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TUBA BENGUET TOURIST SPOTS + ITINERARY (2024)


Detailed travel blog about Tuba Benguet Tourist spots and things to do and Tuba Benguet itinerary and travel guide. 

Rugged, meandering, and riddled with pine-fringed mountains, vegetable terraces, flower farms, scenic massif views, and untamed fauna, Tuba, Benguet, beckon the wild at heart.  This unassuming town lurks in the shadow of its more popular neighbor Baguio City, so, it’s largely untouristy. But it doesn’t mean you have to skip it in your Benguet itinerary. This chilled-out town lavished with both man-made and natural attractions untainted by commercialism remains an undiscovered gem for adventure travelers.

So, if you’re wondering where to go in Benguet, aside from Baguio? Try Tuba, Benguet. But what is Tuba, Benguet known for?

Here’s our handpicked Tuba Benguet tourist spot list from our recent trip. Tuba, Benguet is dubbed as the Gateway to Baguio, the roads leading to Baguio, traverse this town, such as Kennon Road, Ben-Palispis Highway (formerly Marcos Highway), Naguilian Road, and Asin-Nangalisan- San Pascual Road. Thus, getting to Tuba, Benguet is not a problem since it’s pretty accessible.

IMPORTANT: Take note that most of these tourists attractions are quite new to tourists, so kindly inform them in advance that you are visiting. I provided the contact number to each destination, so you can arrange a visit, to ensure that the place is ready to accept tourists.


TUBA, BENGUET TOURIST SPOTS


1.PAN AY-AYAMAN PLAYGROUND (Tuba, Benguet)

TUBA BENGUET TOURIST SPOT : PAN AY AYAMAN PLAYGROUND

If you fancy soothing mountain views, dirt tracks, forest-fringed roads, and pastoral scenery, then Tuba, Benguet is ideal for you.  A rising tourist destination in Tuba Benguet that is slowly making its mark is Pan Ay-Ayaman Playground.  Bountifully tucked in the jungle-clad mountains of Taloy Norte, this sprawling park, is an outdoor hub for exhilarating activities, such as biking and ATV adventures.

PAN-AY AYAMAN PLAYGROUND VIEW

On our recent visit to Pan Ay-Ayaman Playground, we tried the ATV Loop with guide for 30 minutes. Rate is ₱650 ($11.06) per person. If you are an experienced driver, you can try the Advance offroad loop for  ₱950 ($16.16) per person. Even the standard ATV ride we experienced is not for the faint-hearted.  It’s not as easy as the ATV ride I tried in San Juan, Batangas because the trail at Pan-ay Ayaman Playground is muddy, jagged and twisted, with unexpected ravine-drops. But the gripping ride through serene sights fringed with towering trees was all worth it.

TUBA BENGUET: Pan ay ayaman Playground Garden

After the thrilling activities, you can rest and relish the tranquil landscape around you, as well as the calming mountain views. Pan-ay Ayaman Playground is bountifully peppered with soaring, fruit-bearing trees like makopa (java apple), plants, and flowers. Giving off a relaxing, back to nature vibe.

TUBA BENGUET TOURIST SPOTS: PAN-AYAMAN PLAYGROUND ATV

  • Pan Ay-Ayaman Playground
  • Location: Orengao, KM 15 Ben Palispis Highway, Taloy Norte, Tuba, Benguet
  • GPS: 16°22’15.5″ N 120°30’5.55″ E
  • Open Hours: Daily (except Tuesday) 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Parking: Yes
  • Contact#: Maril Bayating +63921 321 6921
  • Pan Ay-Ayaman Playground Activity Rates:

 
TUBA BENGUET TOURIST ATTRACTION: PAN-AY AYAMAN PLAYGROUND

Prices Activities
₱150 ($2.55) Entrance with bike
₱100 ($1.70) Entrance without bike
₱650 ($11.06) ATV (Loop with Guide 30 mins)
₱950 ($16.16) ATV Advance (For experience riders only, OFFROAD Loop)
₱300 ($5.10) 4×4 Experience (ride along, 4×4 course, 3 to 4 pax cap)
₱150 – $2.55 Bike rental per hour
₱50 – $0.85 Helmet rental
₱20 – $0.34 Bike shuttle (from trail end to trail head)

 

Access: It’s about a 15-minute ride from Tan-aw sa Alang (see GPS location above). If coming from Baguio city proper, you can take a taxi or Grab to Pan Ay-Ayaman Playground. Travel time is roughly 38 minutes.

 

TUBA BENGUET TOURIST SPOTS: PAN-AY AYAMAN PLAYGROUND ATV


 2. UM-A FARM AND RESTAURANT (Tuba, Benguet Tourist Spot)

 

The largely un-touristy province of Benguet is regarded as the “Salad Bowl Capital of the Philippines”. And concealed in one of its mountains is another tourist attraction in Tuba, Benguet known as Um-a Farm and Restaurant, a farm-to-table restaurant that serves food made from the freshest ingredients grown from their own organic farm. They also source their other products from neighboring farms and local food producers.

TUBA BENGUET TOURIST SPOT: UM-A FARM AND RESTAURANT

Um-a in Ibaloi means “upland farm”.  It’s a brainchild of Elmer and Dr. Celestrelle Macalingay who owns the Health 100 Restaurant chain that offers healthy food choices in their mostly-plant-based menu.  The restaurant offers a relaxing view of a protected-forest in Tuba, Benguet.

TUBA BENGUET UM-A FARM AND RESTUARANT

Elmer Macalingay, the humble owner of Um-a Farm and Restaurnt as well as Health 101 food chain harvested tomatoes for us

You can even try harvesting vegetables from their farm and have it cooked.  We went down to their organic farm and plucked lettuce and tomatoes. The modest and friendly owner – Elmer, even showed us their free-range chickens. It was one of my favorite experiences during the trip.

HARVESTING AT UM-A FARM AND RESTAURANT TUBA BENGUET

Overall, Um-a Farm and Restaurant is a highly recommended cafeteria to dine in when you visit Tuba, Benguet. What to order?  Here’s our recommendation:

  • Ugso or Bagbag (₱250 – $4.26) – banana heart burger patties
  • Um-a Greens  (₱230 – $3.92) – freshly harvested vegetables (good for 2-3 persons)
  • Kardis Baka Langka (₱450 – $7.67) – their version of an Ilonggo dish comprised of kardis (pigeon peas), boiled pork hocks or knuckles, and langka (jackfruit)
  • Green smoothies (₱125 – $2.13)

TUBA BENGUET TOURIST SPOT: UMA-A FARM AND RESTAURANT

Um-a Farm and Restaurant also offers catering services for corporate meeting, birthday party, business events, and special occasions.

  •  UM-A FARM AND RESTAURANT
  • Location: KM 9, Asin Road, Tadiangan Proper, Tuba, Benguet (roughly 6-minute drive from Ben Cab Museum)
  • GPS: 16°25’19.97″ N 120°31’50.74″ E
  • Social Media: FB:health100 
  • Contact#: 0950 353 6748
  • E-mail:[email protected]
  • How to get to Um-a Farm and Restaurant (Tuba, Benguet): It’s about 6-minute drive from Ben Cab Museum. You can take a taxi or Grab from Baguio city.
  • Nearby Tuba, Benguet Tourist Spots: Tadiangan Strawberry Farm, Ben Cab Museum, Ifugao Woodcarver’s Village

 


 3. BRGY. TADIANGAN STRAWBERRY FARM (Tuba, Benguet)

TUBA BENGUET STRAWBERRY FARM

Most of Tuba, Benguet’s tourist spots are blissfully sheltered by soaring mountains and dense jungles. Take for example the Strawberry Farm at Brgy. Tadiangan along Asin Road. Just a few minutes’ drive from Ben Cab Museum or about 6-minute walk. Unlike the famous, Strawberry farm of La Trinidad, Benguet that is tainted by commercialism and crowd, the restful Brgy. Tadiangan Strawberry Farm cradles pine-fringed hills and vegetables gardens interrupted by cold stream.  We were the only visitors here. And although getting here may feel like more of an adventure than you bargained for (as the uncemented foot trail can get slippery during the rainy season), it is worth enduring.  It’s just a short uphill hike anyway.

  TUBA BENGUET STRAWBERRIES

Brgy. Tadiangan Strawberry Farm offers soothing view of the mountains surrounding it. Its sheer isolation, back to nature atmosphere and texture, and the warm locals will beckon you to immortalize its charm in pixels. You can pick and pay strawberries here for ₱500 ($8.52) per kilo, but you must inform them in advance if you are visiting (see contact number below). There are also other vegetables available in the farm, such as zucchini.

 tuba benguet tourist spots: farmers at Strawberry Farm at Brgy. Tadiangan

We spoke with some of the local women farmers as well as Connie, the daughter of the owner of this small farm business. She happily shared some details about the strawberries grown here. Apparently, like many farms, they practice crop rotation to maintain the fertility of the soil. So, during the first half of the year, they plant strawberries, which thrive in the cold weather.  There are two types of strawberries grown at Brgy. Tadiangan Strawberry Farm – the smaller but sweeter Sweet Charlie and the Winter Dawn, which can produce larger fruits. Most of our strawberry farms here in the Philippines grow the local variety of Sweet Charlie. It is sweeter but it has shorter shelf life especially during summer.

 

  • Tadiangan Strawberry Farm
  • Location: Tadiangan, Tuba, Benguet
  • GPS: 16°24’50.22″ N 120°32’53.94″ E
  • Contact #: Connie +63909 662 7878 to arrange a visit
  • How to get to Brgy.Tadiangan Strawberry Farm (Tuba, Benguet): Make your way to the jeepney terminal along Kayang Street near Baguio City Hall. Ride the jeepney bound for Asin Road. Tell the driver to drop you off at Ben Cab Museum. Fare is roughly ₱25 ($0.43) and travel time is roughly 20 minutes. From Ben Cab Museum, walk to the Strawberry Farm for about 6 minutes.

Alternatively, you can just take a taxi or Grab to get there. Fare is about ₱180 ($3.06).  Walk to the jumping off point of Brgy.Tadiangan Strawberry Farm for about 6 minutes. From there, it’s a short uphill climb to the Brgy.Tadiangan Strawberry Farm.

  • Nearby Tuba, Benguet Tourist Spots: Ben Cab Museum, Um-a Farm, Ifugao Woodcarver’s Village
TUBA BENGUET STRAWBERRY FARM

The lovely Ate Connie

 


 4. BEN CAB MUSEUM (Tuba, Benguet)

Over the years, Ben Cab Museum has made its mark as one of the top tourist spots in Benguet. This art museum  is owned by National Artist for Visual Arts – Benedicto Reyes Cabrera, a painter and print maker, who is dubbed as a master of contemporary Philippine arts. Despite being born in Manila, Benedicto Cabrera has long been fascinated by Baguio and the Cordilleras, where he chose to live and nurture his artistic career. As per the official website of Bencab Museum, this place is committed to the promotion of the arts, and the preservation, conservation, and protection of the environment and the heritage of the Cordillera Region

TUBA BENGUET TOURIST SPOTS: BEN CAB MUSEUM

Bencab Museum, though usually listed as a Baguio tourist attraction, is  actually located in Asin Road in Tuba, Benguet. This contemporary museum houses a collection of his works, and other Filipino contemporary artists. Here, you’ll also find varied indigenous crafts, sculptures, and arts of the Cordilleras.

BEN CAB MUSEUM, TUBA BENGUET

At the ground floor of the museum, is an artsy café, Café Isabel where you can enjoy some fruit shakes, drinks, and meals after touring Ben Cab Museum.  Take note that outside drinks and food aren’t allowed in the museum premises.

 TUBA BENGUET TOURIST SPOTS: BEN CAB MUSEUM CAFE AND GARDEN

But what I like most about Ben Cab Museum is the beautifully-manicured garden at the back that offers a view of the pine-fringed and jungle-clad mountains. We enjoyed taking photos here for Instagram because the scenic garden cradles a man-made mini lake that is home to koi and ducks.

 

  • Ben Cab Museum
  • Location: KM 6, Asin Road, Tuba, Benguet
  • GPS:16.4107369,120.547838
  • Open Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (last entry at 5:30 PM), closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year
  • Parking: First come, first serve.
  • Entrance Fee (Museum): (Regular) ₱200 – $3.59, (PWD/Seniors) ₱150 – $2.69, (Student) ₱120 -$2.15, Child no taller than 42” is FREE
  • Eco-Trail Tour: (Regular) ₱200 – $3.59, (PWD/Seniors) ₱150 – $2.69, (Student) ₱120 -$2.15, ₱150 – $2.69 Guide fee per group
  • Social Media: FB: /bencabmuseum/ IG: @bencabmuseum
  • How to get to Ben Cab Museum: Make your way to the jeepney terminal in Kayang Street  near Baguio City Hall. Ride the jeepney bound for Asin Road. Fare is ₱25 ($0.43). Tell the driver to drop you off at Ben Cab Museum. Alternatively, you can take a cab or Grab from downtown Baguio to Ben Cab Museum. Taxi fare is more or less ₱200 ($3.59).
  • Nearby Tuba, Benguet Tourist Spots: Tadiangan Strawberry Farm, Um-a Farm, Ifugao Woodcarver’s Village

TUBA BENGUET PLACES TO SEE: BEN CAB MUSEUM


 5. IFUGAO’S WOODCARVER VILLAGE (Tuba, Benguet)

 
TUBA BENGUET TOURIST SPOT: IFUGAO WOODCARVER'S VILLAGE

Long before there was Bencab Museum on Asin Road, sculpture lovers and tourists already flock to the Ifugao Woodcarver’s Village.  As per anecdotes, the history of Ifugao woodcarving originated in the village of Hapao in Hungduan. But after the World War II, due to the increasing demands of foreign tourists to take home local handicrafts, five migrants from Hungduan and Banaue migrated in Asin Road and brought some Ifugao woodcarvers where this famed village was born.

TUBA BENGUET: IFUGAO WOODCARVER'S VILLAGE

I finally got to visit the Ifugao Wood Carver’s Village on my recent trip to Tuba, Benguet. Here, you can buy high quality Ifugao sculptures, wood craft, Baguio and Benguet souvenirs, and other local handcrafted products.  The woodcarver’s can also made to order goods.

Interestingly, they also celebrate the Pa-ot Festival to celebrate the Ifugao woodcarvers’ skills in creating, as well as honor the old Asin Munpa-ot (carvers).  The residents here dance the streets during the festivity wearing their crafts, like spears, shields, and carved fertility statues.

TUBA BENGUET 9

  • Ifugao Woodcarver’s Village
  • Location: Asin Road, Tuba, Benguet
  • GPS: 16.4051732,120.5574605
  • Parking: Yes, first come first serve basis
  • Open Hours: Daily 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • How to get to the Ifugao Woodcarver’s Village (Tuba, Benguet): Make your way to the jeepney terminal in Kayang Street  near Baguio City Hall. Ride the jeepney bound for Asin Road. Fare is ₱13 ($0.26). Tell the driver to drop you off at the Ifugao Woodcarver’s Village. Alternatively, you can take a cab or Grab from downtown Baguio to the Ifugao Woodcarver’s Village. Taxi fare is more or less ₱200 ($3.59).
  • Nearby Tuba, Benguet Tourist Spots: Ben Cab Museum, Tadiangan Strawberry Farm, Um-a Farm

 


 6. TAN-AW SA ALANG (Tuba, Benguet)

This is one of my favorite Tuba, Benguet tourist spots, where I enjoyed  my breakfast with a scenic view while sipping hot tablea tsokolate. It’s a rustic cafe called Tan-aw sa Alang, blissfully located along Ben Palispis Highway (formerly Marcos Highway) near Badiwan Viaduct.  This cozy café offers a neck-swiveling view of the surroundings mountains, as well as Badiwan Valley.

 TUBA BENGUET TOURIST SPOTS: TAN-AW SA ALANG CAFE

The café name means “overlooking rice granary”. Tan-aw in Cordillera means “overlooking”, while Alang means “rice granary” because Tan-aw sa Alang is actually designed like the rice granaries found in the Cordillera region.

PLACES TO SEE IN TUBA BENGUET: TAN-AW SA ALANG CAFE

Do try their Arabica coffee served with rice crispies and balikutsa (also spelled as balicucha or balikucha), a traditional pulled candy sugar made from sugarcane juice or palm sugar.  Tan-aw sa Alang’s Arabica coffee is served in 3 sizes; bassit (small), dakkel (large), and dakdakkel (larger). My companions ordered the Arabica coffee while I tried their hot tsokolate with balikutsa.  Their hot chocolate, made of rich tablea tsokolate, made from ground, roasted coconut beans dissolved in milk and water is really good, with deep, earthy chocolate flavor. You need to put the balikutsa on the hot chocolate and melt it to sweeten it.

TAN-AW SA ALANG CAFE TUBA BENGUET

Tan-aw sa Alang Coffee shop in Tuba, Benguet menu also includes rice meals and pasta, perfect for breakfast.  What to order in Tan-aw sa Alang? Here’s our recommendation:

  • hot tablea tsokolate with balikutsa 
  • Arabica coffee with rice crispies and balikutsa- bassit (₱45 – $0.77), dakkel (₱70 – $1.19), dakdakkel (₱90 – $1.53)
  • Banana bread  with dark chocolate chips and finely chopped roasted walnuts- whole loaf (₱350 – $5.95), slice (₱45 – $0.77)
  • daing na bangus with rice (₱260 – $4.42)
  • adobo flakes (₱300 – $5.10)
  • pinikpikan noodle soup
  • seafood lasagna  (₱190 – $3.23)

 

  • TAN-AW SA ALANG
  • Location: Badiwan Viaduct, Begis,Tuba, Benguet
  • GPS: 16°22’41.52″ N 120°32’44.85″ E
  • Parking: First come first serve basis.
  • Open Hours: Mon – Fri 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sat – Sun 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Social Media: FB: Tan-aw sa Alang IG: @tanawawsaalangcafe
  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Contact #: 0998 887 9216
  • How to get to Tan-aw sa Alang Cafe: From Baguio City, ride a jeepney to Tuba, Benguet. Tell the driver you are getting off at Tan-aw sa Alang near Badiwan Viaduct. Alternatively, you may take a taxi or Grab to Tan-aw sa Alang, travel time is roughly 25 minutes. If you are coming from Manila, you will pass by this café along Ben Palipis Highway near Badiwan Viaduct.

 


 7. OYSTER MUSHROOM SAN-AGI FARM (Tuba, Benguet)

Another interesting Tuba Benguet tourist spot is the Oyster Mushroom San-Agi Farm owned by the Bitso Family who are mushroom growers and sellers. We met Ate Sharon Bitso and his husband on our recent trip to this Agri-tourism farm. The business is actually a brainchild of their son Shawnie Dhale B. Bitso who was inspired by Learning Sites for Agriculture (LSA) farms.

 TUBA BENGUET TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: SAN-AGI OYSTER MUSHROOM FARM

We visited their mushroom farm, which is housed in Begs, it’s a few minutes’ walk from Tan-aw sa Alang Café. The mushrooms grown here are mostly oyster mushrooms, mainly white, brown, yellow, pink, black, gray, and king varieties. They also grow S10 shiitake mushrooms. The Oyster Mushroom Sanagi farm is open to visitors who want to learn about mushroom propagation.

TUBA BENGUET TOURIST SPOTS: SAN-AGI OYSTER MUSHROOM FARM

What I like about their oyster mushrooms is, they grow it organically, avoiding pesticides. It only takes about one and a half month to grow mushroom and once the growing bags mature, they can produce mushrooms for 6 months. Oyster Mushroom San-agi Farm can harvest about 350 kilos of mushrooms per cycle from 1,000 pieces of mushroom growing kits. You can purchase mushroom fruiting bag here for about (₱75 – $1.28), and you can also purchase mushroom chips in different flavors as well as mushroom breadsticks.. 

TUBA BENGUET: SAN-AGI OYSTER MUSHROOM FARM

Ate Sharon Bitso also showed us their mini-green house where they grow vegetables. She mentioned that they also have rabbits (New Zeeland, Palomino, and Californian breeds) that are grown for their meat. If you are interested to visit, contact Ate Sharon through the number listed below. She can arrange a tour to other  nearby interesting tourist spots in Benguet like the Rose Farm in Begis.

TUBA BENGUET FARM

  • Oyster Mushroom San-Agi Farm
  • Location: 523 Begis, Brgy. Poblacion, Tuba, Benguet
  • GPS: 16°22’46.11″ N 120°32’36.86″ E
  • Social Media: FB: OYSTER MUSROOM SANAGI FARM
  • Contact #: Sharon Bitso +63920 638 7699
  • How to get to San-Agi Oyster Mushroom Farm: From Baguio City, ride a jeepney to Tuba, Benguet. Tell the driver you are getting off at Tan-aw sa Alang near Badiwan Viaduct. Alternatively, you may take a taxi or Grab to Tan-aw sa Alang, travel time is roughly 25 minutes. If you are coming from Manila, you will pass by this café along Ben Palipis Highway near Badiwan Viaduct. The San-Agi Oyster Mushroom Farm in Begis is about a 1-minute walk from Tan-aw sa Alang Cafe.
  • Nearby Tuba, Benguet Tourist Spots: Tan-aw sa Alang Café, Rose Farm in Begis, Brgy. Poblacion, Tuba, Benguet

TUBA BENGUET PLACES TO SEE: SAN-AGI OYSTER MUSHROOM FARM OWNER
 


 8. ROSE FARM IN BEGIS, BRGY. POBLACION (Tuba, Benguet Tourist Spot)

TUBA BENGUET TOURIST SPOT: ROSE FARM IN BEGIS

Surprisingly, despite its scenic topography, Tuba, Benguet is out-of-the radar of most tourists.  And while Benguet province is known for its breathtaking flower farms like Northern Flower Blossoms in Atok. There are relatively unknown backyard farms growing flowers in town that you can include in your Tuba Benguet tourist spot list for your future trip.

 

TUBA BENGUET ROSE FARM

Manong Joseph, one of the reliable farmers at the Rose Farm in Tuba, Benguet

We visited a Rose Farm in Begis, Poblacion Tuba, just a 2-minute walk from Tan-aw sa Alang Café and a few minutes away from San-Agi Oyster Mushroom Farm. You can enjoy a morning of walking in a field of fragrant white roses with a scenic view of the emerald green mountains surrounding.  Because flowers grown here are purely white roses, it’s not as imposing as the other colorful flower farms in Benguet.  But if you’re already in Tuba, it’s still a pleasant place to check out.

 TUBA BENGUET TOUST ATTRACTION: BEGIS ROSE FARM

You can also purchase white roses here, which thrive best when exposed to the sun for at least 6 hours. White roses are a symbol of loyalty, purity, and innocence that is why it is often used in weddings and special occasions. You can arrange a visit to Begis Rose Farm together with the nearby San-agi Oyster Mushroom Farm through the contact number below.

 

TUBA BENGUET BRGY. TADIANGAN ROSE FARM

  • Rose Farm in Begis, Brgy. Poblacion (Tuba, Benguet)
  • Location: Begis, Brgy. Poblacion, Tuba, Benguet
  • GPS: 16°22’51.34″ N 120°32’42.52″ E
  • Parking: Yes
  • Contact #: Sharon Bitso +63920 638 7699 to arrange a visit
  • How to get to Begis Rose Farm (Tuba, Benguet): From Baguio City, ride a jeepney to Tuba, Benguet. Tell the driver you are getting off at Tan-aw sa Alang near Badiwan Viaduct. Alternatively, you may take a taxi or Grab to Tan-aw sa Alang from Baguio, travel time is roughly 25 minutes. If you are coming from Manila, you will pass by this café along Ben Palipis Highway near Badiwan Viaduct. The Rose Farm in Begis is about a 2-minute walk from Tan-aw sa Alang Café and a few minutes’ walk from San-Agi Oyster Mushroom Farm.
  • Nearby Tuba, Benguet Tourist Spots: Tan-aw sa Alang Café, Oyster Mushroom San-agi Farm

BEGIS ROSE FARM TUBA, BENGUET


 9. FARMER’S DAUGHTER CAFÉ AND PASALUBONG (Tuba, Benguet)

 

Over the years, Farmer’s Daughter Café has made its name as a restaurant serving authentic Cordilleran cuisine. Its original branch in Baguio near Tam-awan Village was included in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants under Essence of Asia, featuring a collection of restaurants that embodies authenticity, culinary culture, and community focus.

FARMER DAUGHTER'S TUBA BENGUET FOOD

Farmer’s Daughter Café has a branch in Tuba, Benguet. Don’t expect a traditional Igorot House like their original branch because it’s located along Aspiris-Palispis Highway (formerly Marcos Highway), which is crowded with structures.  You’ll pass by it on your way to Baguio. Despite looking unadventurous, the place offers a foggy view of the village surrounding it.

TUBA BENGUET FOOD

Here’s what we ordered. I loved their pinuneg, highly recommended. It tastes like a rich dinuguan in sausage form.

  • Kinuday jen baboy (₱200 – $3.41) – stir-fried smoked pork, served with vegetable, egg, and rice
  • Mix-mix / tinadtad (₱245 – $4.17) – stir fried combination of meat courses, e.g kinuday, kindot, pinuneg, and pig’s internal organs
  • Pinuneg (₱200 – $3.41) – sauteed Ibaloi blood sausage
  • Pak-pako salad (₱140 – $2.39) – river fern salad with tomato and cucumber mixed in vinaigrette

 
FAREMR'S DAUGHTER TUBA BENGUET SOUVENIRS

  • Farmer’s Daughter Café and Pasalubong (Tuba Branch)
  • Location: Aspiris-Palispis Highway (formerly Marcos Highway)
  • GPS: 16°22’50.94″ N 120°33’27.48″ E
  • Parking: First come first serve basis.
  • Open Hours: 9:00 AM -8:30 PM daily
  • Social Media: FB: Farmer’s Daughter Café and Pasalubong
  • https://www.facebook.com/p/Farmers-Daughter-Caf%C3%A9-Pasalubong-100090752165408/
  • Contact#: 0905 433 2595
  • E-mail: [email protected]
TUBA BENGUET FARMER'S DAUGHTER RESTAURANT

THANK YOU, EVERYONE!!! YOU DID WELL!!! Butch (DMCI), Paelo (Paelo Pedrajas Photography), Ferdz (Ironwulf), Edgar (Eazy Traveler), Marcos (Detourista), Gael (The Pinay Solo Backpacker)

 

TUBA BENGUET FARMER'S DAUGHTER RESTAURANT

THANK YOU, EVERYONE!!! YOU DID WELL!!! DMCI Family – Belle, Kuya Mer, Kuya Gab, Kuya Reden, Jules, and Renzy

 


10. PINEWOODS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB (Tuba, Benguet)

If you’re into golf, you can check out Pinewoods Golf and Country Club, situated along Sta. Lucia Road in Brgy. Asin where Baguio and Tuba, Benguet congregate. This 220-hectare master planned community has an 18-hole golf-course designed by Gary Player. We had a quick visit here and was able to enjoy its scenic ambience. If you’re not going to play golf, you can dine or have drinks at their Golfer Bar and Restaurant that is open to visitors.

TUBA BENGUET TOURIST SPOTS : PINEWOODS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

  • Pinewoods Golf and Country Club
  • Location: Sta. Lucia Road, Tuba, Benguet
  • GPS: 16°23’51.02″ N 120°33’51.87″ E
  • Parking: Yes
  • How to get to Pinewoods Golf and Country Club: Take a taxi or Grab from downtown Baguio or downtown Tuba, Benguet. Travel time is roughly 23 minutes.

 


11. MONCELLO CREST by DMCI Homes Leisure Property  (Tuba, Benguet)

Our trip to Tuba, Benguet was made possible by Moncello Crest, a DMCI Homes Leisure Property that is soon to rise in this town. Moncello Crest is an eco-agri mountain resort and condotel in Brgy. Poblacion located near the major tourist spots in Tuba, Benguet. It’s about a 15–20-minute drive from downtown Baguio, offering its future residents and investors the cool highland atmosphere.

MONCELLO CREST, TUBA BENGUET

Moncello Crest promised to preserve the natural beauty of the area, so the design and engineering of the property was adjusted to include the Benguet pine trees in the development plan. Out of the 4-hectare property, they only plan to build the mountain resort on 25% of the land in harmony with the mountainside terrain, preserving the rest of the land (75%) as open green spaces.

 MONCELLO CREST IN TUBA BENGUET BY DMCI LEISURE HOMES PROPERTY

The site of Moncello Crest also has a scenic view of the Benguet sunset and the cloud-piercing ridges surrounding it, as well as a panoramic view of Lingayen Gulf. So, if you’re interested in buying a property for investment, you might want to consider Moncello Crest in Tuba, Benguet.

 TUBA BENGUET SUNSET

 


 HOW TO GET TO TUBA, BENGUET


Ride a Baguio-bound bus like Victory Liner, Genesis, or Solid North. Tell the driver you are getting off at Tuba, Benguet (the town before reaching Baguio).


WHERE TO STAY IN TUBA, BENGUET


 

BRISTLE RIDGE BY DMCI HOMES

Since Moncello Crest is still under construction, we stayed at Bristle Ridge, another DMCI Homes Leisure Property strategically located near the major tourist spots in Baguio. It’s a 3-building medium rise condominium community in Baguio City with a country-club inspired design.

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I stayed in a studio room, which was surprisingly spacious. It has its own living room, dining area, kitchen, and bathroom. Let me show you the photos so you’ll know what to expect in Moncello Crest. I checked the room rates per night via booking sites and they’re pretty affordable. I’d definitely stay here again when I visit Baguio in the future.

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CHECK RATES HERE or BOOK HERE

 


TUBA, BENGUET ITINERARY  (3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS)


TUBA BENGUET TRAVEL

Here’s my sample Tuba, Benguet itinerary for 3 days 2 nights, ideal for a long-weekend getaway. It’s a quite relaxed itinerary, except for Day 2 where most of the Tuba, Benguet tourist spots are packed. I arranged it based on the proximity of the Tuba Benguet tourists spots to each other. Our actual Tuba Benguet itinerary is different from this

 

DAY 1 TUBA, BENGUET ACTIVITIES
  ETD Manila
  ETA Tuba, Benguet
  Lunch at Farmer’s Daughter (Tuba, Benguet Branch)
  Hotel check-in
  ATV Ride at Pan-ay Ayaman Playground
  Moncello Crest
  Dinner  at HOY (House of Yoghurt Lovers) along Ben-Palispis Highway
  Lights out
   
DAY 2  
  Breakfast at Tan-aw sa Alang Cafe
  Start of Tuba, Benguet Tour
  Rose Farm at Begis, Brgy. Poblacion
  Oyster Mushroom San-Agi Farm
  Lunch at Um-a Farm and Restaurant
  Garden Tour
  Ben Cab Museum
  Dinner at Moch’s Café and Bistro
 
DAY 3
  Breakfast at hotel
  Brgy. Tadiangan Strawberry Farm
  Ifugao Woodcarver’s Village
  Depart for Manila

 

DISCLOSURE: Our trip to Tuba, Benguet was made possible by Moncello Crest, a DMCI Homes Leisure Property.

 

BEN CAB MUSEUM, TUBA BENGUET

 


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