CAVITE | Picnic Grove Tagaytay

Monday, May 02, 2011

Afternoon at Tagaytay's Picnic Grove

Probably the most visited recreational place in Tagaytay City, the 13.5-hectare Picnic Grove is a fixture in the area since time immemorial. It’s easily accessible via jeepneys from the Olivarez terminal; a quick eleven peso-ride and you’re there.

There are loads of activities at the Picnic Grove that would suit The Portal to the Eco Trail at Picnic Groveall sorts of folks. There’s the relatively new zipline that soars 300 feet above ground for the daredevils, horseback riding for those looking for something countryish, the eco trail for walking enthusiasts, souvenir stores for the shoppingeras, and of course the picnic spots for those who just want to hang out and enjoy Tagaytay’s view and weather.

I’ve tried the zipline before and it’s really not as scary as it looks. The ride took less than a minute and provides a somewhat different view of the Taal Volcano.

If you’re still unwilling to do the 250-meter zip-down through the park, you may opt for the less adventurous cable ride; same awesome view, different pace. Price for a one-way zipline ride is pegged at Php200.00 on a weekday and Php300.00 on weekends and holidays; for a two-way zip just add Php100.00.

Horseback riding is probably the oldest leisure activity in Tagaytay parks. I, unfortunately haven’t tried it, even once. An hour-long horseback ride at the Picnic Grove cost Php150.00 - Php200.00Tagaytay Picnic Grove Cable Car depending on the horse’s size, plus another Php150.00 for the trail.

Now the eco-trail I have tried numerous times before. The track is actually a series of concrete platforms that crosses the edges of Picnic Grove. Don’t worry about falling off the side of the cliff though as metal rails are provided for. This place has one of the best vantages in viewing Taal, which claims the title for being the world’s smallest volcano.

The trail can be crossed in ten minutes if you’re in a hurry, but why do that right? The best way to enjoy this is by walking slow and stopping every now and then to fully appreciate the panoramic surroundings. One would also have to cross a hanging bridge before completing the trail, no worries though as the bridge is pretty stiff, no dizzying sideway motion while crossing.

A lot of stores selling shirts, bags, keychains, and all sorts of souvenirs can be found along the park’s entrance. It’s like a market all on its own, but there’s one seriously lacking among these stores, ref magnets. Every store seemed to have  keychains, but no ref magnets. I need them ref magnets!

And lastly, the best way to enjoy Picnic Grove is by actually holding a picnic there!

Huts and picnic sheds are readily available in the area with prices ranging from Php100.00 to Php500.00. Grills are also on hand on some of them so you can definitely bring something over to barbeque.

Most say that a Tagaytay trip is expensive. Not true, I say. Head off to the Picnic Grove and enjoy good old picnic fun with family and friends without burning a hole through your pocket.

Steps on the Eco Trail in Picnic Grove, Tagaytay Zip Line with a View of Taal at Tagaytay's Picnic Grove The Hanging Bridge at Tagaytay's Picnic Grove A Portion of Tagaytay Picnic Grove's Eco Trail

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Tagaytay Picnic Grove 
Address: Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Contact Number: (046) 413-4206 ‎
Entrance Fee: Php50.00 | Open Hours: 9:00AM to 6:00PM Daily

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  1. ganda ng mga pix! you made picnic grove look not-so-old ha. hehe

  2. no field trip in tagaytay is complete without going here! hehe

  3. classic pasyalan sa Tagaytay at meron na rin zip line :)

  4. Lestat
    Hehe di naman mukhang lumang luma ang picnic grove ah, medyo lang hehe

    Classic Tagaytay Fieldtripan hehe

    Hehe oo medyo mahal nga lang fee nung zipline =P

  5. Nag Fieldtrip dito pamangki ko...
    Yung zipline experience ko po ang the best...

    Thanks po sa pagshare... :) Ganda ng mga pics... :)

  6. Tripper10
    Thanks! Saya nga nung zipline, bitin lang medyo hehe

  7. Chritian

    Oo nga po, bitin pero masaya parin.. hehe..
    Sana lang pinahaba pa nila ng mga... Tagaytay to Manila? pwedi bayon?..:)

    Ganda po ng Blog nyo, nakakarelax tignan ang mga pictures nyo.. :)

  8. Sorry po, mali ang pagkakatype ko sa name nyo.. Christian po yun..(peace):)

  9. 'wish to see the new improvements here, I've haven't been here for a long time.

  10. do you have rooms for overnight and how much it may cost for 5 persons? do you open dis holidays?

  11. Tripper10
    Haha layo nun ha :P

    I guess basic upkeep would be enough, di naman ata kalakihan kasi ang budget nila :)

    Please contact their number above, I don't run the place sir :)

  12. hi christian! been there in picnic grove last august and did took some photos of the same spots you had taken. but your angles and views are heaps better. galing!!!

  13. hello.. ang weekend rate ng zipline and cable car is per person is 300(one way) 400(roundtrip. may exit din ba sa other side? what is kasi one way lang.. thank you

  14. Shattered Shutter
    Thanks sir! By the way, I tried checking your profile to see your blog but it returned an error :)

    Ouch nagmahal na pala ang rate! Thanks for the update. Regarding your question, yes may exit sa other side if ever you decide to just do a one-way zip, interconnected din naman through the eco trail yung dalawang point ng zipline :)

  15. HI TO ALL. How true na may biking nadin sa picnic grove? and magkano rates nila? and from picnic grove may mga rides ba to go naman sa pink sister church? hoping for your response cause i'm planning to go here, this weekend :-) THANKS EVERYONE :-)

  16. Anonymous
    Unfortunately, haven't been there for a bit na and cannot confirm kung may biking. For the Pink Sisters, I think meron, although madalang ata

  17. Some people get pleasure from zip lining or horse riding. But as the name implies the Picnic Grove remains best for picnics.

  18. ano po ba operation hours ng picnic grove...thanks ahead

  19. Remember visiting this place as a kid. Glad to see that it's still around and well-maintained. :)

    1. Yes, the Picnic Grove is surprisingly still well-maintained. :)

  20. Hello can u pls include the opening hours of thise park..thanks

    1. Updated the article with Picnic Grove's opening hours. :)

  21. Hi,

    Do you know if they are open on november 1? We are planning to go to picnic grove and has been trying to search if they are open on November 1 but couldn't see any answer. Their landline number is also busy.

    Please help..


    1. Hi Irish, sorry for the delayed reply. I'm not sure if Picnic Grove is open on November 1, were you able to go?

  22. Hi magkano mo overnight stay?

    1. Hi Cent, I don't think you can stay overnight at Tagaytay's Picnic Grove.