The Complete Guide For A Staycation in Tagaytay

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Tagaytay has always been a popular and go-to vacation destination for city dwellers because it offers a plethora of beautiful places to see and fun things to do. That’s why it’s no wonder that many travelers opt for a staycation in Tagaytay for a quick respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

From the amazing Taal Volcano and yummiest bulalo to the oh-so-fun rides at a famous amusement park, you’ll surely have a great time in Tagaytay!

Affordable Tagaytay Staycation

If you’re looking for the best Tagaytay staycation hotel, ZEN Rooms Berrie Suites is a great place to have your staycation. 

Starting at PHP 3,285/night, you can already enjoy an affordable staycation in Tagaytay. 

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What’s Inside This Tagaytay Staycation Blog?

If you’re planning on spending a couple of days off in this city, we’ve created this travel guide for you to have the best staycation in Tagaytay.

Where to stay in Tagaytay

If you’re looking for the cheapest staycation in Tagaytay or just a place that will let you escape the busyness of the city, ZEN Rooms got you covered.

Rachel’s Bed and Breakfast

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Address: Tagaytay-Calamba Rd. San Jose, Tagaytay City

Amenities: Flat Screen TV, Cable TV Channel, 24h Front Desk, 24h Room Service, Parking, Common Kitchen, Shared Lounge / TV Area, Designated Smoking Area, Hot Shower

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ZEN Rooms Berrie Suites

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Price from PHP 3,285/night

Address: Tagaytay-Calamba Rd. San Jose, Tagaytay City

Amenities: 24h Front Desk, Parking, Ironing Facilities, Baggage Storage, Flat Screen TV, Cable TV Channel, Designated Smoking Area, Hair Dryer, Bidet

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Check-in Requirements

Guests from MGCQ and GCQ Areas 1. Hotel Booking Confirmation 2. No guest below 21 and above 60 years old3. Valid Government ID such as passport, driver’s license, SSS UMID, Postal ID, Philhealth ID, TIN, Voter’s ID, Senior Citizen ID, PWD ID. 

Most Beautiful Tagaytay Attractions to Visit

Whether you’re game for an adventure or just want to relax and escape the busy city life, Tagaytay will not disappoint you. Here are the seven (7) must-visit spots that will let you experience a mix of fun and respite while enjoying an affordable staycation in Tagaytay.

1. Taal Volcano and Lake

taal volcano

While Taal Volcano is one of the smallest in the world, it’s also among the most dangerous ones. This destination is one of the best places to visit in Tagaytay. Even at its most devastated state, Taal Volcano remains as one of the most remarkable and eye-catching attractions in Tagaytay. Because of its picturesque features like no other, it has become a must-visit destination for every traveler across the world.

2. Picnic Grove

tourists at tagaytay picnic grove

Photo taken from Wikimedia Commons

A family staycation in Tagaytay is not complete without visiting the Picnic Grove.

It is a popular spot in Tagaytay perfect for families and couples to come for a picnic or just enjoy the stunning view. Aside from having a picnic, there are other activities here that you can enjoy such as horseback riding, ziplining, swimming, shopping, and cable car riding. 

3. People’s Park in the Sky

tourists at People’s Park in the Sky

Another famous Tagaytay tourist spot is People’s Park in the Sky. Formerly known as the Palace in the Sky, this attraction is an incomplete mansion that was converted into an urban park. The view up there is breathtaking offering you a good sight of the Tagaytay landscape.

It is said that then First Lady Imelda Marcos ordered the mansion to be built to accommodate then U.S. President Ronald Reagan’s planned trip to the Philippines during former President and dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ term. But the construction stopped when the visit was canceled. Nevertheless, the unfinished business turned out to be a great attraction that you should include in your Tagaytay tourist spots itinerary.

4. Museo Orlina

facade of museo orlina

Photo credits to Museo Orlina

If you’re looking for a unique place to visit in Tagaytay, go to Museo Orlina, especially if you fancy art and sculptures. This place is a feast for the eyes for art-lovers as you’ll see different kinds of artworks here like glass sculptures made by local and foreign artists. 

5. Puzzle Mansion

facade of tagaytay puzzle mansion

Photo credits to Puzzle Mansion

Puzzle Mansion houses one of the largest collections of finished puzzles in the world that earned a Guiness World Record for puzzle collector Georgina Gil-Lacuna in 2012. There are various 2D and 3D puzzle sets, pieces of several shapes, sizes, materials, and subject matter. And of course, you shouldn’t miss the puzzle reproductions of paintings by world-renowned artists such as Picasso, Degas, and Gaudi. Everyone, even the kids, will enjoy this spot so make sure to visit Puzzle Mansion when you’re having a family staycation in Tagaytay. 

6. Sonya’s Garden

beautiful garden at Sonya’s Garden

Photo credits to Sonya’s Garden

Traveling with your significant other? Consider visiting Sonya’s Garden if you’re looking for a tranquil and romantic place in Tagaytay. 

The lush greenery and colorful flowers in the area make the place like the ones in fairy tales. It’s a tropical garden, Bed and Breakfast, and Restaurant in one perfect for staycation in Tagaytay for couples, intimate gatherings, special occasions (and a proposal venue!)

7. Sky Ranch

sky ranch tagaytay

Photo credits to Sky Ranch Philippines

Make your staycation in Tagaytay more fun by trying all the rides at Sky Ranch! From the kid-friendly rides to extreme ones, SKy Ranch Tagaytay will surely give you a fun adventure to remember.

Read this blog to see the full list of best Tagaytay tourist spots. 

Fun Things to Do in Tagaytay

To help you plan a fun Tagaytay affordable staycation, we’ve listed the top five (5) things to do in Tagaytay!

1. Sightseeing

stunning view of taal volcano's crater

People come to Tagaytay not just to feel its cool breeze but also to go sightseeing. There are many Tagaytay attractions that never fail to amaze its visitors. The most famous Tagaytay tourist spot is the Taal Volcano. 

Not only you can enjoy a Tagaytay staycation with Taal view but you can also see this famous volcano even from the restaurants lining up at Tagaytay – Nasugbu Highway. 

2. Food tripping

bulalo for staycation in tagaytay

What’s a trip to Tagaytay without eating bulalo? Bulalo is a light colored soup that is made by cooking beef shanks and bone marrow until the collagen and fat has melted into the clear broth. It typically includes leafy vegetables, corn on the cob, scallions, onions, garlic, ginger, and fish sauce. Some people drive to Tagaytay just to have a quick Bulalo fix! The best place to try bulalo is at Mahogany Market, Leslie’s, and Balay Dako.

3. Trekking

girl trekking taal volcano staycation in tagaytay

If a scenic view of Taal Volcano from afar is enough to be amazed at its beauty, what more if you can see it up close? So if you’re itching to go on an adventure while you’re on a Tagaytay condo staycation, go for a trek to Taal Volcano!

4. Horseback riding

Horseback riding staycation in tagaytay

If you’re too tired (or feeling lazy) to trek all the way to Taal Volcano, you can try horseback riding instead. Going up the crater riding a horse will take about 20 minutes. Once you’re there, you could see the steamy rocks oozing with steam.

5. Trying extreme rides

sky ranch for staycation in tagaytay

Photo credits to Sky Ranch Philippines

Bring back your childhood with Sky Ranch’s wide variety of rides such as the Sky Eye, the second tallest Ferris wheel in the Philippines, Super Viking, and Sky Cruiser, as well as smaller rides fit for kids. This amusement park does not only offer fun rides but also a good view of the Taal Volcano. You’re hitting two birds with one stone at this Tagaytay tourist spot!

Read this blog to see the full list of the most fun things to do in Tagaytay. 

Travel Safety Tips: Staycation and Vacation amid COVID-19

We understand how excited you are to travel again but before you do, make sure to follow these tips for a safe adventure!

  1. Always follow the health and safety protocols
  2. Wear face masks and face shield whenever possible
  3. Always sanitize your hands and belongings
  4. Practice social distancing
  5. Make sure to bring the travel requirements 
  6. Always check your destination’s local government website and social media pages for Philippines Tourism Staycation Update
  7. Pre-book your hotels to avoid hassle
  8. Always follow hotel policy and travel rules documents for each destination. Ensure you have all the documents needed for staycation and vacation with you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Staycation in Tagaytay

Q: Where can I staycation in Tagaytay?

A: If you’re looking for the best Tagaytay staycation hotel, ZEN Rooms Berrie Suites is a great place to have your staycation. 

Q: Why Tagaytay is the best?

A: Tagaytay is a great destination for quick getaways because it’s near Manila and it offers many beautiful spots and fun things to do.

Q: Is Tagaytay open for tourists?

A: Yes. Tagaytay is now open for tourists but senior citizens and those below 21 years old are prohibited from entering establishments. When traveling to Tagaytay, follow the minimum health standards, such as the wearing of face masks and following physical distancing protocols. 

Q: Do you need a travel pass going to Tagaytay?

A: Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla earlier said tourists do not need a travel pass to visit Tagaytay, while the province is under MGCQ or modified general community quarantine but  people from areas with stricter community quarantines need to present a travel pass.

Q: What are the best things to do in Tagaytay?

A: Here are some of the most fun activities to try in Tagaytay:

  1. Sightseeing
  2. Food tripping
  3. Horseback riding
  4. Trekking
  5. Trying extreme rides

Q: What are the best Tagaytay tourist spots?

A: Here are the seven (7) must-visit spots that will let you experience a mix of fun and respite while enjoying an affordable staycation in Tagaytay.

  1. Taal Volcano and Lake
  2. Picnic Grove
  3. People’s Park in the Sky
  4. Museo Orlina
  5. Puzzle Mansion
  6. Sonya’s Garden
  7. Sky Ranch

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