Known as the Shangri-la of the North, the Municipality of Sagada in Mountain Province has been consistently attracting tourists, both local and foreign, who are in for thrilling physical activities, for gastronomical treats, cultural immersion or just be one with nature. Here are the things you need to know when visiting this part of Cordillera Administrative Region.
A visit in Sagada, Mountain Province will not be complete without experiencing the gastronomical finds this paradise has to offer ranging from the traditional etag, pinikpikan, organic rice and mountain coffee up to the western influenced-food brought about by the American missionaries that stayed in Sagada for a long time. Here are some of the food establishments you may want to try on your visit to this highland in the north. Continue Reading
For those going to Sagada for a quick visit, this highland has destinations to offer that does not require that much time for you to explore. This may be compressed in a day or may be combined with other activities that need longer hours such as hiking, river or waterfalls trekking and spelunking. Continue Reading
The trek to Sagada’s Pongas Falls is definitely not that easy, well based on my experience. If you love to be challenged, then go for this one. Our adventure started in Ankileng, the jump off point to Pongas Falls, a village that is, by a service vehicle, few minutes away from the town proper. It was gloomy that time and we experienced occasional rain showers that made the trail muddy and slippery. Continue Reading
There are three peaks in this part of Mountain Province that give different vistas of Sagada. These are Mt. Ampacao, Marlboro Country and Kiltepan Peak.
This is perfect for those with no experience in hiking. The way up the summit is not that steep. And with the walking sticks given to us by Kuya Gareth, our SAGGAS guide, the hike became easier for us since we each had our own third leg to distribute our weight. Continue Reading
Spelunking is one of the most popular activities in Sagada, Mountain Province. The two caves that are usually being visited are the Sumaguing and Lumiang Caves, which may be explored separately, or jointly known as cave connection. Continue Reading