Camp Ragsak: Finding happiness in the Woods
Camp Ragsak: Happiness in every corner
Ragsak is the Ilocano dialect for ‘joy’ or ‘happiness.’ In Camp Ragsak, I have been able to find just that while experiencing its beautiful view and enjoying every moment in the camp. If you are in for a different kind of camping while overlooking La Trinidad valley on the East and Lingayen Gulf on the West, Camp Ragsak is the perfect place for you to unwind.
A perfect place for relaxation
As camps offer a serene environment for its visitors, Camp Ragsak takes it up a notch as it offers not only one but two different views with a 360-degree perspective of the valley and the sea. In the morning, I recommend that you chase the sunrise in the wee hours of the morning as it draws various hues of colors in the skyline while enjoying the view of La Trinidad valley. This is also the perfect time to enjoy your breakfast with friends or family while seeing the sun rise from the nearby mountain.
In the afternoon as the day draws to an end, enjoy the sun as its sets over Lingayen Gulf and overlooking the nearby mountains of Benguet and La Union (while on a swing!)
What I like in Camp Ragsak is that internet connection is intermittent – it is a perfect opportunity for you to disconnect from the outside world and connect with nature even just in this instance. This is also a nice way to make new friends over a warm bonfire night while enjoying the cool mountain breeze and the night lights of the valley below.
More about Camp Ragsak
Camp Ragsak is more than just the camp itself as this 2.3-hectare property is also connected to a Communal Forest where you can get to enjoy an obstacle course in the area (as it has been developed by the PNP). It is also a popular area for friends and families for picnics and also for bikers and hikers.
Camp Ragsak also offers picnic amenities to complete your camping experience such as: picnic tables, bonfire barrels, barbecue grills, tents with beddings (for overnight campers), comfort room, mini store (for camping needs), spacious grounds for activities, and parking area (for guests with private cars).
Here are some of their promo rates (may change without prior notice):
|Day Picnic (0830 – 1830 H)|
|– Entrance Fee||P 100.00|
|– Picnic Table (for whole day use)||P 250.00|
|– Tent Space||P 50.00|
|Overnight Camping||Check-in: 1400 H // Check-out: 1000 H|
|*Fridays and Saturdays|
|– Own tents||P 280.00|
|– Rent tent with beddings||P 500.00|
|*Sunday to Thursday|
|– Own tents||P 250.00 (minimum of 10 pax)|
|– Rent tent with beddings||P 450.00 (minimum of 6 pax)|
*ALL rates are by reservation only (50% Down payment needed)
Sitio Atol, Longlong, Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet
|Business days and hours||Daily, 0930 H – 1830 H|
|Contact number/s||+63 925 810 2800 / +63 925 808 1598|
|Social media account/s||Facebook: @campragsakbaguio|
|How to get there||
By jeep: If you plan to go to Camp Ragsak by jeepney, ride the Pinsao-Kalkalan route. Their garage is located along Kayang Street and just tell the dispatcher. Jeepney fare is at P 11.00 and travel time is around 15-20 minutes (depending on the traffic.) Disembark on the first tire path you see on the left side of the road with the signage “Sitio Atol” and walk for 10-15 minutes going to the Camp.
By taxi: Tell the driver that you will go to Pinsao-Kalkalan along Longlong. Once near Tam-Awan Village, go up the road (to the right) when you see the Flora’s Spa / Flora’s Home sign. Look for the first road to the left with a tire path (with a “Sitio Atol” sign) and go inside from there. Just pin Camp Ragsak on your preferred navigation app and the way is visible going to the camp’s gate. Travel time is around 15-20 minutes (depending on the traffic – either via Quezon Hill or Pinsao Proper). Fare is estimated at P 150.00 – 170.00.
By private car: Just pin and locate Camp Ragsak on your preferred navigation app and follow the necessary directions. You can pass either via Quezon Hill (Naguilian Road) or via Pinsao Proper (Tacay Road). Travel time is estimated at 15-20 minutes depending on the traffic.
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