Tagaytay City, one of the nearest and most accessible weekend get-away from the busy streets of Manila, Philippines. Tagaytay is one of the most popular tourist spots in the Philippines. It is famous for its well-known cold temperature, breathtaking tourist spots, delicious cuisine and fun activities perfect for friends and families. Tagaytay is just a one and a half to two hours bus or car ride from Metro Manila.
I had visited Tagaytay many times with my family. Last week, I went to Tagaytay but for this time I am with my friends to visit its breath taking scenery and try its ever famous Bulalo and Buko Pie. Here are some suggestions you might also want to visit if you are in Tagaytay:
People’s Park in the Sky
The most popular tourist destination in Tagaytay is the Palace in the Sky is an incomplete mansion which was built during the Marcos era. The place is surrounded by green scenery and bright clouds on all sides of the mansion which gives a magical view of Taal Volcano and the entire city of Tagaytay. If you get tired and hungry, there are a number of stores selling drinks, snacks, and pasalubong.
Entrance – P30
Parking Fee – P20
Picture taking with the horse- P50
Picture taking with the animals- P100
Schedule: opens every day from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
The sad thing about Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky is that there are fees everywhere. From the parking to the entrance and even the use of their restrooms were a bit off. I must say that the park wasn’t that well maintained by the management. The only highlight of the park was the breathtaking views of the City.
Sky Ranch Tagaytay
Sky Ranch is an amusement park situated in the center of the city. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Taal Lake, take your lunch or enjoy the different activities in the park. Just be reminded that every attraction has different ride fee.
Weekdays (Monday to Friday) – Php80.00
Weekends (Saturday & Sunday) and Holidays – Php100.00
Free entrance for children 3ft and below
Sky Ranch has numerous attractions to try. One of it is the Sky eye (Ferris Wheel) which is far one of the biggest Ferris wheels in the country.
Sky Eye Ride Fee: Php 150.00/person
Restaurants in Tagaytay are known for serving delicious local cuisine. Below are some of the places which you can visit to taste the best of Tagaytay’s cuisine:
Bag of Beans
Bag of Beans is one of the popular cafe, restaurant and bakeshop in Tagaytay. If you are looking for a sweet escape the Bag of Beans is the right destination for you. The place resembles a secret garden getaway with its forest like garden and rustic interior design.
Leslie’s Tagaytay Bulalo
A definite staple when you’re in Tagaytay with one of the best bulalos in town. Their bulalo offers a contrasting comfort to the cold weather. Aside from the food, what I love about Leslie’s is its breath taking view. But I must say their price has become quite high.
The place where you can find the most beautiful Starbucks store in the country!