ITOGON, Benguet - One of the favorite weekend trip destinations among Baguio City folks is the neighboring town of Itogon, popular for its hot springs and warm water swimming pool resorts.
In Barangay Poblacion, visitors can choose among the many resorts concentrated along the river. We went to Mountain View Resort reachable by crossing the wooden bidge. The resort has three warm water swimming pools and a hot water tub. There are also cottages available for the guests.
Just beside the resort is a small waterfall where one can enjoy its swift flowing cold mountain water. Our favorite is soaking in the resort's hot water tub as it really releases the tension and eases the stress of your tired muscles. Both the swimming pools and the hot tub get their source of water directly from the hot spring. Temperature is then regulated by the cold mountain water.
|Ramil enjoying the cold mountain waterfall and Edgar relaxing in the hot water tub|
Being on a significant elevation above sea level, Itogon enjoys the same climate as Baguio City and it is such a great experience to dip in a warm water swimming pool with a cool mountain breeze blowing on your face. Note however that sunburn can occur more quickly when you are on a "closer" proximity to the sun so don't forget to apply sunblock.
Mountain View Resort
Poblacion, Itogon, Benguet
Contact Number: 0920 675 7593
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|How to get there:|
from Baguio City: Take the jeep bound for Itogon with terminal located at Rajah Soliman Street beside Baguio Center Mall. Tell the driver to drop you off at the hotspring resorts at Barangay Poblacion. The jeep will leave as soon as it gets full (about 30mins. waiting time). Travel will take 1hr.
|How to get back: |
to Baguio City: At the main road, there are jeeps bound for Baguio waiting for passangers coming from the resorts. The jeep will leave even if it is not yet full but it would pick up passangers along the way. Travel time is 1hr.