Tagaytay City in Cavite is the perfect place for leisure activities such as picnic, horseback riding, sightseeing and just to hangout. It is a favorite go-to place among tourists and weekenders searching for a quick whiff of refreshing air. Just a 2-hour drive from Manila, Tagaytay is a relaxing and safe haven where one can relax, unwind and be one with nature. You can find many places and do many things in Tagaytay City. To fully enjoy its cool and breezy climate, here's a list of some of Tagaytay City's tourist spots, attractions and things to do and experience.
Top 10 Things To Do in Tagaytay City
1. Picnic, Zipline and Horseback Riding at Tagaytay Picnic Grove
This is one of the most popular and most visited recreational areas in Tagaytay. It has open-air cottages perfect for that picnic getaway with your family or just to hangout with friends while enjoying Tagaytay's amazing view and cool weather. It also offers a lot of activities such as zipline, cable ride, horseback riding and eco trail. Souvenir shops are available for those who want to bring home some of Tagaytay's famous food treats and souvenir items.
- Entrance Fee: PHP 50.00 per person
- Parking Fees:
- PHP 35.00 Pesos (Cars/Vans)
- PHP 50.00 Pesos (Jeepneys)
- PHP 100.00 Pesos (Buses)
- Zipline prices:
- PHP 200.00 (one-way zip ride) during weekdays
- PHP 300.00 (one-way zip ride) on weekends and holidays
- Additional PHP 100.00 for 2-way zip ride
- Horseback Riding: PHP 150.00 - 200.00 per hour
- Huts and Picnic Sheds: PHP 100.00 - 500.00
2. Go on a Spiritual Journey
Tagaytay is also a favorite place for those seeking for some quiet time and for a spiritual journey. You may visit some of Tagaytay's churches, chapels and seminary houses where you could have time to meditate and commune with nature and with our creator. A visit to these religious places will certainly strengthen your faith, feel refreshed and reward yourself with a relieving and renewed spirit.
3. Have Fun at Sky Ranch Theme Park
This is one of the top attractions in Tagaytay City. This 5-hectare theme park just beside Taal Vista Hotel and across Casino Filipino has a Ferris wheel, carousel, super viking ride and other rides that the kids will surely enjoy. The main attraction at Sky Ranch is the "Sky Eye", a ferris wheel standing at 207 feet tall and dubbed as "the tallest Ferris wheel in the Philippines". The ride which costs 150 pesos offers majestic views of Taal Lake and its surrounding ridges.
SEE ALSO: SkyRanch Tagaytay: Your Next Food Destination in Cavite!
- Entrance Fee - PHP 50.00
- Sky Eye - PHP 150.00
- Super Viking - PHP 100.00
- Nessi Coaster - PHP 50.00
- Carousel - PHP 50.00
- Red Baron - PHP 50.00
- Wonder Flight - PHP 50.00
- Mini-Viking - PHP 50.00
- Express Train - PHP 50.00
How to get there: Just ride a Nasugbu or Alfonso-bound jeepney and ask the driver to drop you at Sky Ranch. Fare is 8 pesos from the jeepney terminal and travel time is about 10 minutes.
4. Go on a Food Trip
Aside from Tagaytay's tourist spots and attractions, it is a food haven, with its many restaurants, cafes and farms offering a wide array of food options. When it comes to food, Tagaytay offers a lot of dining places that will surely stimulate your taste buds.
Check out my post on "Where and What to Eat in Tagaytay City" for my recommended dining places and pasalubong stores in Tagaytay.
5. Marvel at the Beauty of Taal Volcano
One's visit to Tagaytay is never complete without catching a glimpse of Taal Volcano. Since Tagaytay City is located on a mountain ridge, it is a good place to have a spectacular view of Taal Volcano, as well as of the Taal Lake. Taal Volcano is best seen while enjoying a sumptuous meal from the restaurants in Tagaytay lined up the ridge along Aguinaldo Hi-way.
You can also get closer to Taal Volcano by climbing its crater lake. Visit these links below for my posts on how we conquered Taal Volcano and for some climbing tips and reminders.
- Conquering Taal Volcano with First-time Hikers
- Taal Volcano Hike - How To Get There, Tips & Reminders, Itinerary, Expenses and Contact Details
Where to Stay in Tagaytay City?
- Taal Vista Hotel Tagaytay
- Summit Ridge Hotel Tagaytay
- The Lake Hotel Tagaytay
- One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites
- The Theodore Hotel
More hotels can be found in Tagaytay City for your next staycation with your family, friends or special someone. You may browse through this list of hotels in Tagaytay for some suggestions.
How to Get to Tagaytay City from Manila
By Public Transportation: There are buses stationed at the Southwest Integrated Provincial Bus Terminal in Uniwide Coastal Mall, Parañaque City that are bound for Tagaytay City. Check on airconditioned and non-airconditioned buses that are labeled "Mendez, Tagaytay or Nasugbu" such as Lorna Express, DLTB Co., San Agustin, Erjohn Almark and BSC Bus. Travel time is about 2 hours and fare is around 90 - 120 pesos.
By Private Car: You can drive to Tagaytay via the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). Or you may drive via Aguinaldo Hi-way passing through Cavite towns of Bacoor, Imus, Dasmariñas and Silang. Tagaytay is the town next to the municipality of Silang.
For more Tourist Spots and Attractions in Tagaytay, click HERE.
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