Sagada: Lemon Pie House and Pinikpikan Haus

When we arrived at Sagada, all we had in mind and we're looking forward to were the activities we were about to experience. As with most of our travels, we often neglect eating time as this can always be done along the way. This time around, we had our guides, Kuya Junefer and Kuya William, plan out where to dine. Mostly because they already knew where the best restaurants and carenderias can be found and the time frame for the activities.

The gang at the Sagada Lemon Pie House. Photo by: Myraine

Sagada: A Hidden Shangri-La

Sagada behind the pines.

Sagada is a cool and quiet town at the top of Mountain Province. Around 5,000 feet above sea level, its cool climate makes it a perfect getaway from the city heat. Surrounded by lush, green forests of pine trees, along with caves and falls, this is possibly the closest to nature I can be.

This mountain paradise is now becoming more and more popular with tourists as this majestic place really does have a lot to offer. I observed that there are a lot of guesthouses and homestays. You can also meet a lot of foreigners roaming around the town. I am glad though that it has not reached to the point of commercialization. It would really ruin the nature vibe of the place.

Town of Bontoc. Photo by: Myraine

From Banaue, we reached Sagada via the town of Bontoc. The three hours of travel did not seem so long as we passed scenic views of terraces, flower patches along the road and wide rivers beneath the valleys which kept our eyes busy.

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