Baguio City


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Located in the Cordillera Mountains in northern Luzon, Baguio City is known for its cool weather and beautiful scenery. Called the "City of Pines" for its abundant pine trees, Baguio provides a refreshing break from the tropical heat of the lowlands. The city's cool climate has also earned Baguio the nickname of "Summer Capital of the Philippines".

The best part about Baguio is the serenity that nature brings. For a calm stroll or bike ride, go to Burnham Park located right in the city center. For cityscape views, visit Mines View Park or Mirador Eco Park instead to get a breath of fresh mountain air. And if you're feeling adventurous, Tree Top Adventure and Bell House await you inside Camp John Hay

La Trinidad's famous strawberry farms, Botanical Garden and Baguio Eco Park's eco-tours, and Tam-awan Village—an artists’ colony featuring traditional Ifugao huts, are only a few examples of what you can find on the outskirts of Baguio city. BenCab Museum, an art museum of National Artist Benedicto Cabrera, is also a must-visit.

Being a digital nomad in Baguio City comes with some amazing perks, like the city's year-round cool weather and its proximity to nature. There are two well-known coworking spaces here: Workhub, which also has meeting rooms and event space availability; and Calle Uno, where you can find a food hub for your coffee or lunch break needs.

In addition to coworking spaces, Baguio City has plenty of cafes where you can set up your laptop and get some work done. Some popular cafes in the city are 113 Wagner Café, a picturesque garden eatery; Arca’s Yard, which not only serves coffee but also functions as a mini-library and museum showcasing Igorot culture and antiquities; and Choco-late de Batirol, a hidden gem in Camp John Hay's verdant hills, giving it a forest retreat appeal.

Baguio offers some interesting dining options too! Foggy Mountain Cookhouse is a great spot to watch the sunset while enjoying some delicious food. However, this restaurant requires reservations in advance. Canto, on the other hand, is a local favorite that offers an authentic Baguio experience not only through its food but also through its cozy setting. If you're looking to taste the local cuisine, Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant is where you want to go. They serve dishes from the Cordillera region. Good Taste Restaurant offers Filipino and Chinese cuisine, Chaya serves authentic Japanese food, while Grumpy Joe is the perfect destination for pizza, pasta, and burger lovers. If you're looking for a good place to eat and drink at night, Craft 1945 serves Spanish food and premium craft beer or Baguio Craft Brewery is another popular spot for "good food, great music, and craft beer."

Rhea Vitto Tabora
February 27, 2023
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Rhea Vitto Tabora is a professional travel writer with over 14 years of experience working in the hospitality industry. Her work has been published in Travel Asia Now, Arrivedo, Daily Tribune, Mise En Place Asia magazine, and various hotel websites.

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