What You Can Do In Baguio After Summer

Baguio City is popularly known as the Philippines’ Summer Capital. But did you ever wonder what you can do in this vacation hub after summer? Here’s Part One of our list and find out just what are these things you should tick off in your bucket list.

Hangout at Hill Station

It’s just nice to unwind in a relaxing setting while enjoying the finest food in town – and hanging out at Hill Station is one of the best spots to go to after summer! Eating that chocolate cake with a nice cup of Cordillera-grown coffee or tea would be a perfect blend while enjoying the cold, crisp breeze on a window peeking on pine trees kissed by fog.

With the restaurant’s log-cabin ambiance, you can really tell it is one of the best restaurants in town as it was awarded by the Asia Tatler Dining Magazine as one of the Philippines’ Best Restaurants for 2012 and is shortlisted in the Miele Book Guide as one of the Philippines’ Best Restaurants from 2011-2013.

As half of our group are still on their way to Baguio, our initial group of 8 have tried their lemon meringue, deep dark chocolate cake, lemon chocolate tart, and lemon cream. Bon appétit!

Contact Information:

Address: Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road, Baguio City (fronting SM City Baguio)

Business hours: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Restaurant), 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Bar), Monday – Sunday

Telephone numbers: +63 74 424-2734, +63 74 423 9100, +63 74 423 9558, +63 74 664 4850

Website: www.hillstationbaguio.com

Facebook: /HillStationBaguio

Instagram: @hillstationbaguio

Visit The Book Heaven!

After having some quality time at Hill Station, why not succumb yourself to books! Visit Mount Cloud Bookshop for the latest reads, ranging from children’s books, documentaries, local and foreign novels alike. You ask for a book, they probably would have it!

They also have a seasonal promo where they display books outside their shop and give it for free! And if you are fond of writing poems and prose, drop by their shop every third Monday of the month for the “Third Monday from the Sun” open mic poetry reading session – a nice way to warm yourself from that cold Baguio climate!

Contact Information:

Address: Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road, Baguio City (fronting SM City Baguio)

Business hours: 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Daily)

Telephone numbers: +63 74 424 4437

Website: www.mtcloudbookshop.com

E-mail: queries@mtcloudbookshop.com

Facebook: /mtcloud

Tumblr: mtcloudbookshop.tumblr.com

Twitter: @mtcloudbookshop

Instagram: @mtcloud

Food Tasting at Café Yagam

As one of the newest house-turned-cafés in Baguio, Café Yagam is not just a hub for those who want to go away from the city’s hustle and bustle; it is also a nice haven for foodies. Their menu mainly focuses on organic and authentic Cordilleran dishes.

When we went here as part for our After Summer Getaway  by Azalea Hotels and Residences Baguio, we have tried four of their local and bestseller dishes, which are:

Pinuneg (blood sausage)

‘Pinuneg’ is the Cordilleran version of blood sausage. It is similar to longganisa, only, the meat stuffed is mixed with pig blood, which gives it a distinct taste.

Binungor (spicy vegetable stew)

‘Binungor’ is made a medley of stringed beans, seashells, banana blossoms, mushroom, jackfruit, garlic, red onion, ginger, and chilli. Its texture is likened to that of a cooked taro plant.

Kini-ing (smoked and salted meat)

‘Kini-ing’ is likened to, but different from, ‘etag.’ It is then fermented by putting it in a jar and burying it to the ground for quite some time.


‘Pinikpikan’ is a native Cordilleran dish wherein the chicken’s body is patted so that blood will clot within, for it to be more tasteful. It is usually served as part of rituals in the native highlands.

Contact information:

Address: 25 J. Felipe Street, corner Gibraltar Road, Baguio City

Business hours: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Monday – Sunday)

Mobile Numbers: +63 948 958 5157, +63 921 256 5677, +63 946 455 0364

Website: www.bit.ly/cafeyagam

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/CAFE-YAGAM/671221122965088


Need to know more? Check out Part Two of our list soon!

4 thoughts on “What You Can Do In Baguio After Summer

  1. Congratulations on your first guest post in Lakbay Baguio Aldrick! Keep on blogging and sharing those Baguio City experiences! Awesome job!

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