“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”

If you’re stressed about work, studies or life in general, maybe it’s time you think of traveling.

And no, you don’t have to take a leave or get absent from your classes, just hang on till the weekend and go on that much needed weekend getaway near Baguio.

Weekend Getaways Near Baguio Under 500 Pesos

Here I have listed some of the most affordable travel destinations near Baguio that are just under 500 pesos.

Mt Yangbew/Jumbo

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  • Location: Tawang, La Trinidad, Benguet
  • Travel Time: 30 mins
  • Entrance Fee: P30 (day trips), P100 (campers)
  • Travel Guide: Mt Yangbew

This was the first place I’ve ever traveled to – back when all I cared about were my cats, getting a degree and sleeping. We camped here three times and man was the sunrise beautiful! And at night? You’ll see all the lights from Baguio to La Trinidad.

Mt Kalugong

  • Location: La Trinidad, Benguet
  • Travel Time: 30 mins
  • Entrance Fee: P100
  • Where To Stay: If you want to stay for the night, you can glamp at ‘Glamping by Blocc’. Book via Airbnb. It’s a bit expensive though, so if you want to go over your budget, feel free to book. If you do, here’s a P1600 discount when you sign up and book your first trip on Airbnb (only for new users).
  • Travel Guide: Mt Kalugong

Mt Kalugong boasts of rock formations that will poke you in the ass, literally so be careful when exploring this place. However, the view from this place is beyond amazing. You’ll see the whole of La Trinidad Valley that will leave you speechless. Plus, there’s a cafe, a campsite and swings nearby so feel free to let your adventurous soul out in the open!

Northern Blossom

  • Location: Atok, Benguet
  • Travel Time: 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Entrance Fee: P100
  • Travel Guide: Northern Blossom

Love flowers? You’ll love Northern Blossom Flower Farm. This is a place most famous for their big cabbage roses and flower varieties. Hit two birds with one stone by checking this place out, taking photos and buying your favorite flowers!

Mt Ulap

  • Location: Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet
  • Travel Time: 1 hour
  • Estimated Expenses:
    Registration fee – P100/person
    Guides are required P600 (dayhike), P1000 (overnight) – per group
    Camping Fee – P500 per group
    Achieve a less than P500 budget when you have more in your group.
  • Travel Guide: Mt Ulap

Another great place to camp and hike is Mt Ulap. Wake up early to watch the sunrise. And at night? Camp under the stars with your friends and make memories to remember.

Bencab Museum

  • Location: Tuba, Benguet
  • Travel Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Entrance Fee: P100
  • Where To Stay: If you want someplace to stay for the night, there’s a really cute French homestay just 3-4km from Bencab Museum. You can book via Airbnb. If you do, here’s a P1600 discount when you sign up and book your first trip on Airbnb (only for new users).
  • Travel Guide: Bencab Museum

Tucked in Tuba, Benguet, BenCab Museum boasts of National Artist for Visual Arts Benedicto Cabrera’s extensive art collection and personal works. If you get hungry, don’t worry, there’s Cafe Sabel downstairs where you can take a break before you go explore the Eco trail.

Asin Hot Springs

  • Location: Nangalisan, Tuba, Benguet
  • Travel Time: 1.5 hours to 2 hours
  • Entrance Fee: P100
  • Travel Guide: Asin Hot Springs

Had enough of the cold in Baguio? Why not go and soak in Asin’s natural hot springs in Nangalisan, Tuba? There are also swimming pools if the hot springs are too hot for you.

Hydro Falls

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  • Location: Tuba, Benguet
  • Travel Time: 30 minutes
  • Entrance Fee: FREE
  • Travel Guide: Hydro Falls

Want to swim in a natural swimming pool by the waterfalls? Look no further than Hydro Falls. If you want to get away from the heat of summer or just swim in refreshing cool waters, you may want to give Hydro Falls a visit.

Mount Costa

  • Location: La Trinidad, Benguet
  • Travel Time: 30 minutes
  • Entrance Fee: P350
  • Travel Guide: Mount Costa

Mount Costa is the outdoor living room everybody dreams to have. With its collection of 24 gardens inspired by the world’s best gardens, Mount Costa is one of the newest attractions near the city of Baguio.

Aran Cave

  • Location: Kennon Road (between barangays Twin Peaks and Camp 3)
  • Travel Time: 30 minutes
  • Guide & Fees: P200
  • Travel Guide: Aran Cave

Is Sagada too far and expensive for you? Well, there’s another cave that’s just near Baguio – the Aran Cave. This place is a paradise for cave explorers and spelunkers. There are three waterfalls, clear waters, and rock formations.

Bahong Rose Capital of the Philippines

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  • Location: Brgy Bahong, La Trinidad, Benguet
  • Travel Time: 30 minutes
  • Entrance Fee at View Deck: P35
  • Travel Guide: Bahong Roses

Bahong is every Rose lover’s dream destination. With thousands of roses, this place is where most of the roses sold in the flower market in Baguio and Manila come from. Plus, if you want to take one home, you can buy potted roses as a souvenir.

Lily of the Valley Organic Farm

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  • Location: La Trinidad, Benguet
  • Travel Time: 20 to 30 minutes
  • Camping: P1,500 for four persons which makes P375 each
  • Travel Guide: Lily of the Valley

Just a few minutes away from the strawberry farm, Lily of the Valley Organic Farm is a hidden gem found in La Trinidad. If you love organic foods, you’ll want to stay here forever. They have the great brewed coffee and organic meals. If you want some warm bonfire, you can just add P1000 to enjoy the night away. Check more details on their website.

Winaca Eco-Cultural Village

Want to go horse riding, try rope courses, wall climbing, rappelling or do mudslide? Look no further than Winaca Eco Cultural Village. Aside from all the activities offered, there are also greenhouses, tribal houses, eco trails, and a weaving factory.

Ambongdolan Caves

  • Location: Tublay, Benguet
  • Travel Time: 1 hour
  • Registration fee: P225 (tour guide is included)
  • Travel Guide: Ambonglodan Caves

Ambonglodan caves consist of the Bengaongao and Paterno caves. Paterno cave boasts of amazing stalactite rock formations and fruit bats. On the other hand, Bengaongao cave is a sanctuary for both birds and bats. Inside, you will see a lot of beautiful rock formations.

Dinosaur Island

  • Location: Tuba, Benguet
  • Travel Time: 1 hour
  • Entrance Fee: P350
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  • Travel Guide: Dinosaur Island

Opened last February 2014, Dinosaur Island is the very first Animatronics theme park in Benguet. If you love dinosaurs or looking for a place to bring your kids, this is the place. The park features all kinds of dinosaurs.

And that’s it! Which of the weekend getaways near Baguio listed above do you want to check out?

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