If you’re game for a quick getaway that’s just about two (2) hours away from the bustling cities of Metro Manila, then Tagaytay City is perfect for you! Tagaytay has long been the favorite weekend destination for local and international tourists alike. Aside from its supreme accessibility that’s highly recommended for those who seek a convenient day trip, Tagaytay also has a ton of fun things to offer!

One of the primary reasons why several tourists come back to Tagaytay is because of its cool weather. The city has a relatively lower average temperature than most parts of Luzon, making the tourists more than happy to enjoy the fresh and cool mountain air. Moreover, Tagaytay is also most famous for its wide range of restaurants promising an incomparable gastronomic adventure. A plethora of family-friendly activities awaits while also having the chance to be mesmerized by the stunning views Tagaytay City proudly offers. Feel free to fall in love with one of nature’s spectacular creations here in Tagaytay City, the Taal Volcano.


Indeed, Tagaytay City is suitable for people of all ages and places. So, if you’re planning to visit Tagaytay soon and you’re wondering what and where are the must-visit tourist spots, then this article has got your back! Here are fifteen (15) top tourist spots and attractions in the City of Tagaytay!

1. People’s Park in the Sky

Peoples Park in the Sky


Also widely known as People’s Park, this famous tourist spot in Tagaytay is a mansion turned into a park. It sits beautifully atop Mount Sungay, which is roughly 2,300 feet above sea level. This historical urban park promises to give tourists an exclusive spot to appreciate the breathtaking view of Tagaytay City’s skyline. Being the highest point in the province of Cavite, you can clearly see up to 50 kilometers of mountain ridges and land especially the ever-famous Taal Volcano.

With just a small price of P30, you can freely enjoy walking around the park and appreciate the spectacular views offered by People’s park. There’s also a lot of family-friendly activities that you can do here such as horseback riding, having a picnic in one of the park’s cottages, picture-taking, and basically taking a brisk walk just to appreciate the wonderful place. Just a friendly reminder, most people prefer to visit People’s Park early in the morning (5 AM to 7 AM) so they could catch a glimpse of the wonderful sunrise. Otherwise, if you’re planning to visit People’s Park at a later time, I would recommend that you bring sun protection because it could still get hot even though there’s a cold breeze in Tagaytay all day.

Address: Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Tagaytay, Cavite
How to get to People’s Park in the Sky: Simply ride a bus going to Tagaytay then hop off at Olivarez Terminal. After that, take a jeepney ride to People’s Park in the Sky. CHECK THE BEST HOTELS IN TAGAYTAY HERE





2. Sky Ranch Tagaytay

Sky Ranch Tagaytay

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This 5-hectare project of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. is one of the must-visit tourist spots in Tagaytay City. Whether you’re planning to visit this leisure park with your family, group of friends, or with your special someone, Sky Ranch Tagaytay offers to give you an unforgettable experience!

From memorable adventures like the breathtaking rides and attractions, HBL games, to gastronomic food hunts, Sky Ranch Tagaytay has everything you need for an exciting day! Some of the most popular rides in Sky Ranch are the Super Viking, Drop Tower, and Safari Splash! There are also a lot of fun activities to engage in such as horseback riding, zipline, and the Sky Eye. The Sky Eye is the famous Ferris wheel of Sky Ranch Tagaytay.

For just P150, It gives you an exclusive chance to be mesmerized by the spectacular view at the top featuring Tagaytay’s skyline, mountain ridges, Taal Volcano, and also the neighboring cities. Pro tip: if you’re planning to spend most of the day here in Sky Ranch, you should avail of their ride-all-you-can ticket to make the most out of your experience!

Address: KM 60 Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, Kaybagal South, Tagaytay, Cavite
How to get to Sky Ranch Tagaytay: Ride a bus going to the route of Tagaytay-Mendez or Nasugbu. Then. Take a jeepney ride going to Casino or Crossing Mendez then hop off at Sky Ranch Tagaytay.



3. Picnic Grove

If you would just like to relax and have a picnic with your loved ones while having a splendid, panoramic view of the Taal Lake and Volcano, the Picnic Grove is perfect for you! With just an entrance fee of P50 and cottage rates of just below P200, you can easily spend your day while bonding with friends and family in the most popular tourist spot of Tagaytay.

You can also try its exciting activities including horseback riding, cable car, zipline, Eco-Trail, and many more! There are also a lot of restaurants that serve delicious foods to satisfy your cravings.

Address: Tagaytay Picnic Grove Complex, Barangay Sungay East-End, Cavite
How to get to Picnic Grove: Ride a bus going to Tagaytay then hop off at Olivarez Terminal. After that, take a jeepney with a sign saying “People’s Park”. On the right side of Tagaytay-Calamba Road, there’s a big sign saying “Picnic Grove”.

Picnic Grove’s Map and Location


4. Museo Orlina

Museo Orlina

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Museo Orlina boasts the world-class artistic creations of the renowned Filipino sculptor, Sir Ramon Orlina. He is considered the pioneer and established practitioner of glass sculpturing here in the Philippines. At just P150 per person, get a chance to witness and be enchanted by the captivating artistry of Ramon Orlina.

With over five stories containing artistic masterpieces and a garden of sculptures, you can surely make the most of your time to appreciate and capture jaw-dropping photos for your social media feeds. Oh, and did I mention that the museum also has an exclusive view of Lake Taal and Taal Volcano because it’s sitting atop the Tagaytay Ridge? Yeah, that’s right! Visiting Museo Orlina guarantees a delightful experience for you!

Address: Hollywood Subdivision, Barangay Tolentino East, Tagaytay, Cavite
How to get to Museo Orlina: Simply ride a bus going to Tagaytay then hop off at Olivarez Terminal. After that, take a jeepney ride with signage saying “People’s Park”, you can simply ask the driver to drop you off at Museo Orlina.

Moreover, you can also take a tricycle ride and ask the driver to drop you off directly at Museo Orlina.



5. Puzzle Mansion

Puzzle Mansion


Your trip to Tagaytay certainly wouldn’t be complete without paying a visit to the ever-famous Puzzle Mansion. This inn prides itself as the Guinness Book of World Records holder for the most number of jigsaw puzzles in the world. With a total 1028-piece collection of a wide variety of themes like Disney and religious items, you will surely have a nice time appreciating and contemplating these challenging puzzles!

After having a mind-boggling and delighting experience inside the Puzzle Mansion, you can also dine in their inn’s restaurant which serves some of the most delicious Filipino foods in the city. Moreover, you can also opt to buy some of the puzzles sold by hobbyists!

Address: Cuadra Street, Barangay Asian, Tagaytay City, Cavite
How to get Puzzle Nation: From Metro Manila, take the SLEX route and find your way to the Santa Rosa exit. Continue driving and turn right to Tagaytay-Calamba Road. Proceed to Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway and take note of signages leading to the Puzzle Mansion.


6. Mahogany Beef Market & Bulalohan

So, you wanted to visit Tagaytay City because of the cold mountain breeze, right? Then now that you’re hungry, you want to find the best-tasting restaurant to satisfy your cravings and provide you some warmth! Well, what greater way to satisfy your cravings than having a hearty meal of Bulalo, right?

Mahogany Beef Market & Bulalohan has plenty of eateries serving freshly-cooked Bulalo and stalls selling fresh fruits, vegetables, and meat!

Address: 10 Mahogany Avenue, Tagaytay, Cavite
How to get Mahogany Beef Market and Bulalohan: Drive to Tagaytay City via the SLEX and reach Olivarez Plaza. Continue driving south onto the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway then turn right to Mahogany Avenue. Then, turn right when you see the Municipal Trial Court.



7. Paradizoo



Want the kids to have an unforgettable learning experience in Tagaytay? Then paying a visit to Paradizoo can never get wrong! This 10-hectare farm offers a lot of different areas such as Farm and Exotic Animals, Vegetable Gardens, and Flower Gardens. Paradizoo is a combination of a theme park and a zoo so everyone can surely enjoy having a visit here!

Get ready to experience some of Paradizoo’s famous attractions such as the Vegetable, Flower, Meditation, and Electic Gardens, Orchid Pavilion, Pet Cemetery, Bromeliad, and Wedding Pavillion, Honeybee and Butterfly farm, and the Goat House.

Address: KM 63 Panungyan, Mendez, Cavite
How to get Paradizzo: Simply ride a bus going to Tagaytay then hop off at Olivarez Terminal. After that, take another bus or jeepney ride going to Mendez and ask the driver to drop you off at Maglabe drive. Finally, look for the tricycle terminal and ask the driver to drop you off exactly at Paradizoo. CHECK PARADIZOO TOUR HERE


8. Tierra de Maria

Tierra de Maria

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Tierra de Maria’s famous highlight is the 50-foot statue of the Virgin Mary. Devotees consider Tierra de Maria as the home of the Virgin Mary. HOME means Haven of Meditation and Enrichment, so if you’re looking to start your trip in Tagaytay in the most solemn and peaceful way possible, then Tierra de Maria is perfect for you. The small chapel has a sanctuary garden to help tourists reflect and offer prayers peacefully.

The best part? Visiting Tierra de Maria is absolutely free. Although you can leave donations to help maintain and improve the chapel’s establishment.

Address: 333 Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Tagaytay, Cavite
How to get to Tierra de Maria: From Manila, simply take a bus ride going to Tagaytay or Nasugbu. Once you reach Tagaytay Rotunda, you can ride a jeepney or tricycle going to Picnic Grove or simply ask the driver to drop you off at Tierra de Maria.


9. Antonio’s Garden

Antonio’s Garden

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Having breakfast at Antonio’s Garden will surely be one of your highlights during your visit to Tagaytay City. Taking pride in its sumptuous meals and exceptional service, Antonio’s Garden has long been a favorite go-to place when in Tagaytay. The best spot here in Antonio’s would be beside the windows or veranda so you could take a peek at the wonderful view outside.

Address: Purok 138, Barangay Neogan, Tagaytay, Cavite
How to get to Antonio’s Garden: From Manila, take a bus en route to Nasugbu, simply ask the driver or conductor to drop you off at Antonio’s, it should be located on your left on the way.


10. Sonya’s Garden

Are you looking for serenity and tranquility? If you want to experience the therapeutic sense of eating a delicious lunch while appreciating the beauty of nature, then Sonya’s Garden is the perfect place to visit! Aside from its ever-famous restaurant, Sonya’s also has bed and breakfast offers perfect for those who want to have a quick and memorable getaway from the metro. It has a total of 22 cottages available for everyone all year round.

Address: Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Tagaytay, Cavite
How to get to Sonya’s Garden: Take the SLEX route and exit at Santa Rosa, then turn right towards Tagaytay City. Upon reaching Aguinaldo Highway, turn right towards Nasugbu. Go past the Tagaytay Rotunda and keep on driving for about 10 km until you reach Splendido Tall Golf Country Club. Make a right turn on Buck Estate Road then you should reach Sonya’s Garden.

Sonya’s Garden Location


Sonya’s Garden Video and Feature

Here’s the CNN Philippines’ feature of Sonya’s Garden and its owner. Watch and enjoy!


11. Nurture Wellness Village

Nurture Wellness Village

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Seeking to relax and reward yourself after a long, stressful week of work? Where else should you seek world-class wellness services other than the pioneer of the wellness spa in the Philippines? That’s right, no other than Nature Wellness Village! Situated at the heart of Tagaytay City, reaching this popular spot has never been easier. After your relaxing wellness session, you can also have a sumptuous meal with Nature Wellness Village’s own restaurant offering delicious Filipino cuisine.

Address: Pulong Sagingan, Barangay Maitim II West Luzon, Tagaytay, Cavite
How to get to Nurture Wellness Village: Take the SLEX route and exit at Santa Rosa or Greenfields. Once you reach the Tagaytay City Rotunda, go towards Nasugbu. Once you spot the landmarks (Starbucks, Dencio’s, and Carlos Pizza), turn right to Magallanes Square. From there, you should arrive at Nature Wellness Village to the right. CHECK NURTURE WELLNESS  VILLAGE TOUR HERE


12. Bag of Beans

Bag of Beans

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One of the most popular things to do in Tagaytay is to seemingly go back in time while having a delicious meal in Bag of Beans. With over 6 branches, it is still worth visiting the place that started it for Bag of Beans, the Main Branch. Now going for 18 years, you should feel revitalized and satisfied with the restaurant’s delicious eats and mesmerizing natural views of Tagaytay City. Indeed, Bag of Beans is truly deserving to be one of Tagaytay City’s must-visit and must-experience spots.

Address: Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road, Mendez Crossing West, Tagaytay, Cavite
How to get to Bag of Beans: Simply ride a bus going to Nasugbu, then ask the driver to drop you off at Bag of Beans. It should be easy to spot because it’s just along the highway and a lot of tourists hop off here.



13. Dreamland Arts and Crafts Cafe

Dreamland Arts and Crafts Cafe


If you’re looking for an instagrammable place serving gastronomic meals, then Dreamland Arts and Crafts Cafe is the one for you! Moreover, if you’re a big fan of handicrafts and hand-made goodies, then you will surely enjoy this place because they also have a shop for you to buy some products. It is also perfect for families and groups of friends to have solid bonding moments while having a delicious meal at their side.

Address: Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Tagaytay, Cavite
How to get to Dreamland Arts and Crafts Cafe: Simply ride a bus going to Tagaytay then hop off at Olivarez Terminal. After that, take a tricycle ride towards Tagaytay-Calamba Road, the landmark should be the Verazza Hotel and Restaurant, the Dreamland Arts and Crafts Cafe should be beside it.

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14. Pamana Restaurant

Your unforgettable experience will certainly be incomplete if you don’t drop by one of Tagaytay’s famous restaurants and have a gastronomic experience at the Pamana Restaurant. It is a fine-dining Filipino Restaurant managed by the Ongpauco Family. Of course, their incomparable Filipino dishes handed over from older generations are the best-sellers in the restaurant. Whether you’re with your family or with your special someone, dining in Pamana can certainly raise your experience to the next level with the restaurant’s nostalgic feel and mesmerizing view of the Taal Lake and Volcano.

Address: Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Crossing Silang East, Tagaytay, Cavite
How to get to Pamana Restaurant: Simply ride a bus going to Tagaytay or Mendez, then take a jeepney ride and tell the driver to drop you off near Pamana Restaurant Tagaytay.


15. Taal Volcano and Lake

Taal Volcano and Lake

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Ah, at last, the Taal Lake and Volcano. Almost everyone who went to Tagaytay City had a picture of them taken with the Taal Volcano in the background. Just a sight of this wonderful creation of nature gives the tourists an unexplainable feeling of relaxation and mesmerization.

It’s just sad that as of the writing, the Taal Volcano recently recorded a phreatomagmatic eruption in the afternoon of July 1, 2021. This resulted in the evacuation of residents and ultimately the temporary closure of some businesses and restaurants. Usually, there are a lot of activities that can be done in Taal Lake and Volcano, however, visiting it now is not advisable because it poses a legitimate threat to everybody.

Moreover, because of Taal Volcano’s recent eruption last January 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot has changed. Tourists should be aware of current health and safety protocols to avoid unnecessary hassles. Other than that, get ready and have a memorable adventure during your visit to Tagaytay!