Tagaytay has its unique place in the hearts of Filipinos who live in Southern Luzon. Many consider this place as their go-to destination for a bit of unwinding or to have peace of mind. It offers cooler weather and a breathtaking view of Taal Lake and Volcano. (image source)
The place is only 65km away from Manila, which is just an hour’s drive if there’s no traffic. If you are on a budget, Tagaytay does not demand too much money to be spent on food, activities, and hotels.
If you are planning to bring your family or a friend who hasn’t been in Tagaytay or wants to be back, here are some places to make your trip fun and memorable:
Be Groovy In The Picnic Grove
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Picnic Grove is a 5-in-1 destination. Its eco-trail hike, horseback riding, a cable car, zipline, and cottages for snack/lunchtime are among the best features of the area. If you’re planning to spend a day with your friends to enjoy nature and enjoy staying at the Picnic Grove for 50PHP only.
Also, you can enjoy their activities, as horseback riding goes for around 150-200PHP, while the zipline is 200-300PHP. If you don’t want to spend much, you can opt to make more fun memories and plan your activity for your group.
Dine at Twin Lakes
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Twin Lakes is a 1300-hectare commercial strip with its own restaurant, vineyard, hotel, condominiums, shops, and spa. The very first and only vineyard community made in the Philippines has definitely stolen the show.
It offers a wide range of restaurants and cafes, such as Silver Bucket Seafood Dining, Bagoong Club Resto, Buon Giorno Caffe and Bistro, Bag of Beans, Coffee Shop and Bakery, Starbucks, and many more.
Get Your Stomach Full With A Sumptuous Buffet
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Enjoy a part of the Taal Vista Hotel by dining at Cafe Veranda Restaurant, where they offer a superb buffet. They have the Continental-Filipino buffet, which is prepared by top-class chefs.
While you enjoy a sumptuous meal, get entertained and learn through their Cultural Show. It is a perfect way to look back on some parts of Philippine History while overlooking the beautiful Taal.
Find The Missing Piece
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The Puzzle Mansion is a Guinness World Record holder for being home to more than 1,000 jigsaw puzzles collected by Mrs. Georgina Gil-Lacuna. The site is filled with some of the largest puzzles in the world.
For 100PHP, you will be able to see finish products and could avail some jigsaw puzzle in the museum’s puzzle store. It can be a customized digital photo converted into a puzzle. They also have a bed & breakfast with a swimming pool and an open area for your me-time.
Relive Your Youth
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Sky Ranch is one of the most famous amusement parks in the Philippines, with three branches located at Tagaytay, San Fernando, Pampanga, and Baguio. It’s perfect for families and friends because of its magnificent view as it overlooks Taal Volcano.
There’s an entrance fee of 100PHP, rides offered in the park have different payments. Nonetheless, you can avail of a Ride-All-You-Can day pass for 14 attraction rides here for 350PHP instead of the original fee of 980PHP, during their promo.
See The Gingerbread House
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If you love the Story Of Hansel and Gretel, why don’t you take a tour in the Gingerbread House? This place is a perfect tourist destination for kids and kids at heart. With just 50PHP entrance, you’ll enjoy an Instagram-worthy place with a cafe inside.
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