From Sagada Municipal Tourist Information Center
Brief History of Sagada (Quoted from Bartolome Daoas)
Sagada is nestled in a valley at the upper end of the Malitep Tributary of the Chico River some 1 ½ kms. above sea level in the Central Cordillera; enveloped between the main Cordillera Ranges and Ilocos Range. Sayote, citrus (mainly Lemon and Valencia Oranges) were introduced from Spain by Jaime Masferre. All major activities have their corresponding religious rites. The year is divided into 5 activity periods capped by a feast called Begnas, generally characterized by gangsa, dancing & religious ceremonies. These feasts are celebrated on the months of January, March, June, July & October.
Area: 9,969 ha.
No. of Barangays : 19
Households : 2,253
5th Class Municipality
Major Economic activities : Subsistence Farming & Tourism Related
Recorded Temperature : Lowest is 4⁰C; Highest is 28⁰C
Distance from Manila : 382 km. via Baguio/ 392 km. via Banaue
Central Sagada – 1,500 meters above sea level
Mt. Sisipitan – 2,200 meters above sea level
Mt. Ampacao – 1,889 meters above sea level
Dinner Buffet – Every Saturday @ Log Cabin
OTOP – Arabica Coffee which was introduce between 1882 & 1896 by the Spaniards.
Sagada Etag Festival – Celebrated on the 1st week of February.
Mt. Province Lang-ay Festival – Every First week of April
ATM Machine is located at the basement of the Old Municipal Building; inside the Rural Bank of Sagada, accepts JBC and Mastercard.
- Visitors must register at the Municipal Information Center and pay P35/ person for the Environmental Fee.
- All Tours are arranged at the Information Center
- Acquire only accredited local tour guides
- Mutilating. Defacing and destroying of natural beauties is punishable by law
- Observe proper waste management
|Inside Sumaguing Cave|
|Good Morning Sagada...|
|Waiting for the Sun to shine...|
|Sun rise... hiding...|
|Practice makes perfect...|
|Resting Place... ground.|
|Si Inong daw ito, sabi nya (lol)|
|Resting place... hanging coffins|
To be continued...