I've previously listed 5 of the most popular things to do and see in Tagaytay. Now, here is the second part of what to do, what to see and must-experience activities in Tagaytay City.
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. If you haven't read part 1, click here.
Top 10 Things To Do and See in Tagaytay City
6. Have Coffee
The cold weather of Tagaytay makes it a perfect spot to have a good cup of coffee while savoring the breathtaking view of Taal Lake and Volcano. Aside from the famous Starbucks Coffee, another popular coffee shop in Tagaytay located along the ridge is Bag of Beans. You can find it along the national highway. The one we tried is the one in "Charito's By Bag of Beans" which affords a stunning view of the Taal Volcano. Have their famous house blend coffee or the Kapeng Barako ng Batangas while munching on their famous pancakes. What else could be better than that?
7. Trek to Taal Volcano
Tagaytay is a popular jump-off point if you want to trek the crater lake of Taal Volcano. There are many boat operators and tour agencies in Tagaytay City offering a tour of Taal Volcano. If you want to Do-it-yourself (DIY), just drive along Ligaya Drive and go all the way to the town of Talisay, Batangas where you could find boats that will bring you the the Volcano Island.
To know more on how to 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
Tagaytay has many hotels, beds and breakfast-type accommodations that cater to the needs of visiting tourists. Be it a luxury hotel, a condo unit for rent, a mid-range/budget hotel or a backpacker's hostel, you'll definitely find a hotel in Tagaytay City that will suit your needs and preferences. Here are some of my suggested hotels in Tagaytay City for your next family / barkada staycation or a romantic getaway with your special someone.
- Taal Vista Hotel Tagaytay
- Summit Ridge Hotel Tagaytay
- The Lake Hotel Tagaytay
- One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites
- Click HERE to Search for other Hotels in Tagaytay City
A soothing and relaxing massage is all we deserve after a long and tiring day of exploring Tagaytay City. There are many hotels and establishments that offer a wide array of spa treatments that you and your loved ones will surely enjoy. It's one of the best ways to end your day in Tagaytay.
10. Buy Pasalubong
Before going home, buy some fresh fruits, flowering plants, vegetables or handicrafts at the many roadside stalls you'll find at the national road of Tagaytay and Silang, Cavite. You may also check out the popular stores for tarts and pies such as Rowena's Pasalubong Haus and Restaurant which is famous for Apple Tarts and Loumar's Cafe, Pies and Tarts which is famous for Buko Pie Crumble. These make a perfect pasalubong to your loved ones back home.
There are still a lot of awesome things to do, places to see and visit in Tagaytay City. Feel free to comment below for your suggestions. Happy travels!
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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