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Baguio City

Sub alpine coolness and heat relief

Overlooking Baguio

The capital of Benguet province, Baguio City is located in northern Luzon at an altitude of approximately 1,500 metres (4,900 ft). Here in the Luzon tropical pine forests one can escape the heat of the plains to this nicknamed “Summer Capital of the Philippines”.

Established as an an American mining and recreational town, tourism is now one of Baguio’s main industries due to its weather, and it was rated among the top 25 destinations in Asia by TripAdvisor in 2011, we were there in January 2012.

Getting There:

Loakan Airport serves Baguio City with regular flights to Manila and other Philippine cities.

Driving From Manila, take the NLEX to Angeles City,

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100 Islands

Pack sunscreen, water, food and small change

The beach area and picnic hall. Here you can bbq but the area can be very crowded but the swimming is nice.

An excellent day trip from Aliminos and Lucap Wharf*.

Take your bottled water, food, sun hat, sunscreen and bug off lotion. In January it is hot, so you may want to leave early in the morning.

If you arrive at Lucap Wharf in your own vehicle, take the right turn toward the hotels and park before the hotels by the inner dock. This way you don’t have to negotiate the hawkers and the occasional beggar.

Transport is by covered outrigger boat which tourists charter by the day from about 1800

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