Don't let the downpour put a damper on your plans to head up to Baguio—rain or shine, there’s plenty to do in the City of Pines. Whether you're heading out with your BFFs or on a solo sojourn, these chill, indoor ideas that will get you just right and cozy in cooler climes.
Get a massage.
North Haven Spa offers indigenous massages like the Gis-Gis-To head massage, Tal-Talad-Tad body massage, and Dagdagay foot massage. They also use Cordillera products like strawberries and Benguet coffee in their body scrubs. It’s the perfect way to relax after the long drive up to Baguio.
IMAGE: North Haven Spa
Grab a beer.
Baguio Craft Brewery offers the Philippines’ largest selection of draft beer, with 21 craft beers on tap. The pub is well known for their friendly staff and convivial atmosphere.
IMAGE: Baguio Craft Brewery
Get lost in a good book.
Mt. Cloud Bookshop boasts a wide selection of Filipiniana titles, and their cozy interiors make an inviting space for readers to browse at their leisure. If you find yourself hungry to discover more Filipino literature after your visit, you can sign up for their book subscription service, which ships nationwide.
IMAGE: Mt. Cloud Bookshop
View the work of a national artist.
The BenCab Museum doesn’t just house Philippine National Artist Benedicto Cabrera’s own work—it also contains his personal collection of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by other Filipino artists. Don’t miss the Cordillera Gallery, in which indigenous artifacts and crafts like bulol rice granary gods, furniture, tools, and weapons are displayed.
IMAGE: BenCab Museum
Warm up with some chocolate de batirol.
Located in Camp John Hay, Choco-late de Batirol is a Baguio institution. As its name implies, this restaurant serves hot chocolate the traditional way: in an aluminum pitcher, with a batirol, or wooden whisk.
This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.