Sagada Travel Guide: Escape to Cordillera’s Highland Paradise


Explore and fall in love again and again with Sagada, a highland paradise in Cordillera that offers the best of nature, culture and adventure. This Sagada travel guide provides all the necessary information to fully experience the place. Complete with information on how to get there, where to stay, activities, sample itinerary, budget, and other relevant tips.

Sagada Travel Requirements

The town of Sagada is now open for tourists. According to Sagada Tourism Office, tourists may now visit the town provided that they comply with the following requirements

  • Vaccination card indicating full vaccination
    • Children aged 11 and below are exempted from this requirement.
    • Unvaccinated Tourists need to present a Negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result valid up to 1 day after date of release
      • If you are taking your RAT outside of Sagada, it must be with an Official Receipt (OR) from any of the following:
        • Any medical government office (RHU, City Health Office, MHO, PHO)
        • Any Philippine hospital
      • RAT will be available at the border of Sagada at Php 600 per test. Testing will only be open from 8AM to 5PM daily.
      • Tourists bringing their own FDA-accredited test kits may have such kits be administered by the border Triage with an operational fee of Php 200. This service shall only be available from 8AM to 5PM daily.
      • As an alternative to RAT, guests may also present a negative RT-PCR test result valid 48 hours since date of release
  • Registration at the Umali Kayo Registration Portal
    • All tourists (including minors) entering Sagada must be registered in Umali Kayo prior to arrival.
    • Please be reminded that a pre-requisite to online registration is at least a 1-night booking in a DOT-accredited and LGU-certified accommodation establishment
      • You may see a list of accredited accommodation establishments here.

Visit Sagada

Approximately 5,000 feet above sea level, Sagada is a small and tranquil town of Mountain Province with so much to offer to anyone who chooses to experience its distinct appeal. With its temperate weather, wondrous caves and cliffs, verdant rice terraces, majestic waterfalls, luscious foods and delicacies, and rich heritage and traditions, Sagada promises everyone an unforgettable and truly remarkable experience with nature and culture.

King’s Curtain at Sumaguing Cave

The town also embraces its visitors with the warm hospitality of the locals that complements the beauty of the place. Undoubtedly, the charm of this mountain town is still incomparable to most tourist destinations in the country. Without a doubt, it is a home away from home. So whether you are a laid back traveler or into adventure, young or old, of any background and age… Sagada definitely has a spot for you.

Sagada at dusk

How to Get to Sagada

As of the moment, only tourists traveling via private / personal vehicles are allowed.

Manila to Sagada (Direct Bus)

 Coda Lines Corporation has a daily trip from Cubao HM Terminal to Sagada via Banaue and Bontoc. The bus leaves daily at 8PM, 9PM and 10PM, arriving Sagada after twelve hours of the next day, regular fare is P760. For more inquiries, contact +639771860548 and +639394677863, or visit their Facebook page. You can book your seat from Manila to Sagada or vice versa below:

Alternatively, Sagada can also be reached either via Baguio with almost the same travel time and fare.

Manila – Baguio – Sagada

Manila to Baguio

Most bus companies heading to Northern Philippines have trips to Baguio. But Lakwatsero prefers Victory Liner, their Baguio bound buses leave the terminal (Manila, Pasay, Cubao and Caloocan) every hour. Travel time takes five to six hours and fare starts from P576 for regular bus and P730 for deluxe bus (as of March 2022), discount applies to senior citizens and PWDs. The most ideal time to travel is around 11:00 PM for you to reach their Baguio Terminal by 5:00AM the next day. Other bus Lines that ply to Baguio include:

    • Dagupan Bus (EDSA cor. New York,  Cubao , Quezon City/ Contact No: (02)727-2330) – P430
    • Philippine Rabbit (Rizal Ave., Sta. Cruz, Manila)
    • Dangwa Transit (Dimasalang, Sampaloc, Manila)
    • Saulog Bus  – P430
    • Genesis Bus – P420

You can book your seat from Manila to Baguio or vice versa below:

Baguio to Sagada

From Victory Baguio Terminal, you may opt to go to GL Liner Terminal in Baguio Dangwa Terminal or in Lizardo Transit Terminal in Barangay Sto. Niño to catch a bus to Sagada. Both are just short taxi ride (around 10 minutes) for approximately P40 from Victory Liner Terminal. GL Liner has five trips daily at 6:30AM, 8:30Am, 9:30AM, 10:30AM and 1130AM, meanwhile Lizardo Transit has only two schedules daily at 3AM and 5PM.

If you have plenty of time, you can take a twenty minute walk to the Baguio Dangwa Terminal which is just in front of Baguio City Public Market. Fare for both GL Liner and Lizardo Transit is P220 (student and senior citizen: P176), travel time takes around six (6) hours passing along the scenic Halsema Highway. Almost the entire stretch of the road to Sagada is paved and smooth. The bus will stop in front of Sagada Municipal Hall.

Bomod-ok Falls or Big Falls

For those coming from Bontoc, Banaue and Ilocos Sur:

From Bontoc

From Bontoc catch a jeepney to Sagada. Jeepneys leave Bontoc every hour from 6AM to 1PM, travel time is approximately one hour and fare is around P50.

From Banaue

Banaue route is a good choice if you plan to drop by to the famous Rice Terraces of Banawe.

Ohayami Bus and Dangwa Transit operate the Manila to Banaue route. Ohayami Bus has two to three departures starting at 8PM, their terminal is in the corner of Fajardo Street and Lacson Avenue in Sampaloc Manilla, near UST. Advanced reservation is advised, you may reach them at +639276493055 or (02)-5160501 or check out their website at: Meanwhile, Dangwa Transit Terminal is operated by Florida Lines with terminal in Florida Cubao Terminal near Kamias, they operate one trip daily leaving at around 8PM.

From Banaue, catch the direct to Sagada bus. You can book your seat below:

If you miss the direct bus, you can go to Banaue town proper and catch a jeepney or bus to Bontoc for P150, travel time is approximately three (3) hours. The bus will stop near the Bontoc Municipal Hall. From there, ride a jeepney to Sagada for P50. You may opt to ride on the jeepney roof to enjoy the view and the sea of clouds of Bontoc and Bayyo.

From Ilocos Sur

If you are coming from Ilocos Region, the best route is via Tagudin-Cervantes-Sabangan Road that connects Ilocos Sur and Cordillera. Taking this route involves three transfers from the town of Tagudin in Ilocos Sur. Local shuttle vans depart on regular intervals from as early as 6AM to as late as 5PM from Bitalag Junction to the town of Cervantes, fare is P150 and travel time is approximately two (2) hours on a scenic ride that passes through Besang Pass National Park.

At Cervantes, transfer to a Bontoc bound van stationed at the plaza or at Sitio Bulaga after Aluling Bridge. Vans to Bontoc leave as early as 6AM, with the last trip at around 2PM. There are local buses and jeepneys too from Cervantes Market to Bontoc. Ask the driver or conductor to drop you off at Sagada junction, fare is approximately P100 pesos, travel time is around an hour and a half.

From Sagada junction, you may catch a jeepney or bus bound to Sagada, it is only around 15 minutes ride.

Rice terraces of Bangaan, Sagada

Going Around and Away

Public transportation around the town are limited but there are vans and jeepneys that can be rented at standard rate to take you to far destinations such as the jump off to Bomod-ok Falls, Kiltepan Viewdeck and Lake Danum. Other attractions in town can only be reached by foot such as Calvary Hill, Cemetery and Echo Valley.

Going away, the return trip of Coda Lines to Manila departs at 2:30PM and 3PM daily. Meanwhile local buses to Baguio depart from 5AM to 5PM while jeepneys to Bontoc starts operating at 6AM with last trip at 1PM.

You can book your seat for the direct bus from Sagada to Manila or vice versa below:

Where to Stay in Sagada

For list of DOT accredited accommodations in Sagada, visit this link.

Accommodation in Sagada

Since Sagada embraced tourism, a couple of inns and lodges sprouted in almost every corner of the town proper and surrounding areas. But Lakwatsero’s home in Sagada is Residential Lodge, owned by my foster mother Mary Daoas (Contact No: +639296257419/+639196728744). It is a three-storey lodge equipped with free WiFi, with a common area per floor where guests could watch TV or interact with other guests. Room rate is as low as P300 per head per night for a room with common toilet and bath, and P350 per head per night for a room with own toilet and bath. Free coffee and tea for all 🙂


Meanwhile, one of the recent establishments in Sagada is Balay ni Apo, the very first to offer glamping accommodation in town. For just P2000 per night per camp for two (2) persons, one can experience an unforgettable cabin getaway with a breathtaking view of sea of clouds. It is located in Barangay Suyo and approximately 10 minutes away from the town proper. Contact +63908-8812632 for reservation.


Alternatively, if you prefer camping, you can pitch a tent for a minimal amount in Lake Danum, Mt. Ampacao, Marlboro Hills, Calvary Hill or in Kiltepan Viewdeck 🙂

Other Top-Rated Accommodations in Sagada

Agape Log Cabin

Agape Log Cabin
Starts at P700

Grandma's Yellow House

Grandma’s Yellow House
Starts at P500

Top-Rated Budget Accommodations in Sagada

Shamrock Tavern Inn

Shamrock Tavern Inn
Starts at P350

Isabelo's Inn and Cafe

Isabelo’s Inn and Cafe
Starts at P350

Hanging coffins of Echo Valley

Other Places to Stay in Sagada:

  • George Guest House (Contact No:+639185480405/+639206070994)
  • Indigenous Inn (Contact No: +63921645 5679)
  • St. Joseph’s Rest House (Contact No: +63927360344)
  • Travelers Inn (Contact No: +639207992960)
  • Rock Inn Cafe (Contact No: +639209095899)
  • Ganduyan Inn (Contact No: +639212738097)
  • Sagada Guest House (Contact No: +639189385601/+639193002763)
  • Masferre Country Inn (Contact No: +639183416164)
  • Yellow House Inn (Contact No: +639092549783/+639478351985/+6399514 8820)
  • Gecko Inn (Contact No:+639202895471/+639197261114)
  • Sagada Kanip-aw View Lodge (Contact No:+639282847507/+639298162233)
  • Shamrock Tavern (Contact No: +639301955680)
  • Yabami Bed and Breakfast (Contact No: +639497472245)
  • Mary Hillz Homestay (Contact No: +639153794860)
  • Churya-a Hotel (Contact No: +639064300853 /+639215331030)
  • Mapia-aw Pension (Contact No: +639052164055/+639082027969)
  • Ligaya’s House and Cottages (Contact No: +639183438415/+639207849633)
  • Billy’s Haus (Contact No: +639216032745)
  • Green House (Contact No: +639187367831)
  • Alfredo’s Inn (Contact No: +639487112112)
  • Alapo View Inn (Contact No: +639183113161/+639213279055)
  • Alibama Inn (Contact No: +639208135797)
  • Canaway Inn (Contact No: +639182915063)
  • Hilltopville (Contact No: +639129014749)
  • Misty Lodge (Contact No: +639994459899)
  • Kanip-aw Pines View (Contact No: +6309282847507)
  • Bagalima Riverside Inn (Contact No: +639477046613)
  • Treasure Rock Inn (Contact No: +639202725881)
  • Hidden Hill (Contact No: +639107967073)
  • Rocky Valley Inn (Contact No: +639184036018)
  • Sagada North Inn (Contact No: +639079035309)
  • Davey’s Town Inn & Resto (Contact No: +639495944471)
  • Isabelo’s Inn (Contact No: +6309289517153)
  • Igorot Inn (Contact No: +639087578357)
  • Olahbinan Resthouse (Contact No: +639284067647)
  • Pumpkin House (Contact No: +639107095275)
  • Sagada Homestay Inn (Contact No: +639197028380)
  • Sagada Green Hills (Contact No: +639175535337)
  • Tinagtago Inn & Restaurant (Contact No: +639399591967)

Sea of clouds during sunrise at Kiltepan Viewdeck

Things to Do in Sagada

With the variety of activities to choose from, places to see and foods to eat, Sagada is truly an adventure, nature and food haven. Here’s the (growing) list of it:

  • Spelunking in Sumaguing, Lumiang or Crystal Caves.
  • At least three hours of cave connection from Lumiang to Sumaguing (or vice versa)
  • Tour of Echo Valley, Underground River, Bokong Falls, Cemetery and Calvary Hills
  • See the hanging coffins (Dokiw, Lumiang, Echo Valley, up close and see the other ancient burial sites
  • Try rock climbing in Echo Valley Cliffs
  • Walk through the rice terraces of Suyo, Ankileng, Balugan, Bangaan (on the way to Bomod-ok Falls) and Kiltepan
  • Trek to Bomod-ok Falls and Pongas Falls
  • Commune with nature and culture of Sagada
  • Try the mountain tea, the famous yoghurt of the Yoghurt House and the lemon pie of Sagada Lemon Pie House
  • Taste the local delicacy called Pinikpikan or battered chicken 🙂
  • Experience the Saturday night buffet at Log Cabin
  • Look for the wild horses in Sagada’s Marlboro Country
  • See the sunrise at Kiltepan Viewpoint, Sunrise View Hotel, Isangwaw Sunrise Viewdeck
  • Witness the sunset at Paog’s Sunset Viewdeck
  • Walk to Lake Danum
  • Trek Mt. Ampacao
  • Witness the Panag-apoy and Begnas Festival
  • Visit Sagada Pottery, Masferre’s Photographs and Ganduyan Museum
  • Buy weaved products at Sagada Weaving and other local shops
  • Check out the amazing Blue Soil Hill
  • Experience the year-end bonfire at Mt. Ampacao
  • White water rafting in Chico River
  • Go mountain biking in Sagada
Calvary Hill

Sample Sagada Itinerary and Budget

Here’s the 3D/2N itinerary that I followed during my my first visit to Sagada in 2007.  You may follow or tweak it depending on your liking. Estimated DIY cost for this trip is around P3500 – P4000 🙂

Day 0: Travel to Baguio

2330H: Departure from Victory Liner Pasay

Day 1: Baguio to Sagada + Caving

0530H: Arrival at Victory Liner Baguio/Taxi or walk to Dangwa Terminal
0600H: Arrival at Dangwa Terminal/Breakfast
0630H: Departure of Bus to Sagada
1230H: Arrival at Sagada / Check-in at Lodge
1245H: Lunch
1400H: Spelunking – Lumiang to Sumaguing Cave Connection
1800H: Finish Caving
1930H: Dinner

Day 2: Big Falls + Echo Valley

0630H: Breakfast
0730H: Trek to the Big Falls (via Bangaan Rice Terraces)
0830H: Arrival to the Big Falls
0930H: Trek back from the Big Falls
1030H: Back to the starting point of Big Falls trek
1130H: Lunch
1300H: Rock Climbing
1500H: Tour Echo Valley, Hanging Coffins and Underground River
1700H: End of Tour
1900H: Dinner

Day 4: Kiltepan Sunrise + Travel to Baguio

0400H; Call time
0445H: Proceed to Kiltepan Viewdeck
0515H: Sunrise in Kiltepan Viewdeck
0600H: Back to town
0630H: Breakfast
0700H: Departure from Sagada to Baguio
1300H: Arrival at Baguio/Lunch
1400H: Shop and Some tour of Baguio
1800H: Departure from Baguio to Manila

Pongas Falls


  • Best months to go is during dry months (October to June) or during planting season (March to July) when the rice terraces are planted
  • Mobile signal of all carriers are available
  • Some establishments accept credit card
  • Due to influx of tourists and packaged tour, Sagada bans parking all major roads, sidewalks and other passages from 6 am to 8:30 pm which means, tourists are advised to walk or take public transport. Public transportation should park at hotel parking or in pay parking areas.
  • All guests are required to register at the Tourist Information Office (TIO)

*First published: 28-Aug-2009 | Updates: 03-Dec-2011; 22- Feb-2012; 10-Sep-2015; 07-Jan-2017; 19-Oct-2018; 08-Jul-2019; 09-Feb-2020


  1. Ruth

    Hi Bleue, Amazing! Ang dami pala talagang pwedeng gawin sa trip n iot! hehehehe.. We probably gonna go there this 2nd of July:-))… Thank you again Bleue:-)

    No problem Ruth, but honestly a trip to Sagada alone is worth your entire vacation since there are so much to do and so much to see in that place, and Sagada is best experienced if you stay longer. Eat yoghurt and lemon pie for me. And if you are staying with Residential Lodge, say hi to Tita Mary for me, tell her from Angel, he knows me by my real name. Hehe!

  2. edsel_espino

    Haha, anyway, at least eh naenjoy nyo ang Sagada, honestly Sagada is best experience if you stay longer! Wow! San ka sa min?

    := Bleue (aka Lakwatsero) =:

    ei bro… sa last response mo sa post ko, di ko nagets yun last na sinabi mo… senxa na… anu ba yung “san ka sa min?”

    Ooops, sorry, haha, don’t know where that question came from? Bangag yata ako nung nagreply ako dyan, hehe! Anyway, san ang next lakwatsa nyo?

  3. Ruth

    Hey Bleue, know what they still wants to travel to pagudpud hehehehe but not right after Sagada on the next month… I’ll keep the info you gave us so we wont get lost on our way (route) there… Thank you Bleue… 🙂

    Yo Ruth, no problem, by the way, when do you exactly plan to go to Sagada? I am planning also to go there by July eh. Anyway, splitting your Sagada and Pagudpud trips sounds great. At least you will have more time on appreciating Sagada and Pagudpud separately rather then sticking to a hectic itinerary without room for delays to cover the entire leg. Meanwhile, if I may suggest, if you have plenty of time, the great combinations would be 1) Baguio-Sagada-Banaue-Batad; and 2) Tuguegarao-Aparri-Pagudpud-Laoag-Vigan, you may also add to any of the two a trip to Balbalasang and Tabuk in Kalinga (Balbalasang for a LOTR type of place and Tabuk for white water rafting adventure).

    Enjoy your northern Luzon trips! 😀

  4. Ruth

    Hi Bleue! I guess we just have to travel in one destination and that is Sagada. hehehehe.. At last, they made up theyre mind hehehe… Geeeee! i never thought organizing a trip is as hard as making a college thesis. I’m glad I found your site its a very big help for me and the rest of the group. I thank you really!

  5. Ruth

    Hello Bleue! We had a meeting this afternoon regarding our trip and we end it up not travelling to tuguegarao and aparri anymore (hehehehe). they decided to go to sagada for 3 days na lang coz they don’t wana miss that place talaga. My question is can we take a bus going to ilocos(pagudpud)after sagada? and Bleue please recommend us the cheapest but very clean accomodation in sagada… Thank you thank you so much

    Hi Ruth, sad to Say Pagudpud and Sagada are way off. They may look close in the map but their roads lead to their opposites. From Sagada, your options would be to go back to Baguio then head to Pagudpud (SAGADA-BAGUIO-PAGUDPUD) or pass through Cagayan (haha, Cagayan, here we go again) that would be SAGADA-BONTOC-TABUK-TUGUEGARAO-PAGUDPUD, almost the same travel time. Are you coming from Manila?

    For accommodation, I recommend Residential Lodge, room is at 200-250 per person per night. Please text or call them Asap for reservation. The 250/room/night is for the room that has own T/B with hot/cold shower and bath tub.

  6. Conrad

    wow Bleu ! your a big help fo us travelers. Im a photographer hobbyist and i’m planning also to visit Sagada and banaue . Your opinions and suggestions are very helpful, im from Makati by the way.

    Thanks Conrad! Wow, I’m a photographer hobbyist too, and I’m planning este wishing to buy my DSLR soon. Hehehe! When do you plan to go to Sagada? I tried Manila-Baguio-Sagada-Banawe-Manila before, quite exhausting but all worth it.

  7. Ruth

    Hello Bleue (aka Lakwatsero)! Thank you so much the information. Its a big help for us. I think your right, we will just be wasting a lot of time on travelling on the bus so we will have a meeting again then maybe we can cancell some places but for sure we wont gonna miss Sagada! hehehe :-)! Your site is so helpful. we have tried some other site but its not as detailed as yours and your response is like a thunder storm sobrang bilis andyan agad! I hope we can decide right away which places we are going na. I will let you know the updates Bleue, and once were back from our travel i’ll promise i will share the experience our to you…. Thank you thank you thank you so much!!!!

    No problem Ruth, Let me know the changes in your plans and I’ll try to help 😀

  8. Ruth

    Hello Bleue (aka Lakwatsero)! me again. yeah we are planning to stay overnight in each places we plan to go hehehe… we will leave here in Baguio City on the night of july 1st then till 7 ng july, ang plan of travel namim.Pero di nmin alam kung 6 days ay kaya nmin puntahan lahat ng places na un :-)!Bleue, how much should we bring travel money for this itinerary? I have no idea talaga hehehehe…. pls help thank you.

    Okay, now, I am not an expert on this and haven’t tried that caravan yet, and if you insist on Baguio-Sagada-Tuguegarao-Aparri-Pagudpud destinations, the route I can think of is Baguio-Sagada-Bontoc-Tabuk-Tuguegarao-Appari-Pagudpud.

    Baguio-Sagada: 5 hours
    Sagada: 3d/2n
    Sagada-Bontoc-Tabuk-Tuguegarao: 6-7 hours
    Tuguegarao: 1d/1n
    Tuguegarao-Aparri: 3-4 hours
    Aparri: 1d/1n
    Aparri-Pagudpud: 3-4 hours
    Pagudpud: 2d/1n

    My take, 6 days would not be enough, you will waste a lot of time in the bus, and take note that there are limited transport plying to these routes, so if you miss one, you might end up spending a night in one place. Then there are no night trips from Baguio to Sagada, the last trip leaves Baguio around noon. Budget wise, I think I can survive this trip with 8K in my pocket. I have tried the Tabuk-Tuguegarao-Pagudpud route, not coming from Sagada and not Passing to Aparri. That took us 4days/3nights, so if you add Sagada and Appari, I estimate it to be 7 days/6 nights or more. Hmmm… Oh well, i might be wrong, let me research this one.

    For those who have idea, please, now is the best time to share it. Let us help Ruth 😀

    := Bleue (aka Lakwatsero) =:

  9. Ruth

    by the way po my starting point is on Baguio City po… Thank you.

  10. Ruth

    Hi lakwatsero! I am planning to go to sagada-tuguegarao-aparri- pagudpud. Which way should i take first in order to travel those places in a proper route. Ang alam ko magkakalapit lang sila but i dont have an idea how to get there and bus fare and cheap but clean and nice accomodation po sana.hehehe.. Pls help!!!

    Wowowow! great itinerary, but wait, are you planning to stay to those mentioned places for a night at least? The idea is great, but most people i know who planned the same route eh di kinaya at hanggang sagada lang, since there are so much to do and so much to see in sagada alone… enweis, how many days are you allotting for this caravan?

    := Bleue (aka Lakwatsero) =:

  11. edsel espino

    tuguegarao and pagudpud… di na kinaya… kinulang na kasi sa oras… budgetwise ganun din, medyo kakapusin…

    yung oras e kaya kinulang e dahil dun sa pagpunta namin ng big falls… ang plan namin for that day e big falls then caving sa sumaguing and lumiang… ang nangyari after namin mag big falls e di na kinayang ituloy yung plan ng caving sa hapon kasi bagsak talaga yung kasama naming girl… ang nangyari tuloy napahaba lalo stay namin in sagada at di na natuloy sa pagudpud… pero sagada was enough for me… i really had a wonderful vacation… medyo namayat ako during the stay there pero pagbalik dito sa min lobo na ulit… dun kasi puro walk… wala ka magagawa kundi lumakad kasi wala namang transpo na pde sakyan sa short distances lalo na at halos napakaliit lang nun mismong town proper… e pagbalik dito.. ayun tamad na ulit sa paglakad… gained more pounds than what i shed during my stay there… hehehe…

    Haha, anyway, at least eh naenjoy nyo ang Sagada, honestly Sagada is best experience if you stay longer! Wow! San ka sa min?

    := Bleue (aka Lakwatsero) =:

  12. edsel espino

    you’re welcome lakwatsero…

    and by the ways, my friend is protesting… di ko daw isinama yung palagi nyang sinasabi na “ang rice terraces… maganda lang syang tingnan… ayoko na syang lakadan…SWEAR!!!!” she said that almost always during our trek back to the van when we went to the BIG FALLS…

    Hahaha! Talaga? Naimagine ko tuloy yung paghihirap nya sa BIG falls. By the way, did you still go to Tuguegarao and Pagudpud?

    := Bleue (aka Lakwatsero) =:

  13. edsel espino

    i forgot to mention things about the trip back home…

    na-overdoze ata ako sa anti-vertigo tabs na binili ko sa sagada… ayun… halos the whole trip going back to batangas e tulog ako… the only times i’m awake were during bus transfers and pee break… hahahaha…

    Hi Edsel, thanks for sharing your Sagada experience! 🙂

    := Bleue (aka Lakwatsero) =:

  14. edsel espino

    my friends and i were in sagada from may 30 until june 02, 2008…

    grabe, windang ako sa byahe eh, ang haba… 2hrs from batangas to cubao, 6hrs from cubao to baguio and roughly 7hrs from baguio to sagada… non-stop yun ha… pero kahit nawindang ako sa byahe, it was worth it…

    i enjoyed the SUMAGUING CAVE so much… yung BIG FALLS was so nice too pero i almost died with the trek… josko ang haba… yung friend ko nga halos dalahin na namin sa hospital dahil sa di nakayanan yung trek… also went to echo park as well as the cemetery and church beside it… also went to the SMALL FALLS and LUMIANG CAVE where there are also lots of hanging coffins…

    what i enjoyed the most in sagada is the food… especially the mixed vegies they serve with a various meals… the vegetable fried rice in some restos… palibhasa fresh, medyo manamis-namis yung vegies… HADEKKU’S ( i don’t know if i spelled it correctly)and YOGHURT HOUSE were some of the restos i enjoyed… but none of them can be compared with the LEMON PIE HOUSE, we were not able to get the name of the middle-aged lady running/manning/serving in the place… but she’s a native of the place for sure… she’s so nice to us… would even share stories with us when there’s not much guests in the place… and the kitten who would always sit on my lap whenever we visit the place in the morning… kahit mukha syang yagit na pusa, nakakaaliw pa din sya…

    the place where we stayed is called GEORGE’S _______________ (i don’t know if they call it a guest house, an inn or anything), it was nice… the room we occupied was very clean, it has its own private bathroom with hot shower… could have been better if there’s a small space aloted for a cabinet to where we can organize our things… the room has its own television set… and the rate is so affordable… the person/s looking after the place were all nice…

    over-all… the sagada experience i had was fun… full of new things for me… i hate trekking, walking distances and hiking but i was forced to do so, wala kasing tricycle or pamasadang jeep na nagkalat… but despite the fact that i hate getting sweaty and stinky because of walking under the sun… i enjoyed it… so much….

  15. Mj

    I don’t know where Residential Lodge is. I’ve stayed at St. Joseph twice and I think it’s the best. I’ve tried Ganduyan Inn twice also, but it’s not as clean and as inviting as St. Jo.

    Traveller’s Inn is also a good choice. Stayed there last April. My only complaint was their water pressure was weak. I wasn’t even able to use the hot shower.


    Oh boy! Your blog is really very good. How I wish I could travel all over the country just like you.

    Gotta save…gotta save…


  16. edsel

    thanks a lot lakwatsero…

    napakalaking help mo to me and my friends…

    more power…

  17. edsel

    thanks for the reply lakwatsero, ask ko lang kung panu yung route na yun, hiwa-hiwalay na rides ba yun?meaning from sagada we’ll take a ride going to bontoc, once in bontoc, ride naman to tabuk and so on, or is it a single ride passing thru those locations lang??

    senxa na, really clueless lang on what to do… better ask a pro than take risks and get lost, hehehe.

    hi edsel! yep separate rides.

    sagada-bontoc (jeep) – 1 hour
    bontoc-tabuk (bus) – 3-4 hours
    tabuk-tuguegarao (jeep) – 1 hour
    tuguegarao-pagudpud (bus) – 5-6 hours

    haha. not a pro here! 😛

    := Bleue (aka Lakwatsero) =:

  18. edsel

    question lang po, my friends and i are planning on vacationing in sagada and pagudpud this coming week, ask ko lang po what route shall we take or should i just say how can we go to pagudpud if we’re already in sagada??? what’s the shortest easiest route???

    thanks po sa sasagot…

    Hi edsel, i think the easiest route will be sagada-bontoc-tabuk-tuguegarao-pagudpud.

  19. bro, tingen mo san ba pwede mag widraw dun? sa mga stop over ba ng bus meron kayang ATM machine? BPI ang bank ko eh. please email me @ ARBoiser[at]rgoc[dot]com[dot]ph

    Emailed you Anjo, but for the benefit of the readers of this site, there’s no atm in Sagada. The nearest are in Bontoc (45 minutes away): PNB, Land Bank and Metrobank.

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