Whether you’re hitting the road for business or pleasure, these tips can make traveling to Baguio more fun and memorable.
Planning your trip
Book a room at least a month in advance, especially if the date of your visit falls on a holiday or on one of the peak seasons listed on the chart below. On these dates, it may be a little difficult to find a suitable room. Or schedule your trip on regular dates and enjoy lower rates. If you are taking the bus, go to the bus station early or better yet, get seat reservations to and from Baguio during holidays and peak seasons.
Below is a handy list of phone numbers of various local assistance centers, you might want to store in your cellphone. You can never tell when a fellow traveler might need some assistance:
|Department of Tourism||(074) 442 8848|
(074) 442 7014
|Notre Dame De Chartres Hospital||(074) 619 8530|
|Saint Louis Hospital of the Sacred Heart||(074) 442 5700|
|Baguio Medical Center||(074) 442 3338|
|Baguio Police Department||166|
(074) 442 1211
|People’s Action Team Responding Online||117|
If you will be driving to Baguio, remember to check your vehicle. Use BLOWBAG to make sure your vehicle is roadworthy: Check your Brakes, Lights, Oil, Water, Battery, Air, Gas. When you check your tire pressure, check your tires as well. You’ll need good traction driving up and down the winding roads of Baguio. Don’t depend solely on your brakes when driving downhill. Shift to low gear on steep inclines. It’s safer. By the way, gas gets more expensive the farther you are from Metro Manila so get a full tank of gas.