Featured photo by Ryan T. Bucayu
The tropical monsoon climate of Baguio City provides tourists with a variety of vacation opportunities all year round. The monsoon rains let you appreciate the laid-back lifestyle while the city’s cool breeze keeps you peaceful and at ease. All year long, visitors can take advantage of the pleasant climate and stunning natural surroundings.
The average temperature in Baguio does not vary much and feels nice throughout the entire year. The city enjoys a mild climate compared to other tourist hotspots. As of February 2021, Baguio City’s highest average temperature is 30°C in April and its lowest is 9°C.
So, when is the best time to visit Baguio City? Well, that depends on what kind of weather and activity you prefer—whether you want to relax and unwind or embark on an exhilarating adventure.
Peak Season at Baguio City
Visiting the Summer Capital of the Philippines in the peak season offers richer experiences, especially during major festivals and celebrations like the Panagbenga Flower Festival, PMA Homecoming, Baguio Arts Festival, Fil-am Golf Tournament, Christmas, and Holy Week.
The “Brrr” Months: November to February
The Ber months of November and December through January and February are the greatest times to visit if you want to experience cool, crisp weather. At this time, you can fully appreciate Baguio’s cold climate. It’s also the time of year when you may don layers of clothing since you never know if the day will bring sunshine, melancholic fog, or monsoon rains. The key is to let the weather surprise you, making it all part of the Baguio experience!
Photo by Kim Santos
While making travel arrangements, keep in mind that most Baguio hotels, vacation rentals, and other lodgings are completely booked throughout the holiday season. Filipino families frequently get together in December for reunions, weddings, and other occasions, or they arrange trips with their balikbayan relatives. Therefore, we strongly advise planning your trip in advance.
The Summer Months: March to May
The country’s summer capital always tops everyone’s list of favorite travel destinations in Luzon. If you want a little bit of summer heat, the best time to visit is from March to May. Whether you want to go on a nature trip or immerse yourself in the local culture, Baguio can give you the best of both worlds.
Photo by Thomas Picana