Tagaytay, one of the most popular tourist spots in the Philippines and also known as the summer capital of the country, is famous year round for its gorgeous spots, delicious cuisine and plethora of fun activities.
Located in the province of Cavite, Tagaytay is just a two-hour ride from Metro Manila and offers the luxury of a cool breezy climate to its visitors. With a spectacular view of Lake Taal and Taal Volcano Island, Tagaytay will definitely top your list of the must-see places to visit in the Philippines… read on to find out all you need to know to help you plan a memorable trip.
PLACE TO STAY:
Elevate your trip by planning a stay at the enchanting Moon Garden Palace. Made up of darkly lit wooden pathways, an overgrown garden, and countless zigzagging archways, the resort provides a mysterious atmosphere, devoid of the usual clamour of tourists. The Moon Garden is perfect for those seeking a break from the busy city life and is looking to get in touch with Mother Nature. Another way is to make a budget meal hotel that will only cost 500 and below for a night.
SITES TO VISITS:
• People’s Park in the Sky
Located in Mount Sungay, the Palace in the Sky is an incomplete presidential mansion and a famous historical site. When the mansion’s construction was abandoned the site became neglected and was later converted into a park for tourists. Surrounded by clouds on all sides the mansion gives a magical view to the visitors and even more so on sunny days when the entire city of Tagaytay is visible.
• Taal Volcano Island
Lake Taal which in turn rests on an island. The volcano itself is easily accessible via a boat ride from the beautiful town of Talisay which is just 15 minutes away from Tagaytay. Guided tour boats are frequently arranged for visits to the Volcano.
DINING IN TAGAYTAY:
Philippines’’ summer capital is dotted with local farms and gardens offering fresh, organic bounty to their visitors. Restaurants in Tagaytay are also renowned for serving delicious local cuisine and a plethora of seasonal dishes. Below are some of the places which you can visit to savour the taste of Tagaytay’s cuisine:
The newest trend of place to hang out is the Food Park owned by Derrick Ramsay, the venue is located just across the sky ranch, cozy and more relaxing to dine as you have a wide variety of food to choose from, the place is also had a band to enlighten your evening.
• The Farm Organics: Open every day from 10 am, the restaurant prides itself in serving completely organic dishes to its customers. It’s located in the Twin Lakes area and offers good food at a reasonable price, exactly what the tourist visitor needs.
Tagaytay City and its surrounding towns offer a lot of fun activities and places to visit for the weekend tourists. There are picnic grounds, tree-covered parks, hidden gardens, biking, horse-riding grounds and a host of other activities fit for both the young and the old.