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How to get to Sagada?

How to Commute going to Sagada



A. Manila - Sagada


Daily trips are availble at CODA LINES Corporation. Bus leaves Manila by 9:00 am going to Sagada. While from Sagada bus leaves by 2:00 pm going to Manila.

CODA LINES Corporation
Location : HM Transport Inc. Monte de Piedad, corner Maryland street, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Contact number : 0927 559 2197 
Email : codalinescorp@gmail.com
Website : http://www.codalinesph.com

B. Manila - Baguio - Sagada


1. From Manila take a bus going to Baguio. Large liners, like Victory Liner and Genesis Bus have buses that leave every hour and are open 24/7.
2. From Baguio take a local bus going to Bontoc, the capital of Mountain province.
3. Take a jeepney from Bontoc to Sagada.

C. Manila - Banaue - Sagada


OHAYAMI TRANS
Location : Cor. Fajardo St., Lacson Ave, Sampaloc, Manila
Mobile : 0927-649-3055 ; 0917-506-0817 
Telephone : (02) 516-0501 
Book online!

1. Take a bus going to Banaue.
2. Take a van from Banaue going to Sagada or Bontoc. The passenger vans are usually parked at the jeep terminal near the Banaue tourism office. These vans has a quick stop over in view point Banaue where you can take some photos of the famous Banue Rice Terracess.

Total travel time may take upto 12 hours.


How to go to Sagada via private transaport?


Drive along NLEX, passing by provinces of Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, and finally, Mt. Province.

Get to know more about Sagada from my other post.

 Sagada, Mountain Provice











Sagada, Mountain Province

SAGADA


Sagada is a small and tranquil town in the Cordillera Mountains, within the Philippines’ Mountain Province. It is approximately 5000 ft above sea level which gives it a relax and cool temperature weather. With its famous hanging coffins, wondrous caves and cliffs, lofty rice terraces, majestic waterfalls, luscious foods and delicacies, rich heritage and traditions, Sagada promises everyone an unforgettable and truly remarkable experience with nature and culture.





Facts About Sagada
  1. Sagada is located in Mountain Province and part of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). 
  2. Sagada has two climates, wet and dry season. Wet season is from November to February while dry season is from March to May. It is coldest during February, when the average temperature drops as low as 4 degrees Celsius.
  3. People of Sagada are Igorotos who speaks their local dialects called Kankana-ey. However most residents are also fluent in filifino (tagalog) and english. 
  4. Christianity has long been established in Sagada.
  5. Sagada is politically subdivided into 19 barangays : Aguid, Ambasing, Angkileng, Antadao, Balugan, Bangaan, Dagdag (Poblacion), Demang (Poblacion), Fidelisan, Kilong, Madongo, Patay (Poblacion), Pide, Nacagang, Suyo, Taccong, Tanulong, Tetepan Norte, Tetepan Sur

How to get around Sagada?

Walk or bike. With the smallest land area of 8,337 hectares from the Mountain Province plus blessed with a cool climate and lush pine forests, walking is a MUST to make the most of the Sagada experience. If you came through private transport, you can also bring your own bike.

Where to stay?

Inns and transient home can easily be found around the area. Room rates is 150 to 300 pesos per person.


Where to eat?

There are a lot of small restaurants around the area where you can eat at a very affordable price. People of Sagada don't serve frozen food or don't store supplies like in other cities. This is the reason why often time certain dishes from there menu are not available.

Tip : Don't wait yourself to get hungry before ordering or going to the restaurants since food are made to order. It is advisable to order your food three to four hours before you dine in the restaurants.

Salt and Pepper
They offer a variety of dishes but they are limited specially when there are too many customers. The ambiance will make you feel home. Food is great and very affordable. They also serve brewed coffee and I just love it!
Another plus is that they accept credit and debit cards!

Sagada Lemon Pie House
They have limited dishes but they are famous with their Lemon Pies. Layered with sour lemon paste as the base, and is topped by a soft meringue icing. They also have egg pie, apple pie and blueberry pie if your into sweets.

WHAT TO DO?

There are a lot of IG worthy sceneries in Sagada but if you think that taking photos is the only thing that you can do around with awesome place, then you are absolutely wrong. Here are some place that you can visit and activities that you can do.


  • Sagada’s Church of St. Mary the Virgin.Sagada is the only predominantly Episcopalian christian city/municipality in the country. The American missionaries established an Episcopalian parish in the very early 1900s called the Church of St. Mary the Virgin. It was originally built under the direction of Rev. John Staunton year 1904, under the American regime and became a parish year 1962. This structrure have survived the World War 2 and was just repaired.

  • Kiltepan Tower/Viewpoint. When you reached the top of the hill you will be amazed with the spectacular scenery and endless mountain panorama. You can also find trhe view of the breathtaking rice terraces. This is also a perfect place to witness the glorous sunrise. As the dawn break the sky will be filled with different hues of the sky. You can see the deep blue sky slowly brightens and turned to bright yellow.

  • Echo Valley and the Hanging Coffins. This is a popular place where you can find the hanging coffins from the limestone cliffs. You will pass through the municipal cemetery before you can see the view of hanging coffins. A short trek is required to get deep  down the valley. The trek is short but it wasn't easy be extra cautious with your steps.

  • Chase Water Falls. Pongas (Twin Waterfalls). Treking in a narrow trail for 2-3 hours  is required to get to the top of the mountain where you can find the amazing view of the twin falls. Other falls that you can visit are Bomod-ok Falls and Bokong Falls .

  • Spelunking/Caving. Your Trip to Sagada will never be complete without trying their extreme activities, especially Cave Connection. This is spelunking both the Sumaguing and Lumiang Caves for roughly 4-5 hours. The cave connection starts in Lumiang Cave where you can find the wooded coffins in the entrance of the cave. You will then exit at Sumaging Cave where you can find amazing rock formations.Sumaguing is bigger and longer than Lumiang. It is very dark inside Sumaguing cave. It is avisable that you bring your own flash light.


Here is a list of other must-see places in Sagada :
  • Visit Ganduyan Museum. Packed with precious artifacts and antiques from the Cordillera region of the Philippines. Antique basketry, weapons, farm tools, beads, jars, wooden items and textiles can be seen here. Each display offers an insight into the rich culture of the Cordillera Igorots.
  • Lake Danom - has a small pool where you can watch the sunset
  • Latang Underground River - it is near Matangkib cave
  • Mt. Amapacao - tallest mountain in Sagada
  • Mt. Polis - offers a view of forest and villages
  • Sagada Weaving Shop - sells woven bags, wallets, hats etc.







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The Republic Of The Philippines





The Philippines (Pilipinas or Filipinas in Filipino), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas) was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain.

Philippines is an archipelagic country in nested in the Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it is the home of about 7,641 islands  that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It is devided in 15 regions and 81 provinces.

15 Regions and 81 Provinces.

NCR: National Capital Region

CAR: Cordillera Administrative Region

  • Abra
  • Apayao
  • Benguet
  • Ifugao
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province

Region 1: Ilocos Region

  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan

Region 2: Cagayan Valley

  • Batanes
  • Cagayan
  • Isabela
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino

Region 3: Central Luzon

  • Aurora
  • Bataan
  • Bulacan
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Pampanga
  • Tarlac
  • Zambales

Region 4A: CALABARZON

  • Batangas
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Quezon
  • Rizal

Region 4B: MIMAROPA / Southwestern Tagalog

  • Marinduque
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Palawan
  • Romblon

Region 5: Bicol Region

  • Albay
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Catanduanes
  • Masbate
  • Sorsogon


Region 6: Western Visayas

  • Aklan
  • Antique
  • Capiz
  • Guimaras
  • Iloilo
  • Negros Occidental

Region 7: Central Visayas

  • Bohol
  • Cebu
  • Negros Oriental
  • Siquijor

Region 8: Eastern Visayas

  • Biliran
  • Eastern Samar
  • Leyte
  • Northern Samar
  • Samar
  • Southern Leyte

Region 9: Zamboanga Peninsula

  • Zamboanga del Norte
  • Zamboanga del Sur
  • Zamboanga Sibugay

Region 10: Northern Mindanao

  • Bukidnon
  • Camiguin
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Misamis Oriental

Region 11: Davao Region

  • Compostela Valley
  • Davao del Norte
  • Davao del Sur
  • Davao Occidental
  • Davao Oriental

Region 12: SOCCSKARGEN

  • Cotabato
  • Sarangani
  • South Cotabato
  • Sultan Kudarat

Region 13: Caraga Region

  • Agusan del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Surigao del Sur

BARMM: Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

  • Basilan
  • Lanao del Sur
  • Maguindanao
  • Sulu
  • Tawi-Tawi


Ring Of Fire

The Philippines' is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but also endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world's greatest biodiversity. 

The Ring of Fire (also known as the Rim of Fire or the Circum-Pacific belt) is a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. In a large 40,000 km (25,000 mi) horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and plate movements. It has 452 volcanoes (more than 75% of the world's active and dormant volcanoes).

The Weather and Climate

Philippines have two seasons, the wet season and the dry season, based upon the amount of rainfall.
The dry season runs from December through around June. You will experience two temperatures during this season.
You will love the cool temperature during December up to February. You can expect dry and warmer temperature from March to June. The best time to travel is during December to May since the weather isn't too hot nor wet and perfect for going outdoors.
The Philippines attract typhoons from western pacific in a north-westerly direction during the south west monsoon.
Typhoon season occurs between June and November. Typhoons can result in significant damage in these areas or heavy rain across the rest of the country which make it not advisable for travelling.
Depending on location in the country some areas experience rain all throughout the year.
The Philippines has five types of climates: tropical rainforest, tropical monsoon, tropical savanna, humid subtropical and oceanic (both are in higher-altitude areas) characterized by relatively high temperature, oppressive humidity and plenty of rainfall.
Weather in the Philippines is monitored and managed by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).


Why Travel to Philippines

The Philippines and known for its beautiful sceneries, beaches, mountains and the people. As you visit the Philippines you will find how divers the people and its cultures are. Visit the Philippines since that's the only way to discover its hidden beauty that you will never find nor experience online.


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