Baguio City, February
Panagbenga festival an event in Baguio City, the country's summer capital. This is a flower festival usually held between February 1st to 29th. This is Baguio's biggest festival and it features parades, garden shows, exhibits & competitions.
Panagbenga festival is highlighted by a parade of floats made entirely of fresh blossoms from local horticulturists.
Multi-hued costumes are worn, mimicking the various blooms of the highland region or any of its 11 ethnic tribes.
The Baguio City folk take a break on these days to revel in the cool climate and celebrate the flower culture of Baguio city. Panagbenga festival is perfect timing for an all-out fiesta in the streets.
Baguio City’s Panagbenga festival began in 1995. The timing was ripe and Panagbenga flower Festival was well supported by the whole Baguio community.
The artist BenCab and other city leaders used the design of Trisha Tabangin to choose the motif.
Panagbenga Festival hymn was composed by Macario Fronda. To this music was added the rhythm and movements of the Bendian dance, an Ibaloi dance of celebration.
The Bendian dance's circular movements speak of unity and harmony among members of the tribe - themes that foreshadowed the coming together of the various sectors of the community to bring the Baguio Panagbenga Flower Festival to life.
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Camp John Hay Manor Hotel
The Camp John Hay Manor Hotel has easy access to many of Baguio's tourist attractions.
The hotel has 189 guestrooms, each equipped with industry-standard amenities for guests' comfort. Guestroom appointments consist of coffee/tea, telephone (idd), room safe, television (cable), mini bar and non-smoking rooms.
The Manor Hotel has a jazz bar where jazz performers play your favorite jazz music from the 60s up to the present. Be sure to make a reservation if you visit Manor's jazz bar during the weekend.
There are also several restaurants and bars at Camp John Hay.
Even if you don't want to spend anything, you will find it very relaxing to stroll along the streets of Camp John Hay, enjoying the luscious green scenery and the scent of the pine trees Baguio City is famous for.
Concorde Baguio Hotel
Situated in the heart of Baguio, the Concorde Hotel only offers luxury guestrooms and high-standard facilities.
The design of the guestrooms and suites at the Concorde Hotel is marked by a high level of precision and attentiveness to detail.
Igorot Lodge Baguio
The Igorot Lodge Baguio has 27 hotel-type rooms plus a modern caseroom and a multi-purpose hall.
Settled on a hill with a panoramic view of a sprawling golf course, Igorot Lodge Baguio is conveniently located between the Camp John Hay and the 7th Tee Off.
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