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8 Things to Do for Every Kind of Tagaytay Vacationer

by Maia Marquez

A famous saying goes, "You can't please everyone". However, Tagaytay is living proof that can challenge that.

If you’re not yet convinced, perhaps finding an activity or two to suit your lifestyle will do the trick! To get started, here are 8 things to do in the Windy Ridge for every type of vacationer.

1. The Nature Lover

Taal Lake

The Taal Lake and Volcano hike is often overlooked by many visitors. However, witnessing the Taal Volcano with a bird's-eye view is unbelievably breathtaking that should be experienced at least once.

Escape the traffic and reconnect with nature! All it takes is a 20-minute boat ride and approximately 45-minute hike. Get an outdoor cardio workout while you're at it, but there is always the horseback riding option too.

Go through 14 Stations of the Cross, stop at numerous photo op spots, and reward yourself with yummy snacks and refreshing drinks along the way—you’ll find that every stop has something to offer.

Boat fee: Approximately P2,000 for a maximum of 7 people
Environmental fee: P100/head
Optional Add-Ons:
- Tour Guide: P500 for a maximum of 5 people
- Horseback Ride: P500/head
- Entry to Red Lava: P50/head

Talisay Boat Station
Brgy. Talisay, Batangas
Daily, 5AM – 5PM

2. The Kids and Kids-At-Heart

Sky Ranch is one of the city’s most famous spots for the whole family. With thrilling rides, delicious food kiosks and restaurants, and relaxing spaces for recreation, this amusement park has become an entertainment and leisure complex that the kids will surely enjoy.

Don’t miss out on witnessing the gorgeous city and Taal views with ride on the Sky Eye, one of the country’s largest Ferris wheels!

Sky Ranch
Nasugbu Highway, Kaybagal South, Tagaytay
Mondays to Fridays, 10AM – 10PM
Saturdays to Sundays, 8AM – 10PM

3. The Foodie

Balay Dako

Mahogany Market

Marcia Adams' Restaurant

Of course, it goes without saying that you can’t miss going on a food trip when you’re in Tagaytay. Whether it’s well-known local favorites like Balay Dako or Mahogany Market, or hidden gems that are worth the drive like Marcia Adams’ Restaurant or Balay Indang, you’re always in for good eats and treats.

Our favorite part about Tagaytay is that everywhere you look and anywhere you turn to, there’s always a restaurant or food kiosk that’s waiting to be discovered!

Savor yummy eats when you buy this deal for a Home-Cooked Lunch Buffet for 4 from Balay Indang.

Balay Dako
Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay
Mondays to Thursdays, 11AM – 9PM
Fridays, 11AM – 10PM
Saturdays, 7AM – 10PM
Sundays, 7AM – 9PM

Mahogany Market
Mahogany Ave., Tagaytay
Daily, 24 Hours

Marcia Adams’ Restaurant
Alfonso, Cavite
Thursdays to Tuesdays, 11AM – 9PM

Balay Indang
88 Mahabang Kahoy Cerca, Indang, Cavite

4. The Creative One

Art aficionados will love a trip to Museo Orlina. With exhibits from the internationally acclaimed sculptor, Ramon Orlina, the gallery houses indoor and outdoor exhibits of his famous glass sculptures and those from other materials, replicas of commissioned art, paintings, pieces created by other artists, and collaborations with other maestros.

Don’t miss out on their scheduled events and exhibits at their outdoor amphitheater that’s adorned with murals and sculptures too!

Entrance fee: P100/head for general admission and P80/head for students and senior citizens with valid IDs.

Museo Orlina
Hollywood Subdivision Road,
Brgy. Tolentino East, Highway Subd., Tagaytay
Tuesdays to Sundays, 10AM – 6PM

5. The Hobbyist

It’s amazing how one woman could accomplish over 1,000 puzzles in a lifetime—and that’s what entrepreneur Georgina Gil-Lacuna did. Formerly the holder of the Guinness World Record for having the largest collection of jigsaw puzzles, she has her 1,028 puzzle collection proudly displayed at the Puzzle Mansion.

Apart from exhibiting 2D, 3D, and even 4D sets, her collection also houses a completed Keith Haring puzzle, which is also known as the world’s largest puzzle with 32,256 pieces.

Entrance fee: P100/head

Puzzle Mansion
Cuadra Street, Brgy. Asasin, Tagaytay, Cavite
Mondays to Fridays, 8AM – 6PM
Saturdays to Sundays, 8AM – 7PM

6. The Spa Enthusiast

If pampering is a priority for you, look no further. Treat yourself and a loved one to a Full Body Massage for 2 at element-inspired T House Tagaytay.

Award-winning wellness destination Nurture Wellness Village also offers local and nature-inspired treatments, such as the Filipino Wellness Massage and Mutya Facial and Hele Foot Spa.

Spoil yourself with T House Tagaytay’s 60-Minute Full Body Massage for 2 and Nurture Wellness Village’s 2.5-Hour Filipino Wellness Massage and 2-Hour Mutya Facial and Hele Foot Spa at exclusive rates!

T House Tagaytay
3195 Calamba Road, Tagaytay

Nurture Wellness Village
Barangay Maitim II West, Tagaytay

7. The Hippie

Nothing but good vibes await at Dreamland Arts & Crafts Café. With artsy accessories and décors for sale, it’s the best place to chill and let your mind wander and dream.

Play board games, learn how to make crafted arts, and indulge in yummy food and refreshing drinks. Relax and take in the laidback vibes as you say goodbye to a fast-paced life, even just for a while.

Dreamland Arts & Crafts Café
Purok 157 Calamba Road, Tagaytay
Daily, 24 Hours

8. The Shopaholic

Ukay-Ukay Hub

Bargain hunters and thrift shoppers will love the vast collection of pre-loved goods at Ukay-Ukay Hub Tagaytay. Rows and rows of cheap thrills (pun intended) await!

Inside Ukay-Ukay Hub

Up your #OOTD game with rare finds and sometimes one-of-a-kind pieces for as low as P10! With new and unique articles each and every time you go, we can confidently say that no 2 hunts will ever be the same.

Ukay-Ukay Hub Tagaytay
Silang Junction North, Tagaytay
Daily, 9AM – 8PM

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About Maia
Maia’s passions in life are to travel and tell stories. Born in the States and raised in Manila while having studied in France, her ultimate goal is to travel all countries of the world. While she’s not abroad, she spends time tanning at the beach, exploring the underwater world or chilling with her 13 dogs. Follow her adventures on her Instagram @maiawillseetheworld.

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