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Stay in Bed, Grab a Book, Get Some Beer: a Travel Checklist for Wet Weather Weekends in Baguio

Don’t let the downpour put a damper on your plans.
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It’s been raining the entire week, and the weather reports promise more of the same this long weekend. But if you’re heading up to Baguio, don’t let this put a damper on your plans—rain or shine, there’s plenty to do in the City of Pines.

Get a massage.

North Haven Spa offers indigenous massages like the Gis-Gis-To head massage, Tal-Talad-Tad body massage, and Dagdagay foot massage. They also use Cordillera products like strawberries and Benguet coffee in their body scrubs. It’s the perfect way to relax after the long drive up to Baguio.

IMAGE: North Haven Spa


Grab a beer.
Baguio Craft Brewery offers the Philippines’ largest selection of draft beer, with 21 craft beers on tap. The pub is well known for their friendly staff and convivial atmosphere.

IMAGE: Baguio Craft Brewery

Get lost in a good book.
Mt. Cloud Bookshop boasts a wide selection of Filipiniana titles, and their cozy interiors make an inviting space for readers to browse at their leisure. If you find yourself hungry to discover more Filipino literature after your visit, you can sign up for their book subscription service, which ships nationwide. 

IMAGE: Mt. Cloud Bookshop

View the work of a national artist.
The BenCab Museum doesn’t just house Philippine National Artist Benedicto Cabrera’s own work—it also contains his personal collection of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by other Filipino artists. Don’t miss the Cordillera Gallery, in which indigenous artifacts and crafts like bulol rice granary gods, furniture, tools, and weapons are displayed.

IMAGE: BenCab Museum

Warm up with some chocolate de batirol.
Located in Camp John Hay, Choco-late de Batirol is a Baguio institution. As its name implies, this restaurant serves hot chocolate the traditional way: in an aluminum pitcher, with a batirol, or wooden whisk.

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