Top things to do

Top Choice Fusion in Baguio

Cafe by the Ruins Dua

The clean white, vaguely colonial decor makes one of North Luzon's best meals taste even swankier. Local specialities such as carabao (water buffalo) cheese, etag (smoked pork), mountain rice and jackfruit are woven…
Top Choice Museum in Baguio

BenCab Museum

This superb museum dedicated to the life, times and work of artist Benedicto Reyes Cabrera (BenCab) is as fascinating as the man himself. The gallery is a mix of high glass panes that slant light into modern art col…
Top Choice Museum in Baguio

St Louis University Museum

This campus museum 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 weapons, funereal artefacts, tribal c…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Baguio

Sabado’s

Though nondescript from the outside, Sabado’s is an Aladdin's cave of genuine indigenous treasures. Poke around in the semi-gloom and you may find Kalinga spears, Ifugao headgear, hollow sticks used for carrying wat…
Area in Baguio

Camp John Hay

A Japanese internment camp for Allied prisoners of war in WWII, and then a US military rest-and-recreation facility, 246-hectare Camp John Hay has been reinvented as a mountain resort with restaurants, hotels, shops…
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 this artists colony. Spending the night in one of these huts (single/double P500/P1000) is a rare treat. …
Japanese in Baguio

Chaya

Baguio's best Japanese restaurant feels like a cosy living room, with its handful of tables close together between wood-panelled walls decorated with tapestries, plants and colourful bottles. There's also a casual o…
Arts & Crafts in Baguio

Teresita’s Antiques and Furniture

Teresita’s largely caters to serious collectors, with antique bulol out of financial reach of casual shoppers. There's also a good selection of Igorot textiles and beads, carved wooden items, vintage offering boxes …
Filipino in Baguio

Solibao

The casual Session Rd branch of a venerable Baguio institution provides a belt-loosening course in Filipino classics. Choose from beef kare-kare (meat cooked in peanut sauce), crispy dinguan (pork fried with chilli …
Cafe in Baguio

Cafe Yagam

With its hardwood floors, big stone fireplace, acoustic music on the stereo and frogs outside chirping along in time, this is the kind of place that entices you to chill out for hours. Its Kalinga owner serves speci…