Whether you’re on for an adventure of a lifetime or just want a quick escape from the busy city life, Tagaytay never fails to satisfy your wanderlust cravings. With the many Tagaytay tourist spots to see, delectable dishes to munch on, and fun experiences not to miss out on while enjoying the cool weather, you will definitely have the vacation you’ve been looking for.
That’s why it’s no wonder that Tagaytay remains on top of the list of best weekend destinations near Manila for city dwellers.
To help you plan your vacation, we’ve rounded up 12 best places to visit in Tagaytay.
1. Taal Volcano and Lake
This destination is one of the top Tagaytay tourist spots not to miss! Even at its most devastated state, Taal Volcano remains as one of the most remarkable and eye-catching attractions of nature. It has become a must-visit destination for every traveler across the world because of its picturesque features like no other.
While this volcano is one of the smallest in the world, it’s also among the most dangerous ones.
2. Picnic Grove
Picnic grove is a beautiful place 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
People’s Park in the Sky, formerly known as the Palace in the Sky, 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. Sky Ranch
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!
5. Museo Orlina
One of the most unique places to visit in Tagaytay is 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.
6. 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. Make sure you won’t miss Puzzle Mansion as this is one of the best Tagaytay tourist spots.
7. Sonya’s Garden
Tranquil and romantic—these words perfectly describe Sonya’s Garden. Surrounded by lush greenery and colorful flowers and full of wooden furniture make the place like the ones in fairy tales. It’s a tropical garden, Bed and Breakfast, and Restaurant in one perfect for intimate gatherings, special occasions, and a proposal venue, that’s why Sonya’s Garden is one of the best places to visit in Tagaytay for couples.
8. Mahogany Beef Market
If you’re looking for a great taste of bulalo (beef marrow stew) to beat the chilly weather, one of the best places to go in Tagaytay is the Mahogany Beef Market. While there are many fancy restaurants in Tagaytay that serve equally delicious bulalo, Mahogany Beef Market offers one of the best bulalo in town at the most affordable prices!
If you’re an animal lover and fancy a safari-kind of like trip, then you might want to include Paradizoo and ZooRI (Zoo at Residence Inn) in your Tagaytay tourist spots itinerary. You can see all kinds of lovely animals from farm-raised horses, chickens and wild ones like lions, monkeys to aerial creatures. You can also see reptiles like snakes and iguanas and various sea creatures.
10. Tierra de Maria
Another destination you should stop by when in Tagaytay is the Tierra de Maria where there is a 50-foot image of Mother Mary. Once you go inside, you will already be in a solemn mood. From there, you can also get a panoramic view of Tagaytay making it among the best places to go in Tagaytay.
11. Nurture Wellness Village
In case you need a full-on pampering session and an oasis to cope with stress, Nurture Wellness Village is the place to be! This place offers health and wellness services that go for more than the usual 1-hour massage. Nurture Wellness Village is one of the favorite Tagaytay tourist spots of city dwellers!
12. Dreamland Arts & Crafts Cafe
Ending our list of famous spots in Tagaytay is the Dreamland Arts and Crafts Cafe. It is a great place to visit if you’re looking for a quick bite after hours of exploring the city. The place is surrounded with all things boho and indie that will definitely appeal to the artist in you.
Where to stay in Tagaytay
Now that you’ve seen the list of places to visit in Tagaytay, it’s time to look for the best hotel to stay at for a night or two. While going to Tagaytay can be quite expensive, you can still travel here on a budget. All you have to do is find the perfect hotel that meets your taste, comfort, and budget!
We’ve listed below some of the best budget accommodations in Tagaytay that will definitely make your trip more affordable.
- Mar Ermino’s Room for Rent
Price range: P1,000-P2,2000/night
- Casamara Garden Tagaytay
Price range: P1,000-P6,000/night
- Rachel’s Bed and Breakfast
Price range: P1,000-P1,200/night
- ZEN Rooms Titus Poison Garden
Price range: P1,600-P2,000/night
- ZEN Rooms Mijo Hotel Tagaytay
Price range: P1,700-P3,500/night
- Berrie Suites Hotel
Price range: P1,900-P4,800/night
We hope these Tagaytay tourist spots will give you a fun and memorable experience! Stay Safe! Stay ZEN!
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