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Check Out This Hidden Gem Near Baguio If You’re Looking for a Less Crowded Spot This Holiday Season

Take a break and relax this holiday season at Mount Costa!

By: Kriszel T. Rago | December 19, 2023
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Feel closer to nature at this outdoor attraction near Baguio City.

Images: Mount Costa Facebook page

Baguio is undoubtedly one of Filipinos’ favorite places to be during the holiday season. From its various Christmas attractions, such as the European-themed Christmas market and the Botanical Garden Metamorphosis, to its cool climate and festive atmosphere, it is indeed one of the best places to be during Christmas. However, Baguio City gets crowded during this season, and tourists and residents always encounter heavy traffic, long lines at popular attractions, and higher demand for accommodations.

If you’re one of those Baguio visitors already sick of the crowded Baguio City, why not check out Mount Costa at La Trinidad, one of the hidden gems near Baguio?

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Mirror Garden is one of Mount Costa’s interactive gardens.

Images: Mount Costa Facebook page

Mount Costa Baguio is a walk-around space with 24 distinct garden designs. Each garden has a different theme, with garden descriptions on each terrace as your guide. Aside from floral gardens, this hidden gem near Baguio also has art installations, which makes it unique and eye-catching.

hidden gem near Baguio peaceful garden with stairs and two seats

Feel the northern breeze and listen to the sound of peacefulness at Mount Costa.

Images: Mount Costa Facebook page

Since it is surrounded by nature, visitors can relax and enjoy the clean, crisp, and fresh mountain air amidst the sound of tranquility. This hidden gem near Baguio is a glimpse of what the city used to be before the hustle and bustle of modern life.

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Mount Costa is for all, as they have a lounging area for adults and a play area for the kids.

Images: Mount Costa Facebook page

Mount Costa Baguio doesn’t just offer sightseeing. Suppose you want to get adventurous at this hidden gem near Baguio; they also provide glamorous hiking or glamking in their 5,500 meters of paved or graveled horizontal trails and señorita step risers for vertical trails. There are also interactive gardens, a zen garden for meditation, an outdoor lounging area, food kiosks, picnic tables, and Green Living Rooms.

Entry ticket prices for Mount Costa Baguio start at PhP200; PhP300 for a Lunchbox Pass, which includes a meal and ticket; PhP250 for a Midday Pass, which consists of a snack and ticket; and Green Living Room Rentals at PhP1,000. Rates only apply to adults and kids aged four years old and above.

Mount Costa is located at Lamtang Pico Rd., Barangay Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet, and is open daily from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Escape from the bustling environment, feel closer to nature, and celebrate the Christmas season in Baguio at this hidden gem, Mount Costa.

Visit Yoorekka Magazine for more hidden places in Baguio this holiday season!

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About Kriszel T. Rago
Kriszel is a writer, an aspiring multimedia journalist, and a strong-willed, pierced & inked modern-day kikay tita. As a former iskolar ng bayan–still one at heart, Kriszel is passionate about social issues and everything under the sun. She loves to read, watch documentaries, thriller-mystery series, and anime, cook for her loved ones, and play Valorant & Mobile Legends with friends. Kriszel dreams of being a multiple degree holder and traveling to every province in the Philippines.
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