Tagaytay would always a go-to place anytime you think of a little adventure after a whole week of your busy schedule. Aside from having a view of the beautiful Taal and eating on Tagaytay’s best bulalo houses, another attraction opened to add up on your next Tagaytay road trip. Bearseum Suites is a hotel and a museum that anyone can visit to reminisce one’s happy childhood memories. You can finish the museum for 15-20 minutes and load yourself with all kinds of teddy bears one could ever imagine. Located in 045 Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Rd., Tagaytay City this place should be definitely a must-try place whenever you are already on the area.
How to Go to Bearseum?
From Santa Rosa, Laguna
Make your way to Balibago, Complex and ride a jeepney bound to Tagaytay Market. Jeepney terminal is located beside Victory Mall and the fare would be around P40. Travel time is around 45 minutes and Bearseum Museum stands beside Loumar’s Cafe.
From Tagaytay City
Make your way to Tagaytay Market and ride a jeepney bound to Balibago, Santa Rosa. Just asked the driver to drop you off on Bearseum or Loumar’s Cafe. Alternatively, from Tagaytay Market you can simply charter a tricycle that will take you directly to Bearseum. Tricycle drivers might ask you to pay P20 each.
Going Around Bearseum:
Upon entering the compound, you have to register for an entrance fee. The entrance fee would be P190 during weekdays while it’s P240 during weekends, this includes the entrance to the museum, a string bag to put in your shoes and two tokens that you can use to play on their claw machine afterward.
Guests of different groups are not allowed to enter the museum at the same time so you really need to wait for your turn. You might wait in their receiving area or in their restaurant. For our case, we chose the latter and we got overwhelmed already of the decorations that welcomed us. Everything was beautifully designed!
Once your turn in the museum, footwears are no longer allowed and you need to put in your socks. The first room is the room of endless circles. It has a huge white-blue bear and the staff is more than happy to assist you in taking photos. They would even ask you what to pose.
Second corner of the room has these huge pink and brown teddy bears. The walls of it suggests the benefits of hugging.
Next corner would highlight a bathtub full of plastic balls and of course, teddy bears. And yes! Bathe yourself with love and happiness as they suggest.
Next room showcases a staircase to your happiness. It is a stairway full of Pandas on the sides. On top, a big teddy bear awaits you and I couldn’t agree with the sign that it holds “Your way to happiness is through your own self”.
Below the staircase, there is a bear inside a big box that you can take a picture with. Standing inside would make you look like a part of a gigantic toy. In front of the big box is a waiting area that is still undeniably instagrammable as well. You can took photos here while waiting to enter their last and biggest room in the museum.
The last room is probably the highlight of your visit here. It has many corners with different themes.
One corner would showcase a “Bear-y Happy” as a backdrop.
Another side is like a thrown for the king and queen teddy bears.
This side is like a wedding booth.
This corner has bicycles and beautiful frames as background.
My favorite part is this side that they made like a tree. The colorful trunk and branches stretches to the leaves made of cloth and colorful papers on the ceiling. Every corner is so beautiful, sweet and really radiates happiness to anyone.
After getting around the museum, you can now use your token for the claw machine or eat a sumptuous meal in their restaurant. They also have a souvenir shop that sells teddy bear memorabilias. Museum is open from 9:30 am-8:30 pm.