La Trinidad Benguet (Your Complete DIY Travel Guide)

Here is your complete travel guide to the tourist spots in La Trinidad, Benguet!

La Trinidad is now a growing ecotourism destination. Its banner slogan, “Valley of Colors,” speaks truly of the different tourist spots to see and experience there. From breathtaking mountain views, beautiful farms, and colorful occasions, La Trinidad offers a varied set of ecotourism attractions.

The good thing about these? Most of them are just minutes away from Baguio City. Here we go.

READ: 20+ Must-See Tourist Spots in Benguet (Your Complete Travel Guide)

La Trinidad’s Tourist Spots:

1. Mt Yangbew

Overlooking the town of La Trinidad, Benguet, Mt. Yangbew continues to attract nature lovers, hikers, or adventurers. Hiking towards the peak is relatively easy.

Grasses and a few shrubs cover the rolling summit of this mountain. While atop, one can see the mountain ranges of Benguet including the famous Mt. Pulag of Kabayan and Mt Santo Tomas of Baguio.

It is best to come here during early morning and late afternoon to chance on beautiful sunrises and sunsets respectively. Sea of clouds also occasionally appears. To date, Mt Yangbew is one of the recognized hiking tourist spots in La Trinidad.

  • Entrance Fee: Php 30 (Local Tourists), Php 50 (International Tourists)
  • Jump-Off Point: Sitio Binat, Tawang
  • Trekking Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Special Features: Mt Yangbew Sunrise, Limestone Rock Formations
  • Mt Yangbew Elevation: 1648m / 5407feet

READ: Mt. Yangbew in La Trinidad (Travel Guide): How to Get there, What to See

Mt Yangbew

2. Benguet State University

Benguet State University is a premier educational institution in the whole of the Cordillera region. But more than it’s esteemed performance, it offers different come-ons which draw local visitors.

BSU Marketing Center is one of these. Here, you’ll find various kinds of locally-processed products such as jams, sweets, pickled fruits, honey, and many more. Organically-grown vegetables are also sold here.

Other interesting spots in BSU are Shimamura Park, Oval, BSU Museum, and the Centennial Park. By the way, BSU is also suitable for jogging during early morning because of its fresh atmosphere.

  • Entrance Fee: None
  • Best Time to Visit: Weekends

READ: Benguet State University: Best Things to See, Do and Experience

Benguet State University in La Trinidad Benguet

3. Strawberry Farm

Strawberry Farm is one of the most famous tourist spots in La Trinidad, Benguet. It speaks for the tourism of the municipality. During weekends and holidays, throngs of tourists arrive.

Here, one can pick fresh strawberries for a fee. Various vegetables such as cabbage, lettuce, and broccoli are also grown here. There are also numerous stalls selling locally-made souvenir items such as strawberry wines and jams. Strawberry ice cream are also available for sale.

  • Entrance Fee: None
  • Best Time to Visit: Morning
Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad

4. Mt Kalugong

This mountain is adjacent to Mt. Yangbew. Its summit resembles the shape of a hat (the local term for this is Kalugong). Pine trees also cover most of the summit. At the edge of it, there are limestone rock formations, reminiscent of those found in Mt. Yangbew.

Here, you can have a view of the La Trinidad valley. Since Mt. Kalugong is privately managed, you would need to pay for an entrance fee. There are also recreational amenities established, thus, it is a good spot for picnic or family gathering.

Getting here is relatively easy since there is a road leading straight to the top. However, it is one steep climb. To date, this is one of the most popular tourist spots in La Trinidad, Benguet.

  • Entrance fee: Php 120
  • Jump-Off Point: Brgy Cruz (trail head besides the Benguet Memorial Service)
  • Trekking time: 20-30 minutes
  • Special Features: Views of La Trinidad valley, Limestone rock formations, Mt Kalugong sunrise, Pine forests

READ: Mt. Kalugong in La Trinidad, Benguet (Your Complete DIY Travel Guide)

Mt Kalugong in La Trinidad Benguet
Sunrise view from Mt. Kalugong.

5. Binanga Falls

Located at barangay  Shilan, this waterfall measures 15 feet high. It carved a very deep pool, surrounded with bare rock cliffs. It is named as such because it resembles a pot (binanga).

To get here, one needs to ride a garage at Shilan for 100 pesos towards the trailhead. From here, climb down a steep slope and pass by vegetable farms for about 15 minutes before finally reaching the falls. It has icy-cold waters, enough to soothe and harden the muscles after the arduous and downhill trek. This is a favourite picnic spot among the locals.

Further downstream, there is a higher cascade called Dinengdeng falls.

  • Entrance Fee: None
  • Jump-off Point: Brgy Shilan Hall
  • Trekking Time: 30 minutes
  • Garage: 10 mins (Fare is Php 100.00)

READ: Exploring Binanga Falls and Payogpog Falls of Shilan, La Trinidad

Binanga Falls in La Trinidad Benguet

6. Payogpog Falls

This is also found on Shilan, just upstream of Binanga falls. Again, one needs to ride a garage from Shilan proper all the way to sitio Bito. From here, hike for more or less an hour to reach the falls at sitio Sagpawe. You will be crossing a brook thrice and pass along vegetable farms.

The falls measures 30 feet high and has a naturally-build catch basin.  Its waters are also icy-cold. The best time to come here is during the rainy months for one to witness the full magnificence of the falls.

  • Entrance Fee: None
  • Jump-off Point: Brgy Shilan Hall
  • Garage: 15 mins to trailhead (Fare is Php 100.00)
  • Trekking time: 1-2 hours

READ: Exploring Binanga Falls and Payogpog Falls of Shilan, La Trinidad

Payaspas Falls in La Trinidad Benguet

7. Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC)

Considered as the most modern vegetable trading facility in the whole country, BAPTC was constructed to give local farmers a direct platform for selling their produce.

Several big buildings are housed in the facility. There are also existing eateries/restaurants. Due to arising issues, however, it is not being used to capacity until today. From the Strawberry Farm, you can just walk for 15 to 20 minutes to get here.

  • Entrance Fee: None
  • Best time to Visit: Morning
Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center

8. Lily of the Valley Organic Farms

The Lily of the Valley Organic Farm offers you a wonderful opportunity to experience picking fresh and organic vegetables for a fee. You can also experience do-it-yourself learning activities such as planting and weeding.

A homestay here offers modest accommodation. They have special and organic culinary meals. This is also suited for camping and picnic.

The Lily of the Valley Organic Farms is one of the recognized agricultural tourist spots in La Trinidad.

Lily of the Valley Organic Farm in La Trinidad Benguet

9. Benguet Museum

One of the cultural tourist spots in La Trinidad, this will lead you into the vibrant culture of the I-Benguet. It showcases various pictures, artifacts, and materials, depicting the traditional practices and beliefs of Benguet’s different tribes. Located within the provincial capitol compound, admission here is free.

There is also a souvenir shop where you can buy local crafts.

  • Entrance Fee: None
  • Location: Adjacent to the Benguet Capitol

10. Mt Costa

One of the renowned tourist spots in La Trinidad, Mt Costa features elegantly-designed gardens, inspired by the world’s best. It is located at Upper Lamtang, Puguis. Visiting Mt. Costa will leave you into deep communion with nature. Its verdant vegetation and colorful offerings can easily relieve you from life’s daily hassles.

  • Entrance Fee: Php 350 (Regular), Php 250 (Students, PWDs, Senior Citizens), Free (Children below 3 years old)
  • Contact: 0977 409 7004
  • Opening Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Every Day
  • Facebook: Mount Costa
Mt Costa in La Trinidad, Benguet

Other La Trinidad Tourist Spots:

  1. Puguis Communal Forest
  2. Pedak Burial Cave
  3. Talinguroy View Point
  4. Begbeg Burial Cave
  5. Tinedkaw Cave
  6. Kulong Cave
  7. Mt. Tayawan
  8. Mt. Peripen Bato
  9. Institute of Highland Farming Systems and Agroforestry
  10. Alapang Communal Forest
  11. Bahong Rose Farms
  12. La Trinidad Trading Post
  13. Tawang Stone Church

Where to Stay in La Trinidad?

Check the following table:

Source: http://latrinidadtourism.blogspot.com

How to Get to La Trinidad?

Source: http://latrinidadtourism.blogspot.com

For your Information:

If you need further information that may help in setting up your itinerary to the tourist spots in La Trinidad Benguet, do contact Mr. Valred Olsim, Tourism Officer, through:

  • Contact Number: 09294619617, +63 74 309 1001
  • Email: mayorslt@yahoo.com; valredsmail@yahoo.com
  • Website: http://latrinidad.gov.ph/programsandservices/tourism/

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7 Comments


  1. Include the barangay name where to find Mt. Yangbew, Mt. Kalugong & the Strawberry farm, for tourist to locate more easier. It’s okay for the other attractions,its already included. Thnk u

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    1. thank you maam for that suggestion:) perhaps, you could mention the barangays where these are located since I was not able to ask for these infos…thank you very much:)

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  2. Hi! My kids and I were planning to visit those places in La trinidad Benguet. Can you please help me on our itinerary?

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    1. sure maam Janette:) pero which specific places would you visit:) since you have kids, i would suggest that you first visit Mt Kalugong since its very fit for family activities…after that, you can proceed to Strawberry Farm and move on to BSU…if you still have time, you can catch sunrise at Mt Yangbew…

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      1. Possible na Mt Kalugong then traverse to Yangbew?

        Our plan kasi is city tour on saturday and trekking on Sunday.

        Thanks for your immediate response.

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        1. havent tried the traverse pero i think it would be possible…try asking the personnel at Mt Kalugong…there might a be a traverse trail from there going to the road leading to sitio Binat of Tawang…Binat is the jump-off point to Mt Yangbew…or if there is none, climb down to Cruz and ride a taxi to sitio Binat……hope that helps:)

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