Camp John Hay Photo: Maricor C.

Camp John Hay

Tucked away in the lush green forests of Baguio City is Camp John Hay. A former US military station used for rest and recreation, Camp John Hay provides a quick getaway for those hoping to avoid the rest of the Philippines’ heat and humidity. In fact, Baguio’s cool climate is one of the reasons why the US military decided to put up a base here: It reminded them of the weather back home.

There’s two major places to stay at while at Camp John Hay. There’s the Manor, which boasts having 177 rooms, all with excellent views of Baguio’s famous pine trees. The Forest Lodge is another choice, as it not only has huge, spacious rooms but a great outdoor environment too.

Much like the US soldiers who used to be stationed here, you too can do a little bit of R&R. And there’s plenty of activities for you to choose from.

If you’re someone who’s a little more active, check out the paintball arena, the rappelling wall, or Tree Top Adventure. There’s also an 18-hole golf course for all the aspiring Tiger Woods-wannabees out there.

For those hoping to get more of a relaxed and chilled-out vibe, try out horseback riding in Kabadjo Forest, the eco trail, or even the butterfly sanctuary. You can even choose to end your day with a picnic at any of the camp’s major picnic crowds.

But if you’d rather eat in the comfort of indoors, there’s plenty of restaurants to choose from. Check out Le Chef, a Mediterranean restaurant helmed by Chef Billy King. There’s also Twist, which serves up fusion Asian fare. And you can even pick up some cheese and deli meats from Le Chef Delicatessen before heading home!

If you’re someone who finds themselves not wanting to leave, don’t worry, you can buy your very own home here. You can choose from a cozy forest cabin or a three-storey country house. It makes for a pretty sound investment, especially if you keep finding yourself coming back to Camp John Hay for more.

Top Rated Restaurants in Camp John Hay Browse All

  1. Vizco's Restaurant and Cake Shop
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    37 Reviews View
  2. Amare La Cucina
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    43 Reviews View
  3. Forest House Bistro
    4.0 Stars
    Filipino
    69 Reviews View
  4. Choco-late de Batirol
    4.0 Stars
    Filipino
    125 Reviews View
  5. Secret Garden
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    18 Reviews View
  6. Strawberries & Ice Cream
    4.5 Stars
    Dessert
    14 Reviews View
  7. Veranda Baguio Country Club
    4.5 Stars
    International
    19 Reviews View
  8. FIC - Fruits in Ice Cream
    4.5 Stars
    Ice Cream
    17 Reviews View
  9. Le Chef
    4.0 Stars
    International
    49 Reviews View
  10. Bistro by Hill Station
    4.0 Stars
    International
    27 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Camp John Hay Browse All

  1. Baguio Country Club
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    43 Reviews View
  2. Forest House Bed and Breakfast
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    9 Reviews View
  3. Le Monet Hotel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    31 Reviews View
  4. Forest Lodge
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    12 Reviews View
  5. Chalet Baguio
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    12 Reviews View
  6. South Drive Manor
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    2 Reviews View
  7. Igorot Lodge
    3.5 Stars
    Hotel
    3 Reviews View
  8. Mile Hi Inn
    3.5 Stars
    Hotel
    3 Reviews View
  9. Albergo Hotel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View

Top Rated Places in Camp John Hay Browse All

  1. Vizco's Restaurant and Cake Shop
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    37 Reviews View
  2. Amare La Cucina
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    43 Reviews View
  3. Baguio Country Club
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    43 Reviews View
  4. Forest House Bistro
    4.0 Stars
    Filipino
    69 Reviews View
  5. Choco-late de Batirol
    4.0 Stars
    Filipino
    125 Reviews View
  6. Secret Garden
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    18 Reviews View
  7. Strawberries & Ice Cream
    4.5 Stars
    Dessert
    14 Reviews View
  8. Starbucks Coffee
    4.5 Stars
    Coffee
    15 Reviews View
  9. Veranda Baguio Country Club
    4.5 Stars
    International
    19 Reviews View
  10. FIC - Fruits in Ice Cream
    4.5 Stars
    Ice Cream
    17 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Camp John Hay

  1. Baguio AyalaLand TechnoHub

    Baguio AyalaLand TechnoHub

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