Can you name any market that is more beloved than the Baguio City Market? It’s the only marketplace I know that’s also a popular tourist destination in Luzon.
Whenever I’m in Baguio, I always visit this place to get fresh fruits and vegetables at a much cheaper price than in Manila. This is where I also get pasalubong items, for items such as strawberries and ube jam are usually more expensive in stores near the bus terminals.
In case you need a guide for your next visit to the Baguio City Market, here are some FAQs.
What can I find at the Baguio Market?
What can’t you find here? It has everything you need in a market, plus some produce and souvenir items from the different parts of Cordillera. You can find:
- Cordillera rice wine (“tapuy”)
- Local handicrafts such as wooden home decor items
- Coffee from Kalinga, Sagada, Batangas, and Benguet
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Flowers for every occasion
- Various services like foreign exchange, key duplication, and shoe repair
- Wacky pasalubongs like the barrelman and “sundot-kulangot”
How do you get to the market in Baguio?
Commuting in Baguio is relatively easier compared to the rest of Luzon because of the ubiquitous taxi cabs. If you’re staying in town, you can always choose to ride a cab.
If you’re taking the jeepney, you can ask the driver to drop you off at the market. Most of the jeepney routes end in the plaza (Burnham Park) if I’m not mistaken. You may have to walk from Burnham Park to the entrance on Magsaysay Road or to the side entrance along Abanao Road.
Where can I park my car?
I did my research and found that there’s a parking space in Maharlika Livelihood Center, which is right next to the market. There’s another one at Abanao Square, which can be found behind the market. To be sure, you can always park your car in SM City Baguio or the Baguio Cathedral.
Should I haggle?
Yes, as long as you go about it politely! As in any market in the Philippines, it’s common to haggle, especially when you’re buying a large number of items.
Hope you have a great time shopping here!
Where can I go next after exploring the Baguio City Market?
Burnham Park is well-known for its man-made lake, located at the heart of the park. You can rent a boat and enjoy the magnificent view of the city from the lake.
Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral
One of the country’s most impressive cathedrals, the Cathedral offers a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the city center right from the top of Mount Mary Hill.
From Session Road, pedestrians can reach the Cathedral through a series of steps, but if you’re taking a car there, you can reach the church through the roads behind the Baguio Post Office.
Baguio Night Market
A visit to Baguio wouldn’t be complete without someone in your group raving about the Baguio Night Market. You won’t miss it. Just look for Harrison Road beside Burnham Park – you’ll easily see it when you cross the street via the overpass. The market is open from 9 p.m.- 4 a.m.
At the night market, you’ll find secondhand bags, shoes, clothes, and shoes at bargain prices. You can also get brand new items here, but be careful if you’re trying to get designer brands on the cheap – of course, those are probably knockoffs.
Sky Ranch Baguio
When you’re done shopping to your heart’s content, you can cap off your Baguio trip with a fun afternoon at Sky Ranch Baguio. The theme park has 11 attractions everyone in your family will enjoy. They have a Ferris wheel that gives you a bird’s eye view of the beautiful mountain city.
Skip the line and get your tickets to Sky Ranch Baguio via Klook!
If you want to know where else you can spend your time on, check out my favorite spots in Baguio!
What do you love most about the Baguio City Market? Share your thoughts in the comments!