Travel Dilemma: Baguio or Tagaytay?

During summertime, it is always a toss between Baguio or Tagaytay. Honestly, each of these all-time favorite destinations has their own pros and cons. Let’s weigh in on what could be one of the most common travel dilemmas.

baguio or tagaytay

Travel time

From Manila, it will only take an hour or two to go to Tagaytay. However, if you want to go to Baguio, prepare to endure at least 4-8 hours of ride. Perhaps, this is the main reason people want to spend their weekends in Tagaytay. However, for holidays (not just for long weekends), people would want visit a far-off place like Baguio.

Places to visit

Admittedly, Tagaytay is bigger than Baguio in land area. However, there are more places of interest in Baguio than in Tagaytay. Three of the most popular places to visit in Tagaytay are the Sky Ranch, Puzzle Mansion, Tagaytay Picnic Grove and Paradizoo. In Baguio, you have many choices from heritage houses to public parks to camps to cathedrals. Not to mention, Baguio prides itself of the Panagbenga Festival celebrated every February.

People to bring

With the accessibility of kid-friendly places, Tagaytay is an easy choice. It is possible to visit all these places in a day. But a day’s stay in Tagaytay could only tire out the kids. Come school day on Monday, the Sunday should be spent on resting the whole day. Thus, if you are traveling to and fro Tagaytay on the same day, it would be better with an adult. Tagaytay is really a place for lovers. When in Baguio, the longer travel time is also exhausting, but this can be compensated by the even longer stay in any of the hotel or inns there.


Buko pie is to Tagaytay and strawberry is to Baguio. Yes, going to any of these places require a sufficient amount of budget. Nonetheless, sufficient is subjective a word. Because Baguio is farther than Tagaytay, you’ll need more money. Not just to buy for pasalubong, but also for the fare and accommodation especially if you come in a group and wish to stay for 2 days or more.

Basically, this is not about which place is colder because both are. And since Tagaytay and Baguio are very far from each other, it can’t be an apples-to-apples comparison. To wit, each has its own advantage over the other.

If you want just a weekend getaway, go to Tagaytay. If you want a time to really relax, choose Baguio. If you want to spend your weekend with your lover, Tagaytay is the place to be. If you want a more cozy place where you and your family can stay longer, Baguio it is. If your budget is limited, Tagaytay is your better bet. However, if you have a bigger budget, then by all means, spend it lavishly in Baguio.

It’s a matter of choice.


About Author : Justin is Filipino blogger, freelance writer and a travel enthusiast. He currently blogs and writes about country club Philippines where you can find the premier business and leisure center in the country!



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