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Bontoc is a city in Mountain Province.

Understand[edit]

Bontoc is a gateway to up north and to other prime locations such as Banaue and Sagada. Its a small town which is easy to figure out and walk around.

Get in[edit]

GL Lizardo Trans departs 8am, 10am & 2:30pm from Governor pck Rd. Baguio City, 220 Pesos D'Rising Sun Buses departs 5am-1pm from Slaughter House Compound, Baguio City, 220 Pesos

Cabletours, departs 8:30 pm. The bus terminal is inside the Trinity University of Asia Campus at E. Rodriguez Ave. Cubao, Quezon City, 600 Pesos

Jeepneys depart from the market, P150. Scenic ride over the mountains with spectacular views - sit on the roof if you're brave enough!

Get around[edit]

Its very easy just to walk around the main street and find everything you need. Tricycles here are cheap and I have never had a hassle paying the local rate.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Maligcong Rice Terraces.  edit
  • Mainit Hot Springs.  edit
  • Pusong and Ganga Cave Trek.  edit
  • Bontoc Paragliding.  edit
  • Samoki Weaving.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Bontoc Museum. Bontoc museum is a must see if your only stopping briefly into town. Its has many great pictures and artifacts from the Igorot tribes.  edit
  • Pike Soria (Local Guide), Pines Kitchenette And Inn or Ridgebrooke Hotel, +639104257504 ().  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

Sagada weaving products and other cordillera souvenirs at the mountain outlet store. Above the market square, behind the landbank in the multipurpose building.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Etag. dried salted meat  edit
  • dog meat. yeah they serve dog menus in some of the karinderias there  edit

Arik restaurant & snackhaus': BEST PANCAKES in cordillera, Php 15 with butter and sweeten condensed milk, brewed coffee Php 10. green building on the second floor at the very end of town, on the left hand side, past the market, past the mountain provenience college, next to where the Jeepney's leave for Kalinga.

  • HABAWEL koykeis lechon manok, Bontoc Poblacion.  edit
  • HABAWEL AGRIVET (AND GENERAL MERCHANDISE), Bontoc Poblacion (just across SUMMIT BANK). KOYKEIS LECHON MANOK  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Cable Cafe, (right beside cable tours). This is your really only option for drinking in town. It has some great live music there and has a friendly atmosphere.  edit
  • Central Point, Samoki. The only bar I saw which I can say is the classiest in town...  edit
  • Kidlaa Hotel and Restaurant, Samoki. a pretty decent bar with live bands.  edit
  • Midtown resto, Poblacion bontoc mountain province (From the market, you can see a restaurant painted yellow). delicious and satisfying food.. If you prefer to relax, enjoy and take your time, there is the midtown extension that offes cozzy and relaxing ambiance  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Churya-a Hotel & Restaurant. One of the best places for a budget traveller and also has a great food menu.  edit
  • Bontoc Hotel, 09071700470.  edit
  • Ridge Brook, Samoki, Bontoc, Mountain Province, 09301411350. checkin: 6:00 AM; checkout: 12 noon. Ridgebrooke Hotel is your home away from home.  edit
  • ARCHOG HOTEL AND RESTAURANT, Samoki. checkin: 2; checkout: 12. i believe to be the cleanest and most class hotel in bontoc yet very affordable price, plus the service crew is friendly, they also has great food.  edit

Mountain hotel: next to the tourist office. cheap and basic, single Php 120, double Php 240 (shared bathroom) no power outlets but will charge anything for free. close to d'rising bus stop to Baguio (departs regularly from 5am-4pm) Bold text

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Get out[edit]

  • La Union/San Juan There is a faster way to get to the west coast without going all the way down to Baguio. Take the daily bus from Bontoc to Cervantes which departs from the market at 9:30am. It costs 100 pesos and takes 2 hours to get to Cervantes. The road to Cervantes wasn't quite completed as of May 2011 and to get to the town requires another 10 pesos by tricycle. Once at Cervantes, you can take a van to Tagudin, which is in between Vigan and San Fernando (La Union). The ride is another 2 hours and goes over the Bessang Pass. It costs 150 pesos. Once at Tagudin, it is relatively easy to hop on a bus going North or South. An airconditioned Partas bus heading from Tagudin to Vigan costs 153 pesos and was 2 hours long.
  • Sagada There are regular jeepneys to Sagada, P45.
  • Baguio Lizardo Trans (also known as GL Trans), have buses to Baguio at 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2:30pm (March 2014). Fare is P220 and the journey takes 5.5-6.5hours. The route over the mountains offers some spectacular views and passes the highest point in the Philippine highway system. D'Rising Sun bus company also run regular buses to Baguio.



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