Featured Photo by Mark Anthony Posugac
Baguio as a mountain resort is the perfect place for nature lovers. With the city’s cold weather and lush landscapes, it’s no wonder that Baguio is a top destination for those who love being outdoors.
So if you’re wondering what to do in Baguio as a tree-hugger, we created this Baguio travel guide, especially for you. Here are 7 ways to experience the great outdoors of the Mountain City.
Things to do in Baguio: For Nature Lovers
1. Forest Bathing at Camp John Hay
Camp John Hay is one of the most popular tourist spots in Baguio. With trails waiting to be explored, it’s a great place for morning strolls, forest bathing, trekking, biking, and hiking. Before you make your way through the Yellow Trail or the Camp John Hay Eco-Trail, be sure to bring your camera. There are plenty of photo opportunities along the way.
Another fun thing to do is book an eco-adventure tour at Camp John Hay. Visit the Butterfly Sanctuary, or if you prefer adrenaline-pumping activities, opt for the Superman Ride (zipline) or the 60-foot-high Tree Drop.
Photo by May Ann Racuya
2. Nature Walks at the Botanical Garden
A trip to the newly updated Baguio Botanical Garden is another worthwhile trip for nature lovers. Enjoy some peace and quiet while appreciating the garden’s enchanting attractions: Centennial Garden, Dahlia Garden, Sunflower Section, PMSEA Botanic Park, Fil-Chinese Friendship Park, Japanese Tunnel Walk, Korea Garden (Taebek Park), Pagoda or Viewdeck, City of Vaughan (Canada) Park, Thailand Friendship Park, Yellow Margeurite Garden, Mini Bamboo Walkway, and the Cordillera Village.
3. Take Night Strolls at Burnham Park
If you’re looking for a place to relax and enjoy near Baguio’s busy city center, then Burnham Park is the perfect option for you. Considered the city’s “Mother of All Parks,” Burnham is one of Baguio’s most famous open green spaces. Brimming with lush greenery and blooming flowers, visitors can have a picnic or rent a bike to explore the park’s attractions. The park’s main attractions include the Children’s Playground, Rose Garden, Orchidarium, Picnic Grove, and the Igorot Garden.
Photo by Mark Jan Calub