Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tagaytay, Philippines

The last time I visited Tagaytay was 13 years ago when I was still working in Quezon City. We had a company outing then and we went to Batangas for swimming. We stopped by Tagaytay and watched the majestic view of Tagaytay on the way to Batangas. It was a spectacular experience, having seen the smallest volcano in the world, Taal Volcano at Taal Lake.

Upong knowing I was gonna come to the Philippines for my passport renewal, I thought of planning on a short Tagaytay trip... But because of the complications with my passport renewal, I decided not to go.

Anyways, here's a bit of information (source: www.tagaytay.com) about Tagaytay, Taal Volcano, and Taal Lake:

Taal volcanol is reputed to be the world's smallest and yet most active of volcanoes. Thirty three eruptions have been recorded since 1572 at Taal, mostly on Volcano Island. The impacts of these eruptions were largely confined to the intracaldera area.

What accommodations are there in Tagaytay?

Like every tourist destination, you have high end and low end Hotel rooms and restaurants. Tagaytay is no exception when it comes to prices. For the backpackers and those on a tight budget there are a few hostels that go for around US$17 per night. At the high end of the market, there's the famous Days Inn chain and the Taal Vista Hotels with rack rates of US$100 and up per night.

Middle of the price range rooms go between $45 and $75 per night depending on whether or not you have a room that overlooks Taal. However for little more than the cost of a hostel, you can enjoy a deluxe hotel room with breathtaking views of Taal volcano. See the best kept secret below.

How to get to Tagaytay?

Tagaytay is about 60 km/37 miles south of Manila in the mountains of Cavite Province. From Manila's NAIA International Airport - Ninoy Aquino International Airport its about an hours drive. From the greater Metro Manila area, just about 90 minutes will get you there.

What are the things to do in Tagaytay?

Tagaytay City is truly the pearl of the Orient! It's the perfect place for leisure activities like picnics, horseback riding, camping and sightseeing. To say the views are breathtaking would be an understatement. Tagaytay offers Filipinos a quick and enjoyable getaway.

Tayo na sa Tagaytay... ughhh.. I hope.

2 comments:

EADotCom said...

What an amazing view! Wow! Another God touched place on earth to put in my list of places to visit one day... one day...

places and memories said...

yeah.. it is a beautiful place. must go and see. :D

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