Baguio, for many, is a retreat from the sweltering lowlands to the pine filled highlands. Following your drive up the mountain, you will be greeted with a climate and culture very different from the rest of the Philippines. Whether you want to learn about local cultures, sample local cuisine, or simply get away to the great outdoors, Baguio serves as your gateway to the Cordilleras.
Quick facts about Baguio:
Common languages spoken: Baguio Ilokano, English, Kankanaey, Ibaloi, and Tagalog.
Altitude: About 5,000 feet above sea level.
While Baguio and the Cordillera’s are part of the Philippines, weather here can often be very different from other areas. We recommend checking the weather in Baguio and the North before coming up.
Pagasa – Northern Luzon Weather (external site)
US Navy METOC – Typhoon Warning Center (external site)
Special Laws in Baguio
There are a few special laws to be aware of. They are the following:
Anti-distracted ordinance – No walking on sidewalks while using mobile devices (external site)
Vehicle Coding – Vehicles not being allowed to drive within the highlighted area based on the last number on their license plate. The perimeter roads highlighted in dark blue can be driven on when it’s your “no-drive day.”
|1 or 2 = Monday|
|3 or 4 = Tuesday|
|5 or 6 = Wednesday|
|7 or 8 = Thursday|
|9 or 0 = Friday|