Windy Retreat to Tagaytay

Anyone living in Metro Manila think of Tagaytay when looking for a quick roadtrip. Tagaytay City is only one or two hours away from Manila, making it a fine weekend escape from the busy city environment. 

You can go there for a day trip, eat out in any of the local restaurants offering a view of the lovely Taal volcano., or you can go there simple for a sip of coffee or a mug of beer.

People flock to Tagaytay for its windy cool air, especially during the night. The view of the volcano within a lake is always soothing to the tired and stressed.

Coffee shop in Twin Lakes, Tagaytay
Coffee shop in Twin Lakes, Tagaytay

Perfect for Eating Out

Finding a place to eat in Tagaytay should not be an issue. The Tagaytay-Calamba highway is lined with good restaurants, and many of them can give you a picturesque view of Taal volcano.

Inside Bag of Beans, Tagaytay

There are lots of grill houses such as Gerry’s and Leslie’s as well as fine cafés such as Bag of Beans, which have several branches now. But if you wish to go to restaurants with the Tagaytay mark, you can go to its bulalo restos.

Bulalo restaurants, Tagaytay, Philippines
Group of bulalo restaurants along Tagaytay-Calamba highway.

The city is famous for its bulalo. At one part of the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, there is a group of restaurants specializing in bulalo soup using the bone marrow of the cow.

Where to Go

Tagaytay is always filled with places for family fun and relaxation. Go to Sky Ranch for exciting theme park rides, including the zip line ride and the giant Ferris wheel that will give you a spectacular view of Taal Lake.

Another favorite of Tagaytay tourists is People’s Park and Tagaytay Picnic Grove, where families go to enjoy a picnic, enjoy a horse ride or go on the zip line.

If you get to stay in one of homes in Tagaytay Highlands, you’ll get access to exclusive amenities, perfect for a quiet R and R, away from the crowd. There are several other accommodations that provide exclusive use of facilities. You can choose Airbnb to book these homes.

Beware – The Heavy Traffic

One drawback of going to Tagaytay is the heavy traffic, especially if you’re going during a public holiday. So if you’re thinking of a quiet and stress-free retreat to Tagaytay, you better not plan it on a holiday, or better yet, come prepared with lots of patience.

There is just one major highway for navigating many of the places of interest in Tagaytay, so the traffic can easily get crowded going to these places.

How to Go to Tagaytay

There are several ways to go to Tagaytay. The most common for travelers with cars is using Eton exit on South Luzon Expressway. This route can get heavy traffic especially on weekends and during holidays.

People coming from the south have the better route as they can go through Talisay-Tanauan Road. From Alabang-Calamba-Sto. Tomas Expressway (ACTEX), exit at Tanauan and head west towards Talisay. Make a right turn to Ligaya Drive, which leads straight to Tagaytay.

Get Directions to Tagaytay.

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