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Tagaytay Travel Guide: 299 reviews and 1,005 photos

Tagaytay on the Ridge

On a good day, Tagaytay is only an hour and a half away from Manila without the traffic.

This city, about 700m above sea level, more or less, is a favorite day trip of people from the city. During the day it is warm but at night and early in the mornings, the temperature drastically drops and you get pleasant cool weather.

The last time I was in Tagaytay was in 2001 and this time, I wanted to rediscover this pretty city on the ridge overlooking Taal Lake and Taal Volcano.

Restaurants here are known for fresh green salads and vegetables organically grown, flowers that are abloom all year long and fresh fruits...especially juicy pineapples.
Tagaytay...the romantic city in the sky.

Taal Lake and Volcano from Talisay Batangas

I love this shot. It shows Taal Volcano and the island behind the colorful sails of the hobie cat.

An explosion of color

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very close to Manila for a day trip.
  • Cons:Traffic can get bad because it's on the same road that people use to go to Batangas.
  • In a nutshell:Very pretty...lovely weather...wonderful for romantic dinners.
  • Intro Updated May 7, 2003
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  • Jul 3, 2007 at 7:38 PM

    Sonyas garden is totally overrated. Service is generally bad and the Food the same since Years, overcooked Pasta and greasy sauces with lots of Flour and the dips are tasteless. definitely nothing to recomend!!!!

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    Jun 4, 2007 at 11:06 PM

    HI! would you know how to get to San Roque Beach Resort?Thanks. You've got very useful tips.

  • Dec 23, 2006 at 7:36 PM

    Try the Cliffhouse. Fine cuisine, very nice view and the ambience... class!...romantic.

  • Sep 12, 2006 at 4:01 PM

    sorry, i just want to make clear that buck estate is not a part of tagaytay its a part of alfonso, cavite....thanks....

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    Apr 27, 2006 at 8:26 AM

    Very informative page on Tagaytay! I'm going to Manila for a meeting and is thinking of visiting this place, do you know of a good guide to bring me there for some hiking?

  • baleleng's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2006 at 1:39 AM

    hello! how do you get there by using public transportation? thanks!

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2006 at 7:46 AM

    Besides having lovely ocean views, Tagaytay seems to have places to dine, also!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2006 at 7:35 PM

    great tips.

  • Tugboatguy's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2005 at 10:47 PM

    Wife and I were driven there for just part of one day-into the Boondocks! Not enough time to experience it all. Many changes apparent since 1979! Salamat Po, Doug

  • wcph's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2005 at 11:46 PM

    Beautiful photos! I didn't know about this place quite close to Manila, thanks.


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