A picturesque resort town, there are plenty of things to do in Tagaytay that will keep a visitor occupied for atleast a couple of days. An experience you should not miss out on is visiting the active Taal Volcano and its marvellous lake. Activities one can undertake at the volcano site include trekking, canoeing and horse riding.
Other popular tourist attractions in Tagaytay are the Residence Inn Zoo, the Tagaytay Eye (Sky Ranch), the scenic People's Park, the intriguing Puzzle Mansion museum, the church of Our Lady Of Manaoag At Tierra De Maria and the vivacious Paradizoo. If you love adventure or if you are an outdoorsy person, the Picnic Grove recreational area with its thrilling ziplining activities is a must visit for you.
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Taal Volcano, Batangas, Philippines
08:00 am - 02:00 pm
Philippines’ second most active volcano, Taal Volcano is located at a distance of about 60 kilometers from Manila. A beautiful lake is nestled within the volcano giving it surreal beauty and offering panoramic views. There have been 33 eruptions in the volcano since the 16th century. A geological wonder, the volcano is located on an island and has a lake within it. The island has a complex topography and consists of forty seven overlapping cones and craters. It makes for a thrilling trekking and hiking destination. There are a host of activities that await the adventure enthusiast like canoeing, horse riding and volcano trekking.
The Tagaytay Eye, officially known as "Sky Eye", is the Tallest Ferris Wheel in the country at 207 feet with 32 gondolas and is part of the new fun park called Sky Ranch. It offers stunning views of Tagaytay and is a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike. It is a 10 minute ride and to the highest point, you will get 360 degrees scenic view of the whole Taal. There are a number of other amusement rides for children and adults too.
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Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
Even though it is need of some urgent maintenance, this park is well worth a visit to admire Taal Lake and Voclano from afar. The beauty of this park lies almost entirely in the views it offers. You will find the usual refreshment stalls and souvenir shops surrounding the park but these are easy to ignore once to reach the vantage point.
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Tagaytay Picnic Grove Complex, Barangay Sungay East-End, Cavite, Philippines
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Picnic Grove offers a variety of recreations for everybody, especially the family, a lush 500 meters long walking area, a paintball war jungle, a volcano and lake view deck, a horseback riding area and some nice souvenir shops. The Picnic Grove is probably the most visited spot in Tagaytay, or maybe neck and neck with the other popular destination nearby, the Palace in the Sky which is now known as People’s Park. Other activities involve a new Zipline that soars 300 feet above ground for the daredevils, the eco trail for walking enthusiasts and of course the picnic spots for those who just want to hang out and enjoy Tagaytay’s view and weather. From the public view deck here you have a gorgeous view of Lake Taal to the south, Laguna de Bay to the east and almost as far as Manila to the north. Jeepneys go up there regularly from the Tagaytay Rotonda (Silang Crossing), stopping on the way at the turn-off down to Talisay.
The Puzzle mansion is a museum where you can find the record-breaking puzzle collection of Gina Gil Lacuna who is a Guinness world record holder for the largest collection of jigsaw puzzles in the world. It is located in the Lacuna family's one hectare summer house in Tagaytay. If you’re lucky and Gina is at the mansion when you visit, she’s known to personally give a tour of her fascinating collection. She loves having kids as her audience because she wants to inspire them to believe that nothing is unachievable. Puzzle mansion is also a Bed and Breakfast hotel where you can stay amidst beautiful surroundings and warm hospitality.
The original Lady of Manaog church was located in Pangasinan and the one in Tagaytay is a replica of it. Our Lady of Manaoag at Tierra de Maria church is known for its healing powers and is quite popular among Filipinos. It has a 50 foot image of Virgin Mary that is ornately decorated and pleasing to the eyes. The murals and paintings leading up to the church are gorgeous. There is also a small wishing well that is quaint and charming. From the top of the church you can see grand views of the Taal Volcano and Lake.
One of the best zoos, a visit to Paradizoo in Tagaytay is a must for those who wish to explore this place. Visitors can interact with the farm animals up close and personal and also feed them. There’s a tour guide in every farm cluster at Paradizoo, who know everything about the animal and also they teach parents and kids how to co-exist with these animals. There is also a butterfly sanctuary within the zoo where you can find rare and exotic species of butterflies. You can even enjoy activities like horseback riding and camel feeding. Paradizoo also has a Vegetable Farm filled with organically grown vegetables which guests and visitors can buy and bring home. This place also offers accommodations for people who want to stay overnight. There are colorful pots will greet you upon entering the theme farm. Inside there is a discovery shop and a café for some shopping and gorge on some snacks respectively.
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Picnic Grove, Tagaytay, Luzon, Philippines
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
For a little bit of adventure and a gorgeous view, try the Zipline or Cable car at the Picnic grove. The zipline takes you free-flying on a thick wire with harnesses to secure you. The view from the zipline is absolutely spell binding and the activity itself gives a good rush of adrenaline in the brain. Surrounded by thick vegetation and magnificent vistas, the zipline makes for an excellent activity for thrill seekers.
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Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
08:00 am - 09:00 pm
The Nurture wellness village is a blissful wellness center that offers relaxing therapies and treatments. Thoroughly professional therapists work their magic and release all the toxic energies trapped in the body and mind. Set amidst lush greenery and tucked in between coffee orchards, there couldn’t be a better location fitted for a spa. The therapies at Nurture Wellness combine traditional techniques and natural healing procedures to provide the best treatments and massages. You can choose to stay over or even plan just a day visit.
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Neogan, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
09:00 am - 08:00 pm
Famous for its mini zoo and the spectacular views it offers, Residence Inn Zoo is an enjoyable place to visit. For animal lovers, there are all kinds of animals here; tiger cubs, horses, owls, ostriches etc. Besides that, there are a number of other activities like ziplining, spending time with and feeding animals and also some talented performances. The cable car ride also makes for a unique activity to try with your family and kids. All this is set within a beautiful landscape that soothes your eyes and relaxes your mind.
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08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Not many people will get to explore a lake on an island in a lake on an island in their lifetime. Taal lake near Taal Volcano is the only geological wonder in the world where these attributes are a living reality. Taal is the Philippines’ equivalent to Oregon’s famous Crater Lake, because it fills the caldera of a massive prehistoric volcano. The Taal Lake basin has been declared as a national park and offers stunning views of the volcano and the island. Taal is a freshwater lake and is home to a number of endemic species of fish and other underwater flora and fauna. Not just unique but flawlessly becoming, this lake has attracted a huge number of tourists from around the world.
Wish to have some artsy snacks time in Tagaytay? Here is a place for you. This café offers you a wonderful eating experience amidst artistic painting and a bohemian culture. This café is decorated with upcycled and recycled materials that render a cool vibe to it. Also, it is a no wi fi area and that is why a visit here acts a social detoxification act. There are sumptuous preparations prepared in a stylish way to offer you an ultimate dining experience. On your visit, you will find dreamcatcher kits, pens and stationery, adult coloring books, temporary silver and gold sticker tattoos, yarns, bags, rings, thrifted ponchos and boots, everything artsy and kitschy you could imagine!
One of the most laidback towns of Philippines, Tagaytay with its faded yet saturated panoramas with a clean and fresh air that instantly revitalizes the mind and body is one hidden gem in the troop of the best romantic places in the world. The town offers lovely accommodations, fabulous dine outs, and lots of activities making sure that couple don’t run out of Tagaytay date ideas.
To start with the best place for couples in Tagaytay there are a number of staying places that offer unique experiences. Along with lots of Bed and Breakfast options, you will also find unique places like the Nurture Wellness Village and Casa De Carlo among many others. A Tagaytay date itinerary is incomplete without good food. The town has an unmissable breakfast culture, so a hearty breakfast at the Marcia Adams Tuscany Tagaytay or Breakfast at Antonio's has got to be on your list! These two especially are also two of the best places to eat in Tagaytay.
And if you want something really offbeat yet highly romantic then places like The Purple Owl Tagaytay or the Moon Garden Tagaytay Tagaytay, Cavite will make you not want to leave! Cozy accommodations, a very “Tumblr-like” ambience, open air movie screenings complete with lots of cushions and fairy lights, places like these are the ones you must look for while in Tagaytay.
You will never have to wonder what to do or where to eat in Tagaytay given the number of restaurants, quaint pubs and things to do this this place offers. Being in the land of the Philippines, expect a lot of drinking and merry making scenes. If you are looking out for some unique dining opportunities, then places like The Wild Juan is where you should head to. A beautiful mélange of the western cuisines smoothly accommodated in the traditional style, this restaurant assures foodgasm! If dinner with a serene view is your idea of a fabulous night out, then the Papa Doms Bar & Restaurant with its unlimited beer and views of the Lake Taal will not cease to charm you. In Tagaytay with the family? A place like Bulalo Capital would be a great choice. This one particularly with its family KTV promises a cherishing night to remember.
Top 10 things to do in Tagaytay
As you begin to plan your Tagaytay tourist spots itinerary you will come across the most undertaken attractions including people's park Tagaytay, Tagaytay picnic grove, Tagaytay sky ranch among others. But a as you explore these do not miss out on other Tagaytay Philippines points of interest like the Puzzle Mansion Tagaytay and the Paradizoo Tagaytay too.
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