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Top Choice Fusion in Baguio

Cafe by the Ruins

The thatched-wood interior of Baguio’s most beloved restaurant is awash in foliage and sculpted wood. Its wide-reaching menu is equally appealing, from the homemade 'breads and spreads (pâtés)' to organic salads, im…
Top Choice Museum in Baguio

St Louis University Museum

This museum in the campus library is run by Isekias 'Ike' Picpican, one of the country’s foremost authorities on the history and culture of the Cordillera people. You can spend hours examining the scores of weapons,…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Baguio


Though nondescript from the outside, Sabado’s is an Aladdin's Cave of genuine indigenous treasures. Poke around in the semigloom and you may find Kalinga spears (P2000), Ifugao headgear (P2500), hollow sticks used f…
Top Choice Museum in Baguio

BenCab Museum

This superb museum dedicated to the life, times and work of Benedicto Reyes Cabrera (BenCab) is as fascinating as the man who is its subject. The gallery is a mix of high glass panes slanting light into modern art c…
Vegetarian in Baguio

Bliss Cafe

There are Buddhas on the tables, Chinese art on the walls, modern decor in the niches and a general sense of delicious funkiness at this earthy lacto-vegetarian restaurant at Hotel Elizabeth. Owner-chef Shanti home-…
Bar in Baguio


A decades-old institution that draws a nice mix of tourists, expats, local students and random barflies. Some of the speciality drinks will, in no uncertain terms, lay you on your arse.
Church in Baguio

Bell Church

The Bell Church consists of several ornate, pagoda-roofed temples near the border of Baguio and La Trinidad. As places of worship go, this place has a couple of toes in Christianity and a big foot in China.
Arts Centre in Baguio

Tam-awan Village

Nine traditional Ifugao homes and two Kalinga huts were taken apart then reassembled on the side of a hill at the artist colony Tam-awan Village. Spending the night in one of these huts (single/double P500/1000) is …
Market in Baguio

City Market

Baguio’s city market is a 3-sq-km maze of a ‘useful things’ market where vendors sell everything from fruit to live poultry to low-quality crafts and souvenirs. Be prepared to haggle. There are some good eating opti…
Textiles in Baguio


Started by Bontoc weaver Narda Capuyan, this flagship store carries a broad selection of high-quality, locally made items, from traditional barongs to bags, blouses, scarves and table runners. These threads recently…