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Las Casas De Acuzar Bataan: Sartorial Homecoming

Las Casas De Acuzar Bataan: Sartorial Homecoming

Step back to the 18th-century old Filipiniana setting and experience Las Casas de Acuzar. Your complete experience and travel guide (w/ costing).

Mazendo: Hand-Pulled Noodles and Some Dumpling Sorcery

Mazendo: Hand-Pulled Noodles and Some Dumpling Sorcery

Taiwanese doing it right with their hand-pulled noodles and glorious dumplings. Mazendo PH full review and experience rating.

Top 5 Drinking Spots in Makati: Where the vibe is calmly cool and the drinks are great

Top 5 Drinking Spots in Makati: Where the vibe is calmly cool and the drinks are great

Enough about food for a minute. We’d like to talk about our top favorite places where you can get yourself some nifty craft-alcohols. Where the vibe is calmly cool, the drinks are strong and the crowd is fluid. No, we’re not talking about your Palace Pool Clubs. Not where teenagers and millennials get drunk f*** out of their minds. Props for the concept, quality of drinks and an unbiased crowd. We want a refuge away from loud, obnoxious club music that many of us have outgrown already.

Today, we’ll tell you all about 5 different craft bars that Makati has to offer that allow free-flowing tête-à-tête between guests over quality cocktails.

 

Polilya is the home of the Engkanto Craft Beer. Seamless electric hues of neon lights. Their space is airy, the music is set just right and drinks are well crafted blended. Locally sourced ratan seats, a banana leaf being used as drink coasters and straws made from bamboo straws. Not to mention a photo of Imelda Marcos and Cory Aquino plastered on which side of the comfort room you’d choose for your own political taste.

You will feel that you are just in someone else’s living room when you enter Polilya. As if someone just invited you to come to rendezvous for a drink or two.

The Engkanto beers have a lot of options to choose from. Peppery, very light taste and some are pretty darn strong. We tried the Blame it on the Heat (145php/3USD) its pretty refreshing and compliments the humid air while we’re at the Al Fresco area of the bar. Deceptively light and the slushed ice texture gave it much character.

Address: Polilya, 5658 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati

Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli’s doors open on the second floor at 5666 Don Pedro Street, just above Bucky’s in Brgy. Poblacion, Makati just after the sunset hour at 6PM. What you can expect to taste is an array of carefully combined native flavors that help you ease into the dark hours like no other place in Makati. Go for their large collection of locally produced craft beers from different makers.

They have a veranda-style space with KKK banners and national flags hanged on its capiz ticketed walls. Their wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the different concoctions that they are selling so feel free to talk to them. We love going to Alamat on a random weekday night and sometimes they hold live performances from different OPM acts.

Location: Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli is at 2/F 5666 Don Pedro Street Barangay Población, Makati City. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 6PM-2AM, Sundays, 6PM-12MN. Contact: alamatfilipinopub@gmail.com / +63917-5302580.

With cocktails that pack quite a kick, it’s easy to get the courage needed to be wobbly the whole night. And when we say ‘quite a kick’- expect it to hit you real hard,

Step inside and you’ll be welcomed by tables suffused with red light. Sit with your friends on one of the comfortable couches or feel free to spot yourself beside a stranger on the long table at the other end of the room.The drink prices increase based on the liquor used.

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A twist to your usual sangria- try their White Wine Sangria (400php/8php)

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The infamous F*K Beergherita (340php/6USD), responsible for many epic nights. Enjoy a huge cold glass of your favorite beer with Cazadores Tequila.

(photo from Finders Keepers Facebook Page)

Address:Finders Keepers.Warehouse 5, La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Don Chino Roces Avenue (Pasong Tamo corner Sabio), Makati City

 

Blind Pig first made waves with their promise of total privacy.

The Blind Pig is the 1st speakeasy-style cocktail bar to open in Manila. This wonderful bar is inspired by Milk & Honey and paved the way for other great cocktail bars in Manila such as Curator, Niner Ichi Nana and ABV. They don’t give a crap about social media and hype. They serve good solid drinks that people tend to talk about with their friends. There were no signages but there were clues like Braille signages next to the door.

 

The lighting is perfect. The music volume is just above background, so it makes you lean in towards one another thus making it intimate. Soft leather sitting and strong drinks.  The perfect antidote to anything.  Knock on the door, wait for someone to open the small sliding peephole to ask your name. If you have your reservation and made it in time, you will hear the click and be ushered in by the hostess.

Address: Blind Pig. 227 Salcedo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Salcedo, Legazpi Village, Makati

Go through the Belle & Dragon Bar, climb through the fur coats in the wardrobe at the back, and step into the Mandala. A hidden whiskey bar called Mandalay Whisky and Cigar Bar. Great selection of whiskeys from all over the world.

If you have any questions about whiskey or are completely new to it, don’t be afraid to ask their staff as they will walk you thru various selections. Strong play on dark wood and cigar smoke filled the air and leather seats are everywhere. Some great single malts are on display.

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Address: Behind the Narnia-like door at The Belle & Dragon, 100 Don Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati City

Let these bars become your after-hours refuge on any day of the night. Soak in the laid-back ambiance of these drinking spots.

Did we skip out on your favorite drinking spot? Do us a favor and spread the word by commenting below. Don’t forget to tag #FatGirlsDayOut and @fatgirlsdayout on Instagram.

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72 Hours in Bangkok: Where to Eat, Where to Go and What to Do

72 Hours in Bangkok: Where to Eat, Where to Go and What to Do

72 Hours of pure experience. A lot of food, a lot of shopping and a lot of wonderful sights. Bangkok Travel Guide.

Sangkap Filipino Restaurant: Fiesta Packs

Sangkap Filipino Restaurant: Fiesta Packs

For every Filipino, homecooked or “lutong bahay” means a different thing, especially when you’re from different regions and provinces. It is always personal. An experience that can only be revisited every time you come home.

Watch Raw and Live OPM Music: Let Us Show You Where To Go

Watch Raw and Live OPM Music: Let Us Show You Where To Go

I can safely assume that not everyone enjoys being out on clubs. Sweaty bodies all cramped into a small space, people who thought they were having the time of their lives for a few hours, overdosing on overpriced drinks with the hopes of giving you mindless chances to flirt with random people. There are times where you just want to grab a cold brew, listen to raw live music and be in trance to the purity of experience.

Music is part of my everyday life. Nothing beats seeing your favorite bands perform live. OPM was revived 2002 due to an emergence of bands which gave record franchises to capitalize on the emerging markets. The linear audacity of over capitalism is that it kills the purity and substance of what the music is all about. After 2006, the scene slowly dwindled down and killed most of its following. But there are still these artists that never backed down and they’ve to continue to emerge and create music regardless if they’re losing money. They were able to pass on and inspire these new generations that have the same passion for creating and sharing their music. There are only a number of venues that really houses performances of this artist regardless if they’re signed or not. These venues serve as a general assembly ground for these artist and music fans to get together on a night where each and everyone will share one common joy; To be in trance with Music. Here are my recommended spots to witness the local independent music scene in Metro Manila. I have curated these places based on their role with local music, type of artist they welcome, the crowd and the overall community they continue to support.

Makati

1) saGuijo Bar & Café

  • Address: 612 Guijo St., San Antonio Village, Makati, Metro Manila
  • Grounds for: Signed, Unsigned Artist. Music Productions.
  • Average beer price: 70php per bottle

Yes, you are supposed to spell it that way. It means “sa Saguijo” because this Bar & Café is located in the residential area of San Antonio, Makati- specifically in Guijo Street. I have been coming to this bar since 2003. It is an old house with creaking wooden floorboards, the art deco murals, the warm lighting, the collection of random stickers on its door. They have a pretty good sound system so patrons would really delve into the music. Its four walls garnered a lot of history, stories, and memories of the local music scene. It is always the starting point of bands trying to make it to the scene and even if they’d make it they will always come back to SaGuijo. Outside it looks like your typical townhouse compound. You’ll have the ground floor to where the bands would play and upstairs used to house the infamous ‘ I Love You Store’  and Sarah Gaugler’s Snow Tattoo Shop.

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They’re open Mondays-Saturdays as early as 6 pm and open til’ late. The start of the week it is low key. Order your ice cold beer, listen to live music, lightly groove and sit comfortably. During big nights, you’ll sweat, jump, you will sit again, be in trance, standing inches away from the artist. You’ll end your night at 2-3am probably bewildered of the fun that you just had, and buy fishballs from outside.

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Order their Signature Drink: Isa Pa! 425php/pitcher. Hits you hard when you want to. saGuijo is Metro Manila’s definitive bar for live music.

Note:

  • 200php door charge comes with a bottle of local beer or ice tea. Add 10php if you’d want to get Red Horse Beer
  • Steady Nights: Mondays til’ Wednesday’s, Big Nights: Tuesday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s

2) B-Side, The Collective Compound

  • Address: 7274 Malugay Street, San Antonio, Makati City
  • Grounds for: Signed, Unsigned Artist. Music Productions.
  • Average beer price: 70php per bottle

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B-Side is like saGuijo only more eclectic and houses different genres of music. It serves as an alternative venue for various local and international artist. A home to most interesting off track musicians and groups. They can house punk rock productions and on another night a Flip-top battle. B-side’s interior is enhanced with subdued lighting and avant-garde art. This venue is very unique because of the various subculture it embraces forth past years. It offers audio and visual stimulation to its patrons. One of their niches is their Irie Sunday, experience music with the best of reggae bands, dancehall, and ska.

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Note:

  • Door charges are only applicable if there are large events
  • Steady Nights: Mondays til’ Thursday’s, Big Nights: Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s

3) 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub

  • Address: El Pueblo Real de Manila ADB Ave. corner Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center
  • Grounds for: Signed OPM Bands (has been, named-signed bands)
  • Average beer price: 90php

Designed with red leather couches, brick walls, and shiny hanging lamps. They have excellent acoustics, good air conditioning, and very spacious floor. Good selections of liquor and serves good food. Expect to draw more wad of cash as it’s relatively more expensive to hang out here. If you can recall Bagaberde in Pasig, this place reminds me of it only posher.

Note:

  • Door charges are at 300php. There are days that entrance is free
  • Serves good menu choices. 
  • Accepts table reservations with guaranteed revenue

Quezon City

4) Mow’s Bar

  • Address: Kowloon Basement, 20 Matalino Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
  • Grounds for: UP and Ateneo grown college bands
  • Average beer price: 45php
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Making underground waves in the local independent scene. Intimate hang out and cheap beer. Nothing beats their very cheap bear. They sometimes hose comic book reading sessions as well.

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Note:

  • Door charges are at 250php and comes with a beer
  • Crowd are mostly Gen Z’s
  • You can buy take out dim sum from Kowloon upstairs

5) Tago Jazz Bar & Café

  • Address: 14 Main Ave. Cubao, Quezon City
  • Grounds for: Jazz, Soul, and Standards
  • Average beer price: 55php

A quaint quarter from a converted residential house in Cubao City. A lone venue that only features live jazz music. The acoustics are good, the patrons are friendly, the beer is cold, and the musicianship is soulful. They play standards mostly, with innovative beats and improv solos.

Tago

As it names precedes it- ‘Tago’ it is quite hidden. Make sure to find it on Waze as you’ll likely get lost on the back street of Cubao to find this signless bar.

Note:

  • No cover charge for live acts

6) Conspiracy Garden Café

  • Address: 59 Visayas Ave, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Grounds for: Acoustic, Folk Filipino Music
  • Average beer price: 55php

This is a long-standing character-filled venue attracting an older, sit-down crowd for more acoustic-oriented gigs. The garden is a good place to chill with a dark San Miguel. Gigs start around 10 pm. Host to Ebe Dancel, Jahnoy Danao, Noel Cabangon just to name a few. Solid local singer/folk Filipino artist.  They’ve been hosting spoken words performances way back before it became mainstream. It is an old 60’s or 70’s house converted into a bar. The place is airy and eclectic.

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What I love about this venue is that regardless our countless conversations happening all around, once the artist strung his guitar and sings his song. Everyone stops and focus. You can just hear the guitar rift and the artist’s vocals. Your world will stop and your heart will wrench. Unjustified melancholic state.

Note:

  • No door charges
  • Food is okay. Not great, but not as bad.

7) 70’s Bistro

  • Address: 59 Visayas Ave, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Grounds for: Popular OPM Bands (Franco, Wolfgang, the likes)
  • Average beer price: 95php

An old timer. 70’s Bistro was once in competition with Mayric’s in Espana. Mostly popular OPM bands come play here. They have good airconditioning although relatively dated furnishings, and good sound acoustics.  You have to come in early though if you want to get the seats near the stage. It can get pretty packed so AGAIN. Come early.

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A long-running Quezon City bar, known for getting some of the best reggae acts in the country, plus classic Pinoy rock bands that have been around almost since the 1970s, like the Jerks.

Note:

  • Door charges are at 300php
  • Come early if you want to get good seats

8) Route 196

  • Address: 196-A Katipunan Ave., Project 4 Quezon City, Philippines
  • Grounds for: Independent, Signed and Experimental
  • Average beer price: 70php

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Off radar artist to Spotify famous bands. The likes of Aia de Leon and Terno Recording artist sets foot to perform on their stage. You’ve probably seen Route 196 in a few band’s MV’s Sud- Sila, BP Valenzuela’s Steady and for the movie Ang Nawawala where Gibson first heard Ang Bandang Shirley.

This bar conducts film viewing nights. music video launches and benefit hosted gigs.

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Note:

  • Door charges at 300php
  • Come early if you are bringing a car since there are limited spaces
  • Order the Chicken Devil 

Parañaque

9) 19 East

  • Address: Kilometer 19, East Service Road, Parañaque
  • Grounds for: Popular OPM Bands (Franco, Up Dharma Down, True Faith, the likes)
  • Average beer price: 115php

An isolated venue for people coming from the North. It has a pretty relax-south vibe atmosphere. The place is spacious, with ample parking outside and decorated with warm Christmas lights.  They have a lush outdoor garden that will give you vantage point view of Laguna Bay and its neighboring areas.

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Note:

  • Door charges 300-400php
  • Crowd are mostly Gen Y’s- Older Millenials 
  • The ambiance is wonderful and airy
  • If you’re coming from the North you should take Sucat Exit from SLEX and then enter the service road
  • Month long line ups are posted outside facade of their establishment, Instagram, and Facebook

10) Checkpoint Bar

  • Address: Metro Star Mall Aguirre Street BF Homes, Parañaque
  • Grounds for: New neighborhood bands, signed and unsigned artist
  • Average beer price: 55php

Long tables and bar stools leading up the stage where a mural of both local and foreign legends of rock are paid homage to. This is a venue for artists who’d wish to play for their fans from the southern part of Metro Manila. Ebe Dancel, Barbie Almalbis sometimes grace their stage. Independent bands, solo performers often play in this venue.

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Unlike the above mentions bars in Makati and Quezon City where you’ll find more seasoned rockers, Checkpoint is a hotbed for up-and-comers.

Note:

  • This bar is located inside a village so prep to live your ID when you enter w/o a sticker
  • Crowd are mostly Gen Y’s- Millennials
  • Laid back

11) The Minokaua

  • Address: 1951 Adriatico St, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila
  • Grounds for: New neighborhood bands, signed and unsigned artist
  • Average beer price: 75php

 

The Minokaua serves good comfort food, a hub where artist and the likes can gather. A restaurant/Bar, art gallery, and music hall packed into one package. Minokaua is a two-story building, the first floor where the dining area is that can be translated as a co-working space, while its second floor is where you could watch the gigs live. They have the upper loft available for VIP reservations/events. If you love jazz, some blues and a bunch of synthesized music-muses wrapped in Malate’s charm then this place is for you. I can personally vouch for this place.

 

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The Minokaua Facebook Page

 

In Metro Manila, you’ll never be hard-pressed to find venues that showcase the creativity and showmanship of Filipino musicians. These above-mentioned venues definitely support and promote local artistry of our local musicians. Forget first your Bruno Mars and Ariana Grande’s. Get out and catch these live acts yourselves.

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Cagayan De Oro: White Water Rafting

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Ryu Ramen & Curry: Top 5 Reasons Why Keep on Coming Back

Ryu Ramen & Curry: Top 5 Reasons Why Keep on Coming Back

Myriad of ramen varieties and all the Japanese curries we could ever wish for.

The Batad and Sagada Travel Diaries

The Batad and Sagada Travel Diaries

Coming from the tumultuous and temperate place like Metro Manila you would not imagine the Philippines to be home to over 7,000 islands with striking beaches and turquoise seas, which is why the mountainous regions up north are often forgotten.

We’ve crafted 3-4 days of budget travel itinerary to Batad and Sagada which you might find useful as a reference guide.

 

 

Magnification of a true masterpiece.

Hemmed in on all sides by theatrical rice terraces, Banaue is directly reachable from Manila and can sometimes get besieged by visitors. It’s hard to blame them: the local mud-walled rice terraces are delightfully different from the stone-walled terraces in most of the Cordillera. World Heritage listed, they’re impressive not only for their chiseled beauty but because they were introduced around 2000 years ago by the Chinese

 

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The Ifugao people, once headhunters, built the terraces and were an expert at carving wood as they were at carving terraces. Their carved bulol (sacred wood figures) are a Philippine symbol, albeit a misunderstood one: bulol are rice guardians, not rice gods, as many would have you deem. While Banaue remains the cultural and tourism center of Ifugao culture, it’s easy to leave the crowds behind by escaping to remote villages such as Cambulo and Pula, which also have their own stunning rice terraces.

Is a perfect example of how brilliant human beings are. A living cultural landscape that can be traced for more than two (2) millennia. Were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995 as the 8th Wonder of The World.  There are five (5) sites to see these rice terraces that includes Batad, Bangaan, Mayoyao, Hungduan and Nagcadan. The Ifugao Rice Terraces reach a higher altitude and were built on steeper slopes than many other terraces.

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The Ifugao complex of stone or mud walls and the careful carving of the natural contours of hills and its mountains to make terraced space fields, together with the development of intricate irrigation systems, harvesting water from the nearby forests of the mountain tops, and a well thought of farming system.

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How to Go to Batad (from Manila)

By buses routed going to  Banaue. Ohayami Bus LinesTicket prices are at 450php-490php (9-10USD). Total travel time is 9-12 hours depending on traffic/road conditions. Make sure to book early as tickets go out fast. Ohayami has only two (2) daily trips.

Schedules are:

Manila

  • 21:00 MANILA – BANAUE
  • 21:30 MANILA – LAGAWE/KIANGAN
  • 22:00 MANILA – BANAUE

Banaue

  • 18:30 BANAUE – MANILA
  • 19:00 BANAUE – MANILA
  • 17:30 BANAUE – BAGUIO

Baguio

  • 21: 00 BAGUIO – LAGAWE
  • 21:00 BAGUIO – BANAUE

Lagawe/Kiangan

  • 19:45 LAGAWE – MANILA
  • 18:30 LAGAWE – BAGUIO

Arriving in Banaue town you will need to pay an amount of 20php  for the required government imposed an environmental fee. Then you can rent a tricycle (a motorbike with a sidecar) going to Batad Saddle Point for 500php (10USD).

Batad is now more reachable to travelers due to the newly constructed roads. Nowadays reaching Batad is just a quick 15-minute walk from the drop off point unlike before when travelers have to get off the saddle point and walk for almost an hour just to reach the entrance to the village.

 

 

The terraces are a stunning scene to behold, sculpted like giant staircases from the mountains of Ifugao. Considered a backpacker’s Mecca by many, the rice terraces are a meaningful journey.

The village of Batad sits on a summit high above the center of town. Upon reaching it, the 15 mins descent by foot coils to the center of town. There are no roads that lead to the quiet village of 1,024 people, which means that walking is the only mode of transportation.

 

Where to Stay to Batad

There are few guesthouses in Batad, nevertheless, many villagers will welcome you into their home, cook for you, and share a glass of traditional rice wine.

Tip: Book using the Travelbook PH widget on the right side of the page and get a vat free purchase.

What to do

  • Of course, appreciate/walk around the Rice Terraces
  • Trek to Awa View Deck
  • Trek Tappiya Falls
  • Go up to Kinakin and Cambulo
  • Try their local food specialties- The Pinikpikan and their version of rice wine

There are numerous guides that can be found they are honest and they offer their experience for a minimal fee. A guide is a worthy companion in a town such as Batad.

 

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Trekking the rice terraces of Batad is a trail laudable to any traveler. The 2,000-year-old terraces require cautious routing and balance. With pathways only wide enough for one person to pass and steep drops of 10 or more feet in some places, careful navigation is necessary. But the reward is priceless. The view of the terraces is beyond words

Here’s a sample itinerary of what a day would look like.

 

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Sitting quietly among mist-shrouded mountains, the town of Sagada is the closest thing the Philippines has to a Southeast Asian backpacker escape from the bustling city, yet it promises to find serenity along its many hiking trails and get your adrenalin boosted on adventures in the depths of its caves.

 

 

There’s a spiritual element feel to this Sagada, a former sanctuary for intelligentsia fleeing dictatorship: the centuries-old coffins elevated up along limestone cliffs, and days and nights are passive thanks to the lack of tricycles or much other traffic.

 

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The Igorot practice of attaching the coffins to the mountain comes from a belief that underground burials isolate a person from the natural world.

How to Go to Sagada (from Batad)

Sagada is one of the North’s most beautiful wonders. One of the longest land trips you’re going to take.

  1. From Batad (Via Banaue Market)
  • Jeepney en route to Bontoc> from Bontoc take another jeepney ride going to Sagada for 45mins/45php or  85cents
  • Bus lines (BonBon 10AM-12PM) and (Emmanual Bus 12pm-1pm) > from Bontoc take another jeepney ride going to Sagada for 45mins/45php or  85cents

      2. From Manila (Quezon City-Sagada Direct). Click here to get full schedule and fair matrix

      3. From Manila (Manila – Baguio – Sagada)

  • Bound from Baguio from Cubao or Pasay City. Victory Liner (leaves every hour). They have two (2) types of coach. First Class is priced at 750php/15USD one way which is relatively faster as it has no stopover and has in-bus restrooms. Regular Aircon is priced at 450php/9USD. You can book your tickets online here
  • Once in Baguio, there are two liners with routes that go to Sagada. Lizardo Transit in Brgy. Sto. Nino only has one trip to Sagada per day and it leaves at 9:15 AM. If you want more options, head to GL Liner at Baguio Dangwa Terminal. They have four daily trips going to Sagada between 6 AM and 1 PM. ETA in Sagada after 5-6 hours.

 

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The road up to Sagada

 

Once in Sagada town proper, you can go to the tourist information center. Here you can check out the rates – caving, rock climbing, etc. You can also buy a map of Sagada here. It’s cheaper if you buy from the souvenir shops. Make sure you buy the latest one. It costs 20 pesos.

Where to Stay

Note: You may check room availability and book directly by clicking links below via TripAdvisor

What to do

There are plenty of activities that you’d be able to do in a day or two when in Sagada. Due to its sudden rise in popularity thans to one local indie film. The sudden high influx of tourist is prevalent most especially during holiday seasons. I suggest going during off-peak seasons.

  • The Adventure Trail (St. Peter’s, Sagada Bell, Echo Trail, Hanging Coffins, Forest Trail)

The Adventure Trail consists of a 3 hours trek to the Echo Valley Hanging Coffins passing by the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, entering the Sagada Underground River. This includes forest trails and river crossing. (If you are fast enough you can finish it in 1 1/2 hour)

  • Sumaging Cave

The exhilarating Sumaging Cave, or Big Cave, is the most popular of Sagada’s caves. Its vast chambers are home to ethereal rock formations with whimsical names such as ‘King’s Curtain’ and the more literal ‘Cauliflower’. You’ll need a guide (500php/10USD) to tour the cave for 2 hours. Comes with a guide and equipment. The cave is very slippery make sure to wear a good pair of trek sandals.

  • Ganduyam Museum

A petit museum packed with relics and sculptures. Kankanay artifacts among others.

  • Sagada Pottery 
  • Orange Picking
  • Kitelpan Peak (sunrise watching)
  • Demang
  • Big Falls
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St. Mary the Mother Church | Entrance fee: Free This is the first Anglican church established in Sagada.

 

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Big Falls

 

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The Famous Lemon Pie from Lemon Pie House

 

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A true artisan at the Sagada Pottery demonstrating her crafting skills

 

Here’s a sample itinerary of what a day would look like.

Sagada- Fat Girls Day Out

 

For perceptive travelers who are willing to go great distances for the rewards of pine air smell and pristine mountains. Batad and Sagada are unpredictable regardless of how many times you’ll visit the place.

Go forth and wander. Experience and tell its story when you return home.

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