It’s nothing to go exaggeratedly out-of-your-way for, but when you get there you’re sure to love it, which is what’s strange about it.
The northernmost of the three major Philippines island groups, comprised mostly of the mainland and sparsely-scattered islands. Home to prolific farmlands, fields, and mountains, Luzon is not known for its beach destinations, owing to a lack of true white-sand beaches. Most of the beaches are either rocky/crushed-coral-type or of the black-grey sand variety. Luzon is the seat of Metro Manila.
It’s a very young, newly-developing surf spot, relatively 4-5 years old, and is still very clean, quiet, and un-touristy–which is exactly what’s loveable about it.
Baguio as a whole is not very cheap, at least not compared to other provincial cities, but it is charming and thus can easily seduce you into spending wantonly.
We ended up buying a whopping 4 kilos of strawberries, because it’s that cheap, and it’s that good.
There is no better way to open your mind to the wisdom of the world than to learn languages.
Unless you are extremely bored or have the extra money to dispense, I don’t recommend horseback riding in Picnic Grove. Here’s why.