Tagaytay City - Cavite, Philippines

Have you been to Tagaytay?

Tagaytay City or simply known as Tagaytay is one of the cities in the province of Cavite which is located south of Manila in the island of Luzon. Tagaytay is a popular tourist destination among local tourists due to its mild climate. The city sits on a mountain ridge above Taal Volcano which is an active volcano that is surrounded by Taal Lake.

Picni Grove Tagaytay City overlooking Taal Volcano

Getting there:
Travel time from Manila to Tagaytay is between 1.5 hours to 3.5 hours depending on the mode of transportation you take and the traffic situation. Fastest way to get there is by renting a coaster (big groups) or a van (small groups). Learn how to get to Tagaytay.

Places to stay:
There are many places to stay in Tagaytay. When we went there we stayed in Jemz Tagaytay, a budget transient hostel that accommodated all thirty-three (33) of us (lol). I like this hostel, they were not so strict even if we exceeded the maximum number of occupants in a room. We did caught attention though because we were too noisy (lol). We were asked to keep silence. You can also try Mountain Breeze Hostel, or check out other cheaper places to stay in Tagaytay.

Things to do:
There are many places you can see and do in Tagaytay and out of the many, we only visited two (2): Picnic Grove and Sky Ranch.

If you love horseback riding, zip-lining, riding cable car, crossing the mini hanging bridge, or simply just to have a bird's eye view of Taal Volcano, this is the perfect place for you. This place has a souvenir shop as well. Entrance to Picnic Grove is fifty pesos (Php50). 

Picni Grove Tagaytay City overlooking Taal Volcano

The Hanging Bridge at Picnic Grove

Trying riding a horse
Horseback riding costs Php300/hour. A photo op with the horse costs Php20 for solo and Php50 for groups

When we arrived in Tagaytay, we leave our bags first at our hostel and we went straight to Sky Ranch, another recreational place where you can choose to ride a Sky Eye (Ferris Wheel), Flying Bus, Nessi Coaster, Express Train, Carousel, Sky Cruiser, etc. Unfortunately for us, we went there at night and we arrived a few minutes before closing time, so we were not able to enjoy any of the aforementioned rides but we did have souvenirs (pictures), loads of them (lol). 

Sky Ranch pictorial

Sky Ranch pictorial

Sky Ranch pictorial

I will surely ride one of the rides of Sky Ranch should I be able to come back there. Speaking of Sky Ranch, they also have an outlet in Pampanga.

Sky Ranch Directory Map

People's Park in the Sky - this is also a very popular destination in Tagaytay.
Tierra de Maria 
Taal Lake boat ride - Php300
Taal Volcano hike
Puzzle House Mansion

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