Tagaytay is a weekend getaway and it is 60 km away from Manila. It is an underrated city ,with untouched natural beauty. Many travelers don’t feel like staying in Tagaytay, hence prefer to drive from Manila in the morning and return by Night. But, Tagaytay has a lot to offer from its natural beauty to old type Amusement parks. Many cafes and restaurants offers beautiful views of Taal Volcano, which is truly a natural anomaly that will leave you stunned.

  • Taal Volcano and Lake: Must Visit
  • Our Lady of Manaoag at Tierra de Maria: A religious place
  • Breakfast at Antonio’s: Lot of options in Food
  • Picnic Grove: Very famous
  • Cafe Veranda Cultural Show: Located at Taal Vista Hotel
  • Sky Ranch: Amusement Park
  • Taal Vista Hotel Deck View: Best View of Tagaytay
  • Zoori : Small Zoo


Taal Volcano Taal Lake TagaytayIf you are visiting Tagaytay, Taal Volcano is Must Visit Place in Tagaytay. It is a complex volcano located on the Luzon Island in Tagaytay. It is the second most active volcano in the county and had 33 historical eruptions. All eruptions are concentrated on Luzon Island.

Boat ride is available from Talisay, which is around 60 minutes away from Tagaytay city. After reaching the island, you can take a horse ride or trek of around 40 minutes. It is recommended to start early at 6:00 am, keep plenty of water and comfortable shoes.

Loacation: Talisay and San Nicolas, Batangas, Luzon, Philippines. (It is located 50 km south from city)

Tour Fee: Many travel companies have different costs. But it is in the range of 4k to 6k for a day tour.


OUR LADY OF MANAOAG AT TIERRA DE MARIAIt is one of the Very Famous Places to Visit in Tagaytay. The statue of our Lady of Manaoag is from a 17th Century image of the Virgin Mary with The Child Jesus enshrined at the Basilica. It was brought from Spain to the Philippines in the early 17th Century by the priest Juan de San Jacinto. The Statue is 50ft tall followed by a small Church. You can also Visit Flea Market for religious shopping.

Location: Tagaytay – Calamba Rd, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines (It is around 15 minutes from Tagaytay City Market)

Entry Fee: No entry fees.


Breakfast at Antonio's

Breakfast at Antonio’s is about impeccable attention to details in food and service, but has a more fine and relaxed family dining atmosphere.

They serve an all day breakfast and the menu is designed to rouse the senses. You will find comforting breakfast, European brunch fares, classic deli and sweet treats. They have freshly baked bread, homemade jams, curds, flavored yogurt as well as prepared meats.

Location: E. AGUINALDO HIGHWAY, BARANGAY, Tagaytay, 4120 Cavite, Philippines.

Timings: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm (All days)


Picnic GroveWhen it comes to natural sightseeing, the Picnic Grove is the place with numerous huts and tables. A place for family gathering, picnics and friends meet-up location. You can also enjoy horseback riding, Zipline, cable car etc. Eco trail available for nature lovers.

Location: Tagaytay Picnic Grove Complex, Barangay, End, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines (Around 3 km from Tagaytay City Market)

Timing: 7 am to 7 pm (all days)


Cafe Veranda TagaytayCafe Veranda Restaurant is in the compound of Hotel Taal Vista. It has modern architecture with their traditional food, they have Buffets for Lunch and Dinner. This is one of the Must visit places in Tagaytay. Stay or visit you’ll be treated with a 4 course Filipino meal which you can enjoy with Filipinos dancing in traditional attire. They have 2 shows, one at lunch and one at dinner. Try to reach early and book your table near the performing area.

Location: Kilometer 60 Emilio Aguinaldo Hwy, Kaybagal South, Tagaytay, 4120 Cavite, Philippines

Timings of Cultural Show: One at Lunch and one at Dinner.


Sky Ranch TagaytaySky Ranch is an amusement park, it has rides for all age groups. You need 4-5 hours to cover all the points/attractions/rides. Most people start their way in the evening, as it looks more beautiful in those blinking lightning. They have created separate spaces for small kids/toddlers. Picnic is not complete without good food, you can enjoy food in Restaurants and at mini food huts.

Location: Km. 60 Tagaytay – Nasugbu Hwy, Kaybagal South, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines

Entry Fee: 80 Php is the entry fee and then you have to buy seperate tickets for each ride costing from 50 php to 200 php.

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm (Saturday & Sunday: 8 am to 10 pm)


Taal Vista Hotel View DeckIn most of the Hotels, Scenic view is available only for their in-house guests . At TaalVista , visitors also can enjoy the views of Taal Volcano and Lake. This place offers picturesque views from Hotel Deck, you can even spend a beautiful evening with family and enjoy Sunset. Taal Vista Hotel Offers picnic at Viewing deck.

Location: Kilometer 60 Emilio Aguinaldo Hwy, Kaybagal South, Tagaytay, 4120 Cavite, Philippines


Zoori TagaytayZoori is created to experience nature and wildlife together. Here you can enjoy the view of Taal Volcano together with wild animals. They have wild animals like lions, apes, camels, eagles, some fishes, some snacks and other animals like sheep and monkeys. Since the space is very small, animals are not treated well. Such as, a lion has a very small cage and it was so disappointing for us to see white lion like that. Same treatment with other animals too.

Location: Tagaytay – Nasugbu Hwy, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines

Timings: 8 am to 8 pm.

Entry Fees: 249 PHP- Adult (above 4ft) | 199 PHP – Kids (2-3 ft)

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  1. I don’t like it too that some small Zoo’s keeping their animals in small cages… poor animals. I wonder what had happened now that there was a volcanic eruptions and now covid-19? Any news?

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    • Hi Vinneve,
      No news about them. But, I believe that authorities must be taking care of these animals. After all, they need to maintain Zoo, once this Covid situation will pass, people will start visiting again.

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