Visit Sagada, Philippines
Sagada is located in Northern Luzon's Mountain Province and is accessed via a scenic yet windy road from the lower township of Bontoc or further afield from Banaue or Baguio. This laid back town has been a popular with backpackers for years and is seen as a bit of an adventure capital with various activities available including trekking, caving, zip lining and rock climbing.
If you are looking for something a little more relaxed then there are a few shorter treks around taking you to some of Sagada's most famous sights such as the Echo Valley Hanging Coffins and nearby Burial Cave. For the past century or so the local people have practiced placing coffins of the dead in the mouth of caves or even in the case of Echo Valley attached to the face of limestone cliffs.
Aside from the surrounding area, the town itself has much to offer including a showcase of local tribal photography at the aptly named Masferre Inn, a quaint local market and a number of good cafes and restaurants some of which have great views of the surrounding area.
Suggested Sagada itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Sagada, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Sagada
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Photos of Sagada
Accommodation choices for Sagada
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Sagada. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Nestled in the center of Sagada is the Masferré Country Inn. The small hotel and restaurant is within walking distance to the famous hanging coffins and offers comfortable accommodation in the town.
Ideas for experiencing Sagada
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Sagada, and which use the best local guides.
Bontoc is the first mining town in this mountainous region of North Luzon and a must-see is the Museum of Mountain Culture which has the most complete collection of tribal memorabilia and historical data.