Travel Guide | Tuba, Benguet

Known as the “Gateway to Baguio”, Tuba, Benguet lies at the southwestern tip of Cordillera Administrative Region. It is bounded on the north by the city of Baguio, on the east by the municipality of Itogon, on the south by the province of Pangasinan, and on the west by the province of La Union.

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Sea of clouds and the view of Baguio City on the way to Mount Cabuyao

Tuba was part or the Baguio Township in the early part of 1900 during the American Regime. It is generally considered a mountainous area characterized by irregular rugged terrain and steep slopes.

Points of Interest

Mount Santo Tomas: The highest mountain in the town which soars to 2,252 meters above sea level.

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Spectacular view of the mountain and water reservoir of Santo Tomas
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Vegetation at Mount Santo Tomas

Mount Cabuyao: The shorter mountain beside Mount Santo Tomas where the two large satellite dishes of the Radar Station is located.

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The Radar Station on top of Mount Cabuyao
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Just another fantastic view at Mount Cabuyao

Bencab Museum: Located at Km. 6 Asin Road in Tuba, the museum promotes the arts, and the preservation, conservation and protection of the environment, as well as the culture and traditions of the Cordilleras.

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Museum owned by Philippine National Artist Ben Cabrera
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The garden at Bencab Museum

Bridal Veil Falls: The high falls along Kennon Road in Barangay Twin Peaks.

How to go to Tuba, Benguet?

From Manila, several bus lines ply the Metro Manila to Baguio route with terminals scattered across the metro. It generally takes about 6 hrs to get to Baguio by bus, longer than it would by car due to stops along the way. From Baguio City, numerous public transportation can bring you to its nearby town Tuba.

Notice: Since late last year, the government has stopped tourists from driving up to the community made popular by a television series in Mount Santo Tomas in order to enforce the permanent environment protection order imposed by the Court of Appeals on May 2015. News this August 2016, members of the Benguet board are eyeing to re-open Mount Santo Tomas for tourists. A resolution recently passed on first reading requesting the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to allow tourist to visit the mountain again. (This trip was made possible by a friend’s relative in Tuba)

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