Baguio City in the Philippines is known as the country’s Summer Capital. This city was founded by the Americans during their stay in the country, and is located on a mountain. The weather is pretty cool, making it the perfect destination when one yearns to get away from the heat and humidity of the lowlands.
Now, the city government and the Baguio Convention and Visitors Bureau (BCVB) are working in tandem to promote the city as a new adventure destination. The Philippine Information Agency reports:
“We will be promoting Baguio, not as the usual tourist destination, but as a place where people (tourists) has a lot other things to do, where adventure begins,” De Leon said.
In the forum, BCVB Executive Director Amboy Guevara, presented the new tourism map they have designed and the pavilion that they will be creating for the PTM. He also presented the new adventure destination and packages that BCVB will be promoting.
The adventure packages involve rapelling, rock climbing, river surfing, airsoft fun games, fishing kayaking, All Terrain Vehicle (ATV), cave tours, Balatoc Mines tour and trekking, among others.
For the adventure package destinations, it includes Ambuclao and Binga Dam, the Ambongdolan cluster of caves in Tublay, Mt Pulag and the Bulalakao Lake of Kabayan and Mt Sto Tomas in Tuba.
Traveling in the Philippines may not be as easy as it is in European and American cities but buses, airplanes, and car rentals make Baguio a very accessible destination from the capital, Manila. If you’re looking for something different, check out what Baguio has to offer.