Strawberry Farm La Trinidad Benguet
About 30mins away from Baguio City is La Trinidad, Benguet .. the place where you can buy and harvest fresh strawberries from the huge field and you can even hand-pick the fruits by yourself.
Just beside the strawberry plantation is also a flower plantation, a lot of beautiful flowers grown on this province that is what Baguio is also known for and if fact one of the major holidays Baguio has is the Penagbenga (Flower Festival) held during the month of February. The highlight of the Penagbenga Festival is a parade of floats made from various types of flowers.
Philippine Military Academy Baguio
The training school for future officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines established as the “Officers’ School of the Philippine Constabulary” on February 17, 1905 at Intramuros, Manila, but was relocated on September 1, 1908 at Baguio City.
Strolling around the camp you will see the cadets drill every morning and take a pose with the relics of the past like the tanks and artilleries used in the recent world wars.
Baguio Botanical Garden
Also known as Igorot Village, the Botanical Garden features Igorot house replicas similar found in the Cordilleras and their culture.
The village is quite a large park and about the same size as Burnham Park. The Baguio Botanical Garden is said to capture the ethnic spirit and cultural legacy of the Igorots and due to the laid-back and cool environment it is a nice place to just sit down and relax, take a leisurely walk along the winding pathways and enjoy the landscape where you will find numerous plants and trees. Also inside the Baguio Botanical Garden is the Baguio Arts Guild gallery where you can pose and have your face sketched for few minutes and take home for souvenir.
And of course your visit will not be complete without the picture taking with the Ifugao natives at the entrance. They will gladly pose with you but definitely for a small tip.
Butterfly Sanctuary Baguio
The Butterfly Sanctuary is an eco-tourism attraction inside Camp John Hay and was designed around the Little Mermaid Garden that was built by American soldiers decades ago when this premiere Baguio attraction was still a U.S. Armed Forces recreational facility in the Philippines.
The best time to visit the Butterfly Sanctuary is during a fair weather because butterflies tend to be more active on a sunny day. Well on our visit we were lucky enough to have some pictures taken with the butterflies placed on our faces, nose, hands and wherever you like it. Visitors are allowed to touch the butterflies just as long as they are handled gently so as not to damage their wings.
Camp John Hay Baguio
A former recreation area of the US Military, this camp is one of the country’s premiere golfing destinations. Hotels, a shopping center and a convention center are some of the attractions along with the beautiful landscaping, pine tree-lined roads, quaint cottages and wide open spaces.
Mines View Park Baguio
The park was once a gold and copper mine site in the early 20th Century. Standing on a small observation deck in Mines View Park is a spectacular view of Benguet’s gold and copper mines and the Cordillera mountains.
There are also a lot of shops where one can buy Baguio products such as the peanut brittle, strawberry jams, other fruit preserves and Baguio souvenir t-shirts. Other attractions in Mines View Park are horse back riding and getting suited up for an Igorot costume for a souvenir picture!
The Mansion Baguio
The Mansion is the official residence and a working office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines. It has elegantly structured building and guesthouse and its gate is patterned after that of London’s Buckingham Palace.
Burnham Park Baguio
Burnham Park is Baguio City’s premiere park designed by and named after premier American architect and urban planner Daniel Hudson Burnham. Here one can relax and enjoy the day through biking, skating, boating in the man-made lagoon, having a picnic, or just strolling around the park.
Burnham Park remains to this day one of the Philippines’ most well known and best-loved parks. Burnham Park has 12 cluster areas: the man-made lake with rowboats for hire that folks refer to as the Burnham Lagoon, the Children’s Playground, the Skating Rink, the Rose Garden, the Orchidarium, Igorot Garden, Melvin Jones Grandstand, the Athletic Bowl, a Picnic Grove, the Japanese Peace Tower, Pine Trees of the World and Sunshine Park.
Lion’s Head Baguio
The Lion’s Head is the famous landmark of Baguio City located along Kennon Road which is the most popular access to Baguio City, Philippines.
Wright Park Baguio
The park was initially built as a recreational facility for the American soldiers and civilians. It is a place to have a good stroll along the rectangular pool and tall pine trees. Here you may rent an hourly Horseback riding or just sit back on the horseback riding viewing deck.