TAGAYTAY Attractions that You Shouldn’t Miss

It’s summer and in the Philippines, it means that it’s that time of the year when temperatures as well as the humidity begin to skyrocket. It’s also a time when the sun’s heat is—a lot of times—too much to bear. Many leave the city to escape the, say, annoyances of summer. During this time, Tagaytay becomes one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines, particularly those who are from the country’s capital, Manila.

Around 60 kilometers or a two-hour drive from Manila, Tagaytay offers an ideal combination of high elevation and lush vegetation that is unsurprisingly flocked by many who want to enjoy summer without spending too much time traveling. It is perfect for people looking for a good alternative for Baguio City, the summer capital of the Philippines. 

Here are some of the attractions to visit when in Tagaytay:

Taal Volcano 

Taal Volcano, the second most active volcano in the country, is definitely one of the top tourist attractions in Tagaytay. It is famous for its huge crater and hilly sides that go into the Taal Lake. There are two ways to enjoy it: seeing it from afar or hiking to its crater. Whatever your preference is, a trip to Taal Volcano is going to be worth it.


If a leisure park is more right up your alley, then a visit to Skyranch is going to be a definitive experience for you. Kids and kids at heart will truly enjoy the fantastic rides, food destinations and family-friendly ambiance of the park.


If you’re a foodie that wants a taste of mouthwatering local food, then Antonio’s is the place to be. It offers incredible culinary options such as lechon de leche, angus prime roast beef, spice lamb chops, and so on. They are made from the finest ingredients to deliver a sense of satisfaction. Plus, the restaurant itself is complemented by exceptionally crafted interiors that deliver a sense of hospitality. 

Café Veranda

Café Veranda at Taal Vista is considered by many as Tagaytay’s hidden tourism gem. You can enjoy a sumptuous dinner and enjoy a cultural show. The performers usually do three sets. Plus, the service is splendid and the staff are attentive to the needs of its customers.

Museo Orlina

Museo Orlina is an art gallery, art exhibition center, amphitheater, and music theater that are rolled into one facility. It is a great place to visit not only during summer, but basically all year long since it hosts a myriad of festivals. If you’re in luck, you can indulge in a music festival that is packed with a full line-up of local artists. Other times, you can also find street art stalls. It is a must-visit if you’re a culture vulture who has knack for arts.

Picnic Grove

Within close proximity of the Our Lady of Manaoag Church, the Picnic Grove is a laid-back and picturesque place for individuals who want to enjoy exceptional views. They can also go kite flying, horseback riding, cable car riding, and zip lining. There are also restaurants and 
shopping centers for pasalubong items.

Puzzle Mansion Bed and Breakfast

If you’re traveling with kids, then you should consider including the Puzzle Mansion Bed and Breakfast in your itinerary. In 2012, the Puzzle Mansion won an award for having the biggest collection of jigsaw puzzles in the world. While there, you can enjoy its extensive collection of configured puzzles that include those of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, 3D puzzles, etc. There is also a huge blue pool in the back area that you can use if you decide to check-in.

Nurture Wellness Village

If you want to experience a healthier life this summer, then the Nurture Wellness Village is perfect for you. Aside from its comfy bed, you can also enjoy its trademark spa that utilizes leaves, stones, and oils. You can also partake in healthy meals and experience steam bath and acupuncture. 


These are only some of the attractions that you can enjoy if you decide to visit Tagaytay this summer. It is far from being a comprehensive list. You just have to pack your bags and go, and maybe leave some space for spontaneity in your travel itinerary. 

Do you have other attractions that I should have included here? Let me know in the comments section below. 

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