Remote City of Tagaytay, Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Tagaytay City is special ?
Tagaytay, officially the City of Tagaytay (Filipino: Lungsod ng Tagaytay), is a component city in the province of Cavite, in the Philippines. It is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations because of its outstanding scenery and cooler climate provided by its high altitude. Tagaytay overlooks Taal Lake in Batangas and provides one of the iconic views of the Philippines, the view of Taal Volcano Island in the middle of the lake, viewable from several vantage points in the city.
Tagaytay is relatively close to the capital city of Manila, only 55 km (34 mi) away via Aguinaldo Highway, providing an easy escape for the locals from the heat of the big city.
What to explore at Tagaytay City?
The city of Tagaytay is a tourist attraction for local and foreign visitors. It is an excellent vantage point of Taal Lake and Volcano. Tagaytay offers a breathtaking sight of the famous Taal Lake - a lake within an island within a lake.
Tagaytay City has vast resources and possesses tremendous potentials for development in tourism and agriculture. It is envisioned to become a city that is enrich and comfortable to live in and visit, with flowers in bloom along roadsides, ridges and mountains swathed in green, pure and unpolluted air and climate always invigorating. Tagaytay is a perfect getaway for people seeking respite from the daily pressures of life in the metropolis. It is home to more than 60 convents and congregations and numerous hotels, resorts, and convention centers. Lush forests, open grasslands and gentle slopes make up a calm scene that pleases and refreshes the eye - conducive for meditation and concentration needed during training, conventions and retreats.
How to get to Tagaytay City?
Tagaytay is an hour and 15 minute drive from Manila via the South Luzon Expressway or using the Coastal Road Expressway and the Aguinaldo Highway. If going through the South Luzon Expressway, take the Carmona Exit and drive down through the Governor's Drive and Silang up to the entrance of Tagaytay City. Or through South Luzon Expressway, take Sta. Rosa exit going straight to Tagaytay City.
There are two possible ways to get to Tagaytay via the Coastal Road: Taking the Coastal Road to the Aguinaldo Highway and continuing south, and using the Indang and Mendez Roads in the Trece Martirez and Amadeo areas. If coming from the neighboring town of Ternate, Cavite take the Naic Road and drive straight to Indang and Trece Martirez.
From Batangas Province, the best way to reach Tagaytay is through the new circumferential road. From Laguna, you may enter Tagaytay through the Carmona exit. There are buses that ply to Tagaytay from Manila on a daily basis from 8:00 AM to 6:00PM. Several bus companies have their terminals in EDSA, Pasay City, and at Baclaran, below LRT, Manila.
- Tagaytay, Coolest hub in the Area
- Taal Volcano is still breathtaking
- Not to miss when you are in Philippines
- Perfect Getaway In The Philippines
- Home of the peace
City of Tagaytay, Philippines
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We did a day trip to Tagaytay it was a nice drive and very beautiful scenery. Great location we went to the amusement park there which is very nice for the kids
it's a don't miss place when you're near Cavite! the air is clean, the beauty of the place is amazing, luv it here! it's a must-see!
From Festival Mall Filinvest City Alabang, we took a van to the higher land of Tagaytay. It is a cold area similar to Genting Highland in Malaysia and it got theme park too.From the van station, we took a jepney to the Skyranch. The Skyranch was packed with people so we decided to just take a quick look from the outside and moved on to a Krispy Kreme outlet to buy coffee and something to eat.Later we took a jepney back to the earlier station and took a motorcycle with a sidecar to the Taal Volcano Island
It was definately my favorite place to visit on this trip to the philippines. Almost everywhere you go there is a view of taal lake and volcanoe. Riding on the motorcycle with the side car everywell was interesting. There is a very good barbecue place thats the best outside of the us