Tagaytay Travel Guide

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Tagaytay Things to Do

  • Picnic Grove

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Picnic Grove is very nice park where most families spend their time. When we strolled around I found this cottages are in the right place for viewing Taal Volcano. Many people coming here for picnic, as what this place called. The cottages are really nice with concrete bench. They are in different size and so as the rent price. The cottage is...

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  • 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.

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  • Sonya's Garden

    The place is really nice..As in Seriously! The moment i saw the room..Dang!!i had this "old school Maria Clara feeling inside" ?forget the Manila life for a while because this place doesn't have TV or Wifi..totally soul nourishing. .it so magical and enchanting. ?????

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Tagaytay Hotels

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Tagaytay Restaurants

  • This is Good!

    That cold buko pie had us all in a good mood. It was delicious. Should the lady in the group get the last piece? Buko pie with coconut filling

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  • Great food, ambiance and weekend...

    Cafe Veranda is one of my favorite buffet(and a la carte) places in the whole of Luzon. The fresh vegetables and fruits, the entrees, the desserts, the theme of the season, the musicians(and singers), the cultural show and the service is superb.To emphasize, they serve good food, great ambiance, good service plus very entertaining and educational...

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  • Classic European All Day Breakfast

    Breakfast at Antonio's was a place to go in Tagaytay City for fun All Day Classic Continental and European Hearty Breakfasts and it opened in 2003 but it relocated to the main brach of Antonio's in 2008 for renovation and again moved to the original location in 2013 along the cliffside facing the iconic tagaytay lake and volcano. This All Day Diner...

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • U.S. STYLE VIDEOKE, KARAOKE, AND DANCE...

    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...

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Tagaytay Transportation

  • Taal Lake and to Taal Island

    Visiting Tagaytay is not complete without visiting Taal Island. We were doubting of doing this because it was cold and bad weather. We have two days in the city which was too much, while Tagaytay is not really worth to spend for more than a day. But okay we tried to fill our day and enjoyed our stay. We normally want to take a jeepney to get here,...

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  • Provincial bus Terminal is on Coastal...

    We took a night bus from Banaue and wanted to go to Tagaytay right after arriving in Manila. I have looking the night before on the internet how to commute to Tagaytay from Cubao. I found the site that it can be easy to take a bus in the same area where we arrived. The website of buses in Manila is not updated, so never rely on that. To be sure of...

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  • 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...

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Tagaytay Shopping

  • supermarket supplies

    Robinsons Mall is 3 kms west of the rotunda where you can buy your necessities. The mall is actually called Summit Ridge Promenade and there is a Robinson's Supermarket on the ground floor. The mall is rather small and you will have no problems finding the supermarket.MALL HOURS:Non-food Tenants 10:00am to 8:00pm DailyFood Tenants 10:00am to 9:00pm...

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  • Organic Produce, Pastries, Breads, Pies...

    this will be my tip on the Take away section of breakfast at Antonio's. Just Beside the Entrance is their takw away shop of which you can buy assorted fresh organic produce such as aurugulas, various kinds of lettuce, potatos, baby carrots, organic eggs and also various cakes such as cheesecakes or butter cakes plus various breads like baguettes or...

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  • Wonderful Silvanas, Buko Pies and Other...

    along the Tagaytal-Santa Rosa Road stands lots of restaurants and takeaway shops that offer assorted local sweets and cakes and pies and a lot more and one of the new ones and becoming popular is the Balai Pasalubong, of which they sell many kinds of sweets and other confections from other areas of the philipppines besides making their own such as...

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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...

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  • 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

  • LITTERING

    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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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!

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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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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Tagaytay Sports & Outdoors

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    Tagaytay Eye Ferris Wheel: Views

    by machomikemd Written Jul 30, 2014

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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 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 –...

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  • 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 :)

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  • 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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