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Sagada DIY Travel Guide (Commute and Where to Stay)

Sagada DIY Travel Guide (Commute and Where to Stay)

Indulged with unprecedented and captivating charm, Sagada remains as one of the top choices for those who are looking for a tranquil getaway. The temperate climes, the towering massifs, the awesome caverns and rock formations, the appetizing dainties, the perpetuated traditions, and the accommodating locality melded perfectly to give you a memorable stay.

If you want to experience a piece of Sagada’s splendor, then below details may be a handful.

Sumaguing Cave

Main attraction of the Cave Connection: The “curtain” of Sumaguing Cave


How to Get There


From Manila, you can take any bus to Baguio or Banaue then transfer to an onward transport.

Via Baguio:

A lot of bus companies offer Manila-Baguio route. Victory Liner has hourly trips from their Pasay, Cubao, and Caloocan terminals. You can also take Genesis, Saulog Transit, and Dagupan Bus Co. Fare starts at ₱445.

From Baguio, you can take either GL/Lizardo Bus Line. First bus leaves at 6:00/6:30AM and every hour after that until 11:00/11:30AM. The last and the only afternoon trip will depart at 1PM. There are no reservations so be at the terminal early, especially during peak season. Travel time is 6 hours and the regular fare is ₱230.

Via Banaue:

If you want to see the world famous Banaue Rice Terraces before going to Sagada, then the Banaue route is a good option.

There are two bus companies that travel to Banaue from Manila:

Ohayami Transit [Address: J. Fajardo St. cor Lacson Ave., Sampaloc, Manila | contact: +63 927 649 3055 / (02) 516 0501] leaves Manila at 10:00PM daily. Additional trips are mounted on peak seasons. It is advisable that you book your tickets in advance which will cost you ₱450.

Dangwa Tranco Inc. [Address: Dimasalang Street (near Dangwa Flower Market), Sampaloc, Manila] also has trips to Banaue. Please visit their terminal or call (02) 781 5849 / (02) 743 3809 for more details.

From Banaue, You can take a van to Sagada for ₱300. The van leaves at 09:00AM near People’s Lodge and Restaurant. Note that this is not a regular schedule. Contact Marcial at +63 916 864 2988 to confirm if the trip is offered.

Another option is to catch a jeepney or bus from Banaue town proper to Bontoc (₱150). Then take another jeepney from Bontoc to Sagada (₱45).

Kiltepan Viewpoint sunrise

Kiltepan Viewpoint sunrise

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Where to stay in Sagada


Davey’s Town Inn and Resto (+63 907 211 7478) is a humble inn at the back of the new Municipal Hall and just few steps away from the tourism office. With ₱350/pax, you can enjoy your stay with free WiFi. The bathroom/comfort room, however, is shared. The restaurant is also just downstairs for easy access in case you find it cold to move around the town.

Sagada Inns/Lodges/Resthouses with online booking:

Other Inns/Lodges/Resthouses near the Town Proper are:

  • Alapo’s: +63 921 327 9055
  • Ganduyan: +63 921 273 8097
  • Green House: +63 946 460 7726
  • Isabelo’s Inn: +63 928 951 7153
  • Igorot Inn: +63 908 757 8357
  • Olahbinan Resthouse: +63 928 406 7647
  • Pumpkin House: +63 910 709 5275
  • Masferre Country Inn: +63 918 341 6164
  • Sagada Homestay Inn: +63 919 702 8380
  • Sagada View Inn: +63 920 411 9931
  • Sagada Guesthouse: +63 921 969 4053
  • Villa de Familia: +63 918 959 4570
  • Sagada Green Hills: +63 917 553 5337
  • Saint Joseph’s Resthouse: +63 918 559 5934
  • Tinagtago Inn and Restaurant: +63 939 959 1967
  • Sagada Town Inn: +63 921 653 1771

Inns/Lodges/Resthouses at the South of Sagada (Going to Saggas and Sumaguing Cave):

  • Alibama: +63 920 813 5797
  • Canaway: +63 910 709 2631
  • George Guesthouse: +63 918 548 0406
  • Indigenous Inn: +63 921 645 5679
  • Kanip-aw Pines View: +63 928 284 7507
  • Mary’s Hilz Inn: +63 919 408 0108
  • Bagalima Riverside Inn: +63 947 704 6613
  • Residential Lodge: +63 919 672 8744
  • Treasure Rock Inn: +63 920 272 5881
  • Traveler’s Inn: +63 919 517 1833
  • Grandma’s Yellow Inn: +63 947 835 1985
  • Shamrock Tavern: +63 930 195 5680
  • Hidden Hill: +63 910 796 7073
  • Inn Maugay: +63 912 230 1240
  • Umatan Lodge: +63 910 115 4358

Inns/Lodges/Resthouses at the North and East of Sagada

  • Alfredo’s: +63 948 711 2112
  • Triple J Inn: +63 919 517 1802
  • RnR Haven: +63 947 950 1138
  • Billy’s House: +63 921 603 2745
  • Rusty Nail In & Cafe: +63 929 457 7188
  • Ligaya’s Transient: +63 918 343 8415
  • Mapiya-aw Pension: +63 999 966 6164
  • Misty’s Lodge: +63 919 691 8487
  • Rocky Valley Inn: +63 918 403 6018
  • Rock Inn & Cafe: +63 929 457 7188
  • Sagada North Inn: +63 907 900 5203
  • Yamabi Lodge: +63 949 747 2245
  • Gecko Inn: +63 920 289 5471

Activities (Things to do)


[Related Story: Interesting Things to Do in Sagada]

Upon arrival in Sagada, proceed to the Tourism Office (inside the old Municipal Hall) to register and pay for the environmental fee (₱35/pax). The receipt is a requirement for you to register to the following tours.

Cave Connection – A spelunking activity that will start at Lumiang Burial Cave and ends at Sumaguing. This usually takes 4 hours of squeezing, lifting, rappelling, and climbing inside the two famous caverns of Sagada. Tour fee is ₱400/pax  (for 3pax and up) while the optional two-way transport costs ₱400/group.

Sumaguing Cave – The tour includes a visit to Lumiang Cave entrance and a tour within Sumaguing Cave. Guide Fee starts at ₱500 (4 visitors or less).

Balangagan Cave Spelunking – Also known as Marcos Cave, Balangagan features pure white flowstones and impressive rock formations. Guide Fee is ₱650 for 4 pax or less while the two-way jeepney ride cost ₱650 which can carry up to 20 individuals.

Kiltepan Sunrise – You can either hire a jeepney for ₱500 or jog to the view point to get a peek of the sunrise.

Bomod-ok Falls – Get a glimpse of a majestic falls by passing through awesome rice paddies and terraces. The back and forth trek will take 3 hours. Guide fee is ₱600/group of 10.

Mount Ampacao Traverse – This is a loop-hike from the town center to Lake Danum view point passing Mt Ampacao down to the village of either Demang or Ambasing. The 3-hour tour costs ₱800/group of 10.

Central Sagaga Eco Tour – Includes Echo Valley Hanging Coffins, Sagada Underground River, St. Mary’s Church, and Bokong Natural Swimming Pool. Guide fee is ₱600/group of 10.


Important Contact Numbers


Tourism Information Center: +63 999 400 0088
Municipal Tourism Office: +63 999 991 1801
Office of the Mayor: +63 999 991 1800
Sagada PNP: +63 908 225 8115



 
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