Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Site in Sagada

Echo Valley Hanging Coffins

Sagada's most popular attractions are the hanging coffins of Echo Valley: some are centuries old while others are only a few years old. Most are high up the sheer rock face, leading you to wonder how this was origin…
Top Choice Fusion in Sagada

Sagada Brew

All clean lines, floor-to-ceiling glass and blond-wood furnishings, Sagada Brew strives to be the most sophisticated cafe in the village, which it does well. Stuffed peppers sit alongside rosemary pepper chicken and…
Top Choice International in Sagada

Log Cabin

One of Sagada’s many wonderful surprises is this aptly named restaurant that feels like a cosy ski lodge, with a roaring log fire and a fleece-clad foreign crowd. Treat yourself to the likes of roast meats with loca…
Cave in Sagada

Lumiang Burial Cave

Lumiang Burial Cave is a 10- to 15-minute walk south of the main village, towards Ambasing, well signposted along the left-hand fork in the road. Steep steps lead down to an enormous, lichen-furred cave where more t…
Cave in Sagada

Sumaging Cave

The exhilarating Sumaging Cave, or Big Cave, is the most popular of Sagada's caves. Its immense chambers are home to other-0worldly rock formations with fanciful names such as 'King's Curtain' and the more literal '…
Village in Sagada

Demang

South of the centre, the small village of Demang is now a barangay of Sagada but was the area’s original settlement and remains Sagada’s cultural and traditional heart. Most of Sagada’s dap-ay (outdoor patios) are i…
Vegetarian in Sagada

Gaia Cafe

Hidden in the woods 1.6km south of the centre past the Lumiang Cave entrance, Gaia serves locally sourced vegan fare (plus a few egg dishes) amid pine trees and with a view of rice terraces. It's easily the most ple…
Museum in Sagada

Ganduyan Museum

This small museum is packed with an anthropologist’s dream of sculptures, jewellery and other Kankanay artefacts. Be sure to chat to the owner, the son of the late founder Christina Aben, who is a font of informatio…
Fusion in Sagada

Yoghurt House

Enjoy your banana pancake out on the balcony at breakfast; get some of the great oatmeal cookies to go; or linger over pasta and chunky sandwiches on home-made bread or baguettes. If you've been craving veggies, the…
Ceramics in Sagada

Sagada Pottery

On the main road to Besao, Sagada Pottery creates labour-intensive earthenware pottery that takes 30 hours to fire. Potters will show off their skills for a small fee (P100 or so) and you can try your hand at the cr…