Something different! Hellenic Bar and Restaurant has U.S. style karaoke and dancing on Saturday nights. Asides from Videoke, Hellenic uses CDGs which are U.S. made karaoke discs and are better than videoke formatted discs since the music sound like the original. Graphics/lyrics also come out on screen minus the lame videos. Selection of 50, 000 Karaoke songs composed of R&B, 80s, Old School, Rap, Alternative, and Etc. New style of doing shows since you are the "Star" and will have to sing on stage. 15 minute dance sets every hour to get non-singers entertained. Unique show and a great place to sing and dance with your friends!!!!!
the famous good shepherd in Baguio City in the north has a convent here and they also make the sweets and confectionaires that good shepherd nuns here in the philippines are known for but minus the strawberry jams since there are no strawberries in tagaytay city since the elevation of 1700 feet is not ideal for strawberry growing. (strawberries grow at 4,000 feet and above). What you get here are some the good shepherd staples like all time popular ube jam, peanut brittle, guava and mango jams, cashew brittle, cashew nuts, peanuts, guyabano and sampaloc candies, pickles and pickle relishes, ube-macapuno jam, some ricke cakes and a lot more!! a small plastic pack of goodies costs about 50 pesos and a small ube jam at about 60 pesos for a small jar, buko-pandan jam a small bottle costs 90 pesos and a lot more.
Tagaytay is considered the second summer capital of the Philippines next to Baguio, because of the cool climate all year long. One of the best place in Tagaytay for me is Alfonso Hotel because of it's warm hospitality, clean rooms and an authentic food in their Italian Restaurant "il gallo nero". You can also enjoy swimming, horse back riding in their farm and resort.Alfonso Hotel Farm and Resort is also worth recommended for seminars of big groups, their session hall can accommodate up to 250 pax. You can also enjoy badminton, bowling, billiards, basketball etc. in a nearby Royale Tagaytay Country Club.
Tagaytay Getaway can be so special at MC Mountain Home apartelle Tagaytay . Great Filipino food at the restaurant with Taal volcano view. Although geographically located at Alfonso , Cavite, MC Mountain is along the Tagaytay ridge and has a very strategic location where you can enjoy the cool Tagaytay air, sunset mountain views, proximity to golf and country clubs, sonyas garden and Calerueaga. Taal volcano trip and tagaytay tour may also be arranged for guest.
This is a homey place good for family bonding balikbayans and tourist wanting to saty for mabout 10 days or more. Great for family bonding.
As guests , country club access to golf and countryc club are given for very minimal fee. Great discounts try visisting the official website just search for it
In May 2009 several of us decided to take a day trip to Tagay-Tay and visit the Taal Volcano and see Crater Lake. The trip itself is less than 2 hours by car from Manila. We hired a car and driver and left around 4am in the morning so that we wouldn't get stuck in traffic, and had breakfast along the way.
Arriving in Tagay-Tay, we could see that pineapple groves were all around us and the air was fresh and clean. Our first stop was at the park overlooking the Taal Volcano. There were plenty of places for picnicking and a very good view of the island and volcano in the distant. We took many pictures and the park is a nice area to hang out at.
The park also had a zip line for people to go across a ravine. The nice thing is that two people can strap in side-by-side, so it's a great little thing to do for couples. The cost for the zip line ride is 300 pesos per person with a framed picture souvenir.
We had lunch at the simple restaurant at the park. For our afternoon activities, we decided to go to the island where Crater Lake is and see the inside. The problem we had was negotiating with the vendors who sell the experience. We got conflicting prices and decided to drive our car down to the water.
As soon as you arrive near the water area, there will be vendors selling the experience of going to the crater. BUYER BEWARE! We negotiated a total price of 2,000 pesos, and got in the boat and took the 30 minute ride to the island. However when we got to the island, we discovered that the price did not include the horseback riding trek to the top of the crater. We were cheated, and I'm certain that this happens all the time. Since we already spent a chunk of time and money to get to the island, and knowing that this was our last trip here, we decided to pay the additional 1,000 pesos per person extra to ride a horse to the top of the crater.
Even though the horses were malnourished, they somehow brought our group to the top of the crater edge in a 30 minutes ride. Each person and horse was led by a local guide who hops on the back of your horse half-way up the trail. Although you can do the trek yourself by foot, we only saw one couple walking -- everybody else rode a malnourished horse.
The top of the crater's edge was nice and we were able to take some nice pictures. Vendors at the top of the crater sell drinks, buko, and t-shirts. After about an hour or so, we went back down the crater and rode the boat back to where our car was parked.
It was a nice day trip for us and good for a one-time visit. We got lucky with nice weather, however we felt cheated by the vendors.
Affordable and basic, the Zipline and Cable Car is actually inside the Picnic Grove compound [see previous tips on how to go there]. The zipline was a fun experience [kids will love it too!]. The cage-like cable car looks boring though [ we didn't try it].
Zipline: P200 one-way, P300 two-way
Cable car: P? [didn't bother to ask; taray haha!]
This small city is called Tagaytay City with a small population of 16,322 which is about 60 km / 37 miles south of Manila in the mountains of Cavite Province. You are liable to find some wildflowers, few winding roads, panoramic views of the Taal Volcano nestled in Taal Lake & orchards of fresh home grown fruits, many convenient facilities and amenities including the Casino Filipino Tagaytay.
Tagaytay is home to Taal Volcano, which is reputed to be the world's smallest and yet most active. The breathtaking views of Taal volcano and Lake is a MUST SEE for everyone visiting Asia.
It used to be considered as the Philippines second summer capital (the first summer capiutal for many centuries has always been Baguio City) Tagaytay has its crisp and cool climate all year around, is a treasure box of pleasure points in by itself. Sometimes at nights, you will see the lake sparkle with the pinpoint lights of fishing boats. It is an ideal picnic spot. Here, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Philippine Tourism Authority built Picnic Groove, a public park in the city which generates public patronage through user fees and the sale of low priced goods, thus contributing to the industrial growth of Tagaytay.
Tagaytay City, located 2,500 feet above sea level enjoys a cool and invigorating climate characterized by a relatively low temperature, low humidity, and abundant rainfall. Average temperature is 22.7 degrees Celsius. For this reason, Tagaytay with its cool weather, balmy winds and foggy mists is called the "second summer capital" of the country after Baguio City.
Taal Vista Hotel provides the Best Views of Taal Volcano and Taal Lake and the Best Shots for photos and Videos in all of Tagaytay City. The hotel is strategically located at the center of tagaytay and from there you can plan many activities to nearby attractions, dining places and nite spots. examples are casino filipino wherein you just cross the street. Antonio's Garden is just 10 minutes from here, sonya's garden is 15 minutes away, starbucks is 5 minutes away. Taal Vista Hotel is the Jumping Point for any activity you want whether going to taal volcano crater, going to the beaches of nasugbu, indulge in golf at tagaytay highlands
Royale Tagaytay Estate and Country Club again is technically in Alfonso Town (the town after Tagaytay City) but still part of the Tagaytay Mountain Ridge. It is Owned by the Santa Lucia Realty Group, a large property conglomerate in the philippines. The spawling Complex has a 9 hole golf course, a Condotel called Sunrise, Townhouses, a Subdivision, Country Club, food and Beverage Outlets. In the Country Clubm there are conputerized Ten Pin Bowling, Squash and Handball and Tennis and Badminton Courts and the Main Food Outlet, the Alfonso's Dining, which specializes in Buffets. Unfortunately you have to be a member or a guest of a member to be able to enjoy these things.
i don't know who you are,where you coming from, but then... i my self i came for visit in tagaytay last march for about 3weeks and didn't really care about whats in peoples park but of course i had been drove by there and drove arround, in fact i attend on my nephew graduation was held close enough to peoples park in one of those nice private high school out there, the only thing i can say is i enjoy my vacation in tagaytay because of an excellent weather and nice seight seing and most of all is peacefull and no traffic, i was 100%percent satisfaction. this is my second visit...and be back again next year and more...someday i think i will settle down in tagaytay in a few years to come. i appreciate the beauty of tagaytay!!!
i enjoy my 5;00am jogging, running&walking, clean air to breed in...
Our group went to Bag of Beans last April 12 and 13th and it was exciting since it was my first time to taste the infamous meat pies.
The menu included meat and fruit pies (chicken, tuna, beef, another one with meat + mushrooms, pineapple, apple). Wanting to play safe, I ordered a chicken pie with a hot mug of White Mocha. They also serve rice, pasta and other desserts.
I loved their pie, it was filling, could pass for a main meal of the day, such as lunch or dinner.
My friend ate shepherd's pie, it had minced beef and instead of the usual pie crust, it was enclosed with mashed potatoes! Yum! She also got herself a BOTTOMLESSS order of barako coffee.
Regular pies price range: 80 to 120 php while the shepherd's pie is around 150 php.
I was a bit dissappoited with their White Mocha thingy, though. It was way too sweet.
You can also avail of their mugs, coffee beans, jams, bread, preserves, honey at the Bag of Beans store.
Going to TAGAYTAY is always a family affair for locals especially in the Philippines. As my family lives at Sta. Rosa, Laguna which is just about half an hour's drive from there, we go to Tagaytay every time we want to escape the crowds in Manila or even in our own hometown and to savour the fresh cool air in this mountain place.
It can be hote here too but we often come after Christmas as there are less tourists.
Picnics are a must-do here. Filipinos, who are famous for loving their food a lot, flock to the picnic areas here which are available for a small fee. Don't worry if you did not bring a lot of food (which is unlikely)/or run out of supplies as numerous vendors are around to cater to every tastebud!
The views while eating will surely give you more inspiration and forget your diet! The cool breeze alone will be enough to inspire!
one thing you can do when in tagaytay is to get a massage at nurture spa. they offer a variety of massages that cater from your head to your foot. what's best is that they offer packages that usually includes a massage, food and use of their accomodations. we took advantage of their valentine promo and stayed overnight. this included a stay at their serenity cottage (aircon) with adjoining couple's massage room and bathtub, full set dinner, breakfast and snacks, and their magsing-irog massage for P10,760.00. not bad coz of all the extras included plus the service was excellent. truly worth the stay especially if you just want to get away with a loved one for a weekend.
This picture was taken last September16, 2006, my birthday. Was with my bestfriend, Doc Archie. We went several places, ate a lot, coffee at Starbucks. Anywhere we go, be it Tagaytay, Baguio or Batangas, we make sure that we visit Starbucks
-Short trek: 1.7km trek (from what i read in their office)
Wear comfy clothes and shoes. (Be prepared to get your shoes dirty).
Bring water, shades/cap, sunscreen lotions, extra shirt to change after the trek.
Try not to rent horse to do the walking for you, come on, you probably need the exercise. I have asthma and is overweight but i made it.
Trek for me is divided into three parts:
DIFFICULT part - the first 20 to 30mins of your trek. Here, you will be discouraged by the locals, and then willl offer you to ride their horse instead. (BTW, the horse looks fragile to me, underfed and very small.) You might be temped to rent the horse cause the path here isnt easy, plus, avoiding the horse's poops (and they are almost everywhere) and having to put up to its smell adds to the difficulty level. But i tell you, WALK. Its all worth the while. HORSE RENTAL: PHP500
VERY ENJOYABLE PART - middle part of the trip. You'll see why renting a horse is not really needed. Walk is here is like walking in the park.. with spectacular view all around you. Very breeezy.. Stop all you want and take pictures. HORSE RENTAL: PHP250
HARD part: Nearing the crater, the trek will again be a bit harder, not to worry, its just only for less than 5mins. Path is inclined which makes it A BIT harder.
Now ur in the crater!! Embrace your victory.
I did - all that walk and only one puff from my inhaler!!
(I had plenty when we went BATAD trekking.)
Stay as long as you wish, relax and enjoy the view.
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