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Tagaytay Travel Guide: Places To Visit In (And Near) Tagaytay City

Tagaytay City, a municipality in Cavite, is one of the most popular city to visit near Manila if you want to relax with nature and have a worthy leisure time. Due to the city’s cold temperature, it is being tagged as the “Second Summer Capital” of the country next to Baguio. So for those who doesn’t have enough time to spend in Baguio City, then visiting Tagaytay City is a good alternative option since the city is just 2 hours away from Manila. You can enjoy the cold gust of the wind, reconnect with nature or even eat a sumptuous meal with the Taal view.

So if you wish to visit this city, I listed some of the places you can visit in (and near) Tagaytay City.

  • Tagaytay Picnic Grove

Tagaytay Picnic Grove is one of the most known and visited tourist spot in Tagaytay. It is a popular place for family picnics and showcases a good lookout of Taal Volcano and Taal Lake. There are cottages to rent in the park, you can also ride their zipline, cable car, try horseback riding and ride their newly built Ferris Wheel! Souvenir shops also flock the area. For me, this is a one stop shop that anyone would surely enjoy.

Entrance Fee: P50

How to get there?

From Tagaytay market ride a jeepney with ‘People’s Park’ signage and ask the driver to drop you off in Picnic Grove.

  • People’s Park In The Sky

People’s Park is the highest point of Tagaytay City. The place tends to be eerie at times due to its unfinished and rusty structures but you can’t resist the breathtaking view the park has to offer. Since it is the utmost point of the city, it is the perfect place for viewing the beauty of the city on a higher view.

Entrance Fee: P30

How to get there?

From Tagaytay market, ride a jeepney with “People’s Park” signage. It will be the last drop off so you don’t have to worry about getting lost.

  • Sky Ranch

Sky Ranch is a popular amusement park that both kids and adults will surely love! Aside from the usual amusement rides that you will be seeing here, you will be fascinated by the view it has to offer since it is situated on the highlands of Tagaytay. Who would not love an amusement park with a Taal Volcano view? There’s a lot of rides you can enjoy here but the most popular one is the “Sky Eye” which is said to be one of the tallest Ferris Wheel of our country! There are some souvenir shops and restaurants as well on the park if you wish to eat and buy pasalubong.

Entrance Fee: P80 (Weekdays) and P100 (Weekends) Ride fees differ on each rides

How to get there?

From Tagaytay market, ride an Olivarez-bound jeepney and drop off in Olivarez near Rotonda then ride a jeepney bound to Nasugbu or Boundary and tell the driver to drop you off in Sky Ranch.

  • Dreamland Arts and Crafts Café

Dreamland Arts and Café is the perfect place for artsy individuals who has passion for arts and at the same time loves good food. This is an instagram haven food hub that has chic artsy designs. The main decorations of the place are dream catchers that comes in all shapes and colors. Apart from offering good food and Instagram worthy hub, they also offer dream catcher making sessions on the second floor of the restaurant.

Entrance Fee: None (You just have to order foods)

How to get there?

From Tagaytay market, you can ride an Olivarez-bound jeepney. From Olivarez Rotonda, you just have to take a 5-minute walk to your left towards Tagaytay-Calamba Road (the cafe is just beside Cityland). Here is the link for their FB page.

  • Caleruega Church

Caleruega Chruch is said to be the most popular wedding church near Tagaytay (it is actually situated in Nasugbu, Batangas). Caleruega Church got its name on one of the municipality in Spain. One would be amazed how the church was perfectly designed, it can be compared to those churches found in medieval Europe. Aside from the main church, there’s a lot of attractions that can be seen on the place such as the tent chapel, koi pond with walkways, hanging bridge, fountain, amphitheater plus the view of Mt. Batulao ranges.

Entrance fee: P30

How to get there?

From Tagaytay Olivarez, ride a Nasugbu-bound jeepney or bus and tell the driver to drop you off in KC Hillcrest Golf Course (it is the same jump off point of Mt. Batulao). From the jump-off point, chartered a tricycle that will take you to Caleruega Church. 

  • Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes is like an open shopping village situated on the highlands of Tagaytay-Nasugbu road overlooking superb foothills. Aside of having the most beautiful Starbucks, there are a lot of cozy restaurants and shops you can visit.

Entrance fee: None

How to get there?

From Tagaytay Olivarez, ride a Nasugbu bound jeepney or bus and ask the driver to drop you off in Twin Lakes.

  • Gingerbread House PH

Get back to the pages of your Hansel and Gretel story book and experience a taste of their Gingerbread house they found in the middle of the woods. Gingerbread House PH is a sugary escape on the mid of Alfonso, Cavite (it is just few minutes away from Tagaytay). Apart from the main Gingerbread house that has a Christmas-themed restaurant inside, they have other attractions such as fish spa, museum, Gingerbread hall and Gingerbread house miniatures perfect for pictorials.

(I wrote a more detailed blog regarding Gingerbread House PH. Here’s the link.)

Entrance fee: P50

How to get there?

From Tagaytay Olivarez, ride a Nasugbu-bound jeepney or bus and ask the driver to drop you off in Brgy. Upli (right beside the Shell gasoline station). Upon reaching Brgy. Upli, chartered a tricycle going to Gingerbread house (fare will be P70 one way).

There’s still a lot of activities to try and places to visit in Tagaytay City and once you are tired of visiting these stunning places you can end your day by dropping by on Mahogany market to eat the Tagaytay’s famous Bulalo! A Tagaytay trip wouldn’t be complete without tasting this famous dish.

Have you been to Tagaytay before? Share your experience below!