When it comes to a quick escape from Manila, Tagaytay City is an easy choice. Its proximity makes it a default destination for the work-weary weekend warriors from Manila and other parts of Cavite, as well as neighboring provinces of Laguna and Batangas.
Tagaytay has a lot to lure tourists with. From its endless array of dining places to its magnificent panoramas of the Taal Lake, Tagaytay appeals to those looking for a respite, allowing visitors to forget about their problems and chill for a few days or so. Thanks largely to its relatively cooler temperature, Tagaytay also fosters a very comfortable atmosphere, which makes it a haven for wellness and retreat centers.
Tagaytay is also brimming with family-friendly establishments and activities, romantic getaway destinations, and culinary attractions. And long before the pandemic-related demand for plants, it has already captured the heart of the veteran plantitos and plantitas.
Without further ado, here are the things to do and places to visit in and near Tagaytay. We included some popular tourist attractions outside Tagaytay proper but are easily accessible from the city. To maximize your visit, it is recommended to explore via private car, especially if you want to cover attractions located on the outskirts of the city. But it’s still possible to take public transportation. Note that opening hours might change without prior notice, so please check the official websites or Facebook pages before visiting.
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1. View of Taal Volcano
Unbeknownst to many, what we now call Taal Lake is actually the caldera of a massive ancient volcano. But don’t panic, only the tiny island in the middle of the lake remains active. But this geological history explains a lot about Tagaytay especially its location, geography and topography.
Tagaytay is perched on the edge of this caldera, giving it the front seat when it comes to Taal Volcano vistas. And what a difference a view makes! For many years, this priceless view has provided an aesthetic advantage for commercial establishments like restaurants and hotels in Tagaytay and considerably helped propel the city’s economy.
The team had been to some accommodations and restaurants affording the guests with a view of the lake and the volcano such as:
- Balay Dako
- Concha’s Garden Café
- Bag of Beans Charito
- Starbucks – Domicillo Design Hotel
- Ridge Park Kainan sa Kubo
- Josephine Restaurant
- Sky Ranch
- some local roadside Bulalohan restaurants
If you are staying in Tagaytay for a night and want easy visual access to this stunning natural backdrop throughout your stay, here are some of the hotels with a great view.
- Escala Tagaytay
- Domicillo Design Hotel
- Taal Vista Hotel
- Qi Wellness Living
- The Lake Hotel Tagaytay
2. Sky Ranch Tagaytay
This 5-hectare leisure park caters to both kids and kids-at-heart. It features exciting rides and activities, dining places, food stalls, and horseback riding. The park also provides good spots to view the Taal Volcano and spaces for corporate events, receptions for all occasions, and other social gatherings.
The most prominent structure is the 63-meter tall Sky Eye, a Ferris wheel with 32 gondolas.
Opening Hours: 10:00AM-10:00PM (Monday – Friday); 8:00AM-10:00PM (Saturday – Sunday). The schedule may change without prior notice. Please check the official site or FB page for schedule updates.
Entrance Fee: P80 (Weekdays); P100 (Weekends)
Getting There: From Manila, take the bus to Tagaytay and alight at Olivarez/Rotonda. From Olivarez/Rotonda, take a jeepney bound for Mendez or Nasugbu. Let the driver know that you are going to Sky Ranch, so he can drop you off at the designated stop because not all jeepneys take the road where Sky Ranch is located. The fare is around P15.
✅ MORE INFO: SKY RANCH TRAVEL GUIDE!
For the adventurous, an exhilarating way of viewing and experiencing the lush surroundings of Tagaytay is by zipline!
If it’s your first time riding a zipline, this is a good introduction because the ziplines in Tagaytay are not outrageously terrifying — not too high and not too long. Sky Ranch and Tagaytay Picnic Grove both offer zipline experiences.
The one in Sky Ranch is easy to spot, while the one in Tagaytay Picnic Grove is located near the Eco Trail and Horseback riding circuit. The rates range from P200 to P500, depending on the type and the day. Weekday rates are cheaper.
4. Tagaytay Picnic Grove
For those who prefer to bring their own food, Tagaytay Picnic Grove is one of the places where you can rent tables, gazebos, or huts. There are also provisions if you want to cook and grill but you can bring your own griller and portable burner too. Some spots are blessed with the view of the Taal Lake, while others are surrounded by trees.
Aside from the picnic areas, it also features an eco-trail, horseback riding circuit, an open field for flying kite or playing badminton and the likes, zipline, and cable car ride, souvenir shops, and food stalls. However, some facilities need upgrades and improvements.
Opening Hours: 7:00AM-7:00PM
Entrance Fee: P50/person
Parking Fee: P35 (cars); P50 (vans or jeepneys)
Hut/Cottage Rental: P100, P150, P300, P500
Zipline & Cable Car Rates: Weekdays P200 (1-way ride), P300 (2-way ride); Weekend/Holidays P300 (1-way ride), P400 (2-way ride)
Getting There: From Olivarez/Rotonda, ride a jeepney bound for Calamba or the one with the signage “People’s Park”. If you want to make sure, just ask the driver to drop you off at Tagaytay Picnic Grove. The fare is around P10.
5. Puzzle Mansion
Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2012 as the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle collection, the Puzzle Mansion was launched in the same year with over 1,000 puzzles.
Fast forward to the present, it currently hosts about 2,000 puzzles, with the oldest dating back to the ’80s. The private museum is managed by the family of Georgina Gil-Lacuna, the owner and collector of the puzzles. It is located in Barangay Asisan, a few kilometers from the main road. You will see directional signs from the main road leading to the museum, which was previously the family’s rest house.
Opening Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Entrance Fee: P100
Getting There: From Olivarez/Rotonda, take a jeepney bound for Nasugbu or Alfonso, then tell the driver to drop you off at the spot in Barangay Asisan, where you can hail a tricycle to the Puzzle Mansion. The jeepney fare is P15 per person, while the special tricycle trip is P100 per ride.
6. Museo Orlina
Museo Orlina is another privately-owned art museum named after the artist and founder, Ramon Orlina, famous for his iconic glass sculptures.
The museum was launched in 2014, featuring the artist’s masterpieces on the second and third levels. It also hosts other works of young and budding artists, fulfilling one of the museum’s purpose to serve as an avenue for young artists to showcase their works.
The museum has an amphitheater and a roof deck display. The main highlight is the replica of one of his most renowned glass sculptures, the “ARCANUM XIX, Paradise Gained”. The original work is currently gracing the atrium of the National Museum of Natural History.
Opening Hours: 10:00AM-6:00PM (Tuesday – Sunday); CLOSED (Monday)
Entrance Fee: P130 (Regular); P100 (Students and Seniors with valid I.D.)
Getting There: The landmark is the intersection of Santa Rosa – Tagaytay Road and Tagaytay-Calamba Road. You will spot the directional signage on the road leading to the museum. The road is between Tagaytay Econo Hotel and a restaurant. If coming from Olivarez/Rotonda, take a jeepney bound for Calamba or the one with the signage “People’s Park”. Tell the driver that you want to alight at the intersection or at Tagaytay Econo Hotel. The fare is P10-15.
Easily accessible from Tagaytay, Caleruega is actually within the municipality of Nasugbu in Batangas. It was named after Caleruega municipality in Spain where Saint Dominic de Guzman, the father of the Order of the Preachers, was born.
Originally built as a venue for retreat and contemplation, the church complex has evolved into one of the choice destinations for wedding and prenuptial pictorials. Its well-maintained verdant surroundings attract not only retreaters but also day-trippers who just want to appreciate the beauty of nature.
Opening Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM (Monday – Sunday); 11:00AM (Sunday Mass Schedule)
Entrance Fee: P30
Getting There: Take the jeepney bound for Nasugbu at Olivarez/Rotonda and tell the driver to drop you off at Hillcrest/Evercrest. There are usually tricycles waiting on the side of the entrance. They will take you to either Batulao jumping-off point or Caleruega. Tell the driver that you want to go to Caleruega. The jeepney fare is P25, while the tricycle fare is P50.
More info: CALERUEGA TRAVEL GUIDE
8. Fantasy World
Fantasy World has intrigued me for years. Even from afar, I find this enormous medieval castle hauntingly beautiful. Maybe it’s just me, being a sucker for finding beauty in abandoned places.
But Fantasy World isn’t really abandoned. Unfinished, yes, but still operational. But instead of hitting the original goal of matching disneyland, it has become more of a photo spot, perfect for those whose flights of fancy are filled with either fairy tales or grim aesthetic (depends on your perspective). The park and some of the rides will make you yearn for something that is almost within your grasp but is unattainable.
The rides are obviously not working anymore but the whole place is still picture-worthy. I guess that’s the charm of the place. In fact, it has not only attracted curious visitors but also TV and film productions. It was the filming location for movies such as Fantastica and Got 2 Believe and GMA 7’s TV show Majika. It is also one of the favorite prenup shooting locations. The highlight of the park is the castle, where you can climb to the top of the main tower and get a good view of the park and the surrounding areas.
Opening Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Entrance Fee: P100 per person
Getting There: Ride a jeepney or bus from Olivarez/Rotonda to Boundary (Cavite-Batangas boundary). The fare for the jeepney is P25 and for the bus, P39. From the boundary, ride a jeepney bound for Lemery but tell the driver to drop you off at the side of the road leading to the Fantasy World entrance. The fare is P18. You can also charter a tricycle for a special trip, but the rate is steep — P200 per ride.
✅ MORE INFO: FANTASY WORLD TRAVEL GUIDE!
9. Sonya’s Garden
Opened to the public in 1998, Sonya’s Garden has charmed its patrons with its intimate and secluded atmosphere. Although part of the usual Tagaytay itineraries, it’s actually located in Alfonso, Cavite, just a short drive from the city.
The different decoration elements in every nook radiate warmth, welcoming guests like old-time friends. Careful thoughts were poured into the products and services too, creating a strong following and loyal customers.
The place started as a simple garden restaurant which has now grown into a multi-faceted venture. Aside from the restaurant, it offers bread and breakfast accommodation, spa and massage services, bakery (Panaderia), wedding venue, hair and skin care products (The Apothecary), souvenir shop (Country Store), and a furniture shop (Favorite Finds).
Opening Hours: 8:00AM-6:00PM (Daily)
Contact Details: It is recommended to make a reservation, especially if you are planning to avail the bed & breakfast service. For reservation (restaurant, events, bed & breakfast, and spa), you may contact the management here.
Getting There: Ride a jeepney or bus from Olivarez/Rotonda bound for Nasugbu or Alfonso. Ask the driver to drop you off at Barangay Buck Estate welcome arch. The fare for the jeepney is P15-20 and for the bus, P30-35. There’s a tricycle lane on one side of the road. Tell the driver that you want to go to Sonya’s Garden. The tricycle fare is P30-50 per ride.
10. Bag of Beans
Operating for 21 years now, Bag of Beans is an iconic chain of restaurants in Tagaytay. When you visit Tagaytay, it’s not complete without stopping by Bag of Beans for a sit-down meal, a take out, or buying pasalubong.
This family-owned and -managed institution has warmed the bellies of locals and tourists alike. The homey and rustic interior design, which is consistent throughout all its branches, has captivated the hearts of its loyal customers and even newcomers.
Of course, due to its immense popularity, Bag of Beans branches mushroomed along the busy main roads of the Tagaytay area — Main Branch, Charito, Athena, Summit, and Twin Lakes. There are lots of bestsellers on the menu so it’s hard to pinpoint just a few!
Opening Hours: 7:30AM-5:00PM. The schedule may change. Check the official Facebook account for the latest schedule announcement before you visit.
11. Empty a bowl of Bulalo!
When we think of Tagaytay, more often than not, the next image that pop into our heads is that of steaming hot Bulalo, complimenting the chilly vibe of the city. The culinary map of Tagaytay is dotted with “bulaluhan”, sometimes clustered in one area or lining the sides of the road.
One of the most popular bulalohan places is the one located on the second floor of a two-story building in Mahogany Market. It’s like a food court, but all the stalls serve bulalo and some other dishes. They basically have the same choice of dishes. Just choose a spot to sit and order from the designated stall. Some restaurants like Leslie’s also serve sizzling bulalo.
12. Shop for flowers and plants!
Tagaytay scenery would not be complete without spotting the flower and plant stalls lining the side of the road, especially along the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road stretch. But these are just a teaser to what Tagaytay has to offer to plantitos and plantitas.
The streets branching from the main road, particularly on Tagaytay-Calamba Road, cradle numerous spacious properties selling various kinds of flowers and plants, as well as garden tools and needs like soil, pebbles, pots, and many others. You can get better prices if you go further into these narrow streets. But if you are pressed for time, the roadside vendors have great options too.
13. Sample fruits and local delicacies
Tagaytay is blanketed in rich soil, making agriculture one of the city’s main source of income, besides tourism. Although there are few pineapple fields now due to urbanization, the city still produces enough quantity to help boost the economy.
Other key products are banana, cacao, coffee, cassava, camote, and other root crops. Fruits and vegetables from other neighboring cities are also sold in the markets, and street-side fruit stands, particularly along Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road. Tagaytay Fruit Market is located at the junction of Tagaytay-Calamba Road and Santa-Rosa Tagaytay Road. You can check Mahogany Market for fresh produce too!
For Tagaytay’s sweet delicacies, you can get them from the many pasalubong stores in the area such as Rowena’s Pasalubong and Restaurant, Cecilia’s Buco Pie and Pasalubong, Amira’s Buco Tart Haus, Carmela’s Banana Cakes, and Colette’s Buko Pie and Pasalubong.
14. Nurture Wellness Village
Tagaytay is the go-to place for those who wish to relax and escape the fast-paced urban jungle of Manila. Tucked amidst coffee plantation, Nurture Wellness Village offers solace to the weary mind, body, and spirit.
Launched in 2001, this wellness village nurtures its guests through the healing power of nature combined with Asian- and Philippine-inspired setting, accommodations, and therapy services. It caters to individuals, couples, friends, families, and big groups. It also hosts weddings, anniversaries, and other occasions, as well as corporate events and team-building activities. The different types of lodgings include glamping, so this is perfect for those who have been wanting to do glamorous camping.
Opening Hours: Check in is at 2PM, and check out is at 12PM.
Contact Details: Walk-ins are accepted but it is highly recommended to make a reservation before you go. The contact numbers are +63 917 687 8873, +63 918 888 8772, and +63 2 710 9786 (landline).
Getting There: If you are coming from Manila, get off the bus at Magallanes Square. Your landmark would be Leslie’s and Dencio’s on your left. Magallanes Square is on your right. From there, hail a tricycle to Nurture Wellness Village.
✅ If you wish to spend a night or two, Check Room Rates & Availability Here! ✅
I always see cars lining the side of the road near Mushroomburger whenever we would pass by. I used to wonder what the fuss is about. We finally get to try this on a weekday, so we managed to secure a parking space.
Mushroomburger is filling bellies since 1979. It is known for its, well, mushroom burger. The patties are normally made of 50% home-grown mushroom and 50% beef. The mushrooms are specially cultivated in a farm in Tagaytay, supplying other branches (Las Piñas and Quezon City).
Other choices are a no-meat mushroom sandwich and a burger with 50% pork longganisa patty. Aside from burgers, the fast-food chain also offers rice toppings, chicken meals, noodle meals, and desserts. So how was it? We love the mushroom burger and the mushroom fries!
Opening Hours: 8AM-10PM (Daily).
Getting There: From Manila, take the bus to Tagaytay and alight at Olivarez/Rotonda. From Olivarez/Rotonda, take a jeepney bound for Mendez or Nasugbu. Let the driver know that you are going to Mushroomburger because not all jeepneys take the road where the restaurant is located. The fare is around P15.
16. Twin Lakes Shopping Village
Situated just before reaching the boundary of Tagaytay and Nasugbu, Twin Lakes Shopping Village is another leisure center that has piqued the interest of many, especially road trippers.
At first glance, it appears to be a collection of coffee shops and snack places. But it’s just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. There’s a lot in store for you downstairs. Some of the establishments are Starbucks, Bag of Beans, Amira’s Buco Tart Haus, 7/11, and Robinsons Supermarket!
There are also dining spots with a great view of the ridge and picture-perfect spots where you can enjoy taking photos with your family or friends.
Opening Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM (Monday – Saturday). The schedule may change without prior notice. Please check the official site or FB page for schedule updates.
Getting There: Take the jeepney bound for Nasugbu at Olivarez/Rotonda and tell the driver to drop you off at Twin Lakes Tagaytay. The jeepney fare is P20-25. If you are coming from Manila and you took the Nasugbu-bound bus, just tell the driver to drop you off at Twin Lakes Tagaytay.
17. Taal Vista Hotel Restaurants
Taal Vista Hotel has gained quite a following through its 80 years of service. It is one of the most famous hotels and event venues in Tagaytay, especially for weddings and corporate activities. The hotel is fully equipped with facilities and amenities that have satisfied its guests’ needs. But that’s not all.
Tourists who are not checking-in are still welcome to dine at any of the hotel’s restaurants — Veranda, Taza Fresh Table, and Lobby Lounge. You can also buy some pastries from the in-house bakeshop, The Cakeshop.
Opening Hours: Veranda 6:00AM-11:00PM (Daily); Taza 11:30AM-3:00PM (Lunch, T-Th) & 6:00PM-10:00PM (Dinner, T-Th) / 7:00AM-3:00PM (Lunch, Fridays) & 6:00PM-10:00PM (Dinner, Fridays) / 7:00AM-10:00PM (Saturdays) / 7:00AM-6:00PM (Sundays); Lobby Lounge 10:00AM-11:00PM (Sunday – Thursday) & 10:00AM-1:00AM (Friday – Saturday)
Contact Details: For queries and reservation, you may contact them here.
Getting There: From Olivarez/Rotonda, take a jeepney bound for Mendez or Nasugbu. Tell the driver that you are going to Taal Vista Hotel because not all jeepneys take the road where the hotel is located. The fare is around P15.
✅ If you wish to spend a night, Check Rates & Availability Here! ✅
18. Breakfast at Antonio’s
Another prime city landmark and a culinary institution in Tagaytay is Breakfast at Antonio’s!
Because of its popularity, you might need to wait in line to be served. If you are visiting on weekends and holidays, it’s highly advised to visit early in the morning as they do not take table reservations. My friends and I had breakfast here around past 7AM, so we got no problem finding a table with a nice view from the veranda (covered deck).
Is it only open during breakfast? No. The restaurant is open all day long with a menu offering local and international all-day breakfast options, bistro grubs, and sweets. The restaurant is also open for corporate events and other social gatherings.
Opening Hours: 7:00AM-9:00PM (Monday – Sunday)
Contact Details: For events queries, you may contact the management at any of these numbers: 046 413 0738 or 046 404 6199 / +63 909 234 7304.
Getting There: Take the jeepney bound for Nasugbu at Olivarez/Rotonda. Breakfast at Antonio’s is on the left side. The jeepney fare is P20-25. If you are coming from Manila and you took the Nasugbu-bound bus, just tell the driver to drop you off at Breakfast at Antonio’s.
19. Tierra de Maria
I’ve been to Tierra de Maria twice — one with family (weekend) and another with friends (weekday). It always exudes that calming atmosphere, even on busy days during the Holy Week, holidays, and weekends.
The whole place is small and narrow, but the 50-foot statue of the Virgin Mary serves as its marker. You may enter the chapel if you wish to pray. There are interesting sections like the one where you can write a note (prayer requests or prayer of thanks) and post it on the wall or the one where you can shoot prayer requests into the drop boxes. You can also climb up the stairs to the deck where you can get a view of the Taal Volcano and the surrounding.
For those who want to take home souvenirs, you can check out the store at the entrance. Note that it’s quite challenging to park because there’s no space for parking. Visitors usually park on either side of the road.
Opening Hours: 8:00AM-6:00PM (Daily)
Getting There: From Olivarez/Rotonda, ride a jeepney bound for Calamba or the one with the signage “People’s Park”. If you want to make sure, just ask the driver to drop you off at Tierra de Maria. The fare is around P10. Note that the chapel is located near Tagaytay Picnic Grove.
20. Qi Wellness Living
Chinese-inspired mind-and-body pampering and healing destination that is easily accessible from the main road!
The place covers a teahouse, a bathhouse, and guesthouses. You can choose a spot where you can enjoy your tea and meal with an impressive view of the mountains, forest, and lake. The bathhouse offers different spa packages including massages and soaking pool amenities. The place also affords a stunning panorama of the lush greenery, Taal Lake, and Taal Volcano.
If you are planning to extend your experience here, you can check out their guesthouse packages and special offers.
Opening Hours: 11:00AM-9:00PM (Wednesday – Sunday); CLOSED (Monday – Tuesday). The schedule may change without prior notice. Please check the official website or FB page for schedule updates. If booking a guesthouse, check-in time is at 5PM, check out is at 12PM the next day.
Contact Details: You may contact the management at +62 917 522 6969 and firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and email@example.com for general inquiries
Getting There: From Olivarez/Rotonda, ride a jeepney bound for Mendez or Nasugbu. Ask the driver if he is taking Aguinaldo Highway/Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road (not Mahogany Avenue) because not all jeepneys take the road where the establishment is located. The fare is around P15. If you happen to ride a jeepney that is plying the Mahogany Avenue route, you can just get off at Petron station at the fork right after The Lake Hotel Tagaytay. From there, its a short walk to Qi Wellness Living.
21. People’s Park in the Sky
People’s Park in the Sky, simply called “People’s Park” by locals, is an unfinished mansion built in 1981 on top of a mountain. It was commissioned by the Marcos administration to host the visiting US President Ronald Reagan, hence the former name Palace in the Sky. But the supposed visit in 1983 was canceled and the construction was halted.
Today, the unfinished structure was converted into an urban park and a view deck, overlooking the lush greenery and the lowland. The park also includes a small chapel, a garden, souvenir shops, and food stalls. Honestly, the place needs upkeep and improvement. But the views are still breathtaking.
Opening Hours: 8:00AM-6:00PM (Monday – Thursday), 7:00AM-6:00PM (Friday – Sunday)
Entrance Fee: P40/person
Getting There: From Olivarez/Rotonda, ride a jeepney with the signage “People’s Park”. That jeepney terminates at the jumping-off point to the park. The fare is around P15. From the entrance gate, it’s still an uphill climb to the mansion. You may choose to either go on foot or ride a jeep for P10.
22. Balay Dako
According to the official website, Balay Dako means “Big House” in Negrense. The restaurant has an Old Filipino-Spanish style architecture. The interior is very spacious and offers a great view of the Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. The roomy waiting area for guests screams comfort.
We visited during merienda time, so we were able to indulge in the freshly-cooked (or baked) piaya! You can actually see how they cook it downstairs, right at the dining area’s entrance. The restaurant has a shop where you can buy pasalubong too.
Opening Hours: 11:00AM-9:00PM
Contact Details: Note that they do not take table reservations. First-come-first-serve basis. For events and gatherings queries, you may contact the management at 0917-116-6710, 0933-857-7946, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting There: Coming from Manila, get off the bus at Magallanes Square. Balay Dako is located near Leslie’s and Dencio’s on your left. Magallanes Square is on your right.
23. Bahay Pastulan’s Ube Jam
Craving Good Shepherd‘s Ube Halaya jam? You don’t need to travel five to six hours to get to Baguio to grab the signature jam because Bahay Pastulan in Tagaytay got you covered.
Bahay Pastulan is operated by the Good Shepherd’s Sisters and offers the same products we find in Baguio’s main branch. I’ve passed by the area several times and the queues are not as crazy as Baguio’s. Sometimes, there’s no line at all.
Other products are peanut cluster, cashew brittle, lengua, snowballs, angel cookies, choco flakes, alfajor cookies, banana chips, sampaloc candy, and more. Try also their Take Out Products which are basically snack/merienda items.
Opening Hours: 7:30AM-7:00PM (Monday – Saturday), 8:00AM-7:00PM (Sunday)
Contact Details: (046) 483 3590
Getting There: Bahay Pastulan is located along the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road. The best way to go there is via private car. If commuting, take the jeep bound for People’s Park and get off at Tagaytay Econo Hotel at the junction of Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road and Tagaytay-Calamba Road. Hire a tricycle to Bahay Pastulan Store/Good Shepherd. Note that there’s a Good Shepherd Convent along Tagaytay-Calamba Road. That is not your destination. Tell the driver that it’s the one along Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road.
24. Golden View Grill Café & Restaurant
Thinking of an affordable place with a stunning view of Taal Lake while sipping kapeng barako? Then you just have to go a little farther. Golden View Grill & Restaurant is a favorite stop for travelers, especially motorcycle enthusiasts who like driving around the Tagaytay ridge area.
This simple two-level roadside restaurant serves bulalo, lomi, goto batangas, kapeng barako, and choco tableya. It also offers Filipino dishes and rice meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you are ordering hot coffee or chocolate, it comes with two rolls of suman for only P75!
Although it is located in an area that is already a part of Calaca, Batangas, it can be easily reached because it’s close to the Cavite-Batangas boundary.
Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Getting There: From Tagaytay via Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, head towards Nasugbu but just before you reach the arch which marks the border of Cavite and Batangas, make a left turn to Diokno Highway (Payapa Road). Continue driving until you reach the restaurant, which is on the left side of the road. Travel time from the border to the restaurant is about 5 minutes.
25. Taal Lake Yacht Club
This is located in Talisay, Batangas but is easily accessible from Tagaytay via Tagaytay-Calamba road and Ligaya Drive. Don’t be intimidated by the name, Taal Lake Yacht Club is not a members-only establishment. It is open for day-trip visitors and provides amenities for them.
Those who are visiting on a day tour can avail of water-related activities like sailing and kayaking and Hobie catamaran rentals. It also welcomes campers, but make sure to bring your own camping equipment and gear. Taal Lake Yacht Club is located on the northern shore of Taal Lake.
Opening Hours: 8:00AM-7:00PM
Contact Details: For corporate events, photoshoots, and other queries, you may contact the management at 043 773 0192 and the official website.
Getting There: The most recommended, convenient, and fastest way is via private car. Just take the Tagaytay-Calamba Road and then turn right to Ligaya Drive. Use Google Maps or Waze. The travel time from Tagaytay to TLYC is about 15 minutes.
DOT-Accredited Hotels in Tagaytay
Here are just a few of the many hotels in Tagaytay that have been issued a Certificate of Authorization to Operate (CAO) or provisional CAO by the Department of Tourism.
- Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay
Kaybagal North, Tagaytay City, Cavite
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- Hotel Monticello
Km 60 Emilio Aguinaldo Highway Kaybagal South, Tagaytay City
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- Taal Vista Hotel
Nat’L Rd. Brgy. Kaybagal, Tagaytay City, Cavite
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- Tagaytay Viewpark Hotel
3500 Calamba Road, Sungay East, Tagaytay City, Cavite
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- Tagaytay Wingate Manor
Magallanes Drive Maitim 2Nd West, Tagaytay City, Cavite
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- The Lake Hotel Tagaytay Inc.
Km 58, Aguinaldo Highway, Bgry. Maharlika West, Tagaytay City, Cavite
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