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 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

  • Save 4% TAAL VOLCANO CRATE Day Tour from Manila
    TAAL VOLCANO CRATE Day Tour from ManilaNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 12 Hrs

    Visit the worlds smallest volcano, Taal Volcano. Located in Tagaytay City, about an hour outside of Manila. Just 34 miles fro...

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  • Museo Orlina Day Pass
    Museo Orlina Day PassNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 9 Hrs

    The Museo Orlina opens its door to the public, where they can view superb examples of Ramon Orlinas scintillating artistry to...

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  • TAGAYTAY DAY TOUR SIGHTSEEING FROM MANILA
    TAGAYTAY DAY TOUR SIGHTSEEING FROM MANILANew on TripHobo

    Duration: 14 Hrs

    Located just thirty four miles from Manila you will find Tagaytay, one of Philippines top ten toursit destinations due to its...

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

    • Air Pollution 46.05 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 68.06 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 51.32 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 27.78 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 48.68 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 46.05 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Tagaytay for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tagaytay.

    • Burglary and Theft 55.95 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 54.76 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 67.86 (High)
    • Car Stealing 40.48 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.05 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 54.76 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 60.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.05 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.24 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.76 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.95 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 47.9 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 66.46 (High)
    • Pollution Index 55.78 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 90 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 88.89 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.85 (Moderate)
    • 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 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 60.84 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.07 USD

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

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