One of the most popular places in Baguio is Mines View Park. This is a staple tourist destination for those who come to the summer capital of the Philippines. So, what’s in Mine’s View Park you ask? Just some of the most breathtaking sights you’ll ever see in Baguio.
First you have to pay an entrance fee of Php 10 for adults and Php 5 for children. That’s a very affordable entry ticket and it’s advisable you come early so you can see the sunrise from atop.
With Baguio’s cool breeze, you’ll definitely love just being adorned by blue skies and lush-green mountains. Mines View offers the perfect small getaway you’ve been looking for away from the Metro Manila hustle and bustle.
Besides taking pictures, you can also enjoy the other things offered here. The also have an area where plants and other greeneries can be purchased. This plants are great for those plantitos and plantitas who are looking to add more casual or exotic plants to their colletion.
There’s a pretty big area where you can buy some goods that you can only get in Baguio. Such as peanut brittle and ube by popular Baguio brands. Fruits and wines are also obtainable in some stalls.
Varieties of souvenirs are available from keychains to artworks. But of course the most asked item of all is the barrel man.
Baguio is also big in horse culture. So there are some horses in Mines View Park that are available for picture taking. But if you want to go horseback riding, that would be available in Wright Park. Indigenous costumes of the Cordilleran people can also be rented and worn for photo ops.
The most popular “personalities” in Mines View are the St. Bernard dogs. Children love to take pictures with them and these dogs can get quite big. They’re trained to be well mannered and be friendly to people. They even wear sunglasses sometimes.
There’s no time limit mentioned for staying, but an hour and a half is enough to appreciate the views and walk around to see the other attractions. So the next time you visit Baguio, remember that it is a must to go here. You can’t say you’ve been to Baguio if you weren’t able to go to Mines View Park.