Tagaytay Tourism

Stunning views of Taal Lake and Volcano welcome you to this captivating town that got its claim to fame primarily because of these geological wonders. Anywhere you turn, Taal Volcano beckons you to explore nature’s overwhelming creation with captivating vistas of a serene lake hugging a mighty volcano. Tagaytay is blessed with beautiful weather; it is very popular amongst city dwellers for its unadulterated, oxygenated air and pleasant, year-round breeze.

Lake Taal and Volcano island lie in a historic volcanic crater. A trip to Tagaytay City is sure to be one with many fantastic revelations. After all, seldom do we get to witness a lake on an island in a lake on an island. Once a fierce rebel, the Taal Volcano has since cooled down and now poses for a pretty picture with its awestruck admirers.

Tagaytay has evolved into a formidable tourist puller in its own right. Whether you crave some adventure in the form of zip-lining and hiking or you’re up for exercising your brain cells at the Puzzle Mansion or even if you just want to relish some mouthwatering delicacies, Tagaytay is all set to please.

Essential travel information and Tagaytay tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: UTC/GMT +8hours. No daylight saving time is observed.
  • Currency: Philippine Peso
  • Electricity: 220 Volts, 60 HZ. Power sockets A, B, C. 
  • Internet: Philippines has one of the slowest internet speeds in the world. Many ISP are available, Wifi is available at high-end hotels.
  • Language: Filipino and English.
  • Emergency Contacts: 911
  • Tipping: Optional at restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Recommended to bellman at the hotel. Appreciated everywhere.

Safety tips and Local Customs:

  • Beware of pickpockets.
  • Avoid travelling alone at night.
  • Take proper vaccinations and always carry mosquito repellents on your visit.
  • Avoid eating on the streets, never buy cut fruits and drink water from packaged bottles.  
  • Beware of scams for tourists and unexplained increase in taxi fares and prices.
  • As with most tourist destinations, local vendors like to increase prices of everything, that is add the taxes and the tourist fee on later, so make sure that you ask for the complete price inclusive of tourist fee.
  • If you plan to hike Taal Volcano, make sure you wear comfortable shoes and light clothes.
  • Carry umbrellas and rain-proof clothing with you.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Tagaytay

  • Know the pollution level of Tagaytay before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 6.25 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Tagaytay for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tagaytay.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.29 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 39.29 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 28.57 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.14 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 32.14 (Low)
    • Drug offense 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.43 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Tagaytay is 122.36 (High)

    • Safety Index 65.34 (High)
    • Climate Index 65.78 (High)
    • Pollution Index 16.81 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 92.5 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 42.88 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 88.89 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.36 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 20.78 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tagaytay

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.18 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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