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Tagaytay a magical city away from the metro, The Philippines

Just a two-hour drive away from Manila lies the idyllic magical city of Tagaytay. The cool mountain winds, a laidback city life, a rich and diverse food scene, and a breathtaking view of the Taal Volcano – these are just a few things that contribute to the city’s charm. If you’re visiting the Philippines, a day or two spent in Tagaytay is in order. If you want to sample the best of Tagaytay, don’t forget to add these three places in your itinerary.

Palace in The Sky

Located 2,000 feet above sea level, Palace in the Sky was originally meant to be the late President Marcos’ guest house. The complex, however, was never completed and instead became a popular tourist spot in Tagaytay. On a good day, the Palace provides an excellent vantage for people who want to photograph the beauty of the city from up high.


The Picnic Grove



Overlooking the lovely lake of Taal Volcano is the most visited park in the whole of Cavite – the Picnic Grove. This spot offers affordable huts for people who want to eat their packed lunches while enjoying the cool Tagaytay mountain air. Most huts come with a grill where visitors can barbecue their packed meats and fish. Kiting, jogging, playing frisbee, or simply resting – these are just some of the activities you can do while in the Picnic Grove. For additional fees, you can also row to the Taal Volcano, ride a horse, or experience Tagaytay’s ridge zipline and cable car.

Tagaytay Highlands



Last but definitely not the least of Tagaytay’s must-see places is the Tagaytay Highlands. Located in the topmost part of the city, this premium community offers members and their visitors a balance of leisure and luxury. The picturesque Tagaytay Highlands has an assortment of high-class restaurants, hotels, golf and country clubs, and gardens. If you want to enjoy a scrumptious meal, look no further than the Highlander Steakhouse for premium cuts of meat or Geraldine’s Soda Fountain for good ice cream and sodas in a quaint 1960’s themed diner.




/// Written by Kimberly Anne Capeding, The Philippines