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Tagaytay Travel Guide
Tagaytay is one of the safest tourist destinations in the Philippines occupied by friendly locals. Located south of Manila in the Island of Luzon, Tagaytay has a mild climate with fantastic scenery, especially the view the Taal Volcano.
Taal Volcano is a magnificent active volcano that has a huge crater. You can access the volcanic area by boat that you can find anywhere on the lakeside. The price for a boat ride is a bit pricey, which is 2000 pesos per boat that can only take 6 passengers, but once you get to the spot you will see that it’s worth every penny you spent.
Above the volcano, about an hour ride from Tagaytay City, there is a park overlooking the volcano area. You can enjoy a magnificent view from up here that you will never forget.
Taal Volcano and its surrounding areas are not the only attractions in Tagaytay, there are also many other great attractions you can find in this destination.
Here are some of the best Tagaytay attractions that you must visit during your vacation:
Mabini Shrine – This is a place dedicated to the late revolutionary hero of the Philippines, Apolinario Mabini. This shrine houses personal belongings as well as the remains of this national hero. Mabini, despite of his physical handicap, could unite the Filipinos with his writings in revolutionary papers, and urged them to stand up against Spanish.
Casa de Segunda Katigbak – This heritage house has a Spanish Colonial style. This place was named after Segunda Katigbak, she was the first love of Jose Rizal, the most famous national hero of the Philippines.
Jose P. Laurel Memorial Library – This building was donated by the family of the late Jose P. Laurel, the ex. president of the Philippines, to the government, and now it serves as a public library as well as a historical site.
Marcela N. Agoncilio National Landmark – Marcela N. Agoncilio was the maker of the first Filipino national flag. At that time the Filipinos were still struggling against Spanish oppression. This is the place where Agoncilio was born.
Punta de Santiago Lighthouse – This old lighthouse was built in 1890 and up to this day it’s still fully functional.
Palace In The Sky – Even though it’s not as magical as its name, this palace is definitely worth a visit. It was originally built to be the presidential guest house of Ferdinand Marcos, the former president of the Philippines who was also a very controversial figure in the country. The building complex itself was never completed, but you can still enjoy a magnificent view of Taal Volcano from this palace.
The Flower Farm – Flowers are blooming all year round in this place. occupying five hectares of land, you can see various kinds of beautiful flowers, like roses, carnations, gerberas, anthuriums and many more.
You can divide Tagaytay hotels into three groups based on their rates; low-range, mid-range and high-range. The rates of Tagaytay hotels in low-range group are mostly starting at P 2,000. Some of the best hotels in this group are Keni Po, Amora’s Home, Tagaytay Econo Inn and Starflower Tourist Lodge. In mid-range group, there are Hotel Dominique, Alfonso Hotel, Days Hotel Tagaytay and many more. While in high-range group, there are Lee Boutique Hotel, Summit Ridge Hotel, Taal Vista Hotel, The Theodore Hotel and many others.