising as high as 2,000 meters or 6,000 feet and irrigated them through an ingenious
complex of bamboo pipes and canals, drawing water from streams created by bubbling springs. They kept carving on
the steep inclines of the mountains, and as they toiled the soil and planted the staple grains, they kept carving out
fields and building soil embankments until, in the passing of time, the rice terraces almost reached the peaks.

Invariably called "a stairway to the sky" and "the eighth wonder of the world", the Banaue Rice Terraces have a surface
span of nearly 400 kilometers and if laid end to end, they would stretch 20,000 kilometers. An engineering marvel,
indeed, and to this day, it stands as the most awe-inspiring man-made landscape in the Cordilleras!

The panorama of the terraces becomes stunning as it changes colors with the season: varying shades of green in the
planting season; alternating gold and ochre tones in the harvest season, and, different hues of the sky as reflected by
water in the bare fields.


BANGAAN RICE TERRACES
Brgy. Bangaan, Banaue, Ifugao

The rice terraces cluster and village both showcase the typical Ifugao community, where livelihood activities are within
the surroundings. The Bangaan Rice Terraces is a one-hour ride from Poblacion, Banaue then a 20-minute trek down
to the village. It can be viewed best from the road to Mayoyao.


BANGAAN VILLAGE
Brgy. Bangaan, Banaue, Ifugao
A traditional village nestled in the panoramic valley of the terraces.


BATAD RICE TERRACES
Brgy. Batad, Banaue, Ifugao

These rice terraces are shaped like an amphitheater. The terraces can be reached by a twelve-kilometer ride from
Banaue Hotel and a 2-hour hike uphill through mountain trails.


BOCOS VILLAGE / POITAN VILLAGE
Banaue, Ifugao

These villages showcase the typical lfugao community where houses are clustered in designated areas and livelihood
activities are within the community.




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BONTOC
Mountain Province

Bontoc, the capital of Mountain Province, is just 2 1/2 hours from Banaue.The road leading to Bontoc has spectacular
views of mountain hollows still covered in certain areas with lush forest of moss-covered trees and undergrowth. This
scenery, however, changes before the approach to the town with the forest giving way to surrounding terraces planted
with vegetables in square patches and intriguing geometric patterns.

The rice terraces of Malegcong, reached through a very steep track, are located in an unbelievably majestic
amphitheater. The terraces are astonishing in that they have stonewalls topped with narrow footpath that can be used
in going round to the other side of the amphitheater.

Back in the town proper is the Bontoc Museum, founded in 1911 by Belgian missionary Sr. Basil Gekiere, housing a
collection of mountain tribe tools, pottery, porcelain, jewelry, traditional costumes of beautifully woven cloth, and
photographs.

Beyond, up in the mountains lorded over by Mt. Pulag – the second highest in the country – is the cave containing the
centuries-old Kabayan mummies, some of them still kept in their ancient caskets hewn from whole logs. The trek to the
cave takes about two hours, but the view is magnificent.


CHAPAH WATERFALL
Brgy. Bocos, Banaue, Ifugao

This waterfall is located at Barangay Bocos and is 2 kilometers from Poblacion, Banaue.


CHUYONG VIEWPOINT
View Point, Banaue, Ifugao

Located near the town proper, Chuyong offers a panoramic vista of the Mayoyao World Heritage site cluster. The glory
of the site is unequaled.


DUCLIGAN HOT SPRINGS
Brgy. Ducligan, Banaue, Ifugao

These hot springs are found at the bank of Ducligan River and adjacent to a deep pool. Ducligan is 21 kilometers away
from the Poblacion.


GOHANG MUMMIFIED COUPLE
Brgy. Gohang, Banaue, Ifugao

The mummies of this couple were preserved and kept in a traditional native house for decades. Their favorite worldly
possessions were kept in the native house for their use in the "after world". It can be reached by a 15-minute ride from
Poblacion, Banaue.


GUIHOB NATURAL SWIMMING POOL
Brgy. Guihob, Banaue, Ifugao

The pool is a four-kilometer drive from Poblacion, Banaue. One has to hop and jump over huge boulders to reach the
crystal clear waters of Guihob.




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MAYOYAO RICE TERRACES
Brgy. Mayoyao, Ifugao

This spot is 44 kilometers away from Poblacion, Banaue. The poblacion of Mayoyao lies in the midst of these rice
terraces thus, upon arrival in the town, one is awed with a breathtaking view of the rice terraces where all the dikes are
tiered with flat stones. The organic Ifugao rice called Tinawon, in red and white variety, is harvested here in
abundance.


PULA AND CAMBULO NATIVE VILLAGE
Banaue, Ifugao

It is a rustic cobbled stone village in the first leg of the trekking route from Banaue viewpoint to Banga-an. The ancient
craft of bark cloth weaving thrives here.


SAGADA
Mountain Province

Sagada is a town nestled among the pine forests at an altitude of 1.480 meters and although it also boasts of
picturesque mountain scenery and rice terraces, it is best known for the hanging coffins on the flanks of the limestone
cliffs and in the grottoes called The Valley of Echoes. These limestone cliffs amid the pine forests look strangely
beautiful, almost eerie because of the wooden coffins wedged among the rocks. Hanging coffins are also found in the
caves of Sumaging and Lumiang, both less than an hour away. Another cave is just 3 hours away - the Cave of
Balangagan, which is interesting for its magnitude and many chambers.


TAM-AN VILLAGE Tam-an,
Banaue, Ifugao

It is a typical village situated 240 steps down from the Banaue Hotel's swimming pool. Woodcarving and hand woven
products are produced and sold here.


TAPPIYA WATERFALLS
About 30 minutes from Batad Village isacascading waterfall with an enormous natural pool for swimming. A visit to
Batad would be incomplete without seeing this beautiful waterfall.




Accommodation Facilities
(DOT-accredited)

Banaue offers simple yet comfortable accommodations for visitors, especially after a tiring day out in the mountains.

HOTEL
Standard

BANAUE HOTEL AND YOUTH HOSTEL
Rogue, Tam-an, Banaue, lfugao
Tel. No.        (63 74) 386-4087 to 88
Website:        www.philtourism.gov.ph/bhyh_desc.html
Total No. of Rooms: 81




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Dining Facilities
(DOT-accredited)

Food choices are limited in Banaue. Visitors usually dine in the inns or lodges where they are billeted. Get a view of
the terraces while dining at Banaue Hotel's fine dining restaurant.

Filipino /American Cuisine

HIDDEN VALLEY FOOD HOUSE
Ilogue, Tam-an, Banaue, Ifugao

OTHER DINING FACILITIES

International Cuisine

IMBAYAH RESTAURANT
Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel, Banue, Ifugao
Tel. No.       (63 74) 386-4087 to 88




Shopping

Immerse in the local villages and experience the thrill of haggling for a lower price for a native product made right
before you. Or you can just pick out souvenir items from the local stores.

BANAUE TRADE CENTER
Banaue, Ifugao

BINWIHAN'S BASKETRY
Trade Center Banaue

CAMP 7 EVER MANUAL
Trade Center Banaue, Ifugao

DUMANGENG HANDICRAFT & FURNITURE
Amganad, Banaue, Ifugao

EASTER'S HANDICRAFTS
Banaue, Ifugao

KIMMAYONG PRIMITIVE PRODUCTS & HANDICRAFTS
MAPHOD WEAVING
Amganad, Banaue

MATANGLAG BRONZE SMITH
Manglag, Banaue, Ifugao

PINKIHAN'S ETHNIC CRAFT
Poblacion, Banaue

WILD WINGS JUSFA
Kinakin, Banaue, Ifugao

WORWOR HANDICRAFTS
Banaue, Ifugao



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Special Interest

BANAUE HIKING ACTIVITIES
One of the most breathtaking trails in the Philippines can be discovered in the interior villages of Banaue, high up in
the Ifugao hinterlands. Tucked into these mountains are grand rice terraces, gorgeous waterfalls, lush forests and an
ancient culture still steeped in its time-honored ways. The trek demands effort as the path wanders through valleys and
up across high mountain passes. But the rewards are larger-than-life postcards, where landscapes and memories are
etched forever in the minds of those who take the less traveled path.

There are numerous trails linking the many settlements of the Ifugao highlands. Primarily used by the locals travelling
to and from the central market in Banaue, these footpaths also serve as scenic routes for intrepid travellers seeking to
explore the grandeur of the Cordilleras.


BAGUIO-SAGADA MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL
The Baguio-Sagada Mountain Bike trail is one of the most popular and heart pounding ride ever. It is the trail in
between Sayangan-Sagada

Mountain Bike Trail. (Sayangan is accessible by either mountain biking from Baguio through Halsema highway via
Trinidad, or by bus). This trail is applicable for the new and experts alike, but much caution and care should be taken
during downhill. Even the best of bikers will have some fall in this unexpected trail. Thus, bikers are advised to take the
necessary precautions while enjoying the trail, particularly during rainy and foggy days.


MT. AMUYAO
This 8th highest peak in the Philippines, with an elevation of 2,702 meters (8,865 ft.) above sea level, is located
between the boundary line of Banaue and Mayoyao and between Ifugao and Mountain Province. Its summit provides
the climber with a breathtaking panorama of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Ifugao. Mayoyao legend
says that the first Ifugao couple, Bugan and Wigan, took refuge in this mountain during the 40-day deluge that
inundated the province. Being the only survivors, they became the first ancestors of the Ifugaos.



Convention and Exhibition Facilities

BANAUE HOTEL AND YOUTH HOSTEL
llogue, Tam-an, Banaue, lfugao
Tel. No.        (63-74) 386-4087 to 88
Website:        www.philtourism.gov.ph/bhyh–desc.htmI
Total No. of Function Rooms: 5
Capacity: Minimum – 50         Maximum – 250




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