tagaytayTagaytay is still the go-to place for people who want a quick escape from Manila. Here are the reasons why.

Say what you will about Tagaytay, but weekend warriors always talk about it with fondness, and it’s still the go-to place for people who want a quick escape from Manila.

We list down 6 reasons why Tagaytay is still one of the best places to be.

You can relax and savor the cool climate.

At 2,096 feet above sea level, Tagaytay is #blessed with cool weather all year round. If you can’t
drive up to Baguio, Tagaytay is the next best thing.


The freshest produce is everywhere.

With the cool weather and the fertile soil, fruits and vegetables thrive and grow abundantly in Tagaytay. Take a break from your usual diet and indulge in salads and other organic eats. Shop for produce to take home from the stalls along the main highway.

The food choices are amazing.


Sought-after restaurants like Balay Dako (Filipino), Breakfast at Antonio’s (All-Day Breakfast), Marcia Adams (Mediterranean), Antonio’s (Fine Dining), and Café Voila (Asian Fusion) make the drive to Tagaytay worth it.

Perhaps Tagaytay’s most iconic dish is bulalo, a clear soup made from beef shanks and vegetables. And there’s no other place to get a piping hot, steaming bowl than in Mahogany Market, where there’s a bulalo strip. The stalls are simple and unpretentious, but the bulalo is undeniably delicious.

It’s a family-friendly getaway.


There is a wide range of activities that the family can enjoy in Tagaytay. Le Don’s Garden is an organic farm that offers toy making sessions, art demos, and healthy cooking lessons. For an art appreciation weekend, stop by Museo Orlina, where acclaimed glass sculptor Ramon Orlina is showcasing his awe-inspiring pieces. Check out the world’s largest puzzle collection at Puzzle Mansion – you can even buy puzzles you can put together when you get home.


Outdoor enthusiasts can trek Taal Volcano, the smallest active volcano in the world. The little ones will have fun riding the Sky Eye (one of the biggest Ferris Wheels in the country) or trying out the zip line at the SkyRanch leisure complex. A combination of a zoo, farm, and theme park, PARADIZOO has animals, gardens, a bee farm, a butterfly farm, and even a special events pavilion.

You’ll be in the mood to get hitched.


Because of its charmingly rustic ambiance, Tagaytay is a favorite wedding destination. Brides (and grooms, too) are spoilt for choice: There’s Hacienda Isabella, Chateau Hestia, Tagaytay Highlands, Narra Hill, Clear Water Resthouse, Bali Village Hotel, Angelfields Nature Sanctuary, Taal Vista Hotel, and The Forest Barn.

It’s a perfect place for a property investment.


Looking for a weekend home for your family? Consider Tagaytay. The ongoing developments have led to higher property values, making it one of the most sought-after property locations in the country. With the continuous influx of visitors, you can sign up in platforms such as Airbnb and lease out your home or condo unite to vacationers. It’s a welcome source of passive income.

If you want to live like every day is a vacation, you should look no further than Tagaytay!

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