If one relishes being enveloped by serene, peaceful, cloud-filled places that would gives some sense of utter peace of mind and internal relaxation, lo and behold…Sagada
If anyone here is burned out from the fast-paced, claustrophobic, and suffocated urban life, then Sagada is your best get away. One just need to go outside and take a stroll around town, and I assure you that you’ll find your special quite domain to hibernate, relax, introspect, or even contemplate nirvana..hehehe..I tell you, Sagada is the most conducive place for such introspection..
On the other hand, if you are quite the adventurous type, you will as well enjoy the over 60 underground caves lying beneath the town. The largest and most popular of which is Sumaging can be explored by anyone with the assistance of a local tour guide. Underneath, you will find your self amazed with the gleaming underground stream and splendid stalactite and stalagmite formations.
Or if you don’t feel like going underground(literally), you can always go for walk to Kiltepan tower and enjoy a panoramic view of the bowls of terraces embracing the place. Along the way, you can either bewilder or scare yourself with the Hanging Coffins along Echoe Valley. Or test your endurance and go to a trip to Bomod-ok falls. The terrain going there is quite a challenge, however, reaching the big falls and taking a dip is all worth it.
These among other great things await you at Sagada.
So if your either looking for adventure or a place to contemplate and find inner peace, Sagada will provide you both.
HOW TO GO TO SAGADA
There are two ways to travel to Sagada. First, one can take a bus going to Sagada from Baguio, which inturn a 5-6 hour ride from NCR. This route enables travelers to experience the zig-zagging granfiose of the Halsema Highway, as well as the breath-taking Benguet countryside.
An alternative route would be to go via Banaue and from there Sagada is just 2 jeepney rides away. This route is somewhat longer with travel time at approximately 10-12 hours. However, this way offers travelers a glimpse of the famous Banaue Rice Terraces.
Looking for a place to stay would not be much of a problem. Lodging Houses and Pension houses are abundant in the place and have very low rates at around Php70.00 or less than $2.00 a night.
So start packing your bags and start booking reservations now.