Tourist Spots in the Philippines

Tagaytay’s Top 9 Tourist Spots

Planning a quick vacation on a budget? Head over to Tagaytay City in Cavite! This is the favorite go-to place among locals and tourists who want a breath of fresh air and chill environment. As it is around two to three hours away from Metro Manila, no wonder people love enjoy going to the area.

Make the most of your stay as you bask in the cool weather. Check out these top tourist spots and attractions in Tagaytay!

1. People’s Park in the Sky

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(photo via Instagram, @herromomo)

Located at the highest point in Tagaytay, this popular destination provides tourists with stunning views of both Taal and the surrounding city.

  • Location: Mount Sungay (Mount Gonzales), Tagaytay – Calamba Road, Mt. Sungay, Brgy. Dapdap East. (View Map)
  • Fee(s): P30
  • Operation hours: 8am-5pm, daily
  • Best for: Family outings, chill vacay, random trips
  • Adventure level: Mild
  • Highlight(s): Take in the breathtaking view.
  • Insider info: You may ride the jeepney to take you to the highest point.
  • Activity tips:
    – Bring light jacket as it can get cold.

2. Taal Volcano/Lake

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Your Tagaytay trip will never be complete without seeing the beauty of Taal Volcano. This spectacular view is much enjoyed while dining in restaurants along the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway.

  • Location: Any place overlooking Taal Volcano/Lake (restaurant, hotel, etc.) (View Map)
  • Fee(s): FREE
  • Best time to visit: Daytime
  • Best for: Family outings, chill vacay, trip with friends
  • Adventure level: Mild
  • Highlight(s): Take in the views and capture photos.
  • Insider info: The volcano that you see from Tagaytay is not actually the volcano but just a part of the volcano island where Taal is located.
  • Activity tips:
    – Try the delicious food at Balay Dako and enjoy the accompanying Taal view.
    – Bring a light jacket or sweater just in case it gets cold.

3. Sky Ranch/Fun

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This 5-hectare amusement park is a go-to for many families because of its wide range of activities and food establishments. Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, the leisure park has something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Location: E. Aguinaldo Highway (Tagaytay-Nasugubu Road), Brgy. Kaybagal South (View Map)
  • Fee(s): Entrance fee is P50, individual rides P50-250
  • Operation hours: 10am-10pm (Mondays to Fridays). 8am-10pm (Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays)
  • Best for: Family outings with kids, Get together with friends
  • Adventure level: Wild
  • Highlight(s): Go for an afternoon adventure with famous rides like Viking, Jump Around, Log Coaster Flying Bus, Zipline and The Sky Eye, which is dubbed as the tallest ferris wheel in the Philippines.
  • Contact details:
    Phone number: (02) 857-0100 local 1450
    Email/Website: www.skyranch.ph
    Facebook: @SkyRanchPHL
  • Activity tips:
    – Wear comfortable clothes.
    – Large groups have the option to rent out a gazebo.

4. Tagaytay Picnic Grove

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(photo via Instagram, @iamgenesis01)

Picnics are best done here. Families and friends will be afforded scenic views of the Taal Volcano while enjoying some bonding time. If you’re looking for something more adventurous, you can try out their zip line or go horse-back riding.

  • Location: Picnic Grove Complex, (Tagaytay-Calamba Road), Brgy. Sungay East (View Map)
  • Fee(s): P50
  • Operation hours: 9am-6pm
  • Best for: Family picnics, Hanging out with friends
  • Adventure level: Mild to Wild
  • Highlight(s): You can either enjoy a quiet picnic on the grass or get your adrenaline pumping by trying out their zipline rides.
  • Activity tips:
    – To avoid spending money, pack your own food instead of buying at the stalls.
    – Be careful when climbing up and down the stairs throughout the park.

5. Pink Sisters

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(photo via Instagram, @dennisxlaurel)

Head to the Pink Sisters Tagaytay to pray, meditate, and unwind. The convent is run by the Sister-Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration and has been a place of spiritual retreat for many.

If you’re commuting, you can easily get there by riding a tricycle or a chartered jeepney from Olivarez.

  • Location: E. Aguinaldo Highway, Cor. Arnalduz Street, Maitim II East (View Map)
  • Best time to visit: Daytime
  • Best for: Families or friends going to church, Pilgrims
  • Insider info: It is said that the Pink Sisters will help you pray so that your prayers come true.
  • Contact details: (046) 442-3856, 440-5203

6. Paradizoo

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(photo via Instagram, @thegreatartfuldodger)

Make time for family bonding and have some fun with the kids at Paradizoo. Here, you can interact with the farm animals and enjoy what nature has to offer.

  • Location: Maglabe Drive, Mendez, Cavite (View Map)
  • Fee(s):
    Children below 3 ft: FREE
    Kids: P99
    Adults: P149
  • Operation hours: 9am-7pm, daily
  • Best for: Animal and nature lovers, Families with kids
  • Adventure level: Mild
  • Highlight(s): Visitors can closely interact with the animals in the zoo.
  • Contact details:
    Phone number: (02) 847-0413
    Email/Website: [email protected], www.zoomanity.com.ph
    Facebook: @zoomanitygroup

7. Puzzle Mansion

Curious about the world’s largest collection of puzzles? Drop by and take a look around Gina Gil Lacuna’s mansion. Aside from the Puzzle Mansion, the place also offers accommodations if you want to stay over for a night or a couple of nights.

  • Location: Cuadra Street, Brgy. Asisan (View Map)
  • Fee(s): P100
  • Operation hours: 8am-6pm, daily
  • Best for: Families with kids, group of friends
  • Adventure level: Mild
  • Insider info: The owner of Puzzle Mansion has a Guiness World Records recognition for “The World’s Largest Collection of Jigsaw Puzzles in Any Size, Shape or Form.”
  • Contact details:
    Email: [email protected]
    Facebook: @puzzlemansion
  • Activity tips:
    – Take photos but don’t hog the display for other people who want to view the puzzles.

8. Tierra de Maria

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(photo via Instagram, @anapirlog23)

Known for its 50-foot statue of the Virgin Mary, Tierra de Maria attracts pilgrims and devotees from all over the country. Aside from this, the place is also considered a spiritual haven for many.

  • Location: Tierra de sta. Maria (View Map)
  • Best for: Pilgrims, People looking for peace and quiet, Devotees of the Virgin Mary
  • Insider info: Devotees of the Virgin Mary visit the shrine regularly to offer their prayers.

9. Museo Orlina

Consisting mostly of the Glass sculptures, this museum is definitely a treat for the eyes. You’ll be amazed at the artistry and craftsmanship of the pieces.

  • Location: Hollywood Subdivision Road, Brgy. Tolentino East (View Map)
  • Fee(s): P100, P80 (for Students and Senior Citizens)
  • Operation hours: 10am-6pm (Tuesdays to Sundays)
  • Best for: Art aficionados, trip with your friends
  • Insider info: The beautiful glass art pieces are the work of Ramon Orlina, an internationally acclaimed artist and pioneer of glass sculpture in the Philippines.
  • Contact details:
    Phone number: 0906-4340862, (046) 413-2581
    Email/Website: [email protected], museo-orlina.org

Enjoy a fun experience and check out other things to do, restaurants to try and more in Tagaytay. Discover cheap hotel deals and cheap flights from carriers like Philippine Airlines, AirAsia, and more with Traveloka!


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