Now that flights have been cancelled, even domestic, we are left with prayers and hopes for everything to be how it used to be. We’ve been so eager to travel and unwind. To experience the cool breeze, maybe. But, you need not to go to Luzon to visit Baguio for that cool breeze.

If you’re from Misamis Oriental, you probably have heard of the “Little Baguio.” Aptly named as such, the Matampa Pine Trees Park has been the home of a cluster of pine trees.

Photo by Don Enterina
Photo by Don Enterina

Located in Brgy. Matampa in Salay, Misamis Oriental, you can never really go wrong if all you ever want is to get that feel of Baguio. This even gives the ‘vibes’ of Taylor Swift’s latest album, Folklore.

As of writing, it is still closed to the public because of the pandemic. Luckily, reports say that they will be re-opening on August 1, 2020.

Check out these photos from Don Enterina:


Entrance fees:

  • Adult: ₱30 per head
  • Child: ₱15 per head
  • Camping fee: ₱100 per head per night (bring your own tent)


Exact Location: Brgy. Matampa, Salay, Misamis Oriental, Mindanao

From the national highway, the sitenis approximately 8.4 kilometers in distance, giving you the travel time of roughly 15 minutes.

If you’re traveling from Cagayan de Oro City, your landmark would be the JP Poultry Dressing Plant on your left. You will be taking the 2-lane concrete road that will lead you to Brgy. Matampa proper. The site is on your right, so you won’t get lost.

You can also navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Matampa Pine Trees Park”.

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