Living the “High” Life

It’s February once again and Baguio City is now in full blossom as it celebrates one of the most anticipated cultural events here in the Philippines, the Panagbenga Festival. Panagbenga, meaning “season of blossoming”, is a month-long annual flower festival where street dancers in flower-inspired costumes and colorful floats are being showcased.

This year’s theme is “Bless the Children with Flowers” which highlights the participation of today’s youth in the various activities lined up for the festivity. 

Aside from the flower festival, Baguio remains to be a prime tourist destination because of the following reasons:
•    Breathtaking Spots/Refreshing Environment
Baguio is the perfect place to stay just to get away from the busy life. You can feel and breathe fresh air, smell the sweet scent of pine trees and enjoy the scenic view of mountains. 
•    Food
Food trip is one of the best things to do in Baguio. Casa Vallejo, Hill Station and Choco-Late de Batirol are some of the popular restaurants and cafes. Tourists also don’t want to miss the opportunity to indulge in local delicacies such as Pinikpikan with Etag, Pinuneg and Watwat or try the famous strawberry taho.
•    Cool Climate
During Christmas season until February, temperature in Baguio could go as low as 6 degrees Celsius. No wonder, Baguio is called the “Summer Capital of the Philippines”. For people who prefer relaxing in a cool weather to going to the beach, Baguio is the top of mind destination.
But do you have to travel 240 kilometers just to experience this distinct cool climate? Of course, Baguio does not have the monopoly of cold climate and fresh air in the country. A closer alternative from Metro Manila is Tagaytay (just 64 kilometers away from the capital)
Tagaytay shares a number of Baguio’s features making it a practical substitute of the latter. Here are some of the reasons why you should go to Tagaytay if you want a quick escape:
•    Breathtaking Spots/Refreshing Environment
It is similar to Baguio with its refreshing environment and breathtaking beauty. The view of the Taal Lake is among the things that Tagaytay is famous for.
•    Food
Aside from its tourist attractions, it is a food haven. Tagaytay is home to a number of highly recommended restaurants and cafes – Bag of Beans, Antonio’s Garden, Josephine’s Restaurant, to name a few.
•    Cool Climate
Tagaytay also boasts of its cool climate because of its high elevation. It is a perfect place to chill with family and friends.
Experiencing the cool and pleasant weather in Tagaytay can really make one feel like staying here longer and postpone returning to the humid and congested Metro Manila forever. Good thing, Camella, the country’s most preferred housing brand and the real estate developer with the widest geographic reach, offers a residential community only 10 minutes away from Tagaytay! It is now possible to live in a place with cool weather that is close to Manila.
Camella Alta Silang is an Italian and Mediterranean-inspired community situated on a 20 hectare prime land, is a place for convenience, fun, and relaxation as it offers amenities such as clubhouse with swimming pools, butterfly sanctuary, bird aviary, fitness gym, walking trails and jogging paths. It is also natured by hundreds of lush pine trees that gives residents a cool breeze while walking around the neighborhood.
Camella Alta Silang can be reached via Aguinaldo Highway, and the soon-to-open Cavite-Laguna Expressway, Carmona Exit, and through Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road.
With its picture-perfect community that frames the natural beauty of its surroundings, temperate climate and proximity to Manila, Camella Alta Silang makes an excellent choice for the relaxed lifestyle you’re yearning for.
For more information about Camella Alta Silang, call their hotline at 02-Camella (226-3552). Keep up with the latest Camella information, news, events and announcements through Like “Camella Official” on Facebook and follow “@CamellaOfficial” on twitter.

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