As the northeast monsoon casts its chilly spell over the City of Pines, Baguio City wraps itself in a blanket of crisp, cool air. This time of year marks a significant drop in temperature, with 2024 already recording a brisk low of 9.8 degrees Celsius. The cold is more than just a passing breeze—it’s a season that invites us to find warmth in different ways. As we navigate through these cooler months, staying cozy becomes not just a comfort, but a necessity. To help you embrace and enjoy this cooler period, here are 10 effective ways to keep yourself snug and warm in the charming city of Baguio.
Layer Up with Warm Clothing:
Dress in thermal underwear, followed by layers of fleece, wool, or down jackets, and don’t forget a hat, gloves, scarves and your i love Baguio bonnet.
Savor Local Coffee:
Warm up with a cup of Baguio’s renowned Arabica coffee from nearby Benguet. The warm beverage will not only heat you up but also give you a taste of local flavors.
Indulge in Comfort Foods:
Enjoy heartwarming local soups and stews like Bulalo or Sinigang to warm you from the inside out.
Engage in indoor activities like yoga or take brisk walks through Baguio’s scenic outdoors and parks like Burnham Park and Camp John Hay Yellow Trail to keep your blood circulating.
Do not overexert, Pace yourself
When you do your walking or other physical activities, make sure that you do not over exert. Pacing yourself would prevent you from sweating. Remember, sweat has a cooling effect as it draws heat away from your body.
Use Warm Accessories in Your Bedroom:
Equip your room with a good quality blanket or duvet, if not layering your blankets works too, just make sure there is enough for everyone.
Enjoy a Hot Bath or Shower:
A hot bath or shower can quickly raise your body temperature, offering immediate warmth.
Explore Indoor Attractions:
Visit museums, art galleries, or cozy cafes. The Baguio Museum and BenCab Museum are some of the choices.
Drink Herbal Teas:
For a caffeine-free option, herbal teas like ginger tea can be both warming and relaxing.
Enjoy the Local Hot Springs:
Take a short drive to nearby hot springs like Asin Hot Springs for a relaxing and warm experience.
In Baguio City, the cool air doesn’t have to be a deterrent to your enjoyment. Instead, it’s an invitation to indulge in warm, comforting activities and local delights. From savoring a hot cup of the region’s famed Arabica coffee to exploring indoor attractions, each activity offers a unique way to experience the city’s charm while staying warm. So bundle up, embrace the chill, and make your stay in Baguio City a cozy and memorable adventure.