Sagada Weekend Market: Exploring the Local Market

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Sagada Weekend Market

Travelers always have an eye for shopping. When we talk about shopping in Sagada, we don’t really mean shopping for Carpets in Belgium, Luxury Bags in Paris or Gold in The Arabs. Most of the celebrated tourist spots have a dedicated market for tourists and when in Sagada, fresh produce, household products and locally hand woven products are one of the best buys.

Hand woven fabric in Sagada
Hand woven fabric in Sagada

The main fun lies, in exploring the local market. If you want to get the real flavour and culture of the place, there’s nothing like the local shopping places. The Sagada weekend market in Mountain Province is one such place where all the local vendors rush in every Saturday morning, for huge purchase and selling of vegetables, cooked food as well as souvenir handicrafts.

Sagada Etag or smoked pork
Sagada Etag or smoked pork

Weekend Market in Sagada
Weekend Market in Sagada

What is special about the Sagada Weekend Market?

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The market day in Sagada happens every Saturday. If you are on a weekend getaway, you can catch up with the plethora of items that this place has to offer. It could well be a strategically selected day of the week, to let the weekend tourists have a glimpse of the local selling place.

Sagada woven cloth
Sagada woven cloth

Vegetable Vendor in Sagada
Vegetable Vendor in Sagada

Sagada Weekend Market is known for its fresh harvest of fruits and vegetables. It even supplies vegetables and fruits to most parts of Philippines. There will be a variety of the entire Sagada vegetation range on display. They also sell other things like used clothes, and locally crafted pieces. You could as well enjoy the food kiosks all over the market; while you shop.

Saturday Market Day in Sagada
Saturday Market Day in Sagada

What are the Routes to Take from Manila to Reach Sagada

There is more than one route to reach Sagada. From Manila to Sagada, you could reach via Baguio city, Banaue or Bontoc. If you travel through the western side, you’ll get more bus options. From the Eastern side, the options are less, but the route is shorter.

With its breath taking view, adventure tourism, affordable stays and local shopping experience, Sagada sure claims to be a really eventful getaway trip!

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