Labeled as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio City is made popular by its refreshing and relaxing cold climate. Visitors of the city head to Baguio to spend their vacations mostly to escape the heat of the other regions around the country. By this time, tourists and travelers are expected to leave their swim suits behind as no activity can arise in this mountainous area necessitating swimming wear. However, this assumption is proven wrong with the existence of the attractive Asin Hot Springs located very near Baguio City.
The hot springs that are located in Baranggay of Nangalisan of Tuba, Benguet, more popularly known as Asin. In recent years, there have been a growing number of resorts that opened around the area, which is a testament to the increasing popularity of Asin. It takes about half an hour to reach the Baranggay from Baguio City. With the increase in the number of travelers visiting the place, the Baranggay continues on its way to becoming one of the most attractive and literal hot spots in the Benguet region.
Visiting any of the resorts in Asin shall naturally involve an experience of the water emanating from the springs. One thing that hot spring resort owners have in common is making sure that they are able to provide only the best services possible. Clean bathrooms, spacious pools and steam baths are what are to be expected in Asin. Steam baths in particular are the highlight of the resort especially when experienced in the cold weather of Baguio. One of the reasons why the hot spring is visited by many travelers is because of the known therapeutic effects of the waters in the pools of the resorts. This is mainly caused by the waters around Asin that are fresh and natural, not spoiled or polluted in any way. Those who have gone swimming in them can testify to the soothing effects of the waters on the body.
Like any travel destination, Asin has its peak and off-peak seasons. The number of tourists and travelers visiting the Asin Hot Springs increases during the summer season and holiday vacations. The pools in the Asin resorts are filled with cool waters from the mountains during summer season, much to the delight of tourists who want to take a refreshing dip into their swimming pools.
Entrance fees as well as room rates in any of the Asin resorts are pleasantly affordable. Entrance fees often start at 80 pesos and can go up to 100 pesos for day and night time swimming. Room accommodations on the other hand can range from 800 pesos to 2000 pesos a day. Some resorts even have conference rooms that can accommodate to up to 100 people.
The Asin Hot Springs are but a fraction of the attraction features of the town of Tuba. Adventurous travelers can visit the natural wonders of the town that still remain unpopular, untouched by the usual hordes of tourists. With the extreme accessibility of Asin from Baguio City, tourists will definitely have a hard time resisting the baranggay’s revitalizing and relaxing hot springs.