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Mines View Park

Written by Patrick

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Mines View Park

Caption: View Deck of Mines View Park | Image Source

Mines View Park is one of the several parks Baguio City enjoys.  Located approximately five kilometers away from the heart of the city, the park features an observation deck overlooking the mining town of Itogon, an abandoned copper and gold mine of the Benguet Corporation.  The view deck also offers picturesque views of the Amburayan Village as well as the lush Cordillera mountains.

Apart from the lovely views it offers, Mines View Park is where you can have photo ops with a St. Bernard dog, a popular tourist attraction in Baguio.  You can also pose with a horse with pink mane and tail as well as don full Igorot costume for more photo taking sessions.

Fast Facts

Attraction:
Mines View Park
Type of Attraction:
Address:
Baguio, Philippines
Phone:
(+63) (74) 442 3939
Hours:
Monday-Sunday 5:00 – 20:00
Closed:
None
Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit is during the dry season.
Food & Drink:
YES
FREE WiFi:
NO
Cost:
Cost per Person:  $= $1-5
Payment Type:
Cash
Fees:
Free – Entrance Fee
P50 ($1 USD) – Picture with St. Bernard dog or horse
P50 ($1 USD) – Picture wearing Igorot costume
Notes:
It is best to come early during weekends to avoid the crowd.

MAP

This attraction  is located on Luzon Island in Baguio City.

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NEED TO KNOW

How to Get to Mines View Park?

By Air

Traveling by air is actually not the most popular way to get to Baguio City and its many tourist attractions but it can actually be done. Philippine Airlines flies four times a week direct to Loakan Airport, the airport serving the general area of Baguio City, from Cebu. Travel time is around two hours and the fare varies depending on the date of booking.

By Bus from Manila

  1. Land travel from Manila is the most popular way to get to Baguio. There are several bus companies with bus terminals in various parts of Manila operating the Manila-Baguio route 24/7.

    Genesis Transport has terminals in Pasay, Cubao, and Avenida while Victory Liner terminals can be found in Pasay, Cubao, and Sampaloc. Partas’ only terminal is in Cubao while Philippine Rabbit Bus Lines is in Avenida. Travel time from Manila to Baguio takes between four to six hours depending on traffic conditions and the fare ranges from P600 ($12 USD) to P800 ($16 USD) depending on the bus company and type of seat class.
  2. From the terminal, you can take a jeepney with the sign “Mines View Park”.  The jeepney terminal to Mines View Park is located at Governor Park Road.  Alternatively, you can also get to Mines View Park via a taxi and private car.

Airport Closest to Mines View Park

Loakan Airport is the airport closest to Mines View Park. It is located about 10 kilometers away from Mines View Park and can be reached by car for less than 30 minutes.

Alcohol

Consuming alcohol is not allowed at this attraction.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this attraction to avoid crowds is early in the morning usually before 10:00 AM.

Closures

This attraction is always open. 

Fees

Fees require payment in cash.  Credit cards are not accepted at this attraction. 

Food & Drink

Food and drinks from outside the attraction are allowed at this attraction.

Pets

Pets are allowed at this attraction.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed at this attraction.

Trash

Please dispose of your trash properly or take it with you.  Don’t Trash the Philippines!  

The Philippines are beautiful islands … let’s all ensure they remain this way. 

TIPS & HACKS

The following are recommended items for this experience: 

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UV Shirt

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Snorkel Gear

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Photos

The following are some photos of this attraction.

Videos

The following is a video of this attraction.

NEARBY

The following are other points of interest nearby:

  • Good Shepherd Convent (known for strawberry jam, ube halaya and other snacks)
  • The Mansion 
  • Wright Park 
  • Baguio Botanical Garden
  • Teacher’s Camp

READ MORE: Baguio City Visitors Guide

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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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