A Sweet Escape: Tagaytay’s Hidden Edens

By: Rose Mary Madrigal

While the bustling crowds and big city offer lots of restaurants, malls, nightlife, and gorgeous city lights, it can also get overwhelming at times. Sometimes, you just want to escape and go somewhere more tranquil without having to leave the country or simply near Metro Manila. Whether you’re with your friends, your family, or just by yourself, a quick getaway from the city is achievable at Tagaytay City.

Easily escape the city with that Tagaytay condo for sale. Not only can you occasionally enjoy a near-tourist attraction, but you’d be surprised if Tagaytay City becomes your second home.

Tagaytay has the perfect chilly weather that makes visitors feel as if they are far from the city. It’s family, and pet-friendly, great for friend groups, staycations, and even just by yourself. Tagaytay City offers the best choices of restaurants, and accommodations, and is filled with plenty of places to do activities. So, if you’re looking for a sweet escape near the Metro, here are some hidden gems of Tagaytay that you should see.

Tagaytay Best Tourist Destination

Tagaytay City

Despite Tagaytay being a weekend destination, it remains a “rising weekend destination”, Tagaytay City offers more than just the chilly weather and a wonderful view of Taal Volcano. From amusement parks, food, wellness, and views from the mountain ridge located at Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City is easily located through Google Maps.

Unwind at Tagaytay Picnic Grove Complex

One of the many things you can also do at an escape to Tagaytay City is enjoy a nice simple picnic date at the picnic grove. But don’t consider this the ONLY thing to do here. This park attraction offers hut rentals, gazebos, and daily activities that are suitable for both the young and the young at heart. A place perfect to enjoy your own food. The many things you can do at Tagaytay picnic grove include going on an eco-trail or even horseback riding.

They also offer cable car rides, badminton, and plenty of other outdoor activities. If horseback riding isn’t your thing, be more free-spirited and go on a zipline. Tagaytay Picnic Grove complex is perfect as well for those looking for some quiet time to read their favorite novel, sit, stroll, or just relax and enjoy the Tagaytay breeze.

Stroll and Relax at the People’s Park in the Sky

A combination of the cold weather plus the great view can be experienced at People’s Park in the Sky or also known as Palace in the Sky. Besides the place’s history; there are also gazebos, footbridges, huts, and trails to get you a better glimpse of Taal Lake. The urban park is a canceled scaffolding due to President Reagan’s canceled visit during the Marcos regime. Now opened as a popular attraction. You can freely walk around the area but it’s best advised to avoid the early hours of 5 AM-8 AM as there is a 0% visibility of the Taal Volcano because of the fog. An entrance fee of Php 30 is needed to visit the People’s Park in the Sky.

Enjoy the Healing Wonders at Nurture Wellness Village

If it’s relaxing spas you’re looking for, include Nurture Wellness Village in your Tagaytay itinerary. Awarded as one of “Asia’s Spa Magazines’ Top Seven Spas of the Philippines”, Nurture Wellness Village nurtures you through meditation, spas, lounging, and ambiance.

From the body massage inclusions range, wellness village offers health and wellness services for your specific needs. Nurture wellness village also offers room accommodations like glamping, family rooms, and farmhouses.

A Fun and Memorable Experience

As you plan to visit Tagaytay, include an escape of food and amusement. This theme park is known as one of the “world-famous amusement parks”. Sky Ranch Tagaytay is a must-visit especially if you’re looking forward to enjoying park rides, restaurants, and stalls available. Of course, sky ranch Tagaytay offers an amazing view of Taal Lake especially when you ride the Sky Eye. Enjoy each ride that is suitable for any age.

Get Creative at Puzzle Mansion

If you’re looking to do something fun while being creative, puzzle mansion should be on your list. Besides the museum boasts art made of puzzles, and they offer on-hand puzzle projects that you can look through and purchase.

Puzzle Mansion also houses one of the biggest puzzle collections in the world, even earning a Guinness World Record. If you’re looking for a place to stay, Puzzle Mansion also offers bed and breakfast accommodation.

Other Tagaytay Tourist Spots

Go for a spiritual journey.

Tierra de Maria is a perfect Tagaytay tourist spot for those who would like a solemn and calming retreat. Standing at the gate of Tierra de Maria is a 50-foot statue of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Manaog. Besides the statue, guests that come to Tierra de Maria can also pray at the church and make prayer requests. There are other churches and cathedrals besides Tierra de Maria that you can visit. Among those are Ina ng Saklolo and Our Lady of Lourdes church. You can opt to book a Tagaytay day tour to go around Tagaytay City even further depending on what you’d like for your itinerary.

Food trips

An escape from the city would not be complete without a hearty meal. Notable restaurants offer the best from local to international cuisines, there is a place for specific for what it is you are craving.

Try Bag of Beans

is just one of the many popular restaurants around Tagaytay City. If you’re a coffee lover, there are coffee shops in the shopping villageOf course, your food trip would not be complete without your local roadside bulalohan restaurants. It’s a perfect treat with the cool Tagaytay weather while getting a glimpse of Taal Lake.

Don’t Forget Your Pasalubong!

Of course, a Tagaytay trip is not complete without some pasalubongs. If you’re heading back to the Metro sooner, stop by the mahogany market. Stock up on fresh finds at the Mahogany Beef Market for your next cooking session or for your kitchen pantry. You can also buy treats like buko pie, tarts, and much more. Fresh fruits are also sold alongside Tagaytay and other Tagaytay delicacies.

Time for a Staycation

Crosswinds Resort Suite

Crosswinds Resort Suites is an exclusive, 100-hectare, resort with a scenic community that is heavily influenced by Switzerland’s architectural design with lush woodlands and tall mountain peaks. The resort is one of the best places to relax in the quiet outdoors — a perfect getaway place for a staycation. It is also near the best coffee places in Tagaytay!

Pine Suites Tagaytay

Pine Suites Tagaytay is one of the “go-to” condos when planning a staycation in Tagaytay City. Its rustic Danish-inspired architectural design adds to the serene and comfortable feel of the place, adding to its location. Being away from the city, Pine Suites Tagaytay will give a person their most needed getaway from the bustling city life.


Still in development, the condo for sale in TagaytayPinevale, has a vision that promises a relaxing stay, giving its patrons the comfort of nature and the cool breeze of Tagaytay while still having access to the city’s life. From canopy trails and fitness spaces to heated pools, and a hygge garden, you will find tranquility in this condo.

Contact us today to reserve your very own Tagaytay condo!

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