Planning to Go to Baguio's Panagbenga Festival? Read This First!

Make the most out of your Baguio vacation with these useful tips.
by Nigel Maranan of   |  Jan 4, 2017
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Are you traveling to Baguio for the month-long Panagbenga festival in February? Aside  from planning how to get to and where to stay in the summer capital of the Philippines, making your way around the city may also be a struggle during festival season. Read on for tips on how to survive the Panagbenga Festival.

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  1. Book in advance.  
    If you are commuting to Baguio City, anticipate heavy lines at bus terminals due to the influx of passengers traveling for the annual Panagbenga Festival. To avoid long lines and to make sure you have a seat on the bus, book your ticket in advance. This is also true for your hotel accommodations. Book early so that you don’t run out of rooms, or better yet, book online at to get instant room confirmation.

  2. Pack only the essentials. 
    Remember: You will be staying in Baguio for only a few days, not a month. Pack only the essential clothes and items you really need. A jacket will help you stay warm through the cold weather,  while a cap or umbrella will keep you cool under the hot Baguio sun as you watch the grand float parade.

  3. Do your research.
    Equip yourself with the facts before you go to Baguio. Study the routes so that you can pick the best areas for watching the parade. Check out the activity schedule in advance so that you can make the most out of your Baguio trip. You can also research on the latest attractions in Baguio as well as which restaurants to choose from for your family dinner.

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