Tagaytay Travel Guide

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Tagaytay Things to Do

  • Picnic Grove

    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...

  • People's Park

    The building here was a project of ex president Marcos, but it was never completed. It is located around 8 kms from the rotunda and is built on the highest of the surrounding hills and offers spectacular views of Lake Taal. Many souvenir shops and fruit stands. Entrance 50 pesos.

  • Taal Volcano

    For those of you who are more adventurous and with more time, you should really try acrossing the Taal Lake from Talisay to the island and then go up Taal Volcano either by foot or horseback. The experience and scenery is definitely worth the effort, more photographs and tips of this portion are at my VT Talisay page if you are interested.


Tagaytay Hotels

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Tagaytay Restaurants

  • Seafoods, Grill Restaurant

    While we are waiting to check in to our hotel room we walk around and looking a place to eat. We pass to some restaurant before came to this place. So we say we continue walking if we can't find a better one we'll return from where we started. And of the last part of our walk we came to this grill restaurant and when we saw the view inside, without...

  • A Starbucks with A View

    Unless you are living under a rock for ages, Everyone Knows Starbucks and that they have more than 15,000 branches across the world and with more than 150 branches in the Philippines. Do I need a thorough Introduction?What makes this starbucks branch very special among the 3 starbucks outlets in Tagaytay City is that this Outlet comes with a...

  • quaint cafe at the Cliffhouse Tagaytay...

    a quaint cafe among the dining options in the chic cliffhouse tagaytay complex. The Cafe offers an assortment of local favorites but the menu is mostly international, offering typical american beef burgers and fries, brazilian steaks, assorted international sausages, white cobble fish fillet, assorted sandwiches and even cocktails. They have a...


Tagaytay Nightlife

  • favorite Dining and Nitespot

    a favorite hang out of the younger set who loves to have a filipino comfort meal and bar chow plus indilge in what else but alcohol drinking. Dencio's is a chain of Restaurants cum Bar which has many branches around the country. it offers local filipino fare with a touch of spanish food too and their specialties are the assorted sizzling meals that...

  • Famous Tagaytay Coffeehouse

    Bag Of Beans is the most popular Local Coffee Joint in tagaytay city and they have a large coffee house cum restaurant complex in the National Road beside mendez crossing in Tagaytay near the Radar Station and they have a newer and smaller branch here at the Tagaytay Roundabout which is more popular as a nightspot activity as the area here is...


    Something different! Hellenic 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...


Tagaytay Transportation

  • Going to Tagaytay City from Manila

    Tagaytay City is a 64 kilometer or about a 1 to two hour drive (depending on the traffic conditions) from the City of Manila via two routes, the first is via the Emilio Aguinaldo Highway and the second is via the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and then to the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road. there are no taxis in tagaytay city and the mode of transport...

  • Getting there

    from www.tagaytay.gov.phTagaytay is an hour and 15 minutes drive from Manila via the South Superhighway or through the Coastal Road. If going through the South Superhighway, take the Carmona Exit and drive down through the Governor's Drive and Silang up to the entrance of Tagaytay City. Or through South Superhighway, take Sta. Rosa exit going...

  • Getting Around Tagaytay

    Tagaytay City is pretty much like a small town than a city. A single road by the ridge, no more than 8 kilometers from end to end (People's Park to Residence Inn), is where almost all the activities are happening. The most convenient mode of getting around is by car. Public transpo (jeepneys and trikes) is likewise convenient.


Tagaytay Shopping

  • Famous For Tarts and Assorted Sweets

    Tagaytay City has many commercial establishments that sells assorted sweets, pies, candies, jams and other sweet stuff and one of the most popular will be Rowena's, a big store cum hotel in the Tagaytay-Santa Rosa Road near the fresh market and their claim to fame is there famous Tarts of which they have many fillings and flavors of it. Their...

  • Famous Takeout Place of Sweets &...

    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...

  • Longanisa Shop in Tagaytay

    A variety of longanisas like Lucban and Baguio. Quaint, cute, homey. Many things to buy and taste. The outside of the store reminds me of Baguio. Longanisas and different food and non-food products. Cute and unique for the kitchen things. Depends on what you buy.


Tagaytay Local Customs

  • Tagaytay Sky Ranch: Souvenirs

    they have a souvenir booth in the middle of the Sky Ranch Amusement Park where you can buy assorted kitchy souvenir items related to this theme park like key chains at 150 pesos and fridge magnets at 120 pesos, glass frame with your photo at 500 pesos and a lot more.the big sprawling lot beside the Tall Vista Hotel along the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road...

  • The Filipinos are extremely hospitable...

    While I was in the Philippines, I realized that I was very well taken care of. The Filipinos are a helpful and chatty lot. They can converse very well in English. Be appreciative of their kind gestures, and you will find that it will take you a long way.

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Tagaytay Warnings and Dangers


    Several signs pointed out that littering was not accepted here with a fine of 1000 pesos for an initial transgression, followed up with a 2000 peso fine for a second offence, then 3000 pesos for a third.

  • mga kawatan

    galing kami ng peoples park kahapon april 14 2012,pag dating namin sa lugar daming nagtitinda ng mga pasalubong.di daw pwede i akyat ang sasakyan dahil may parking daw talaga para sa mga sasakyan,so nagpark kmi at pumasok na.picture picture kmi masaya sana dahil sabi ko nga suli parat kase ganda ng view,bumaba na kmi para lumipat sa picnic groove...

  • Fog

    Be careful when driving in Tagaytay. The mist and fog comes quite suddenly without much warning. More often than not this can cause severe visibility problems. Take all precautions when you cannot avoid driving when there is fog.


Tagaytay Tourist Traps

  • Nightmare Hotel!

    We came across this hotel on a day trip. We went down to take a look and liked it's cozy lobby and the view. When we got back to manila we decided to call the hotel and reserved 2 rooms for me, my hubby and our friends (also a couple) to coincide with a tripping we will be having in Nasugbu. That's when it all started to go downhill. First they...

  • Don't judege a book by it's cover! Its...

    We stayed in a hotel in Tagaytay named Windyridge. It has a nice view and a nice lobby. But the that's it. The service is terrible, food service takes too long and the bathroom stinks. I don't know why, but there's a strong stench emanating out of the bathroom. The room is so so, but what I can't stand, is that we have to hold our breath when we...

  • Tricycle drivers- Don't be fooled by...

    In one forum, a member told his tale of how a tricycle driver fooled them by telling them that the inn where he intended to stay was already fully booked, so he bought them to this seedy inn with no hot water and busted cable tv. He paid 60+ pesos for fare and to top it all, he found out too late that the hotel he wanted to go to was not really...


Tagaytay What to Pack

  • Bring A Weather Proof Jacket or A...

    wear sweaters or windbreakers if you are the type who easily get cold since the air gets nippy especially at night here at tagaytay city, specially in the months of December to February, where the temperature will get as low at 15 degrees Celsius (65 fahrenheit). you can also bring umbrellas and raincoats during the rainy months of july to...

  • mosquito repellent or suffer!

    a jacket is a must especially during the "ber" months until about late february. a light jacket may suffice early in the day but if you're not immune to cold weather best to bring a jacket that's a little heavier to get you through your stay if going to nurture spa its a must to bring mosquito repellent. off lotion would is highly recommended as...

  • Sunblock and Jackets Do Mix

    Jackets, cardigans or sweatersCaps, hats or bonnetsSneakers or slippers Sunglasses SunblockWaterAlcogel/alcoholLipbalm Extra Batteries Sling bag or backpackChange/coinsPhone cardsMap/mapsMake sure your cellphone battery is fully charged!


Tagaytay Off The Beaten Path

  • dnt miss Sonya's Spa

    a very relaxing place.........my husband and i tried the Magnolia Package (aromatherapy steam bath, foot spa, manicure and pedicure, Sonya’s Signature Massage) and all i can say is that the Sonya's signature massage is the best! they will also serve you a basil tea after the massage. i wanna stay here longer next time.

  • Caleruega: Dominicans' Retreat Camp

    When in Tagaytay, a visit to Caleruega in nearby Nasugbu, Batangas (about 30 minutes drive) is worth the effort. Caleruega is a retreat camp established in 1995 by the dominicans. With its rustic Mexican-style buildings and beautifully landscaped gardens surrounded by naturally beautiful rolling hills and mountains, Caleruega is characterized by...

  • Fantasy World

    A beautiful fantasy-like castle prominently figures along the road at Lemery, Batangas, about 45 minutes from Tagaytay City proper (15 minutes from Caleruega). It's called Fantasy World and is open for members only.


Tagaytay Sports & Outdoors

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    by machomikemd Written Jul 30, 2014

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    this will be pictures of the view from the Tagaytay Eye Ferris Wheel

    the showpiece attraction of the Tagaytay Sky Ranch is the 63 meter (207 feet) long ferris wheel patterned after the london eye and this ride is the tallest in the country as it lies about 2000 feet (610 meters) above sea level so it has a total height of 2207 feet or 673 meters above sea level. It has 32 gondolas and a complete turn will take about 15 minutes in all and the ride costs 150 pesos per person.

    the big sprawling lot beside the Tall Vista Hotel along the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road was once a public horseback riding area where locals offer horse rides to both local and foreign tourists along trails and a makeshift race track. It was then bought by the Hotel and in 2011 in converted it to the Tagaytay Skyranch, a mix used area of which the centerpiece is the amusement park with a giant ferris wheel (Tagaytay Eye), several rides and extreme rides like zip lining. The area also has a dining strip in front and the horseback riding was retained and the horse trails are now well maintained.

    The Sky Ranch entrance is 50 pesos per person to enter the amusement park (both for adults and children) and there is a pay per ride basis for each attraction like 150 pesos for the ferrish wheel and 100 pesos per person for the zip line.

    opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    Parking slots are available and cost 50 pesos per vehicle (up to 4 hours).

    Equipment: none

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    • Adventure Travel
    • Theme Park Trips
    • Family Travel

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Tagaytay Favorites

  • Tagaytay Sky Ranch Ticket and Prices

    The Sky Ranch entrance is 50 pesos per person to enter the amusement park (both for adults and children) and there is a pay per ride basis for each attraction like 150 pesos for the ferrish wheel and 100 pesos per person for the zip line.RIDE FEES:Sky Eye – P150Super Viking – P100Nessie Coaster – P50Mini Viking – P50Wonder Flight – P50Red Baron –...

  • Interesting basin at Leslie's Restaurant

    There is an interesting washing basin at the toilet of Leslie's Restaurant (see photo). It is actually a traditional water pump with a handle as the tap. In order to turn on the tap, the switch is actually at the bottom side, and not by pumping the water pump which I did but later found out it was wrong! Very interesting indeed :)

  • Photography

    Tagaytay, Taal Lake and Taal Volcano are heaven for photography, especially if the weather is very good. I took a lot of photographs with my digital camera when I was there, and the photos turned out very well. If you really want good photos, I suggest you go for the trek up to Taal Volcano, it is tiring but worth the effort :)


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