Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Top 3 Places to Enjoy Cool Weather in the Philippines

As nice as the rays of the summer sun may feel, there’s also a certain appeal to enjoying the cool breeze, too. Whether you’d prefer to have a staycation at some of the most comfortable hotels in the Philippines or want to explore a city you’ve never been to before, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy the three cities we’ve listed in this article.


1. Baguio

The Summer Capital of the Philippines has a lot to offer for both new and old visitors. It’s also easy to get around the city in comfort, as the flag-down rates for taxis are as low as PhP 30.00. For the full City of Pines experience, we recommend putting on some comfortable shoes and walking around so that you can really get to see the hustle and bustle of the area. Make sure to bundle up, as temperatures can go as low as 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Farenheit). Also, just because it’s cool doesn’t mean you’re safe from sunburn, especially during the summer, so make sure to on some sunblock, too.


Things You Should Do:
  • Pick some juicy red strawberries at the Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad
  • Get a dose of art and culture by visiting the Ben Cab Museum
  • Shop around for bargains at the night market in Burnham Park
2. Sagada

Sometimes called the Shangri-La of the Philippines, many travellers like to stop by the sleepy little town of Sagada. Many people compare it to being in New Zealand thanks to its cool climate and relaxing atmosphere. We recommend going there between the months of November to February, when the weather is at its coolest. Just be prepared for the large crowds during the annual bonfire festival in December and the town fiesta in February.


Things You Should Do:
  •        Marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites while spelunking at the Sumaguing Cave
  •        Take in the breathtaking view from the summit by hiking up Mt. Ampacao
  •       Learn more about Kankanaey culture and Sagada’s history at Ganduyan Museum
3. Tagaytay
A popular weekend getaway spot due to its easy accessibility, Tagaytay City, located at the highest point of Cavite, is full of fun activities to do. If you fancy yourself more of a foodie, you can stop by various restaurants such as Sonya’s Garden, Bag of Beans, and Mahogany Market. You can even enjoy the breathtaking view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano all from the comfort of your room, depending on the type of hotel package you’ve chosen.


Things You Should Do:
  • Ride the highest ferris wheel in the country at the Tagaytay Sky Ranch
  • Marvel at the world’s largest collection of puzzles at the Puzzle Mansion
  • Brush up on your Philippine history at the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes Jr. Museum
Wherever you decide to go, you’ll be sure to have a ton of fun while staying cool and comfortable the entire time. Don’t forget to pack your favorite jackets, gloves, socks, and comfy hats to keep yourself cozy during your adventure. Have a safe trip, and have fun!
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