20+ Best Tourist Spots Near Baguio City (Your Complete DIY Travel Guide)

Here is your complete travel guide to the tourist spots near Baguio City.

Baguio Cathedral. Burnham Park. Tam-awan Village. Mines View Park. Wrights Park. SM Baguio. Botanical Garden.

You must be familiar with the said attractions if you’ve been visiting Baguio City for several times already. But if you’re looking to experience something new, fret not. There are tourist spots near Baguio City, which you can visit in less than a day or two.

Here is a complete and comprehensive list to help you out. Take note. Most of these are off-beaten destinations.

Tourist spots near Baguio City

Note: Distance of the tourist spots from Baguio City can change depending on traffic conditions.

1. Mt Yangbew

Mt Yangbew is one of the tourist spots near Baguio City.

Mt Yangbew is one of the most popular hiking destinations near Baguio City. While atop, you’ll catch a panoramic view of La Trinidad valley and the city, including Mt Santo Tomas and Mt Pulag. If you’re lucky, you’ll chance on a stunning sea of clouds. Limestone rock formations and grasses dominate the slope of Mt. Yangbew. You can also do horseback riding here for Php 300 an hour.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sitio Binat, Tawang, La Trinidad, Benguet
  • Distance from Baguio: 15-20 minutes of a taxi ride
  • Trekking Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Entrance Fee: Php 30 (Local Tourists) Php 20 (Local Students) Php 50 (International Tourists)
  • Tip: Best to go there during early morning and later afternoon

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

2. Bayokbok Falls

Bayokbok falls is one of the tourist spots near Baguio City.

If you’re after a refreshing swim, check out Bayokbok falls, a three-layered cascade with beautiful pools. You’ll have the chance to see all the three waterfalls. Aside from swimming, you can also do rafting, rappelling, and cliff jumping here. The river feeding the waterfalls is one of the cleanest in the province. Occasionally, you might see some crabs and other marine species.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sitio Asin, Tuel, Tublay, Benguet
  • Distance from Baguio: 40 minutes to 1 hour of ride
  • Trekking Time: 15 minutes
  • Entrance Fee: Php 250 (Covers all fees)

READ: Bayokbok Falls in Tuel, Tublay (Your Complete DIY Travel Guide)

3. Mt Kalugong

Mt Kalugong is one of the tourist spots near Baguio City.

Mt Kalugong stands next to Mt Yangbew, and you can climb them both on the same day. Pine forests cover most of the summit of Mt. Kalugong. But on edge, limestone rocks dominate. Here, you can have a full glimpse of La Trinidad valley and the surrounding barangays. Here, you can find hammocks, swings, native houses, and the famous Mt Kalugong Café.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Cruz, La Trinidad, Benguet
  • Distance from Baguio: 20-30 minutes of jeepney ride
  • Trekking Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Entrance Fee: Php 15

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

4. Strawberry Farm

Strawberry Farm is one of the tourist spots near Baguio City.

Undoubtedly, this is one of the most frequented tourist spots near Baguio City. Here, you can pick fresh strawberries and vegetables and buy different souvenirs such as soft brooms, wines, and many more.

  • Location/Jump-off: La Trinidad, Benguet
  • Distance from Baguio: 20-30 minutes of jeepney ride
  • Trekking Time: 5 minutes
  • Entrance Fee: None

5. BSU Museum

Benguet State University is a premier agricultural institution in the north. If you want to know about its history, check out the BSU museum. The museum also exhibits different artifacts and pictures showcasing the rich culture of the Cordillera region. If you’re done, you can also check out BSU Marketing Center and the Shimamura Park, which are just a walking distance.

  • Location/Jump-off: La Trinidad, Benguet
  • Distance from Baguio: 20-30 minutes
  • Trekking Time: 5 minutes
  • Entrance Fee: None

READ: Benguet State University: Best Things to See, Do and Experience 2019

6. Mt Costa

Mt Costa gives you a version of some of the world’s most acclaimed gardens. It’s a perfect respite for those seeking to commune with nature. Experience the pine-scented and chilly atmosphere and chase some butterflies around. Flowers of different species also abound.

  • Entrance Fee: Php 350 (Regular), Php 250 (Students, PWDs, Senior Citizens), Free (Children below three years old)
  • Distance from Baguio: 20-30 minutes of a taxi ride
  • Contact: 0977 409 7004
  • Opening Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Every Day

READ: Mount Costa Travel Guide: A Must Visit Outdoor Living Room Near Baguio

7. Puguis Communal Forest

You can view this along the road leading to or from Mt. Costa. It is one of the few remaining watershed areas in La Trinidad and Baguio City. Pine forests dominate the landscape, hosting some endemic species such as civet cats and birds. It’s a good place for jogging or hiking.

  • Location/Jump-off: Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet
  • Entrance Fee: None
  • Distance from Baguio: 20-30 minutes of a taxi ride

8. Colorado Falls

Colorado Falls is one of the tourist spots near Baguio City.

Colorado falls is among the must-see tourist spots near Baguio City for those who want to cool off and have an invigorating swim. Located some 30 kilometers away from the city, the falls can be reached via the famed Kennon Road. There are basic amenities there. If you’re up for a more strenuous challenge, chase the Mother Falls upstream, which measures around seven-story high.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Twin Peaks, Tuba, Benguet
  • Entrance Fee: None
  • Distance from Baguio: 40 minutes-1 hour of commute ride

READ: Colorado Falls of Tuba, Benguet

9. Hydro Falls

After or before visiting Colorado falls, you can also proceed to Hydro falls. It is a two-layered waterfall with beautiful and very deep pools. Expect to jump across boulders and trail on bushy landscapes before finally catching sight of it.

  • Location/Jump-off: Camp 6, Tuba, Benguet
  • Entrance Fee: None
  • Distance from Baguio: 30 minutes of jeepney ride

10. Binanga Falls

Binanga falls is one of the tourist spots near Baguio City.

Locals named it that way because the falls cascades on a pool, which resembles the shape of a pot. “Binanga” means pot in the native language. The falls measures around 20 feet high, and it carved a very deep pool. The waters are icy-cold, enough to give you an instant relief after the arduous trek of getting here. Further upstream, you can find Payogpog falls, which is higher.

  • Location/Jump-off: Shilan, La Trinidad
  • Distance from Baguio: 40 minutes – 1 hour of jeepney ride
  • Trekking Time: 20 minutes
  • Entrance Fee: None

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

11. Bengaongao Cave

Bengaongao Cave is one of the tourist spots near Baguio City.

Bengaongao Cave is one of the rising tourist spots near Baguio City. It features stunning stalagmite and stalactite rock formations. “Bengaongao” is a local term for noise. The cave got that name because it used to thrive with birds and bats.

  • Location/Jump-off: Ambongdolan, Tublay, Benguet
  • Distance from Baguio: 40 minutes – 1 hour of jeepney ride to Acop Shilan, 1-hour garage to Ambongdolan
  • Entrance Fee: Php 225 (Covers all fees)

READ: Explore Bengaongao cave, Paterno cave of Tublay (Travel Guide)

12. Paterno Cave

Paterno Cave is just a walking distance from Bengaongao Cave. It is named as such because it served as a hiding place of Gen. Paterno during the American war. Just like Bengaongao Cave, Paterno Cave boasts of stunning rock formations. You can have all sorts of depictions to these.

READ: Explore Bengaongao cave, Paterno cave of Tublay (Travel Guide)

13. Aran Cave

Aran Cave is one of the most visited tourist spots near Baguio City, owing to its accessibility and its proximity to other destinations such as Colorado Falls and the Lion’s Head. Not only will you catch sight of picturesque rock formations here, but you’ll also swim and rappel on beautiful waterfalls.

  • Location/Jump-off: Tuba, Benguet
  • Distance from Baguio City: 40 minutes of jeepney ride
  • Entrance Fee: Php 225 per person

READ: Aran Cave in Tuba, Benguet (Your Complete DIY Travel Guide)

Other Must-See Tourist Spots near Baguio City:

  • Winaca Eco-Cultural Village
  • Lily of the Valley Organic Farm
  • Benguet Museum
  • Mt Ulap
  • Bahong Rose Farms
  • Benguet Agri Pinoy Trading Center
  • Mt Timbak

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