Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tagaytay Budget Travel guide + Itinerary - Day tour

Traveling is something I want to do more this 2015.

So before the year 2014 ended, I decided to go to the nearest travel destination in the country when you're in Metro Manila - "Tagaytay City."

In this post, I want to share with you guys, how you can spend a day in Tagaytay and do a lot of the important stuffs; going to tourist destinations and eating their specialty local delicacies without spending a fortune.


How to get to Tagaytay

The cost of your fare will depend on what kind of vehicle you will ride. And of course, riding a van that will take the SLEX (South Luzon Expressway ) route will be a lot faster than taking the Cavite route of a bus, but riding the bus will save you money.

Via Van

Ride a UV Express from Starmall Crossing (See Map) - 1-1.5 hrs travel time (SLEX via Sta Rosa exit route)

Cost - 180 pesos

Via Bus

Ride a bus from Pasay beside Mrt Taft station (See Map) -2-4 hrs travel time ( Coastal road and Cavite route)

Cost - 83 pesos

Where to eat in Tagaytay?

There's an abundant of choices of restaurant in Tagaytay, from high end restaurants at the ridge in which you'll see the amazing view of the Taal lake, to budget conservative type of restaurants but awesome food.

Mahogany Market 
Mahogany Market, Mahogany Ave., Brgy. Kaybagal South, Tagaytay




If you have already been in Tagaytay and you thought that Leslie's restaurant or Josephine restaurant has the most delicious bulalo Tagaytay has to offer, It's safe to say that probably you haven't been to mahogany market yet.

Prepare yourself for the most mouth watering bulalo in Tagaytay that you'll surely loved to go back again.

Cost of Bulalo ( Good for 2-4 persons) - 350Php

NOTE :Bulalo in Mahogany market is without a doubt the best place to eat bulalo in Tagaytay, they sometimes also offer free bananas and brewed coffee.





Starbucks Tagaytay 





There are 3 Starbucks in Tagaytay. Two stores are on the ridge and are more famous because of the awesome view of the Taal Volcano. And what's more better than drinking your hot delicious coffee in the cold weather of Tagaytay? while having the nice wide view of the ridge. 
Bag of Beans 

This branch of Bag beans is at the rotunda of Tagaytay. The awesome thing of having your coffee in Tagaytay aside from it's cool weather, is you get to view the Taal lake from above.

Suggestion - I strongly recommend you to try their cheesecake (150php) to partner it with their delicious coffee.

Cafe Veranda in Taal Vista hotel












The most memorable experience I've had on dining in Cafe Veranda is having my coffee & eating a delicious cheesecake on the side and all the while listening to a live and lovely piano musical & gazing the light outside the view deck of Taal vista. For a moment, I just thought of how romantic of a place Cafe Veranda can be. 

Ahy foodhaus
Magallanes Square, Tagaytay City, Philippines.
If you want to have a good breakfast in Tagaytay without spending too much money, one place I can suggest to you aside from mushroom burger is AHY FoodHaus, located in Magallanes Square.
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Josephine Restaurant










One of the most famous restaurants in Tagaytay. This restaurant is said to be in Tagaytay for quite a long time now.

LZM Restaurant
2nd floor, Magallanes Square, Tagaytay City















Famous for it's incredibly delicious boneless bangus. LZM is a must try to eat it at when you're in Tagaytay. Just to remind you,(warn you) that the size of the bangus is twice bigger than your average Bangus, so be there with at least 2 friends.

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Lenicols "native resto bar" in Tagaytay


One of the beauties in Tagaytay is the abundance of choices of places to eat at.
This is a new restaurant in Tagaytay, being it located in the beautiful place of Magallanes Square, the view from the 2nd floor is astonishingly beautiful as you can see the ever awesome view of the Taal lake. READ MORE


Don Juan 
Beside Magallanes Square, Magallanes drive, Tagaytay City, Philippines





















1st Colonial 
Magallanes Square, Tagaytay City, Philippines


Try 1st Colonial's Sili Ice cream when you go to Tagaytay. Ice cream as we know, are usually sweet, this one is literally spicy :) 




Where to go in Tagaytay?

Sky Ranch - Visit the highest Ferris Wheel in the country
The amusement park in Tagaytay, where you can enter for a small fee of 100 pesos ( as of January 2015) and pay 100-150 pesos for the rides.

Rides such as zipline, mini viking, carousel and the main attraction " the sky eye' Ferris wheel.

Experience 360 degrees view up in the highest Ferris wheel in the country today, enjoy more of what is already an awesome view of Taal volcano.

or just stroll around the vicinity and appreciate the awesomeness of the view.

Having fun with a Pinoy Mime in Tagaytay











People's Park in the sky
Is a tourist destination in Tagaytay, before it was called the palace in the sky but it was later changed to People's park. See for yourself another classic 360 degrees view.

Cost - 30 pesos
Transportation 
Option 1- rent a tricycle for 120 pesos.
Option 2- ride the Jeepney that goes to people's park at Olivares Terminal Station for 16 pesos.















Picnic Grove
Probably the most famous destination in Tagaytay. A school field trip in Tagaytay wouldn't be complete without going to Picnic grove.

Entrance cost - 50 pesos

Experience the zip line that can give you an extremely awesome view for only 300 pesos.

Transportation

Option 1 - Rent a tricycle for 100 pesos
Option 2 - Ride the Jeepney going to People's park (alight at Picnic grove) for 16 pesos














Day tour Budget Itinerary


Time
Activity
Expenses
7:00 am
Meet up at Pasay bus station

7:30 am
Ride bus going to Tagaytay
83Php
10::30 am
Arrive on Tagaytay
Have Early lunch at Mahogany market
120-200Php
11:15 am
Go to Sky ranch via jeep
8 Php
11:25 am
Entrance & Sky eye
250Php
12:30 pm
Go to Bag of beans or Rowena’s Via jeep going to Olivares
8Php
12:45 pm
Bag of beans or Rowena’s at Tagaytay Rotonda
80Php – 200Php
2:30 pm
Go to picnic grove via jeep or tricycle
16Php/person on jeepney – 100 Php/tricycle
2:45 pm
Picnic grove Entrance & Zipline
50-350 Php with zipline
4:30 pm
Go to Olivares
16 Php/person on Jeepney- 100 Php/tricycle
4:45 pm
Go to Magallanes Square Via Jeep
8 Php
5:00 pm
Have dinner at Mahogany market of don Juan via jeep
100-200 Php
6:00 pm
Go to Olivares via jeep
8 Php
6:30 pm
Go home to Manila-Pasay
 83 Php

Budget to prepare based on the itinerary 830-1430php

2 sites (Picnic grove & sky ranch), lunch, coffee & dinner.

For overnight budget – just add accommodation and breakfast.

1500php room good for 4 people.

3000php room good for 8 people.

or you can rent a condo unit at Wind Residences 0917-892-7928

If you have your thoughts & suggestions, please share it with us in the comment section!

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Until next time.. See you on the next blog post!
"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it." - William Arthur 




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48 comments:

  1. Great IT. I'll be at Tagaytay next week. Thanks for the tips :)

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  2. Thanks for reading bro, have a great trip ☺😊😊

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  3. Hi!! Which hotel do you suggest? Thanks in advance!! :)

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    1. Sorry for replying late.

      Jc Castro rooms for rent near Tagaytay Rotonda :)

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    2. And there's a place near Sky ranch that is a cheap place to stay.

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    3. Hey there! Ask ko lang po kung ano po yung cheap place po near sky ranch for an overnight stay... Thanks

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    4. It's SMDC Wind Residences condo unit for rent. it's a fully furnished unit costing P2,600 for weekend (friday-sunday) good for 5 persons. you can call or text Ms. Klarina Teodoro at 09178927928

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    5. Hi ms Klarina, can you send me your room rates. Thanks

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  4. Hi ! Joshua thanks for the tips. can i ask you a question ?
    what is best hotel for 2 person. thanks!

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  5. Hi ! Joshua thanks for the tips. can i ask you a question ?
    what is best hotel for 2 person. thanks!

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    1. Sorry for the late reply. If you're looking for just a place to sleep and don't mind not having the luxuries of a hotel would give. I suggest Our melting pot. Although, I have yet to try there. Their room rates are very affordable.. But if you want something more fancy, I suggest Taal vista hotel. The hotel has the best view of Taal lake ( one man's opinion) . :) I hoped that helped.

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  6. . hi good day, kung overnight lang po, week ends, sat-sun. kailangn ko pa ba magpabook ?. at same lang ba ang bayad kung booked at walk in?

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  7. . hi good day, kung overnight lang po, week ends, sat-sun. kailangn ko pa ba magpabook ?. at same lang ba ang bayad kung booked at walk in?

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  8. Thanks for this. Made it as my basis for planning our itinerary for this weekend. :D

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  9. Hello, we're heading at Tagaytay on Aprilas the first stop of our Honeymoon, is it easy to go to the Volcano if we arrive around 11am, and still doing at least half of what you did that day ?

    Thanks again for the hints ^_^

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    1. I have yet to try going to the Volcano, but, my brother have done it. There's a lot of boatmen who offers their services that goes to the Taal lake. My advice though, is to ask people at the market place if they know how to get a boat ride going to the Taal lake :) . Hoped that help ;)

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    2. Right, then we'll go to the market place on the day we arrive, thanks !

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