Most people that have been to Baguio can attest to the cold temperature of the mountains. It can get fairly cold during the early mornings and late night. However, it may also get hot by noon, which shatters all delusions that Baguio is cold all throughout day. Despite the colder temperatures, high noon may still mean tropical country kind of hot so it is best to plan your activities in a way that you’ll be shaded by noon time. With the unique weather of the City of Pines, here are some points on what to wear in Baguio City.
- A light jacket will be more than enough to keep you warm during the cold days in Baguio. Don’t bother to bring bulky winter coats. You usually see people walking around in a shirt, pants and some kind of windbreaker, cardigan or sweater.
- For those who are not used to cold climates, bring a scarf, shawl or any suitable wrap to keep you warm. You wouldn’t want to go around touring the city while you shiver in the cold weather.
- Bring headgear such as a hat or cap. Although Baguio has a cool climate, the sun is still scorching hot especially during noon time. Stay protected from the sun.
- Protect your eyes as well with sunglasses. Baguio is famous for having clear blue skies, which makes the sun give out intense and direct sunlight.
- Pack an umbrella with you for two reasons: one, to use when it rains, and two, to use when the sun shines.
- Bring specific outfits and gear to match your favorite recreational activity such as horseback riding, golf, skating, biking, paintball and swimming.
- Camping and trekking activities are plentiful around Baguio City. Wear a shirt and a comfortable pair of pants. You may find yourself walking through thorny shrubbery so you might as well stay covered. Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes that can take the abuse of walking on rough terrain for hours.
- Baguio City night life can be pretty spectacular. Pack evening wear so you won’t get to miss out on any of the activities when the sun sets.
- Toiletry items are readily available at regular prices at any of the convenience stores scattered all over Baguio City. Personal stuff such as prescribed medications should be brought along with you.
- The summer months from March to June will require casual clothes such as t-shirts, shorts and other similar types of clothing.
- Touring around Baguio during the cooler months require tourists to bring along a jacket and umbrella with them. Clouds and fogs may get low and may offer zero visibility. Drizzling is often the case so keep an umbrella on hand.
- Bring a camera. Need we say more?
Unlike most regions around the Philippines with tropical weather, Baguio has a slightly different weather condition with its cooler climate. It is then best to know what to wear in Baguio before going to your trip so you’ll be able to enjoy the weather and tourist attractions of Baguio at its best.