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Showing posts with label Atok Benguet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Atok Benguet. Show all posts

Thursday, January 11, 2024

New attraction in Atok, Benguet: Goat Cliff Rock Adventure and Camping

Photo Courtesy || Aniki Motovlog

Cordillera - Embrace the thrill-seekers within you at The Goat Cliff Rock Adventures and Camping, Atok's newest gem nestled in the midst of fog-kissed landscapes. 

To the daring campers who find joy in open fields, sunrises, and the occasional moonrise,  Goat Cliff Rock Adventures and Camping present an unparalleled experience. 

While this little place in Atok is often cloaked in fog, when the heavens part, the vibrant displays of colors are nothing short of breathtaking.

At Goat Cliff Rock Adventures and Camping, adventure knows no bounds. Engage in heart-pounding activities like rappelling and Via Ferrata, pushing your limits against the stunning backdrop of Atok's natural wonders. 

For those seeking tranquility, our camping grounds provide a serene escape, where the fog dances with the moonlight, creating a magical ambiance.

Choose your adventure by day and relax under the stars by night. Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of Atok, where each month unveils unique spectacles. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or a nature lover, Goat Cliff Rock Adventure and Camping offers an unforgettable blend of excitement and tranquility.

Don't miss the chance to be among the first to experience the thrill of Goat Cliff Rock Adventures and Camping – where foggy Atok reveals its hidden wonders to those willing to explore. Pack your tents, embark on a journey, and become part of an adventure that will leave you yearning for more.


Wednesday, August 23, 2023

New Romantic Netflix Film 'Love You Long Time' Showcases Baguio and Enchanting Atok, Benguet

Photo Courtesy || Love You Long Time || PJHaights

Cordillera - A captivating new love story is set to capture hearts as "Love You Long Time," a Philippine drama film, an entry in the Summer Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2023 is now showing in Netflix. 

Directed by JP Habac and produced by Studio Three Sixty, this cinematic gem promises a tale of emotions set against the backdrop of the picturesque town of Atok, Benguet.

Photo Courtesy || Netflix's Love You Long Time
The film stars Carlo Aquino (Uly) and Eisel Serrano (Ikay), who portray characters entwined in a unique romance that transcends time and distance. 

Set in the stunning landscapes of Baguio and Atok, Benguet, "Love You Long Time" weaves a narrative of connection and longing reminiscent of the Korean film "Il Mare."

One of the film's standout locations is Haight's Farm in Paoy, Atok, Benguet, celebrated for its breathtaking vistas adorned with a plethora of flowers.

As the characters, Ikay and Uly, communicate through two-way radios across two different timelines, their story unfolds against this picturesque setting.

Ikay, a writer seeking solace in Baguio, finds herself unexpectedly connected with Uly, a resident of Atok, Benguet, as he repairs a walkie-talkie. 

Their evolving relationship forms the heart of the narrative, evoking a sense of nostalgia and heartfelt connection that is sure to resonate with audiences.

As "Love You Long Time" graces the silver screen, viewers can anticipate a touching love story set against the scenic charm of Atok, Benguet, reminding us that love's power knows no bounds, even in the face of time and distance.


Friday, July 22, 2022

Beautiful new attractions in Benguet now open for tourists to visit

Photo Courtesy || Tayao Garden

Cordillera - The Provincial Tourism Office of Benguet has released an initial list of newly opened attraction sites in the province that includes eleven sites from four different municipalities. 

Popular destinations in Atok such as the Tayao Gardens, Wagangan Rock Formation; Kenvin's Garden, and Kiyomie's Garden in La Trinidad welcome tourists outside and inside the province.

Tourists can also visit sites in Tuba such as
the Ethans Swimming Pool, Hidden Paradise Swimming Pool, Kiwas Resort, and the Green Narra Campsite. 

In Tublay, two new sites, the Alokip-Pinan Eco Trail and Glamping Site were also opened.

Opening of tourist sites in areas in Benguet will help promote wellness and boost the economy in the province.

Tourism activities are allowed however visitors are required to practice minimum health standards. 

source || PIO - Benguet


Thursday, May 26, 2022

New attraction in Atok, Benguet - The Hidden Bonsai Paradise

Photo Courtesy || Arlo Ore Masa

Cordillera - The local government of Atok, Benguet is promoting its newest tourist attraction called the hidden bonsai garden. 

Located in Tulodan, Cattubo in the town of Atok, the attraction is a carpet of bonsai cypress trees formed into a stunning landscape. 

Accordingly, immersing yourself with these serene and peaceful scenery of bonsai trees can offer so many health benefits including lowering blood pressure, reduce phycological stress, weariness, and exhaustion. 

Have a glimpse of this beautiful garden in a video vlog by FDG Stages.

LGU Atok invites everyone to experience nature thru visiting this place which is only 15 minutes hike from the main highway. 

There is no entrance fee in entering the garden however, a voluntary donation are accepted for the development of the garden. 

LGU Atok advise visitors who wish to visit the hidden bonsai paradise to strictly follow the safety health protocols and garden rules.

Top tourist destinations in Atok, Benguet are the Sakura Flower Farm, the Northern Blossom Farm, Haight's Place, Second Highest Point, Half Tunnel, Spanish Trail, and Mt. Timbak.


Monday, February 21, 2022

Tourism activities in Atok, Benguet to resume by March 8, 2022

Photo Courtesy ||Tayao Farm: Glen Cabansi Calgo

Cordillera - Popular tourist destinations in Atok, Benguet will resume operation effective March 8, 2022 as announced by the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Atok. 

In a press released posted on LGU Atok - Mayor's Office Facebook page on February 16, visitors may now visit famous spots in Atok starting March 8 next month except on Mondays and Fridays.

However, visitors must undergo triage and registration located at Kilometer 22, Caliking, Atok, Benguet prior to entering their destinations.

The resumption of tourism activities in the town will help the locals of Atok recover from economic losses brought by the pandemic.


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The town of Atok is one of the top tourist destinations in Benguet. It houses the famous Northern Blossom Flower Farm, the Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Park, Highest Point, Mt. Timbak and the Spanish Trail.


Thursday, December 2, 2021

Baguio temperature drops to 12 °C; La Trinidad 13 °C; Atok, Benguet 9 °C

Photo Courtesy || Biyahero si Bes

Cordillera - Baguio and Benguet residents and visitors woke up to a chilly morning today December 3, 2021 as the temperature drops. 

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) records 12 degrees Celsius in the summer capital, 13 degrees Celsius in the town of La Trinidad and 9 degrees Celsius in Atok, Benguet at 5AM today.

PAGASA said that the drop in temperature is brought by the northeast monsoon or "hanging amihan" from the northern hemisphere.

READ ALSO: Baguio city impresses foreigner: It's the best place to live because people respect you

It is expected that the temperature may further drop in the coming days. 

The coldest temperature over recorded in the city of pines was 6.3 degrees Celsius on January 18, 1961.

To protect someone from the bad effect of the cold weather, residents and tourists in Baguio are advised to dress warmly and wear warm and waterproof footwear.

READ ALSO: Baguio City awarded ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard

They should dress in layers, wear clothes with wind resistant outer layer, wear a hat and mittens. If necessary they should also wear facemask and scarf or neck tube.

When is is very cold or when the wind chill is significant, cover as much exposed skin as possible. Protect the body's extremities, such as the ears, nose, fingers, and toes because these are the parts that easily lose heat fast.


Thursday, February 20, 2020

Atok Tourism Activities to Resume Today (February 22, 2020)

Cordillera - Tourists spots in Atok, Benguet, such as the Northern Blossom Flower Farm, the Sakura Farm, and the Haight's Place will be back to normal operation today (February 22, 2020) after the local government lifted the temporary suspension of all tourism activities due to the threat of the Coronavirus disease.

Atok mayor Raymundo Sarac said in a radio interview that the suspension of all tourism sites was lifted but urged all visitors to abide by the rules set forth by the local government. 

He said that tourists must register to the tourism site owners or operators so that the numbers of tourists going to each destination in Atok will be controlled.

Tourists can register at the Paoay Barangay Hall located at Sayangan, Paoay, Atok, Benguet before visiting the tourism sites.

All establishments were also advised to provide hand sanitizers for their costumers to use. 

It can be recalled that the local government of Atok had suspended all tourism-related activities in the municipality starting last February 6, 2020 as a precautionary measure against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.
Atok, Benguet has been a popular tourist destinations for local and international tourists for its captivating landscape of beautiful flowers on top of a mountain.

READ ALSO: Cherry Blossoms in Atok, Benguet expected to start blooming in March and April this year

The farm is vast and has many varieties of flowers that includes the calla lilies, the round purple flowers,  the cabbage roses and many more.

WATCH: Canadian Vlogger "Kulas" travels to the vegetable terraces in Atok, Benguet 

There are also succulents planted as a yin yang and sprouting out of a rip rap.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

LOOK: Hailstorm showers Paoay, Atok Benguet

Baguio City - Pebbles of ice with the size of corn kernel showered the town of Paoay in Atok Benguet for over an hour on Saturday.

In a short video uploaded by a local resident on Facebook, it can be seen the moment when corn kernel- size pebbles of ice land on  roofing of a house overlooking a greenhouse garden below.

Video uploader Stefanie Cornel Haight also posted photos of the aftermath of the hailstorm that hit and filled a toilet bowl with small marbles of ice similar to crushed-ice used in Halo-halo.

White as cloud marbles of ice land on ground in Paoay, Atok Benguet. Photo Courtesy || Stefanie Cornel Haight

Corn kernel-size pebbles of ice. Photo Courtesy || Stefanie Cornel Haight

A toilet bowl filled with marbles of ice. Photo Courtesy || Stefanie Cornel Haight
Occurrence of hailstorm during the beginning of the summer season in the country can only happen once or twice a year which can be attributed to the negative effects of climate change according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or (PAGASA).

But PAGASA had said that hailstorm such as this should not cause panic and fear, since it is simply a natural phenomenon that occurs when high temperature hit land, causing precipitation to fall to earth as rain but freeze on the way to the ground.

Watch hailstorm in Paoay:

Photos and Videos all belongs to Stefanie Cornel Haight.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Farmers in Paoay Atok, Benguet granted Php100 million road project - Piñol

DA Sec Manny Piñol takes a photo shoot in front of a vegetable plantation in Atok, Benguet.
Image credits: Manny Piñol's FB account
Farmers and villagers of Atok, Benguet has received a big blessing  on Good Friday as the Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol revealed that the village will be granted P100 million for a road project.

Thanks to the Low Pressure Area in the East Philippine Sea that halted his scheduled expedition to the Benham Rise this week, the DA Sec instead went to a village in Atok, Benguet.

"The people of Paoay will have to thank God for the Low Pressure Area east of Luzon which resulted in the postponement of the Benham Rise expedition and led me to their village." DA Sec. Piñol wrote on his FB account.

According to Piñol, he was informed by Barangay Chairman Leo Cawaing of Paoay the need of the village for a 10 kilometer concrete Farm to Market Road so that farmers can transport their produce to the market.

The village of Paoay has also been known for its Sakura-like park which was planted with hundreds of cherry blossoms from Japan.

The DA Secretary  told the villagers that "the PRDP has sufficient funds provided the local government of Atok will puts a 10 % equity"

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