27 November 2016

Tagaytay­čôŹCity with Cool Scenery



One is not enough; there are more adventures out there waiting for you to catch.


Quite Facts

If Taal Batangas is known to be the Vigan of the SouthTagaytay is the Baguio City of the South. The city is like Baguio of Benguet Province that also has cold temperature that is why the place is known as the City with Cool Scenery in the part of Cavite Province. 

Travel Experience


Tagaytay City is just one hour ride from Taal, Batangas. Together with my travel buddies this time, we took a jeepney heading to this city from Taal, Batangas. From the city proper where we stopped, a “Motorela” driver offered to take us to our first destination. We paid him 25 pesos each going to People’s Park in the Sky.


People’s Park in the Sky has no entrance fee. So we could see Taal, Lake from the highest point for free. The sunset is nice in the park. There are many people coming in the park because of its nice scenery. Others come for jogging, with barkadas to chill, family for picnics and tourist to experience the beauty of the place.


Just within People’s Park in the Sky, a shrine named Our Lady, Mother of Fair Love is located in the highest portion of the park.


There are cottages at the foot of the chapel where vendors standby and sell. There are also stalls of souvenir items besides the cottages. We never waste more time to check other stores in the city for our pasalubongs, we took our time at People’s park souvenir shop for it.



T-shirts printed in TAGAYTAY, costs from 150 to 250 pesos from small sizes to extra-large are sold in the shop. Their key chains which are common souvenirs cost from 10 pesos each up to 50 pesos depending on the designs. Hats and scarfs are also many in the shops. For me, I bought key chains for my friends and a ref magnet as additional for my collections. 


The highlight of this park is the overlooking view of the Taal, Lake. As first timer in Tagaytay, we never ever disremembered to take pictures of this famous lake that we only read and see in books before.


Located near the souvenir shops, there were columns designed like those Greek Ancient Columns and these pieces of art were happened to be our next to Taal View, as our favorite spot to take selfies haha. 


Around 6 am early on the next day, we visited the Taal, Lake up-close. We paid 800 pesos for the motorela we hired. Travel time is about an hour just one way trip down to the Foot of Taal Lake.


Going back to the city, childlike heart of us happily entered Sky Ranch. Sky Ranch is the famous amusement park in Tagaytay City. It is open from Monday to Sunday from 8:00 in the morning to 10:00 at night. Admission fee is 50 pesos and there would be a separate fees for different rides offered inside the park.

First on the list of Sky Ranch famous rides is the Sky Eye – the main attraction of the park and the tallest ferries wheel in the Philippines. Admission fee is 150 pesos.


I also tried for the first time their Super Viking. It is a big sailing boat would bang the riders back and forth. Admission fee is 100 pesos.


Here are other rides in Sky Ranch that everybody could enjoy with their corresponding admission fees:

     
1.) Horse Back Ridng – 250 pesos
      2.) Nessi Coaster - 50 pesos
      3.) Wonder Flight - 50 pesos
      4.) Mini Viking – 50 pesos
      5.) Express Train – 50 pesos
      6.)  Red Baron – 50 pesos

Aside from mentioned above here are the other places you could also visit while in Tagaytay:


      1.) Picnic Groove Park
      2.) Puzzle Mansion
      3.) Summit Ridge
      4.) Restaurants: Pamana Restaurant (Aguinaldo Highway) & Bulalo Belt               
      5.) Ilog Maria
      6.) Sonia’s Garden



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