Picnic Grove | Things to do in Tagaytay-Cavite
|Open:||Everyday, 8am - 5pm; open on holidays.|
|Address:||Brgy. Sungay East, Tagaytay, Cavite|
The Tawilis is a freshwater sardine that can only be found in Taal Lake. It can grow up to 15cm in length, although its weight never goes beyond 30g. There are two ways to cook it--one is to fry it to a crisp, while the other entails wrapping a handful in banana leaves and having it simmer with dried kamias and salt inside a clay pot or palayok. Tawilis is usually served with a heaping of diced tomatoes, onions, green mangoes, and bagoong. There's no excuse not to try it out since tawilis dishes are commonly available in most restaurants in Batangas.
Located beside Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay, Sky Ranch is a five-hectare amusement park overlooking Taal Lake and Volcano. The park offers fun rides such as carousel, sky jump, sky cruiser, and ferry's wheel, from P50 to P200/ride, on top of the P100/head entrance fee.
Also called Sky Eye, Sky Ranch's ferry's wheel is the tallest in the Philippines, at 63 meters or 207 feet. One ride lasts about 10 minutes, with unique views of Tagaytay City and Taal Lake. However short, riding the ferry's wheel could be invigorating, especially during sunset.
Other amenities in Sky Ranch include gazebos for rent (P750 to P1,000), a 2,000sqm tent for events, and several fast food chains near the park entrance.
Exploring Amadeo wouldn't be complete without drinking a cup of Amadeo Coffee or Pahimis Blend, and getting lost in one of its coffee farms. Coffee farms carpet 75 percent, or 3,600 hectares, of Amadeo's total land area. With about 4,000 coffee farmers in town, every street reeks of coffee, some turned into dryer beds for coffee beans. While visitors can easily knock on someone's door to check out his coffee farm, the best farm to see is the farm project by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCCAARRD). The 2.7-hectare farm project, called Science and Technology-based Farm on Coffee Production, is headed by the farmer-scientist Teodoro dela Cruz. He tours travelers around his farm, and introduces them to many coffee planting techniques such as multiple cropping, multiple stem pruning, and fertilizer application.
Things to do nearby
- Take a quick trip to one of the most popular daytrip destination for locals, the picturesque city of Tagaytay
- Enjoy breathtaking views of the serene Taal Lake and Taal Volcano from the top of the mountain
- See the Gingerbread House, Sonya's Garden, Mahoogany Market, Good Shepherd, Picnic Grove and more!
- Enjoy a local specialty called Bulalo made by cooking beef shanks and marrow bones in a tasty broth
- Experience a hassle-free journey in an air-conditioned bus and learn about the city from your guide
From picnicking with a view of the Taal volcano to witnessing spectacles of the puzzling and animalistic nature, Tagaytay Escapade offers the perfect quick getaway for Manila city dwellers. The tour is done in groups of 10 with comfortable, air-conditioned transportation to and fro. The final stop brings guests to a Pasalubong Center where they can buy delicious and quirky souvenirs for the folks back home.
Where to stay
Ideal stay option for Family Vacations, Couples and Solo Travellers. Additional facilities available in RedDoorz Plus @ The Ridge Tagaytay City are; Desk, Non Smoking Rooms, Room Service, Water Heater, Car Parking Area, and 24 hours Front Desk. Popular Landmarks, Leisure, Shopping and Entertainment experiences near the Guest House are; Tagaytay Picnic Grove (2.2 km), People’s Park in The Sky (5.9 km), Tagaytay City Market (400 m), Rowena’s (1.1 km), Dreamland Arts & Crafts Cafe (2.3 km), Museo Orlina (110 m), Tagatay (1.3 km), Tagaytay Public Market (250 m) and Ayala Malls Serin (3.2 km)
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Getting there and around
Brgy. Sungay East, Tagaytay, CaviteGet directions