BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Some tourists visiting Baguio City aren’t stopping at Session Road or Camp John Hay – they keep going until they reach Mount Sto. Tomas. (READ: Baguio City: Your complete weekend itinerary)
Welcome to the site of the so-called Forevermore tour, also where organic vegetables and famous Baguio strawberries are cultivated.
Obsessed with the telenovela starring Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, tourists visit Sitio La Presa (as it’s called in the series), kindling cottage industries in the area.
Shirts, bonnets, and La Presa strawberries are sold there, and there’s even a pay toilet set up for visitors.
“Ito talaga ang puntirya namin,” said Janice Saldua, who comes from Sampaloc. (This is really our objective.) She said that she waited until school was out so she and her kids could come up to Baguio. They plan to go to Camp John Hay next to Joel Cruz’s house, which also figures in the series.
Ronald Wong, a restaurant owner, said that business has been brisk because of the Forevermore tour.
Tourists flock to Cafe in the Sky, who enjoy the restaurant’s coffee and soup – ideal companions to the cold weather, around 10 to 12 degrees Celsius. (READ: 15 amazing Baguio City eats)
There’s also a gorgeous view of Baguio City in the east, and a view of La Union in the west.
Forevermore tells the story of Xander, a wealthy young man, and Agnes, a strawberry farmer, who fall for each other after they meet-cute when he lands on the back of her truck following a botched landing from a jump.
Here are more photos posted by Enrique and Liza on Instagram: