When it comes to a quick escape from Manila, Tagaytay City is an easy choice. Its proximity makes it a default destination for the work-weary weekend warriors from Manila and other parts of Cavite, as well as the neighboring provinces of Laguna and Batangas.
If you want to savor bits of cool weather, grab your jackets, head to one of these Tagaytay favorite spots, and feed your friends with Instagrammable photos.
TAAL VOLCANO LAKE
The breathtaking scenery at Taal Lake makes it one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Of course, Tagaytay’s most desirable feature is its scenic vantage point.
If you’re visiting Tagaytay for a brief getaway and want easy visual access to this beautiful natural backdrop throughout your stay, make sure to select places with a great view that drive up the prices of rooms facing it.
Photo courtesy of Taal Volcano FB Page
Both kids and kids at heart can enjoy this five-hectare leisure park. Sky ranch offers thrilling rides, entertaining games, dining options, and recreational pursuits. Don’t forget their iconic horseback riding, ferris wheel, and carousel rides, among many others. The park has also designated areas for business parties, celebrations for all occasions, and other social gatherings, as well as great views of the Taal Volcano that are perfect for Instagrammable photos.
Address: Tagaytay – Nasugbu Hwy, Kaybagal South, Tagaytay, Cavite
Photo courtesy of Sky Ranch
Picnic Grove is arguably the most visited tourist destination in Tagaytay. It is where you can rent tables, gazebos, or huts to further take advantage of Tagaytay’s cool breeze while enjoying packed foods or takeout. There are also cooking and grilling supplies available, but you are also welcome to bring your own grill and portable burner. You can also try numerous activities in Picnic Grove, like horseback riding, ziplining, and cable cars, to round off your Tagaytay adventure!
Address: Picnic Grove Complex, Barangay, End, Tagaytay, Cavite
Photo courtesy of Mary Jorelly Egoy
Within one of Tagaytay’s highlands resides Crosswinds, a 100-hectare residential and Swiss-inspired community and recreational complex. It is surrounded by a lush forest of around 20,000 pine trees. There are restaurants, cafes, specialized shops, staycation alternatives, and six residential zones there. Their popular attractions include Dear Joe, The Ruined Project, and NAPA. Discover on your own why it became one of the hottest weekend destinations in the city.
Photo courtesy of Donawyn Ramos and Mary Luha
To tell you the truth, all Cavitenos will agree that visiting Tagaytay wouldn’t be complete without indulging in our favorite comfort meal – bulalo. There are many well-known eateries that will make your stomach full (and Instagram feed) as they serve tasty bulalo with a view.
Photo courtesy of Diner’s Original Bulalo
Here’s a list of some of Tagaytay’s top eateries where you may indulge your Bulalo cravings, ready to serve anytime, any day!