It is finally “summer” here in the Philippines. People are creatively making ways to stay cool despite simultaneous community lockdowns due to a surge of COVID-19 cases, especially in the NCR and nearby regions. Though the country only has two seasons: the rainy season, from June – October, and dry seasons which is divided into 2 categories a) cool dry season that is October – February, and the b) hot dry season referring to March until the end of May—that people often regard to as summer. Learn 10 Things to Do in Tagaytay to ease some stress in you.
Halo-halo, iskrambol, flavored ice candies, banana and mais con hielos, are some thirst-quenchers that are frequently sold during this time. Some people opt to get those inflatable pools out to dip in cool water for hours, especially now that government and health protocols are strict for people that go in and out of the metro.
For some, the idea of a Tagaytay staycation with pool access is a slice of comfort during this season. And that is the reason why Tagaytay is a default option by either tourists or locals for a quick summer getaway and relaxation.
Tagaytay City, Cavite is a favorite go-to place because of its cold climate, family-friendly parks, and signature food – Bulalo. In exploring the place, a day tour isn’t enough to see all the beautiful sights in the area; that’s why some families tend to book an affordable family staycation in Tagaytay that usually ranges from 2-3 days.
So, when all plan is set, let us share with you 10 things that you can do when in Tagaytay. Let the adventure begin!
Taal volcano is one of the world’s smallest but dangerous volcano. Travels buffs always have this on their bucket list. Tour guides living in the area usually offer travelers a boat ride to get close to the volcano and a horseback ride to see the crater lake’s magnificent view.
But for now, as much as we want to suggest visiting Taal Lake, the area is temporarily prohibited from tourist visits due to its abnormal volcanic activity. The volcano’s latest eruption happened in January of 2020, and since then, strange activities are recorded.
Aside from family picnics (obviously), the Picnic Grove’s improvement since its establishment grew better. Its generous space allows for kids and kids at heart to fly kites, set up day-time tents, and ride horses. But aside from that, one of the people also line up to experience riding a Zipline and see the exhilarating eco-trail from 300m lines that can put up 2-3 people in one go. Cable cars are also available and can accommodate a whole family.
A ferris wheel that is 207 feet tall with 32 airconditioned gondolas is Tagaytay’s “Sky Eye.” The said tourist attraction is located along Nasugbu highway inside Sky Ranch amusement park. It is the tallest among three ferris wheel installments in the country and gives a lovely view of Tagaytay and the Taal Lake and Volcano.
Built in 1979, this enormous “palace” that stands at Tagaytay’s highest point was supposedly intended to be a guest house for US President Ronald Reagan’s visit. After the EDSA revolution, Palace in the Sky was changed to People’s Park, depicting the Marcos Regime’s overthrowing.
There isn’t much to do in the area, but if you are a photo hobbyist, you may find the beauty of this unfinished place a beauty to behold.
Tagaytay also has places that art and puzzle enthusiasts can go to and the Puzzle Mansion. Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, this mansion is the only jigsaw museum in the world and is owned by Georgina Gil-Lacuna, who is a jigsaw puzzle collector herself.
This place serves as a tourist attraction because of the vast collection it houses; it also serves as a bed and breakfast location with its restaurant, a garden, a pool, and a souvenir shop.
Named after the internationally acclaimed artist Mr. Ramon Orlina, Museo Orlina showcases sculptures, paintings, other works of art by local and foreign artists aside from the glass sculptor himself.
Though located at Lemery, Batangas, Fantasy World an unfinished theme park has been one of the best locations near Tagaytay for Instagram-worthy pictures. Popular TV shows and movies made this place a set for film shooting. A nearby café—Brewed For You is a common stop for tourists to have a bowl of Batangas Lomi and kapeng barako.
This is another tourist attraction that is not located at Tagaytay but is easily accessible from there. If you are a parent who have kids, family trips will not be complete without a zoo visit—and Paradizoo is the exact place for that. Located in Mendez, just a few minutes away from the City of Tagaytay awaits tourist with friendly animals, lush green landscapes and flowerbeds.
It is also a perfect place for kids and parents to learn about gardening ang farming. The place is also can serve as venue for weddings and social functions.
Located in Silang, Cavite just before entering Tagaytay is this relaxing place. Ilog Maria is a bee farm that specializes in making all-natural products for people who want non-chemical honey bee products. They allow group tour packages that includes film showing, open forums, and small tokens for its visitors.
Despite the many restaurants in Tagaytay, people drool over Mahogany Beef Market’s famous delicacy –Bulalo. Their beef marrow stew is a blockbuster, especially during the rainy days and cold seasons of November – February. It is also a favorite stop of mountain hikers after a long day hike to cap off their adventure. Add tawilis and hot rice to make the food venture more exciting!
The market is also known for its fresh meat that people can buy at a very reasonable price. Aside from all that, the place is also a slice of heaven for plantitos and plantitas who want to purchase herbs, plants, and flowers to take home after visiting Tagaytay.
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