8 Activities to Include in Your Tagaytay Philippines Getaway

Perhaps, Tagaytay is one of the most famous options of individuals who want to travel to Asia that’s why a lot of tourists book airline flights to the Philippines. This place is known for its cool climate, refreshing views and varieties of restaurants that offer heavenly gastronomy to tourists. Other nearby towns in Tagaytay also include historic spots and resorts which are perfect for sports and recreational activities. Below is a list of some family-friendly activities you can do in and near Tagaytay Philippines:

Top 8 Activities to Do in Tagaytay Philippines


The most popular tourist destinations in Tagaytay are Picnic Grove, Taal Lake, People’s Park in the Sky, Cliffhouse and Paradizoo. Picnic Grove is a great place for family bonding, picnics, and picture taking with the view of Taal Volcano, the world’s smallest active volcano.

Food Tripping

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Another great thing to do in Tagaytay is to go on a food trip! There are various eating spots in this place. They have restaurants like Bag of Beans, Sonya’s Garden, Antonio’s, Leslie’s, Josephine’s Restaurant and Marcia Adams to delight your taste buds. No trip to Tagaytay would be complete without having a hot bowl of bulalo.

Sky Ranch Riding

If you are traveling with kids, a leisure park is a great place to visit. Sky Ranch offers activities like horseback riding and a mini-amusement theme park.

Its main attraction is the Sky Eye which is currently the tallest Ferris Wheel in the Philippines. There are lots of rides for kids and the inevitable zipline, where you can zip down with a scenic view.

Relaxing at Sonya’s Garden

Sonya’s Garden has been a family favorite for a length. You get to enjoy healthy meals in a lush garden setting in this picturesque bed and breakfast, and restaurant.

Moreover, there are lots of romantic spots and benches set amidst hanging vines and tree branches. This is ideal for photo ops as well as lots of Instagram-worthy details like flowers in bowls of water, mosaic tiles and rare plants. The romantic setting has made Sonya’s Garden a very popular honeymoon and destination wedding venue.

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Visiting the Puzzle Mansion

The Puzzle Mansion is the home of the world’s largest collection of jigsaw puzzles. Tagaytay local and jigsaw puzzle aficionado Gina Lacuna converted her family rest house to a gallery/museum and bed & breakfast after being awarded by the Guinness Book of World Records last November 2012. The mansion houses her extensive and ever-growing collection of solved puzzles (1,028 when she got the record, but much more now).

Stopping by at GBR Museum Cavite

Photography is allowed near the museum entrance, lobby area, hallways. Some of the interesting galleries are the World Aviation History Exhibit. It means “traces the evolution of air and space transportation from the Wright Brothers ‘Flying Machine’ to commercial and combat aircraft, to NASA’s Lunar Roving Vehicle”. The exhibit contains 47 colored in-flight aircraft paintings executed by Stan Stokes. Stokes is an artist from the USA who did similar paintings for the Smithsonian Institute. Aviation geeks will definitely love this. Having been to many small, not-so well maintained museums in several provinces; it’s great to know that we have quality museums like this in the country.

Cooling down at the country club

If you’re staying in microtel, Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club has several sports and leisure facilities, including a resort-style swimming pool, complete with water slide, bridge walkways and even sand simulating the beach. Since nearby beaches and more accessible pools in the metro will probably be really crowded this summer; this offers a good, exclusive spot away from the crowds.

Buying pasalubong or treats

Varieties of pasalubong in Tagaytay Philippines
Varieties of pasalubong in Tagaytay Philippines

Before leaving Tagaytay, do not forget to buy pasalubong items. Favorite souvenirs from Tagaytay include Buko pie, Fruit Tarts, Banana Cake, Raisin Bread, Coffee Beans, Gourmet Tuyo, Tawilis products, and Native Desserts.

About Angelo Castelda

Angelo Castelda works as a contributor for a news magazine in Singapore. He has a refined interest in food and beverages and loves to seek varieties of food experiences around the world.

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2 Responses

  1. Very informative article, travelling to Philippines is in my bucket list and will try these out.

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