It’s nice to be back in the City of Pines and this time I traveled with my college friends. It’s funny that after a decade we all get to bond in spite of being in a different group of friends back in college. It was a very relaxing 3-day trip with them.
It’s been weeks for us to finally decide to go to Baguio as 3 of y college buddies were all working in a corporate company and I am the only one who’s ready anytime.
When we finally decided that we will stay in Baguio for 3 days while they are on a holiday vacation we booked our bus ticket online, the good thing about booking online is you have a 1-time option to rebook your ticket. You can book Victory Bus ticket online 5 days prior to your travel.
Manila to Baguio has 2 options – Regular air-conditioned bus and First Class Airconditioned bus (with onboard toilet).
Regular a/c bus Pasay to Baguio cost 455 Pesos / 9 USD ONE WAY, travel time is 5-6 hours with a 2-3 stopover.
First Class a/c bus is 750 Pesos / 15 USD ONE WAY, travel time is 4 hours with 1 stopover.
Best time to travel to Baguio: Early morning, less traffic in EDSA
It will always depend on where you will stay, where you will eat and what activities you will do during your stay. We stayed in a 3-star hotel, we paid 2,000 pesos per night with FREE plated Filipino breakfast for 4 pax.
We got a nice deal from TRAVELOKA with a discount of 800 Pesos/hotel/night. That is actually a VERY GOOD DEAL, we only paid 500 pesos per night/pax and we get to stay in a nice hotel, with comfy bed, en-suite bathroom, and FREE breakfast.
Hotel Henrico Legarda
With a nightly rate of 2,000 to 3,000 pesos (rates are higher during Peak season).
We loved our hotel room so much – who wouldn’t? With a view like this every day? Fresh air and cold breeze – perfect!!!
With 2 queen size bed, tv, en-suite bathroom, spacious room, and no aircon. Common was in Baguio, it’s always cold or chilly weather here even on summer days. No comforter which I don’t like much about and the bed is not that comfy.
The restaurant where we ate will soon be posted on my next blog.