Quick Visit at Mines View Park Baguio

Philippines
June 22, 2016 / By / 13 Comments

Aside from its cold temperature, nature’s view is the other top reason why I would always want to visit Baguio. A park overlooking the Cordillera mountains, a quick stop at Mines View Park is definitely one of the recommended things to do when in Baguio especially for the first-time visitors.

Good Shepherd Convent

Before we headed our way to Mines View Park, we dropped by to the nearby Good Shepherd Convent. Popular Baguio sweets can be bought here as “pasalubong” like ube jam and peanut brittle.

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Good Shepherd Convent’s ube jam is my favorite! I can consume one jar in a day and I like it better when it’s put in the refrigerator. We even saw some locals peeling some “ube”. Buying the convent’s products actually help Cordillera students go to school.

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They also have a viewing deck where you can grab some photos with the mountains as background.

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Mines View Park

Five-minute away from Good Sheperd, we arrived at Mines View Park. Several souvenir stalls welcomed us. As we entered the park, we saw different kinds of plants being sold.

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You can buy desk plants with a price starting at PHP50. Others cost around PHP100-PHP150 like eggplant and chilli plants. These probably are also good souvenirs from Baguio.

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Going down further, we walked through concrete staircase. Tourists were busily doing two things: taking pictures with pink horses and renting Cordillera native costume. They charge PHP50 for taking pictures (3 shots) with the horse. You can have the photo taken with a group. This is quite popular with the kids.

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On the other side, some people were merrily renting Cordillera native costume for PHP20. Some wore the costume and had their photo taken with the Cordillera Mountain as background. Cool idea!

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Continuing to walk, we finally reached the ridge where a small gazebo is located.

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A lot of people flocked the viewing deck to snap those photos with nature as background. You can even rent a binocular for PHP20. The sight of the green mountains is just relaxing to see! Despite the busy crowd, staring blankly at nature is comforting. Better not to go on weekends or peak season to indulge yourself in a more contemplating mood.

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13 Comments

  1. Matt Angeles says:

    I lived a few summers in Baguio, and then a bit in the Asin artists area. Makes me wanna visit again.

  2. Desteny says:

    I’ve never heard of “ube”… is it a root? Kind of looks like it. What an interesting place to visit! Can’t say I’ve ever seen a place where you can get your picture taken with a pink horse before today! Haha

  3. Ahh the land of nostalgia. Mines View Park is such a charm. I went there this year for the Mines View Park Hotel, but I would love to come back to just take in the sights of the mountain.

  4. Baguio is a memorable place for me. The first time I was there, it was during our honeymoon, the 2nd time, I was with my entire family (parents & siblings) plus our 11 month old son at that time. I don’t know when we could go back there, I have a feeling, maybe when we have our 2nd child! lol!

  5. Alaine says:

    Such a busy place. Although there are a lot of places to visit in Baguio City, I still love going to Mines View Park. I am now craving for some Ube Jam because of your post! Best Ube Jam eveeeeeer!

  6. Mica de Leon says:

    Seeing your travel post made me remember how much I spent time with my room & bed this summer… Hahaha. What a bummer. It’s been years since I’ve last been to Baguio.. Happy you enjoyed and had a good time babe.
    ❤ There’s More to Mica // http://www.micadeleon.com

  7. Pia Villamor says:

    I haven’t visited mine’s view in ages! Glad to know that it’s still popular. I got giddy when I saw all the flowers and plants for sale. I’m definitely going to visit the next time I’m in Baguio. 🙂

  8. I feel that its so commercialized now and it’s really a double edged sword. It’s good for the economy but I feel that the culture is slowly fading away.

  9. Last time I went here is 2 years ago. The place is great it just that it is a bit crowded when we went there. Oh those pink haired horses, they are cute 🙂 Glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit there 🙂

  10. theresa says:

    You got wonderful photos that captures Mines View in a different view. I wonder if Good Shepherd already expanded? It looks different though or maybe you just got a different angle.

  11. OMG! I MISS BAGUIO! Seeing this post of yours makes me want to go back there and see what it looks like now. The last time I was there was 2009, so I’m sure it looks different now. Great photos, by the way! 😀

  12. Ann Balisbis says:

    We’ve been here last month but sadly, it was just a quick visit since we were just side tripping in Baguio from our hike in Benguet. We could’ve walked around the area and appreciate it’s full offering. We didn’t even catched the Good Sheperd as it was already closed. Too bad. Good thing we were able to but Ube Jam somewhere in the area of Mines View, and it also became my favorite. I can even finish a jar in a day just like you. That’s the most delicious ube jam I tasted to date. Will surely buy more when we visit Baguio next time. And will also definitely try to wear the Cordillera native costume. 🙂 Thanks for this post, as if I’ve also walked around the park. 🙂

  13. The horse and my little BellaPoo must have the same groomer. They both have pink hair. Looks like a great place to visit. Thanks for sharing

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