The hustle and bustle of city life can get suffocating—sometimes, we need a quick escape. Tagaytay is the haven for the locals who live in the metro. Dubbed as the Second Summer Capital of the Philippines, many weary souls have sought comfort and solace in this city. Tagaytay is blessed with lush scenery, a cold climate, and numerous attractions, making it perfect for spontaneous trips and vacation getaways.
Tagaytay is most famous for its picturesque view of Mt. Taal and the breathtaking Taal Lake. However, there is so much else to do in this city! This ultimate guide will help you explore the beauty of Tagaytay. Whether you are a frequent visitor or a first-time traveler, this travelogue will tell you everything you need to know throughout your stay.
You may head to Tagaytay for a refreshing staycation amidst the scenic majesty of nature and the refreshing ambiance. After all, this city is geographically blessed surrounded by the panoramic beauty of nature. However, here is a list of places you must visit if you plan on touring the city. Tick these activities off your bucket list to get the most out of your stay in Tagaytay!
These activities are perfect for the youngsters and the young-at-heart! Here, you can bask in the glory of the outdoors and engage in a quick adventure.
The Sky Ranch Ferris wheel photo has been all over our Instagram feeds these days. This amusement park also has other rides such as a roller coaster and a carousel, and so you can ensure a fun-filled day.
This chapel is home to a 50-foot Mother Mary statue. Devouts and tourists visit this sanctuary to light a candle, offer a prayer, and make a wish.
This museum is the epicenter of culture and arts in Tagaytay. You may also catch festivals and live performances here from time to time!
Of course, this list would not be complete without the Tagaytay Lake and Volcano excursion. You can dine in local cafes with overlooking views.
Tagaytay has many visitors all year round. However, it is the most popular during the summer months and the holiday season. Beware of crowds during these times of the year! When visiting during the rainy season, remember to bring an umbrella or a jacket for unexpected rainfall.
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The easiest way to get to Tagaytay is to travel from Metro Manila. If you are visiting from other parts of the country, it would be most helpful to stop by the metro first! Start our journey by booking a flight to Manila. From there, you can go to Tagaytay by land through a two-hour ride. Moreover, take note that the travel time may increase during peak season and rush hour.
Riding the bus is by far the most affordable Tagaytay travel option. A one-way trip may cost you 100 pesos only! Make sure to bring loose change to avoid extra hassle during the bus ride. Here are two bus terminals that run Manila-Tagaytay routes.
1. Uniwide Coastal Mall, Paranaque City - Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX)
2. DLTB Bus Terminal, Pasay City
We recommend this option for you if you enjoy commuting and you are a light traveler!
Riding the van is another convenient option to get to Tagaytay. Travel time may be faster since you will be commuting with a fewer number of passengers. Thus, the van would have to make fewer stops. However, the van fare may be a little bit more expensive compared to the bus fare. Here are mall terminals where you can board Manila-Tagaytay UV Express vans.
1. LRT Buendia, Pasay City
2. Starmall Alabang, Muntinlupa City
3. Festival Mall, Muntinlupa City
4. Starmall EDSA-Shaw, Ortigas City
Of course, you can always drive to Tagaytay for a memorable road trip experience! Ask help from popular navigation apps such as Waze or Google Maps to lead the way. These applications also provide the real-time status of roads and traffic to shorten your travel time.
The fastest Tagaytay route to take is the South Luzon Expressway or SLEX. Then, exit at Sta. Rosa Drive and head straight to Tagaytay City. You may also traverse the Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, but you have to be mindful of the congested traffic.
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