Provinces

Benguet Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Benguet is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the southern tip of the Cordillera Administrative Region in the island of Luzon. Its capital is La Trinidad.

Benguet is unique because it is sitting comfortably on top of the Cordillera Mountains. The altitude is quite high as it is about 5,000 above sea level. The province has sloping and rugged terrains, with deep valleys.

LOCATION

Benguet

Coordinates: 17°N 121°E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Benguet
Location:
17°N 121°E | View Map
Year Founded:
1900
Capital:
La Trinidad
Area:
2,769.08 km2 (1,069.15 sq mi)
Population:
460,700
Density:
160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
1
Demonym(s):
Benguet
Elevation:
2,926 m (9,600 ft) (Mount Pulag)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
2600–2614
Area code:
+63-(074)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
Second Class
Religion(s):
59% Roman Catholic and 33% combination of Anglicans, Methodists, Baptists, and Evangelicals
Language(s):
English, Ilocano, Tagalog, Ibaloi, Kankana-ey, Kalanguya, Bontoc
Known For:
Strawberries and vegetables
Major Industries:
Agriculture, mining, and tourism
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
November
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
Loakan Airport
Seaport(s):
None
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON
Website:

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb), experiencing an annual average record high of 25.3 °C (77.5 °F) in April, and an annual average record low of 13.3 °C (55.9 °F) in January.[29]

The province suffers from crop damage resulting from seasonal frost during the cold months of December to March, especially in high-altitude towns such as Atok, Buguias, Mankayan and Kibungan.[30][31] In February 2007, Benguet suffered crop damage due to temperatures reaching as low as 7 °C (45 °F).[32]

The best time to visit Benquet is during the month of November when temperatures are still hot but hotels are more affordable

The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals.

Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Benguet Province Map

The Benguet provinceis divided into 13 Municipalities, 1 City:

  • Atok
  • Baguio
  • Bakun
  • Bokod
  • Buguias
  • Itogon
  • Kabayan
  • Kapangan
  • Kibungan
  • La Trinidad
  • Mankayan
  • Sablan
  • Tuba
  • Tublay
 

ISLANDS

N/A

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Benguet province:

  • Asin Hot Springs  
  • Baguio City Market
  • Baguio Museum
  • Bell Church
  • Bell House – Camp John Hay
  • Botanical Garden
  • Burnham Park
  • Dinosaurs Island Baguio  
  • Diplomat Hotel
  • Emilio F. Aguinaldo Museum
  • Good Shepherd Convent
  • Kennon Road
  • Laperal White House
  • Lion’s Head
  • Mines View Park
  • Mount Costa
  • Mount Jumbo
  • Mount Ulap
  • Mt. Pulag National Park
  • Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
  • Philippine Military Academy
  • Pink Sisters’ Convent and Chape
  • Riverview Water Park
  • Session Road
  • SM City Baguio
  • Strawberry Farm
  • Tam-Awan Village
  • The Mansion
  • Valley of Colors
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Benguet throughout the year:

  • Bendian Festival (April-May) – Kabayan

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Benguet province.

Where in the Philippines is Benguet located?
Benguet is located on Northern Luzon.

Is Benguet a city or province?
Benguet is a province.

What is the Capital of Benguet?
The capital of Benguet is La Trinidad.

What is Benguet famous for?
Benguet is famous strawberries and vegetables.

How do I get to Benguet?
There are several ways to get to Benguet, the most common being from Manila:

  • Bus | 5.5 hours | $10-$15
  • Taxi | 3.5 hours | $80-$100
  • Drive | 3.5 hours | $20-$35

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How many islands are in Benguet?
There are NO islands in Benguet. The province is landlocked.

How Safe is Traveling in Benguet?
Benguet is very safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Benguet is considered subtropical. It is cooler than other provinces in the country.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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