Picnic Grove, Tagaytay
For picnic lovers, this is the place in Tagaytay. Picnic Grove offers a variety of recreations for everybody, especially the family. They have picnic cottages and pavilions worth P150-P500 each, a lush 500 meters long eco-adventure trail (with one disgusting sight though - lots of garbage below the hanging bridge midway of the trail -- calling the attention of the park management!!), a paintball war jungle, a volcano and lake viewdeck, a horseback riding area and some nice souvenir shops.
Entrance Fee: P25pp
Parking Fee: P25
The Picnic Grove Complex in Sungay presents a splendid panoramic view of Taal Lake and Volcano. About 10 km east of Tagaytay, on Mt Sungay (750m) the Viewpoint Complex was built. From the public view deck here you have a marvellous view of lake Taal to the south, Laguna de Bay to the east and almost as far as Manila to the north. Jeepneys go up there regularly from the Tagaytay Rotonda (Silang Crossing), stopping on the way at the turn-off down to Talisay.
Entrance fee is P25/pax. Cottage rentals cost P100-P250 depending on size. Overnight accomodation P1400. The place also offers Eco Trail which provides a beautiful view of the vicinity. It's a long and a bit challenging walk along the trail but nature lover will surely love it.
This is a good place to relax and take in Taal Lake especially during sundown. The colors of the sunset make for drama.