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!

Baguio City in November

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. 

baguio city summer

Photo by Thomas Picana

Baguio City’s Off-Peak Season

Traveling during the off-peak season can be a lot easier on your wallet, with cheaper accommodation rates and prices. It’s also a chance for you to experience Baguio at a less chaotic time of the year. 

The Rainy and Monsoon Season: June to October 

If you’re looking for lower prices and fewer crowds, June to October are the best months to visit if you don’t mind getting a little wet. Plus, the scenery is even more beautiful as you are surrounded by lush greenery.

Other Ideal Seasons to Visit Baguio

Baguio City is also a popular destination for couples and newlyweds who are looking for an unforgettable honeymoon. The quiet months of January, June, July, and August are ideal for a romantic getaway in the city. With a charming blend of colonial America and rich indigenous Filipino culture, you are instantly transported to another place and time. Truly, there is no other place like Baguio. 

Another good time to visit Baguio is during its food festivals, where foodies can indulge themselves on a unique gastronomical adventure. Visitors will discover a wide array of culinary events, such as the Mangan Taku Food Festival, which appeals to both locals and tourists.

Make Your Baguio Visit Extra Memorable with El Retiro Baguio

A trip to Baguio is always the best choice for vacationers who prefer cool weather. No matter how many times you’ve been to the city, there’s always something new to discover. To give you the best luxury travel experience, book your stay at El Retiro Baguio

El Retiro is a premier Baguio vacation home, combining luxurious living with modern facilities in a one-of-a-kind serviced residence. The 1.6-hectare property provides the best of personalized experiences and lavish accommodations for the ultimate Baguio vacation. This charming heritage home is situated in a tranquil environment away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, providing a sense of privacy and exclusivity. 

There is no better way to experience Filipino culture than by immersing yourself in what Baguio City has to offer.