7 Things To Do & See in Tagaytay City : Our Quick Weekend Getaway to Tagaytay’s Tourist Spots

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Anthony Robins

Date: November 11 – 12, 2017

Location: Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

📌 People’s Park in the Sky

Leslie's Restaurant, Tagaytay City, PH

📌 Taal Volcano View from Leslie’s Restaurant

This adventure wasn’t really well-planned. Basta isang araw, nag-kayayaan lang kaming magkakaibigan. Then, a week after, Tagaytay Escapade na. Sobrang biglaan na pwede pang di matuloy dahil sa conflicts of our schedules and budget. But then and after all, we can definitely say that this adventure was a success and we got loads of amazing stories and photos to share.

I guess, I can say that this trip was also our quick get-together adventure with my former colleagues and good friends, Yhan & Mildred.

Tagaytay Foodventures

Thank you Yhan & Mildred for spending your time with us.

Why we chose Tagaytay City? Just simple. We haven’t explored Tagaytay City yet, haven’t tried their delicious Bulalo(Filipino Beef Marrow Stew) and haven’t visited its renowned tourist spots. So we decided to experience and see Tagaytay City for two days and one night.

Wait, I have to say this — Fortunately, we got free accommodation for two days and one night because our good friend, Mildred, offered a room to stay in their home in Tagaytay City. So, we have nothing to worry about our accommodation. Yes! Thanks Mildred! Lam mo na sa susunod ah!

Having a quick weekend get-away is always our wish we could possibly do every week.

On our two days and one night stay in our country’s second summer capital city, Tagaytay City, here are the seven things that we visited and tried:

1. Mildred’s Pineapple Farm

I will start-off with our first destination, Mildred’s Pineapple Farm.

Pineapple Farm, Tagaytay City, PH

Pineapple Farm, Tagaytay City

There were inordinate number of pineapple farms in Tagaytay City (makikita mo mga ito kaliwa’t kanan habang nasa biyahe ka pa) and one of them is owned by Mildred’s family. We didn’t know how large it was but when we visited their very own pineapple farm, we were surprised that it was extremely large and it was really more than what we expected. For the record, Madj and I didn’t have any experience on visiting pineapple farms so we didn’t know what to expect. It’s a good thing, Mildred’s family were so generous to share new learning about pineapples and gears like their hats and boots so we could prevent ourselves from having cuts and wounds from the sharp edges of the pineapple leaves.

Pineapple Farm, Tagaytay City

So let’s go! What are the things we needed?

  • Boots
  • Pants
  • Hats / Caps / Umbrella

Mildred’s father was the one who guided us on our tour in their farm. He’s so kind and generous enough to share fresh pineapples, and some vegetables to us. Meron na kaming pampasalubong! Yeah!

“Farming is not just a hobby… It’s a way of life”

Pineapple Farm, Tagaytay City

Mildred’s father holding a fresh pineapple

Pineapple Farm, Tagaytay City

Thank you Mildred for this sweet and fresh pineapple

Pineapple Farm, Tagaytay City

Thank you Mildred’s Family for giving these to us. Sisiguraduhin naming makakarating ito sa pamilya namin. 😀

Pineapple Farm, Tagaytay City

We haven’t seen this kind of pineapple before

Time for our solo pictures

Pineapple Farm, Tagaytay City

Pineapple Farm, Tagaytay City

Pineapple Farm, Tagaytay City

Pineapple Farm, Tagaytay City

To get to know more about our adventure at Mildred’s Pineapple Farm. Check out our VLOG post video below.

Pineapple Farm, Tagaytay City, PH

Thank you so much to you, Mildred and to your family for letting us experience and see your vast pineapple farm. Sa uulitin! 

MILDRED’S PINEAPPLE FARM
Contact Number: 0927-404-2943 look for Mildred 
Address: Francisco, Tagaytay City, Cavite

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2. Go on a foodventure

“Hard work should be rewarded by good food. – Ken Follett”

Leslie's Restaurant, Tagaytay City, PH

Silhouette Photo @ Leslie’s Restaurant

Leslie’s Restaurant

Leslie's Restaurant, Tagaytay City, PH

Best food to eat in Tagaytay is none other than, Bulalo (Filipino Beef Marrow Stew). It is a delicious soup best eaten during cold weather. It is also one of the bestsellers in Tagaytay. Kaya di namin pinalagpas ito!

We got lots of choices of restaurants to choose from. But we felt eating at Leslie’s Restaurant. We heard that they got the best view of Taal Volcano and delicious Bulalo.

Leslie's Restaurant, Tagaytay City, PH

Taal Volcano View from Leslie’s Restaurant

Leslie's Restaurant, Tagaytay City, PH

Leslie’s Restaurant’s Bulalo Special (Rate: 4.5)

Leslie's Restaurant, Tagaytay City, PH

What we ordered:

  • Bulalo Special (625.00)
  • Pork Sisig (325.00)
  • Steamed Rice (49.00/cup)

Leslie's Restaurant, Tagaytay City, PH

Pros:

  • The parking area is spacious
  • They got romantic cottages for couples, which we didn’t have a chance to try
  • Cool & spacious ambiance — best for family & group gatherings
  • Refillable hearty broth of Bulalo
  • Friendly staff & fast service

Cons:

  • Nothing’s special with their Pork Sisig
  • Expensive pricing for a cup of rice

Despite the cons, our dine was still good. Thank you, Leslie’s Restaurant!

Overall Rating: 4.5

Leslie's Restaurant, Tagaytay City, PH

Leslie's Restaurant, Tagaytay City, PH

Leslie's Restaurant, Tagaytay City, PH

LESLIE’S RESTAURANT
Contact Number: (046) 413-1065
Address: Tagaytay – Nasugbu Hwy, Tagaytay, Cavite

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Leslie’s Restaurant Full Flickr Album

Starbucks Tagaytay

This was one of the reasons why we love to go to Tagaytay City — Ang makarating sa Starbucks Tagaytay at malibre ni Mildred dito. HAHA! You read it right, we had a deal. That deal must happen here at Starbucks Tagaytay.

Tagaytay Foodventures

Tagaytay Foodventures

Madj and I’s favorite cake in Starbucks, Blueberry Cheesecake

Tagaytay Foodventures

Thank you Mildred! Congrats on your new job!

Tagaytay Foodventures

Since it’s already late, we didn’t have a chance to see Taal Volcano view from this point.

This place is best for chill kuwentuhan with your friends from a long day of exploring Tagaytay City. Thanks Mildred for another treat! Nakakarami na kami ah! HAHA!

Overall Rating: 4.5

STARBUCKS COFFEE TAGAYTAY DOWNHILL
Contact Number: (046) 512-0124
Address: Purok 162, Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Tolentino West, Tagaytay City, Cavite

Andok’s Tagaytay

After enjoying our stay at Skyranch Tagaytay, it’s chow time. We didn’t have much time to choose another restaurant because it’s getting late and there will be nothing more to see.  So all of us decided to eat at Andok’s Tagaytay to save us from famished. Walang Andok’s Tagaytay sa Manila. *Lols*

Tagaytay Foodventures

What we ordered:

  • Andok’s Original Jumbo Chicken (269.00)
  • Chopseuy (80.00)
  • Rice (15.00/cup)

Tagaytay Foodventures

Overall Rating: 4.0

ANDOK’S TAGAYTAY
Contact Number: (046) 483 0598
Address: Emilio Aguinaldo Hi-way, Silang Crossing East, Tagaytay, 4120 Cavite

Papa Prito Restaurant

This was our last food venture before we headed back to Manila.  From its second floor, you also get to see the overlooking charming beauty of Taal Volcano.

Tagaytay Foodventures @ Papa Prito Restaurant

Tagaytay Foodventures

What we ordered:

  • Tapang Taal (325.00)
  • Bulalo (325.00)

Tapang Taal tasted better than any other Tapa we’ve tried. We loved it! You must try it too! Their unli-garlic rice tasted good as well. However, there was nothing special with their Group Bulalo.

Tagaytay Foodventures

Tapang Taal (Rate: 4.5)

Tagaytay Foodventures

Papa Prito Restaurant’s Bulalo (Rate: 3.0)

Overall Rating: 3.5

PAPA PRITO RESTAURANT
Contact Number: (02) 998 9409
Address: Unit 2b-4 Grandview Complex, Silang junction, Brgy. San Jose, Tagaytay, 4120 Cavite

Tagaytay City Public Market

Tagaytay Foodventures

Tagaytay City Public Market is few minutes away from Mildred’s House so we decided to buy some pasalubong first and had a short walk before we headed back to her house. We bought fruits and tawilis for our families back in Manila.

Tagaytay Foodventures

Dried Tawilis, Dried Biya, & Danggit Taal. Murang-mura lang mga suki! 3 for 100. Di ka na lugi! 

Tagaytay Foodventures

Ginutom ba kayo? Tara! Hatid ko na kayo sa Tagaytay.

3. Skyranch Tagaytay

Skyranch, Tagaytay City, PH

One of the happiest places in Tagaytay City

I personally haven’t been in any Skyranch before. This was my first time and I’m very excited to spend this moment with Madj. It’s also her first time in Skyranch Tagaytay as well.

Skyranch, Tagaytay City, PH

Its famous Sky Eye is one of the main attractions in Skyranch Tagaytay. It can lift you up 63 meters above the ground. It is said to be one of the biggest ferris wheels in the Philippines. Sky Eye gives you a wonderful view of Tagaytay, its neighboring provinces, Taal Volcano and Lake for 10 minutes.

Skyranch, Tagaytay City, PH

This is where you need to pay your tickets

Skyranch, Tagaytay City, PH

Skyranch Stamp Pass

Skyranch, Tagaytay City, PH

Sending her huge hug to the Sky Eye

Skyranch Tagaytay

Wacky face para maiba naman. 🙂

Skyranch, Tagaytay City, PH

Tinarget naming makuha kahit isa lang sa mga bears sa likod namin, kaso wala eh! Luck was still not into us. Kaya hanap nalang ng ibang game!

After we tried few arcade games, we still haven’t had any toy. *sad to say* But when we tried the Stick-a-card game, presto! We got cookoo! Yehey! *insert happy songs, then repeat!* LOL!

Skyranch, Tagaytay City, PH

Hi Cookoo! 

Skyranch, Tagaytay City, PH

Look how happy she was when we got Cookoo! ❤ Thanks Cookoo! 

Skyranch, Tagaytay City, PH

Sunset view at Skyranch Tagaytay 

There were more than 20 attractions in Skyranch Tagaytay and we didn’t try even one. HAHA! We just like to savor every moment, walk around with this beautiful view, and play the arcade games.

Skyranch, Tagaytay City, PH

Entrance to the park is P80 during weekends. Average price of rides are 50-100/ride.

SKYRANCH TAGAYTAY
Contact Number: 0921 323 3389
Address: Unit 2b-4 Grandview Complex, Silang junction, Brgy. San Jose, Tagaytay, 4120 Cavite

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Skyranch Tagaytay Full Flickr Album

4. People’s Park in the Sky

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

It was the first tourist spot we visited on our second day in Tagaytay. As per Mildred, it’s best to visit early in the morning, the view was great and the weather was colder. And the place was not too crowded and populated. Yes, she’s right! Better be there early in the morning.

We arrived at People’s Park in the Sky at 8:00 o’clock in the morning. It opens 7:00 AM every weekends. Entrance fee is P30.

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

Our tickets

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

The Shrine of Our Lady, Mother of Fair Love is located within the People’s Park in the Sky

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

We were at the highest point in Tagaytay City! Best spot for the 360 degree view of Tagaytay, and its neighboring provinces.

Time to enjoy the view! Wait?! Where’s the view? Puro FOG! 

“Sometimes you need to go through the fog in order to find your path.”

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

I like the muted sounds, the shroud of grey, and the silence that comes with fog. – Om Malik

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

Habang tumatagal mas lumalakas ang hangin kasing lakas ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo.

From the top, you’ll also see the Giant Pineapple. Nasa mundo na ba kami ni Spongebob? Nasan si Patrick? LOL!

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

“Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.”

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

The sun was gradually showing up and the view gets nicer and nicer. Wag lang sana talaga uminit ng uminit dahil sayang ang dalang jacket. Lols!

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

The Cottages

You may also rent cottages here at People’s Park that costs P100. We opted not to rent because we will be off to another place in a bit.

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

Souvenir shops were also available but buying souvenirs in Picnic Grove is highly recommended because they have a lot of souvenir shops and items to choose from.

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

Blogger pose ba iyan hon? HAHA!

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

Sign of Vandalism

It’s sad to say,  we noticed that the People’s Park in the Sky was not well-maintained, vandalism was all over the place, the huge name of the park lacks of few letters, its restroom was being neglected. No supply of water and toiletries. We hope that this place must be given a support from government for renovation or anything that can help this place become more enjoyable to stay.

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

PEOPLE’S PARK IN THE SKY
Contact Number:  0916 232 8427
Address: People’s Park in the Sky, Tagaytay City, Cavite

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People’s Park in the Sky Tagaytay Full Flickr Album

5. Picnic Grove

After we visited the People’s Park in the Sky, we headed directly to Picnic Grove. This was our last stop.

Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City, PH

Picnic Grove is best for family-friendly activities and nature sightseeing. It is said to be one of the popular tourist destinations in Tagaytay City. Also, best for prenup photo shoot with the overlooking charming beauty of Taal Volcano.

Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City, PH

You can also try an exciting zip line and cable car ride with, of course, a view of the Taal Volcano and Lake.

Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City, PH

Cable car

Entrance fee is P50 / head (4 years old & above). Cottage rate ranges from P100 – P2500.

Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City, PH

Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City, PH

Annyeong! Lakas maka South Korea feels! HAHA!

Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City, PH

PICNIC GROVE
Contact Number:  (046) 483 0346
Address: Brgy. Sungay East, Tagaytay City, Cavite

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Picnic Grove Tagaytay Full Flickr Album

6.  Fish Spa at Picnic Grove

On our second day of exploring Tagaytay City, we decided to try Fish Spa at the Picnic Grove. We haven’t tried fish spa before so we were really really excited to try this kind of activity. There’s also a fish spa in Manila Ocean Park but we haven’t tried it when we visited the place.

Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City, PH

20 minutes fish spa with 10 minutes of foot massage cost only Php199.00. It’s  very affordable and cheap. After we tried this, we feel re-energized, relaxed and full of life. Sobrang sulit! 

Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City, PH

Tagaytay Fish Spa

Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City, PH

Look at our feet! Pinagpipiyestahan na ng mga Dr. Fish! Sabi nila, the more na mas maraming fish sa paa mo, mas marami daw na dumi ng paa mo. ~uhhh ganon pala yun!!!

Base from our researchFish therapy is a positive emotions and a skin peeling at the same time. The unique fish Garra Ruff, known as the doctor fish, removes dead skin and thereby gives a beautiful and healthy color to your skin. (AHA!)

Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City, PH

Sorry madilim at malabo, pero eto na ang pinaka maayos na picture natin dito hon! HAHA! 

Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City, PH

Time for a 10-minute foot massage. Hon, mukhang nag-eenjoy ka sa pag kiliti sa paa mo dito. LOL!

Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City, PH

After we tried it, we can say “I was once a fish food at Tagaytay Fish Spa”

7. Taal Volcano & Lake

Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City, PH

Taal Volcano sits within a lake within an island, adjacent to the holiday town of Tagaytay.  The smallest volcano in the world, at just 1,020 feet tall Taal attracts thousands of tourists every year. It’s also considered as one of the world’s most dangerous active volcanoes. Though, you closely see it in Tagaytay, Taal Volcano and Lake are wholly located in the province of Batangas.

Of all the places we’ve visited in Tagaytay (that we mentioned above), we’ve noticed that they all have something in common. They all have a perfect spot to capture and see the astonishing beauty of Taal Volcano & Lake in its distinct angles.

Madj and I are planning to have a one-day trek to Taal Volcano and its crater lake because It’s really not enough to just see it from afar. We feel the urge to see it up close and personal. That would be an exciting adventure! Sino gusto sumama? Tara!

Special Thanks

Thank you to our good friends, Mildred & Yhan for being part of this memorable and enjoyable Tagaytay adventure! Hope we will have another get-together adventure soon. Saan na nga ba ang next adventure?

Leslie's Restaurant, Tagaytay City, PH

Thank you Tagaytay!

Thank you for giving us a fun, enjoyable and exciting weekend getaway! Stay as cool and exciting as you are! Babalik kami ulit! Handa ka ng masarap na masarap na mainit na Bulalo. 😀

Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky

Skyranch, Tagaytay City, PH

That’s it! Hope we enticed you enough to travel and explore Tagaytay City. Happy travelling!


Tagaytay Expenses:

Day 1

  • Tricycle Ride from Milly’s House to Olivarez College : P50 (group of 4)
  • Jeepney Ride from Olivarez College to Magallanes : P8 / person 
  • Jeepney Ride from Magallanes to Skyranch Tagaytay : P8 / person
  • Skyranch Entrance Fee – P80 / person
  • Ring of Toss Game – P100
  • Stick to Card  Game – P100 
  • Jeepney Ride from Skyranch to Olivarez College : P8 / person
  • Tricycle Ride from Olivarez to Starbucks Tagaytay – P40 (group of 4)
  • Tricycle Ride from Starbucks Tagaytay to Mildreds House – P50 (group of 4)
  • Dinner @ Andok’s Tagaytay : P50 / person
  • Leslie’s Restaurant : P950 (Are and Madj’s share)

Day 2

  • Tricycle Ride from Mildred’s House to Tagaytay Public Market : P40 (group of 4)
  • Tagaytay Public Market to People’s Park in the Sky : P12 / person
  • People’s Park Entrance : P30
  • Tricycle Ride from People’s Park to Picnic Grove : P100 (group of 4)
  • Snack : P109 / for 2
  • Souvenir (Ref Magnet) : P150 / for 2
  • Pasalubong Tawilis / Danggit – P100 / for 2
  • Picnic Grove Entrance Fee : P50 / person
  • Fish Spa : P199 / person
  • T–shirt Souvenir : P170 / person
  • Tricycle Ride from Picnic Grove to Olivarez : P100 (group of 4)
  • Jeepney Ride to Papa Prito : P8 / person
  • Tricycle Ride from Olivarez College to Tagaytay Public Market : P50  (group of 4)
  • Papa Prito Expenses : P650 (group of 4)
  • Tricycle Ride from Milly’s House to Tagaytay Public Market : P30 (group of 3) 
  • Jeepney Ride from Tagaytay Public Market to Balibago : P40 / person
  • Van Ride from Balibago to Alabang : P50 / person

Estimated Total Expenses : P2000 / person

Estimated Total Expenses for two based on our expenses: P4000


Tagaytay 2D1N Itinerary

Day 1

  • 0700AM: Wake-up Call
  • 0800AM: Breakfast at Mildred’s House (Room Accomodation for 2 days)
  • 0900AM: ETD Mildred’s House to Pineapple Farm
  • 0920AM: Exploring Mildred’s Pineapple Farm
  • 1100AM: ETA Mildred’s House from Pineapple Farm
  • 1100AM: Rest and Take a bath
  • 0100PM: ETD Mildred’s House to explore Tagaytay
  • 0110PM: Ride jeep to Leslie’s Restaurant.
  • 0200PM: Lunch at Leslie’s Restaurant
  • 0330PM: ETD Leslie’s Restaurant to Sky Ranch
  • 0340PM: ETA Skyranch Tagaytay.
  • 0350PM: Explore Skyranch Tagaytay. Play, Eat & Relax.
  • 0700PM: Dinner at Andok’s Tagaytay
  • 0750PM: ETA Starbucks Tagaytay
  • 0920PM: ETD Starbucks Tagaytay
  • 0930PM: ETA Mildred’s House
  • 1030PM: Lights off

Day 2

  • 0500AM: Wake-up Call
  • 0730AM: ETD Mildred’s House to People’s Park
  • 0800AM: ETA Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky
  • 1000AM: ETD Tagaytay People’s Park in the Sky
  • 1030AM: ETA Picnic Grove
  • 1200NN: Trying-out Fish Spa
  • 1245PM: End of Fish Spa
  • 0100PM: ETD Picnic Grove
  • 0230PM: Lunch at Papa Prito (Original Tapang Taal)
  • 0400PM: ETD Papa Prito
  • 0410PM: ETA Tagaytay City Fruit Market. Quick walk to Mildred’s House
  • 0500PM: ETA Mildred’s House
  • 0630PM: ETD Tagaytay City Fruit Market Jeep Terminal to Balibago
  • 0830PM: ETA Balibago Van Terminal to Alabang
  • 0930PM: ETA Alabang (Heavy Traffic for 3 long hours)

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