Locals enjoy visiting Tagaytay Tourist Spots, which is close to Manila and only a few hours away. This should be your next stop if you’re looking for a destination to escape the summer heat, kid-friendly places to visit nearby Manila, or even a quick but enjoyable getaway weekend. It has turned into a popular destination for city dwellers to relax and engage in leisure activities. You can take a trip for food, explore the outdoors, or simply unwind at home. The Taal Lake and Volcano is arguably Tagaytay’s most well-known landmark. The Philippines’ second-most active volcano, which is located within a crater lake, can be seen in a variety of eateries, cafes, and parks.
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The volcano is not the only attraction in this area, though. It is simple to travel to and from Tagaytay from many other major cities in the South of Metro Manila, including Cavite, Batangas, and Laguna.
- Tagaytay Picnic Grove
Tagaytay Picnic Grove is one of the locations where you can rent tables, gazebos, or huts if you prefer to bring your own food. There are also cooking and grilling supplies available, but you are also welcome to bring your own grill and portable burner. Taal Lake can be seen from some locations, while other locations are in the shade.
Along with picnic spots, it has a zipline, an eco-trail, a horseback riding circuit, an open field for activities like kite flying and badminton, as well as gift shops and food stands. The picnic grove contains several relatively new structures, including a multi-level parking lot, a brand-new observation deck, Sky Walk, and commercial areas. Although many areas have been improved, some facilities still require improvement. It might be time for a comeback if it has been a while since your last visit.
Hours of Operation: 6:00AM–10:00PM (Daily). Please be advised that the schedule is subject to change without notice. For schedule updates, kindly visit the official website or Facebook page.
Entry Fee: P50 per person
P35 for cars; P50 for vans, jeepneys, and coasters; P100 for buses; FREE (motorcycles)
Rent a hut or cottage for P100, P150, P300, P500, or P2500.
Zipline Fee: 300 pesos (2-way ride)
How to Get There: Take a jeepney headed for Calamba or the one marked “People’s Park” from Olivarez/Rotonda. Ask the driver to drop you off at Tagaytay Picnic Grove if you want to be sure. The cost is roughly P10.
- Mahogany Market
The establishment on the Mahogany Market’s second floor is one of the most well-liked bulaluhan spots. Imagine it as a food court where all of the stalls are serving bulalo (along with a few other dishes). It doesn’t take long to notice they have nearly identical menus at identical prices after a quick stroll past the stalls. Simply pick a seat and place your order at the designated stall.
What is located on the market’s first floor? raw, fresh meat! Of course, beef is the most popular protein, but you may also find pig, poultry, fish, and carabao meat (water buffalo).
Other structures in the market complex house a variety of goods, including agricultural produce (fruits and vegetables), dried fish, and plants.
Hours of Operation: 7:00AM–8:00PM (Daily). Please be advised that the schedule is subject to change without notice.
Parking: P20 to P40 (depending on the location)
Getting There: From Manila, board a bus at the Paraaque Integrated Terminal Exchange headed to Tagaytay or Nasugbu (PITX). On Mahogany Avenue, exit at Tagaytay Hall of Justice. Move in the direction of Mahogany Market, which is located behind Tagaytay Hall of Justice.\
- People’s Park in the Sky
Locals refer to the 1981 construction of People’s Park in the Sky, also known as “People’s Park,” as an unfinished mansion perched atop a mountain. It was given the former name Palace in the Sky because the Marcos administration hired it to host Ronald Reagan, a visiting US president. However, the rumored visit in 1983 was postponed, and the building was stopped.
The unfinished building has been transformed into an urban park with a view deck that looks out over the lowland and lush vegetation today. In addition, the park has a small chapel, a garden, gift shops, and food stands. Sincerably, the location needs maintenance and improvement. However, the scenery is still stunning.
Hours of Operation: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday – Sunday). The timetable is subject to change without notice.
The schedule may change without prior notice. Please kindly check their official website or Facebook page for schedule updates.
Entry Fee: P30 per person
Getting There: Take a jeepney marked “People’s Park” from Olivarez/Rotonda. The jumping-off point for the park is where that jeepney comes to an end. The cost is between P15 and P20. It’s still an uphill hike to the mansion from the front gate. You have the option of walking or taking a jeep for P5–10 to get there.
In one of Tagaytay’s highlands is Crosswinds, a 100-hectare residential and recreational community with Swiss influences. It is surrounded by a lush forest of about 20,000 pine trees. There are restaurants, cafes, specialty shops, staycation options, and six residential zones there.
In fact, it has emerged as a popular weekend destination in Tagaytay. NAPA and the Ruined Project are two of its most well-liked attractions.
The Californian wine region of Napa Valley served as the model for NAPA. In contrast to the sloping terrain and mountain valley view setting, it radiates that hillside vineyard atmosphere.
The Ruined project was supposed to be the 50th location of The Coffee Project, the older sister café. Due to the pandemic, it took a different course, one that was better based on the volume of foot traffic, particularly on weekends.
The property also houses Coffee Project, Cafe Voila, and Windmill as additional eating places.
Entry Fee: NONE
NO PARKING FEE
Getting There: From Manila, board a bus at the Paraaque Integrated Terminal Exchange headed to Tagaytay or Nasugbu (PITX). At Olivarez Plaza, exit. On the side, there is a tricycle terminal. Take the particular bicycle ride to Crosswinds.
- Pink Sisters Church
The convent is managed by the Sister-Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration. Because of their pink habit, which is said to represent the love and joy of the Holy Spirit, they are known as the Pink Sisters. It was chosen by its founder, Saint Arnold Janssen.
Many pilgrims and devotees believe that through the help of the Pink Sisters, their prayers and petitions will be granted. Many claimed that their requests and prayers were indeed granted and answered. Some of them are, in fact, visiting again to express their gratitude.
The term “Pink Sisters” is more of a sweet moniker. The Adoration Convent of Divine Mercy is how it is formally known. However, the sisters have grown to be so recognizable that people frequently call the entire location the Pink Sisters Chapel.
Due to the vast majority of their pleas and prayers being granted, they gained notoriety among pilgrims and followers.
- 6:30 AM daily mass
- Vespers and blessing: 5:00 PM
- 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM Sunday Mass (coupled with Vespers)
Every first Saturday at 4:20 PM, there is Holy Hour and Mass. In Tagaytay City, at 8 Holy Spirit Drive (Arnoldus Road), Barangay Maitim 2nd, East, is where you can find the Adoration Convent of Divine Mercy. Getting to the convent is not too difficult, whether using a personal vehicle or public transportation.
- Lake Hotel Tagaytay
This luxury Tagaytay hotel is perched over a lush hillside on Aguinaldo Highway and features a pool and views of Taal. The Summit Ridge Promenade, Sky Ranch, Museo Orlina, and Picnic Grove, all of which are within 6 KM of the hotel, are just a few of the tourist attractions that are conveniently located near the Lake Hotel Tagaytay.
Numerous eateries in the area serve delectable regional and foreign cuisines. All of the rooms feature contemporary conveniences like air conditioning, air purifiers, free wifi access, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and mini bars. Some rooms offer breathtaking views of the famous Taal Volcano from the balcony, while others offer equally stunning vistas of the forested hillside or garden.
There are lots of indoor activities available at the hotel for guests who would rather spend their time indoors. There is a game room with a pool table and foosball table, a videoke lounge, a fitness center, a kid’s play area, an indoor swimming pool, and an outdoor infinity pool with views of the lake. The hotel’s restaurant, Lake Cafe, is renowned for its delectable a la carte menu and lavish buffet breakfast spread. Parking is free for hotel guests.