Tagaytay is a beautifully elevated city on the Philippine Island of Luzon, located just 59 km from Manila. Because of its stunning scenery and cooler climate, Tagaytay has long been a popular tourist destination for Filipinos and travelers from all across the globe. From the high altitude of Tagaytay, you have stunning views of Taal Volcano, situated right in the middle of Taal Lake in Batangas.
If you are fortunate enough to vacation there, there are plenty of tourist spots in Tagaytay:
Do you remember President Marcos and his wife Imelda with all her shoes? Well, before their demise, President Marcos began with the construction of a palace, was however removed from power before its completion. Today, this semi-constructed palace is the centerpiece of People Park and it’s certainly worth a visit. Thanks to its stunning, elevated locations, the views from People’s Park are breathtaking, particularly the view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. You will also find gorgeous food stalls and shops and will probably spend an entire day there.
Picnic Grove makes for the perfect activity-packed family outing with zip-wires, horse riding, and kite flying. The views again are stunning, particularly from the hanging bridge.
Featuring a Ferris wheel with a height exceeding 200 foot, Sky Ranch is one of the best amusements parks in the country, offering plenty of thrills and spills for the entire family. The park is very well run, the food is good and you won’t run out of excitement anytime soon!
People’s Park in the Sky
If you want some views of Tagaytay, head to the People’s Park in the Sky. If you’ve got the legs for it, cycle there, driving an old car up these twisty, steep roads might not be the best idea. When you get there, you will think you are touching the clouds, and the views of Tagaytay will most definitely take your breath away.
Summit Ridge Promenade
If you fancy a bit of shopping in the sky, head to Summit Ridge Promenade for some well-deserved retail therapy. You may want to get a bargain at the flea market, buy some local fresh produce or have a nice bit of lunch, and all the while enjoying great views!
This is just a small selection of Tagaytay gems, there are countless more and Tagaytay is a truly great family holiday destination.
Places to Stay
If you are wondering where to stay in Tagaytay, you needn’t worry. There are over 70 hotels for all budgets and the choice of self-catering accommodation is pretty good too. You can rent a villa in the mountains or opt for a seafront hotel on the shores of Lake Taal.
Undoubtedly, Tagaytay is one of the best exotic family destinations offering everything from natural beauty, top shopping, and dining and plenty of family fun sights. Because there is such a great choice of accommodation and restaurants, you can have a great time no matter what your budget.