Tagaytay City is always at the top of city people's weekend destination lists. It is well-known for its breathtaking views, culinary excursions, and family-friendly activities.
Taal Volcano and Lake
Tagaytay City's pride and delight is the Taal Volcano and Lake. It is the Philippines' second most active volcano, with 33 eruptions. A massive, cratered mouth and mountainous slopes that flow down into the Lake are its distinguishing features. However, if you look closely, you'll notice that there's another Lake hidden within the cratered opening. Another island can be found within the Lake.
Yes! You read that right! A volcano sits atop a lake, with a lake within the volcano and an island within that lake. It's understandable if you're still perplexed. To see for yourself, you'll have to go.
Continue on from the 'Our Lady of Manaoag' to the neighboring Picnic Grove. The grove is a lovely and relaxing spot for families and couples to enjoy a picnic (obviously), fly a kite, or get some exercise. From the top of the grassy hill, it appears that if you rolled down, you would fly into the lake and land among the far islands. The vistas are also indescribably lovely.
Horseback riding, ziplining, swimming, shopping, and cable car rides are just a few of the activities available. It's easy to lose an entire day here. Restaurants and resto-shops are also available to keep you fueled.
The Sky Eye Ferris Wheel takes you on a 63-meter-high sightseeing tour; the Sky Cruiser is a high-altitude pedal cycle that takes riders on an aerial track for views of Taal Lake and Volcano; the zipline catapults you down a 300-meter-long line high above the ground, and that's only the beginning.
There are numerous rides for children, including small pedal boats in pools and a huge carousel, which will make their eyes sparkle with delight.
Mahogany Beef Market
In the frigid Tagaytay weather, warm up with a boiling hot cup of Bulalo soup (beef marrow stew).
The stalls of the Mahogany Market eateries are one of the most well-known bulalo destinations. You get an overflowing bowl of soup for a modest price that will easily satisfy 2 to 4 people, depending on the size of your group's appetites.
Because the restaurants are in a public marketplace, don't anticipate high-end service; instead, expect a no-frills dining experience.
Tierra de Maria
As soon as you reach Tierra de Maria's gates, it's difficult not to feel solemn. The 50-foot portrait of Mother Mary with her outstretched arms is a welcoming sight that will motivate you to go into a prayerful state of mind, aside from the many signs encouraging visitors to observe silence.
You'll feel spiritually rejuvenated and invigorated after taking in the beautiful vista from the panoramic deck. It's one of the most satisfying things to do in the city.