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Tagaytay Summer Adventure: Fun, Sun, and Thrills


Tagaytay is a component city in the Philippines’ Cavite province. It is one of the most popular must-see destinations in the country due to its stunning scenery brought on by its high elevation.

Also, Tagaytay overlooks Taal Lake in Batangas. In addition, it also offers one of the city’s most famous vistas of Taal Volcano Island in the middle of the lake, which you can see from many different locations.

“TAGA” means to cut, and “ITAY” means father, therefore the name “Tagaytay.” According to legend, a father and son were chasing a wild boar when it suddenly turned around and turned on them.

Thus, the son screamed out, “TAGA, ITAY!” or “cut him down, father!” out of concern for his father’s safety as the boar ferociously charged the elderly man.

As a result, the shout and the phrase “Taga, Itay” were the topic of talk among those living in the countryside for several days.

In time, the stunning southern city of Tagaytay, from which the yells originated, was famous.

Road Trip to Tagaytay: A Guide to Driving from Manila


  • From Manila to Tagaytay, a bus is available for you to take. 
  • Travel time: 2 to 3 hours.  
  • The fare is about PHP 80 – 90.

Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange(PITX)

  • PITX, the South West Integrated Provincial Terminal, is where you may watch buses going to Tagaytay.
  • The buses pass through Emilio Aguinaldo Highway. 
  • A bus headed for Nasugbu, Batangas, is another option since it would pass through the city. 
  • The bus travels to Tagaytay daily, every hour.

From Buendia Bus Terminal

  • Take a bus to the DLTB Bus Terminal to bypass the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).  
  • It is close to the Buendia or Gil Puyat LRT stations.  
  • Board a bus that is bound for Calatagan or Nasugbu, Batangas.


  • Another option to travel from Manila to Tagaytay is through a Public Van. 
  • The fare is about PHP 180 – 200. 
  • Travel Time: 1.5 – 2.5 hours. 


  • Take the SLEX, or South Luzon Expressway, and exit at Sta Rosa to reach Tagaytay as quickly as possible. 
  • Drive straight to Tagaytay City. 

In conclusion, there are many options that you want to consider.

The best choice is the most convenient for you, the budget, time, or comfort. So enjoy Tagaytay at its best!

A Guide to Choosing the Best Time of Year to Visit Tagaytay:


November to March is the ideal season to trave. It has a temperate climate than Manila, City’s neighboring metropolis.

As a result, the temperatures there are relatively milder, and the rainfall is abundant.

Seasons in Tagaytay


  • During Summer, temperatures do not exceed 30 degrees Celsius. 
  • The weather in summer is ideal for picnics, sports, and outdoor activities. 


  • Expect misty breaths and dewy leaves in December, January, and February. In addition, the temperatures do not fall below 18 degrees Celsius.


  • Avoid visiting the city from June to September because these months receive the highest rain. 
  • October and November are also relatively wet.

Must-see Destinations and To-Do Things in Tagaytay

Taal Volcano

  •  Address: Taal Volcano, Batangas, Philippines
  •  Best time to visit Taal Volcano(preferred time): 08:00 am – 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Taal Volcano: 03:00 Hrs

Travel Tips:

  • Rent a boat that takes you on a tour of the volcano.
  • If you plan to trek, come prepared with comfortable shoes, enough water, and sun gear.
  • Trekking or hiking on Taal Volcano is easy for amateurs and beginners. 
  • There is an option of hiring a horse to the top of the volcano if hiking is not an option you’d like to consider.

The Sky Ranch

  •  Address: Tagaytay – Nasugbu Via Tuy Road, Barangay Kaybagal South, Tagaytay City
  • Sky Ranch Contact Number: +63-028627704
  • Sky Ranch Timing: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sky Ranch Price: 80 PHP
  • Best time to visit Sky Ranch(preferred time): 10:00 am – 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sky Ranch: 08:00 Hr

Entrance Fee:

  • The entry fee for Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays is 100.00 Philippine pesos.

Our Lady of Manaoag

  • Address: Tagaytay – Calamba Rd, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
  • Our Lady Of Manaoag Timing: 08:00 am – 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Our Lady Of Manaoag(preferred time): 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Our Lady Of Manaoag: 01:00 Hrs
  • Travel Tip: It is a religious place. Please maintain peace.

Puzzle Mansion

  • Address: Cuadra Street, Brgy Asisan, Tagaytay, 4120 Cavite, Philippines 
  • Puzzle Mansion Timing: 07:00 am – 07:00 pm
  • Puzzle Mansion Price: 100 PHP
  • Best time to visit Puzzle Mansion(preferred time): 09:00 am – 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Puzzle Mansion: 02:00 Hrs

Tagaytay Picnic Grove

Entrance Ticket Details For Picnic Grove

  • Park Table fees- PHP 150
  • They have picnic cottages and pavilions worth P150-P500 each.
  • The price for a one-way Zipline ride is pegged at Php200.00 on a weekday and Php300.00 on weekends and holidays; a two-way zip adds Php100.00.
  • Picnic Grove Address: Tagaytay Picnic Grove Complex, Barangay Sungay East-End, Cavite, Philippines
  • Picnic Grove Contact Number: +63-464134206
  • Picnic Grove Timing: 09:00 am – 06:00 pm
  • Picnic Grove Price: 50 PHP
  • Best time to visit Picnic Grove(preferred time): 09:00 am – 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Picnic Grove: 03:00 Hrs

Luxurious Retreats: Five Hotels in Tagaytay 

Charming Vacation Home

  • Address: Jesus Street cor Dechosa Street, Tagaytay Country Homes 1 Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, 4120 Tagaytay, Philippines.
  • The 3-star villa is 9.8 km from People’s Park in the Sky and 6 km from Picnic Groove.
  • Most popular facilities:
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms

Anya Resort Tagaytay

  • Address: Buenavista Hills Road, Barangay Mag-asawang Ilat, 4120 Tagaytay, Philippines
  • The People’s Park in the Sky is 3.1 minutes away, while Taal Lake is 6.2 minutes from the property. 
  • The nearest airport is Manila International Airport, 25 mi from Anya Resort.

2 Restaurants On Site

  • Samira by Chele Gonzalez
  • Anila Poolside


  • Address: Km. 84 Pres. J.P. Laurel Highway, Pilahan Sanamg Lipa City, Batangas 4217, 4217 Lipa, Philippines 
  • The Picnic Grove is 40.2 km from AMALFI718 HOTEL.
  • People’s Park in the Sky is 43.5 km from the property. 
  • The nearest airport is Ninoy Aquino International, the property provides a for-hire airport shuttle service, and the airport is 70.8 kilometers away.

Da Condotel Tagaytay @ Wind Residences

  • Address: Tower 4, SMDC Wind Residences, General E. Aguinaldo, Barangay Maharlika West, Tagaytay City 
  • Most popular facilities:
    • Two (2) swimming pools
    • Private Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Family rooms
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Non-smoking rooms
  • 7.4 km from Picnic Grove
  • People’s Park in the Sky is 11.3 km. 

Hotel Carlito Tagaytay

  • Address: Calamba Rd Brgy. San Jose, 4120 Tagaytay, Philippines
  • Hotel Carlito Tagaytay is 8 kilometers from People’s Park in the Sky.
  • The nearest airport is Ninoy Aquino International Airport, 46.7 km from the hotel.
  • Most popular facilities:
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Family rooms
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Non-smoking rooms

Exploring the Charm of Nearby Towns

Tagaytay is a famous tourist destination in the Philippines, renowned for its temperate weather, picturesque scenery, and natural wonders. 

Here are some nearby towns in Tagaytay with stunning tourist spots:


  • Silang is on the eastern side.
  • It is home to several farms and orchards that offer a variety of fresh produce, such as fruits, vegetables, and herbs. 
  • Some famous attractions in Silang include the Gourmet Farms and the Masungi Georeserve.


  • Amadeo, a tiny village south, is renowned as the country’s coffee capital. 
  • Some of the top attractions in Amadeo include the Café Amadeo and the Pahimis Coffee Festival.


  • Mendez is in the east of Tagaytay.
  • Some of the top tourist spots in Mendez include:
    • the Balite Falls
    • the Malibiclibic Falls
    • the Cabag Cave


  • It’s in the southwest of Tagaytay. 
  • Alfonso is a scenic town known for its stunning natural attractions. 
  • Some of the top tourist spots in Alfonso include:
    • the Kaytitinga Falls
    • the Balay Dako Farm
    • The Alfonso Wind Farm.

These nearby towns offer visitors a wide range of stunning tourist spots to explore and enjoy.

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