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Tagaytay Travel Guide and Trip Itinerary

Tagaytay City, the nearest and most accessible weekend get-away from Metro Manila, is one of the most favorite tourist spots in the Philippines. Located in the province of Cavite; it hosts a number of scenic spots, delectable food places and fun activities suited for couples, families, barkadas and even the solitary traveler. Located an hour or so away from the bustle of the metro, it provides a cool and breezy vacation place to soothe frayed nerves and bestow a renewed sense of vitality to city-worn souls. Much has been written about Tagaytay but for those new in the city, a travel guide and a sample itinerary is an invaluable resource for a trip at one of the coolest place in the country.

 

HOW TO GET TO TAGAYTAY

Tagaytay City is located fifty-five kilometers south of Metro Manila. It is easily accessible by air-conditioned public transportations via buses and vans from the city terminals. Driving to Tagaytay City by car is also a breeze.


Tagaytay by Bus 
2-3 hours travel time | Php80.00+/- Fare

There are three major bus terminals serving the Tagaytay-Nasugbu route which would bring you to Tagaytay City; Araneta Cubao Terminal, Park n’ Ride in Lawton, Manila and the EDSA-Taft Bus Terminal.

As of September 2013, most buses going to Tagaytay City from Manila are now stationed at the Uniwide Coastal Mall in Pasay City. There are available buses from Lorna Express, DLTB Co., San Agustin, Erjohn Almark and BSC. Most take around thirty minutes to wait for passengers before going off.

DLTB Co. has buses from their LRT Buendia station that passes by Tagaytay starting at 4:00am daily.

San Agustin has buses to Tagaytay from the Edsa Rotunda (right below the Taft MRT station) from 3:30am to 11:00pm.

 

Tagaytay by Van

1.5-2 hours travel time | Php180.00+/- Fare

Taking a van or FX is another alternative in going to Tagaytay. Although it is much costlier than a bus, travel time is faster since it goes through SLEX and bypasses the traffic-ridden roads of Cavite. Its terminals are located at the EGI Mall near the LRT Gil Puyat Station (Taft Avenue cor. Buendia, 6:00am to 8:00pm), StarMall Mandaluyong (EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd.), Metropoint Mall at Edsa Rotunda and at the back of McDonald’s at the Edsa-Taft MRT Station.

 

Tagaytay by Car 
1-1.5 hours travel time
Driving to Tagaytay City via private car is easy enough. Drive through SLEX and exit at the Sta. Rosa Exit. From there, it’s a straight drive to Tagaytay City. Turn right to go to the restaurants in Magallanes Square and turn left if you want to visit People’s Park and Picnic Grove.



HOW TO GET AROUND IN TAGAYTAY

The main mode of transportation in Tagaytay is the jeepney. Tourist stops are a distance away from each other so ask the driver how much the fare is to your destination. There are also tricycles available but they’re mostly relegated to the side streets that connect to the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway. There are no taxis in Tagaytay City. 


WHERE TO STAY IN TAGAYTAY
Tagaytay City is replete with numerous high-end hotels and inns that can accommodate the A, B and C crowds. They have huge five-stars and mini boutique hotels for those with deep pockets, they have beautiful bed and breakfasts for mid-level tourists and inns for thrifty backpackers.

Tagaytay's The Boutique Hotel

  THE BOUTIQUE BED & BREAKFAST HOTEL 
  Room Rates: Check Rates
  Address: 45 Aguinaldo Hi-way Silang Crossing East, Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: (046) 413-1795 | (046) 413-1885 | (046) 413-1698
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 6' 49.87", +120° 57' 39.02"


Tagaytay's D-Zone Backpacker's Inn

  D-ZONE BACKPACKER’S INN
  Room Rates: Check Rates
  Address: Km 53.5 No. 90 Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Silang, Cavite
  Contact Number: (046) 544-1035 | (0922) 818-9144
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 8' 8.25", +120° 57' 23.53"


  ESTANCIA RESORT HOTEL TAGAYTAY
  Room Rates: Check Rates
  Address: Zone II Brgy. San Jose, Tagaytay City, Cavite
  Contact Number: (046) 4131133 to 35 | (0939) 237-9813 | (0915) 134-9426
  GPS Coordinates: 14.124468, 120.970052


The Coffee Farmhouse in Tagaytay City

  THE COFFEE FARMHOUSE
  Room Rates: Starts at Php 2,450.00 Pax
  Address: 23 Palumlum-Matagbak Road Brgy. Palumlum, Alfonso, Cavite
  Contact Number: (0928) 555-5856
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 5' 58.81", +120° 51' 20.47"


Tagaytay's Mi-Jo Pension House by Mi-Jo

  MI-JO PENSION HOUSE
  Room Rates: Php 1,650.00 – Php 3,150.00
  Address: 200 Isabella St., Ronquillo Compound, Maharlika East, Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: (02) 359-8829 | (046) 483-0878 
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 6' 12.71", +120° 57' 3.49"


Moon Garden in Tagaytay City

  MOON GARDEN
  Room Rates: Php 3,100.00 2Pax
  Address: SVD Road, Brgy San Jose, Tagaytay City, Cavite
  Contact Number: (0917) 502-3118
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 7' 38.86", +120° 58' 1.11"


Our Melting Pot Tagaytay

  OUR MELTING POT TAGAYTAY HOSTEL 
  Room Rates: Click Here
  Address: No.75 Smokey Hill, Maharlika Subdivision, Tagaytay City, Cavite
  Contact Number: (0915) 105-9459
  GPS Coordinates: 14°06'13.2"N 120°56'54.5"E


Puzzly House Mansion by JuanderfulPinoy

  PUZZLE HOUSE MANSION 
  Room Rates: Php 4,000.00 upwards
  Address: Purok 4, Cuadra St., Brgy. Asisan, Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: (02) 661-0019 | (0905) 225-0229
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 5' 59.52", +120° 54' 6.44"


Tagaytay's Taal Vista Hotel by Elal Jane Lasola

  TAAL VISTA HOTEL
  Room Rates: Check Here
  Address: KM60, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: (046) 413-1000 | (02) 917-8225 | (0917) 809-1254
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 5' 46.41", +120° 56' 2.59"

 

 

WHERE TO EAT IN TAGAYTAY 
Tagaytay tourists wouldn’t run out of places to eat while in the city. The main specialty of Tagaytay is their hot bowls of bulalo, which fits the area’s cool weather quite well. But if you’re looking to avoid the cholesterol levels of this dish, the place is also replete with all sorts of restaurants serving all kinds of dishes; be it Filipino, American, Chinese, etc. For those on a budget, carinderias, gotohan and eateries also abound along the city’s Nasugbu-Tagaytay Highway.

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  AHY FOODHOUSE 
  Type: Carinderia; Tapsihan
  Address: Magallanes Square, Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: (0917) 551-0314 | (0922) 8874971
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 6' 12.82", +120° 57' 6.64"


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  BAG OF BEANS
  Type: Cafe; Coffee, Pasta, Pastries, Rice Meals 
  Address: 115 Aguinaldo Highway, Mendez Crossing West, Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: (0922) 881-8265 | (046) 413-4356
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 5' 41.41", +120° 54' 54.22"


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  BAG OF BEANS: PINOY TOPPINGS
  Type: Restaurant; Coffee, Desserts, Breakfast 
  Address: Silang Crossing, Nasugbu-Tagaytay Highway, Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: (046) 413-2724 | (0920) 954-6370
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 6' 54.72", +120° 57' 43.57"


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  COFFEE FARMHOUSE
  Type: Farm; Coffee and Filipino Dishes (By Reservation) 
  Address: 23 Palumlum-Matagbak Road, Brgy. Palumlum, Alfonso, Cavite 
  Contact Number: (0928) 555-5856
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 5' 58.81", +120° 51' 20.47"


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  LESLIE’S RESTAURANT
  Type: Restaurant; Filipino Dishes
  Address: Aguinaldo Highway, Silang Crossing West, Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: (046) 483-4271
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 6' 9.22", +120° 57' 4.68"


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  MAHOGANY MARKET BULALOHAN
  Type: Carinderia; Bulalo, Gotong Batangas, Tawilis
  Address: Mahogany Market, Mahogany Ave., Brgy. Kaybagal South, Tagaytay
  Contact Number: (0921) 460-0097
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 6' 19.30", +120° 55' 59.00"


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  MUSHROOMBURGER
  Type: Burger House; Snacks, Meals
  Address: Km. 60, Brgy. Kaybagal, Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: (046) 483-1330 | (046) 483-1330
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 5' 48.23", +120° 55' 55.93"



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  STARBUCKS COFFEE TAGAYTAY
  Type: Cafe; Coffee, Pastries
  Address: Aguinaldo Highway, Silang Crossing West, Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: (046) 413-0725
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 6' 9.49", +120° 57' 6.51"


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  TAALEƑA
  Type: Restaurant; Filipino Dishes
  Address: Casa Taal, Silang Crossing Km. 54, West, 4120 Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: (046) 413-2519
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 6' 31.08", +120° 57' 22.47" 




WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN TAGAYTAY 
Tagaytay City and its surrounding towns offers a lot of fun activities and places to visit for the weekend tourists. There are picnic grounds, tree-covered parks, hidden gardens, biking, horse-riding grounds and a host of other activities fit for both young and old alike.

Tagaytay's Caleruega

  CALERUEGA RETREAT GROUNDS 
  Address: Brgy. Kaylaway, Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas
  Contact Number: (043) 706-0348
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 4' 19.01", +120° 50' 7.67"



Tagaytay's Paradizoo

  PARADIZOO THEME FARM AND ZOO
  Address: Mendez, Cavite
  Contact Number: (02) 895-7142 | (02) 898-3695 | (0917) 835-1111 
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 6' 49.72", +120° 53' 46.51"



Tagaytay's People's Park in the Sky

  PEOPLE’S PARK / PALACE IN THE SKY
  Address: Mt. Sungay, Brgy. Dapdap East, Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: 
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 8' 30.65", +121° 1' 19.24"



Tagaytay's Picnic Grove

  PICNIC GROVE 
  Address: Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Tagaytay City, Cavite
  Contact Number: (046) 413-4206
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 7' 50.40", +121° 0' 14.13"



Tagaytay's Pink Sisters Monastery by The Quaint Traveler

  PINK SISTERS MONASTERY 
  Address: Brent Road, Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Rotonda, Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: (046) 413-1211
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 7' 32.49", +120° 57' 44.83"



Puzzle Mansion House by JuanderfulPinoy

  PUZZLE HOUSE MANSION 
  Address: Purok 4, Cuadra St., Brgy. Asisan, Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: (02) 661-0019 | (0905) 225-0229
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 5' 59.52", +120° 54' 6.44"



Tagaytay's Sonya's Garden

  SONYA’S GARDEN 
  Address: Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite
  Contact Number: (0917) 532-9097 | (0917) 533-5140
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 5' 13.97", +120° 51' 0.44"



Tagaytay's Sky Eye by pusangkalye.net

  SKYEYE AT THE SKYRANCH  
  Address: KM60, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: (046) 862-7701 | (046) 862-7704
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 5' 42.59", +120° 56' 7.46"



Tagaytay's Taal Volcano

  TAAL VOLCANO HIKE 
  Address: Taal Volcano, Talisay, Batangas
  Contact Number: (0919) 728-0514 - Angelo
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 0' 9.12", +121° 0' 54.59" 





WHAT TO BUY IN TAGAYTAY 
Tagaytay City is known for two things, affordable beef meat and buko pies. But dig some more and you’d find other noteworthy pasalubongs from this misty city like honey bee products, tarts, jams, pinipigs, knives made from its neighboring province of Batangas, and the usual keychains and souvenir shirts.

Collette's Buko Pie Pasalubong in Tagaytay

  COLLETTE’S BUKO PIE
  Address: Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Barangay Maitim, Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: (0917) 560-6300
  GPS Coordinates: 14°07'25.6"N 120°57'30.5"E



Good Sheperd Pasalubong in Tagaytay

  GOOD SHEPHERD UBE JAM 
  Address: Maryridge, Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: (046) 4833-590  
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 7' 41.19", +121° 0' 8.67"



Ilog Maria Products in Tagaytay

  ILOG MARIA HONEYBEE PRODUCTS
  Address: km. 47 Aguinaldo Highway, Lalaan 1 Silang
  Contact Number: (0917) 503-9156
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 11' 21.00", +120° 58' 3.60"



Mahogany Market in Tagaytay

  MAHOGANY MARKET
  Address: Mahogany Market, Mahogany Ave., Brgy. Kaybagal South, Tagaytay
  Contact Number: (0921) 460-0097
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 6' 19.30", +120° 55' 59.00"



Rowena's Pasalubong in Tagaytay

  ROWENA’S PASALUBONG
  Address: Silang Crossing, Nasugbu-Tagaytay Highway, Tagaytay City
  Contact Number: (034) 434-1788 | (034) 434-1588  
  GPS Coordinates: +14° 6' 54.72", +120° 57' 43.57"




TAGAYTAY TOURIST SPOT MAP

Tagaytay Tourist Spot Map

SAMPLE TAGAYTAY ITINERARY

A day tour is enough to cover most of the tourist attractions in Tagaytay City. But extending overnight is definitely better as you get to soak up the night life at the restaurants near the Magallanes area. Nothing beats having coffee or beer in the evening against the cool Tagaytay weather with Taal Volcanon as your backdrop.

DAY 1
Early Morning Arrival from Metro Manila
Breakfast at Bag of Beans or MushroomBurger
Visit Skyranch
Visit Sonya’s Garden
Visit Caleruega
Lunch at Mahogany Market Bulalohan
Check in at hotel  OPTIONAL FOR OVERNIGHTERS
Desserts at Bag of Beans Pinoy Toppings 
Visit Picnic Grove
Visit People’s Park in the Sky
Dinner at Leslie’s  
Coffee at Starbucks
Depart to Manila or Continue to Day Two 

DAY2
Breakfast at Ahy Food House
Dayhike to Taal Volcano
Lunch at Leslie’s 
Buy Pasalubong at Rowena’s and Good Shepherd
Visit Pink Sisters
Depart to Manila



Tagaytay Travel Guide & Itinerary

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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  1. Nice post. Complete na ha. ;)

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    1. Thanks Michi! Although this is far from complete yet, ang dami pang kainan at nice hotels na hindi ko pa nafea-feature sa Tagaytay :)

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  2. Galeng. What every travel guide blog post should be.

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  3. I love this share... been looking a good and perfect Tagaytay itinerary. It's more fun in our province - Cavite!

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    1. Thank you Ian, hope you find this Tagaytay travel guide useful :)

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  4. Very nice guide, Christian. Salamat sa pagpromote sa bayan ko hihi! I'd include LZM, Pancake House (the steak/beef is of better quality in that branch, I tell you), Sonya's Garden and the tiny panaderia near my place called Junil's (24-hour pandesal) to the list of eateries. Also, a short day trip to beaches of Nasugbu from Aguinaldo Highway would be great for those 3 day weekends :)

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    1. Hi Drew! Will include those once I tried them out :)
      By the way what's LZM? :)

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  5. Hi!

    Nice post about Tagaytay! I'll definitely go back and try some places there. I've only went recently to Antonio's and Puzzle Mansion in Tagaytay. Maybe you could try them too. Thank you for the post!

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    1. Hi Carmi! I haven't been to the puzzle mansion and Antonio's but sure I'll add them to this post :)

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  7. Hi,

    You've put a strikethrough on the van transpo. Is it no longer available? I heard there were vans from the LRT Gil Puyat station at the EGI building.

    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Dennis, the last time I dropped by Buendia, I asked if there are still vans going to Tagaytay and it seems wala na yata. Don't worry I'll ask around again and update the travel guide next time I pass by the place. :)

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    2. Thanks! This is very helpful.

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  8. Thank you for this post. It really helps! :)

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    1. You're welcome Aileen, hope you have a fun time in Tagaytay :)

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  10. I will definitely try your itinerary. :-) Thanks for this!

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  11. I will definitely try this itinerary. . Thanks for this!

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  12. Thank you!
    With itinerary pa ^_^

    I don't know how to plan eh :)

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    1. Glad to help out with the itinerary, Jessica! Enjoy Tagaytay :)

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  13. may bus pa tagaytay/nasugbu sa buendia

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    1. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=686001444762424&set=a.189701837725723.51978.166518506710723&type=1

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    2. Thank you for that info, much appreciated!
      Will update the Tagaytay Travel Guide later :)

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  14. at what hotel can we stay for 1day/night.. affordable package and location..any suggestions..for two person thankyou..

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    1. Depending on your budget, marami pwede pag stayan sa Tagaytay. Check the list of accommodations above :)

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  15. hi would just like to ask if you know until what time yung mga van? planning to go there in the evening sana after office. thanks!

    -gema

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    1. Sorry Gema, I have no idea about the van sked. Will ask them pag napadaan ulit ako

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  16. great post , I will used this info sa Feb 15 3013

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    1. Hi Jonathan, hope you had a nice trip to Tagaytay :)

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  17. Plan ko pumunta ng Tagaytay soon. And malaking tulong itong itinerary na gawa mo. I think kahit mag isa ako mapupuntahan ko lahat ito. Excited na ako!. Thanks a lot! :D

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  18. went to tagaytay used this post as a guide. super helpful. thanks for posting it.

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    1. Salamat! Hope you had a good time in Tagaytay :)

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  19. This is the best travel guide I have read. Good job! Keep it up! *thanks!! :)

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    1. Thank you Kristine, glad you find my tagaytay travel guide useful :)

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  20. mga nsa magkano po kaya magagastos mo sa lahat ng yan bukod po muna ung sa accomodation...

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    1. Hi Janz, the cost of your Tagaytay trip will depend largely on where you would eat

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  21. Thank you! very helpful, specially the map :))

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  22. Hi Christian! First of all, this is a really nice guide! :)
    Ask ko lang kung magkano estimate na gastos if susundin ko yung day trip itinerary mo?

    I already planned using this as a guide, all that's left is to estimate the cost.
    Thank you very much!

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    1. Hi Don, everything actually will depend on how much you're gonna spend on your meals and where you're gonna stay. Most of the places included in the list have either minimal or free entrances :)

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  23. Hi. Can we roam the whole place by bringing our own car?

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    1. It actually is easier to tour Tagaytay by car than by commuting :)

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  24. wow! sobrang ok!
    thank you!

    lalo yung map.. hinahanap ko ko talaga yang ganyan to see kung ano yung magkakalapit na lugar.
    tanong ko lang po, plan ko kase is from manila around 8am 1st stop would be sa pink sisters then lunch na sa sonya's garden.. e malayo pala sonya's garden from pink sisters... kaya ba na mag sky eye muna from pink sisters before lunch sa sonya's?

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    1. Yup, sakto na you do the Sky Ranch muna before heading to Sonya's Garden :)

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  25. Andito lahat ng hinahanap ko ah. Ang galing! Feeling ko, kulang kulang 3k siguro if ever kung susundin ko yung itinerary or less if yung buong maghapon lang. Thanks for this! Nag ka idea ako where to celebrate yung birthday namin ng Hubby ko. We share the same birth date kc. Hehe!

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    1. I think 3k would be more than enough if you're not staying overnight in Tagaytay. :)

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  26. Thanks for this itinerary Christian, we're off this Holiday (June 12, 2014) with my friends to Tagaytay and luckily came across your site, you just saved us from a headache planning the trip...heheheheh. We'll be doing a day-tour so your itinerary is just perfect. Thanks so much again... c",)

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    1. No problem Anjo, enjoy exploring Tagaytay City :)

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  27. balak ko i-treat at maigala si GF dito sa tagaytay this 3rd week of JULY , natatakot lang ako bumiyahe baka magkaligaw-ligaw kami.. hope malaking tulong samin to.. sana may ma guide samin :)

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    1. Touring Tagaytay is pretty straightforward Jojie, kayang kaya mo yan. Use my Tagaytay map as guide :)

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    2. Now lang uli nkavisit dito, successful naman ang aming trip sa tagaytay, salamat ng marami Christian :)

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  28. May article ka ba na papuntang Bohol? Check ko lang mga itineraries mo.. :)

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    1. I'll be doing an itinerary in the near future po :)

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  29. Very helpful post! Complete with links pa, thank you!

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    1. Hi Anne! Glad you find my Tagaytay guide helpful! Enjoy your trip :)

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  30. Hi! This is so helpful! Thanks so much for posting this. By the way, can I ask for a larger copy of the Map please? We would like to use it as our guide in our adventure in Tagatay. Thank you in advance! :) - Joyce

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    1. Hello Joyce, sorry I really don't have a bigger map. But still, I think this is enough to generally give you a sense of where the tourist spots are in Tagaytay :)

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  31. Galing mu naman....

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  32. Hello po. Me and my friends are really excited for our Tagaytay Escapade this coming weekdays. Is 3K each enough na po ba for everything? :)

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    1. Budget would depend on a lot of things, are you going there by car? Where are you gonna eat, how much are you gonna eat? Are you going to stay overnight? Where are you going to stay. It all depends on you guys :)

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  33. Nope po. Magcocommute lang po, we'll be staying in cavite, near starfish po. We can prepare our packed lunch na po.

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    1. Abegael, in that case, I think 3k is more than enough :)

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  34. Hi, just stumbled on this via google since I've been looking for a good itinerary to Tagaytay and I find this very useful. Will try this out since we're planning to celebrate anniversary there. By the way, I just have a question, ito po bang itinerary na ito, are the places close to each other as they were listed.? Kasi, we plan to just commute in Tagaytay para mas adventurous. Mas ok po kasi kung malaman namin if these places are close, para hindi na pabalik-balik kung sakali. But then, thanks for the idea this post has given me. But I'll be more thankful if you could answer my question. Hehe. :)

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    1. Hi Junie Ann, please refer to the map I made for the location and proximity of the tourist spots in Tagaytay :)

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    2. I see. Sorry have to ask that earlier coz I wasn't able to see the map, my bad. But thanks for the info.

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  35. nice tips and guide..sana ganto lahat ng adventure guides..thanks po..
    btw, updated po ba to time to time?kahit 2013 pa posted.?kasi baka may new spot na sa tagaytay.. :)

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    1. Hi Rodel, yes I do update this guide from time to time. Last update was done July 2014 :)

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  36. Hi! My mom and I we're planning to spend christmas in tagaytay. I already booked for 2 nights in viewpark hotel. Can you help us in our itinerary please?? This are the places we wanted to visit sana kaya lang im not sure if magkakalapit sila.

    Our Lady of Manaoag at tierra de maria
    Puzzle Mansion
    Picnic Grove
    Mahogany Market
    Mushroom Burger
    Loumar's Cafe
    Sonya's Garden
    Pink Sisters
    Bag of Beans
    Caleruega Church

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    1. Hi there, please check out out the Tagaytay tour map I provided above. The food places are not listed there but you can manually check it using the coordinates I also posted for each restaurant :)

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  37. Shared this page on my blog post! It helped me a lot! We recently went to tagaytay last month :)

    http://www.kikaysikat.com/2014/10/tagaytay-day-tour-itinerary-budget.html

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    1. Glad to help out on your Tagaytay City itinerary Kat! :)

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  39. ok po ba magpunta ng tagaytay ng december? hindi po ba maulan?

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    1. December is actually the best time to go to Tagaytay, it's that time of the year when you'll really its cold weather :)

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  40. I will follow your Tagaytay Itinerary this weekend. Hoping for Best Tagaytay Experience

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    1. Good luck Jayson! Let me know how your Tagaytay trip went :)

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  41. How much should be my budget if i am planning to visit tagaytay for the whole day? 3-4k? Will it be enough to enjoy what tagaytay offers?

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    1. That's more than enough to see and eat in Tagaytay :)

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  42. Hello Christian! Thanks for sharing this travel-guide, you are a big help to those who planned to visit Tagaytay. Cheers!

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    1. Glad my blog helped you explore Tagaytay, Carlhie :)

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  43. Hello, Christian!
    Thanks for this travel guide,:)
    This coming Christmas kc were planning to visit Tagaytay w/ my workmates:)

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    1. Hi MJ! I hope you enjoyed your Christmas Tagaytay trip :)

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  44. Kumpleto Recados ... wala nang hahanapin pa : )) Kudos

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    1. Salamat Krizmae, if you can suggest some other tourist spots in Tagaytay, I'll be glad to add it here :)

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  45. hi christian!
    am planning to take a van to tagaytay on a friday afternoon.
    saw in your article that the info about vans in egi jollibee in LRT taft corner buendia was slashed out.
    does this mean they aren't found there anymore? :(
    thanks!

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    1. Hi Anne, as far as I know, the vans from Buendia that goes to Tagaytay are already out of service. There are however buses near the area that serves the Tagaytay-Nasugbu route. What you can do is check out the vans if they're still there, if they're not, just take the buses right across the street. Good luck on your Tagaytay trip and let me know how it turns out. :)

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  46. Hi Christian! Would like to ask on the time of van's departure in Starmall Mandaluyong.

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    1. HI Anonymous, unfortunately I have no exact schedule for the Tagaytay vans from Starmall Mandaluyong

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  47. Hello Christian! I found your site while searching for info about Tagaytay, I am planning to do a day tour ...Great site and very informative. I am a Filipino and this will be my first time to be back after 25 years. I am sure ibang iba na. Thanks! from Pedro

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    1. Hi Pedro, now that's interesting! I can't imagine what Tagaytay must've looked like 25 years before! Can you share your impression after your trip? :)

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  48. Hello Christian! mahirap po bang ang byahe kung pupunta dyan ng Feb 14? tsaka need bang mgpareserve sa mga resto at places na pupuntahan pag mga peak seasons like Feb 14 - From Donn

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    1. Hi Ralph, sorry for the late reply. I haven't really visited Tagaytay City on a Valentine's Day but I think it would be best if you reserve beforehand. How was your experience by the way?

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  49. hi christian, thanks for these, sana hndi aq maligaw sa tagaytay. 1st time there :)

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    1. Don't worry Maricon, it's quite hard to get lost in Tagaytay, the place is pretty straightforward :)

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  50. Thanks po for the info!
    May i ask po kung existing pa din po yung mga van terminals?
    thanks po!

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    1. Hi Ver, yes the van terminals to Tagaytay are updated :)

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  51. Thanks to this page very helpfull. google map at gps lng ang aming gabay para ndi maligaw haha, day2 na ngayon picnic grove etc last na p2ntahan, syempre pasalubong. Salamat!!!

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  52. Thanks for this, very helpful.. You may also include this tagaytay Hotel - Summit Ridge.

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  53. meron po bang buses sa coastal mall to tagaytay nang 7am?

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    1. Hi, I'm not really sure what's the earliest time the buses for Tagaytay leave from Coastal Mall. Just to be sure, you might want to head over to Edsa Rotunda below MRT Taft, where they start at 4am. They usually drop Tagaytay tourists at Magallanes Square (in front of the Tagaytay Ridge where Starbucks is located).

      Regarding your PM, I recommend around 8pm for going back to Manila. Not that much commuters by that time and no more traffic too. :)

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  54. Hi! pupunta ako Tagaytay Country Homes 1 next week, di ako pamilyar sa tagaytay, anong malapit na pasyalan around that area ang pwede kong puntahan? di kasi ako pamilyar sa address?

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    1. Hi, sorry I'm not that familiar with Tagaytay Country Homes, you might want to look for it on Google Maps and compare that against the Tagaytay Tourist Spot Map I posted above :)

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  55. hello po christian.. salamat dito sa post mo nag babalak kasi ako na pumunta nang tagaytay at itatanong ko sana kung kaya ba nang commute lang mismo kapag nasa tagaytay na??? wala kasi akong sasakyan.. anniversary celeb lang sana namin nang gf ko po.. totoo ba na may mga jeep duon? kasi sabi sakin wala.. tapos estimated na magkano kaya ang budget per head sa itngin mo po?? para makalibot nang maganda..

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    1. Yes, there are jeepneys in the area that can take you from one Tagaytay tourist spot to the next, just ask the driver before boarding if he's gonna pass where you're going to be sure.

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  56. Hi Sir Christian. i wonder how much will it cost me if we celebrate our 1st year Anniversary in Tagaytay with my Girlfriend. Thanks

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    1. Hi, your Tagaytay budget would depend on where you would book your stay and where you would eat and how many times you would eat. :)

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  57. Hi Sir, meron po ba kayo idea magkano magagastos if susundin ko po yung itinerary nyo? We'll be eating what is best on the restaurants included in the itinerary. Pa exclude nalang po yung expenses for hotel and pasalubong. Thanks in advance

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    1. Without the hotel and pasalubong, I guess 2,000 to 2,500 pesos per person would be safe enough :)

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  58. It's a lovely post REALLY. you captured it all
    Please tell me is it a good enough place to stay there with my girlfriend for 3 days.?
    I am going to meet her from London for the first time. It's our 1st meeting ever

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    1. Hi Sikander, if you take it slow, three days in Tagaytay is perfect. Be sure to book in on a beautiful resort to make it more romantic. Check out the list of hotels in Tagaytay here: http://goo.gl/XMPAGX

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  59. Astig to paps. kompleto rekados na aa. sana mdmi k pang mapost na ganto. Happy New year.. Astig na site to!

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    1. Salamat! Will indeed post more travel guides in the future :)

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  60. I would like to know the bus time to travel back to manila from tagaytay. We plan to go back around evening time. Thank you.

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    1. There are buses from Tagaytay to Manila until around 9:00 PM or so. It does get harder to get one, the later it gets.

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  61. Hi
    I am an Indian.I am planing a day tour to Tagatay. Leave Manila by early morning say 7 AM an then come back from Tagatay at evening 5 PM. Just wanted to visit People's park..
    I have a 2 yrs old kid. Is the Bus good for us? Is the duration good?

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  62. Wow! Very precise and complete. We are about to go there in tagaytay tomorrow and your blog really helps. Kudos!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you enjoy Tagaytay's cool weather :)

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  63. hi. I would like to ask if the van terminals in the said locations above are still operational today

    thank you - Z

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    1. Hi Z, last I checked, they're still are :)

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  64. Hi! Just want to check if the bus schedule above are still updated? Specifically San Agustin, 3:30am to 11:00pm? -Anthony

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    1. Hi Anthony, I can't really say as buses change their schedule every now and then, but the schedule is updated as of January of this year :)

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  65. hi, i am just wondering.. in your opinion, how much is will it take for a two day trip to tagaytay in average?

    your guide is amazing..

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    1. Hi, I will put up a Tagaytay budget section soon :)

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  66. Hi! Do you have any idea about the frequency of fx going to tagaytay at starmall?

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    1. Hi, sorry I have no idea about the frequency. If you were able to try it, please share your experience here :)

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  67. Hi, Christian! I'm from Davao and my family (2 Adults and 2 Teens) will be staying in Nuvali for 2 nights next week. During our stay, we plan to have a daytrip to Tagaytay. However, I wonder if it would be possible for us to visit some points of interest without a car. Here are the places we'd like to visit:
    1) Church
    2) Museo Orlina
    3) The Puzzle Mansion
    4) Sky Ranch
    5) Bag of Beans (or any resto you highly recommend)
    6) Memory Lane

    I really hope you can help me prepare itinerary and directions so I would be able to provide an unforgettable experience for my family.

    Thank you so much!

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    1. Hi, you can definitely explore Tagaytay without a car. You may board jeepneys along the highway and tricycles for the sidestreets :)

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  68. itinerary is incomplete..please include time and expenses

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    1. Hi there, will update with expenses soon :)

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  69. cool! perfect for our getaway tomorrow. ung gustong gusto ko sa blog na to is ung tourist guide map. thumbs up! :)

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    1. Thanks Camille! Enjoy Tagaytay's cool weather!

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  70. Hi sir ask ko lang po kung mayroon pa din pong mga van na bumabyahe pa tagaytay sa may starmall po? thank u po

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