In today’s world, people are forced to stay at home. As of the moment, there are various restrictions in place for your safety. But, once in a while, the Philippine government loosens its restrictions and allows its citizens to visit different areas of the country. Tourists are usually prepping to go and unwind in places like Tagaytay for a breath of fresh air. With numerous people getting vaccinated, you can be sure that everyone will have the immunity needed to visit People’s Park, Tagaytay Picnic Grove, and Tierra de Maria, to name a few. Just wait and see!
Visiting Time Before The New Normal
Tagaytay is famous for its unobstructed view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. | Photo by Aldrin Limosnero from Pexels
Before the pandemic, people visit Tagaytay all year round even though most people visit it during the summer months from March to May because of its cold temperature. You don’t have to spend that much visiting the province families usually pack their lunch and have a picnic in the public parks in Tagaytay.
Sadly, it could get crowded though because locals who own luxury house and lot in Tagaytay tend to crowd the picnic area. Of course, they would like to experience a relaxing time away from their luxury properties. If the tourist destinations get too crowded, you can visit the Tagaytay Art Beat Festival. It’s an art and music festival celebrating OPM (Original Pilipino Music) that happens in May. During this festival, you can listen to Filipino music while appreciating Filipino art. Why would you go far away from where there are numerous tourist destinations and events you can visit within your vicinity, right?
If you’re planning to visit from June to October, it could get cold at night. This is why we suggest you bring a jacket. During this time, there will be fewer crowds but prepare to get rained on. For people planning to visit during the Christmas holidays, brace yourselves for large crowds on amusement parks and tours. We also suggest that you bring an umbrella just in case it rains.
The Appropriate Clothes To Wear In The Season
Wear appropriate clothes when traveling to a colder place. | Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels
Most people wear light and breathable outfits in the Philippines all the time but mostly during summer. But, if you live in luxury real estate in the province you will notice that it still gets chilly during nighttime. Therefore, a light jacket and scarf are essential. If you plan to visit from June to October, you should also bring an umbrella or a rain jacket and waterproof shoes. For visitors planning to visit from November to February, we suggest that you bundle up a little. It will be best to wear a sweater to provide heat to the night breeze.
A Few Must Haves When Traveling To Tagaytay
The Philippines can have unpredictable weather. Therefore, it’s necessary to bring an umbrella, scarf or a light jacket. It’s advisable to bring these things even during summer in Tagaytay because the province can get cold during the dry season where it’s mostly hot and humid. There’s also the chance of temperature dropping at night and a light rainfall now and then. If you don’t have an umbrella, just at least bring a windbreaker to keep you warm.
Most Filipinos speak or understand English, which makes it easy for foreign tourists to communicate with us. However, if you want to be sure you can download a translator for you to properly convey your thoughts to us, locals. You can ask us anything because we tend to be friendly and accommodating to foreigners who need assistance.
Transportation Available In The Province
The ride sharing service, Grab, is available in Tagaytay making it easy to drive around. | Photo by SvH from Pexels
For locals living in a luxury condo in the province, they’re aware that there are different modes of transportation in the area that visitors and foreigners can try. Residents living in luxury houses in the province like the residents of Swiss-inspired homes in Crosswind. Crosswind offers different units at Alpine Villas and Grand Quartier that anyone can purchase. But, if you’re a tourist who plans to visit the province for a day, you can use any of these major road networks.
You should rent a UV express if you’re in a group. UV expresses are mostly private vans that are used for carpooling. Some drivers might even agree to send you to the exact spot for drop-off. You can also get their number for them to fetch you back to your hotel. It’s a nice way to have a smooth sailing drive.
There are many mall terminals from Nasugbu, Calatagan, and Lemery that pass Tagaytay that you can ride using UV express. If you’re alone, you have to be attentive, and inform the driver to drop you off in Tagaytay especially if you’re bound for Lemery, Batangas. You can find these vans in LRT Buendia in Pasay, Starmall Alabang and Festival Mall in Muntinlupa, and Starmall EDSA-Shaw in Ortigas.
Nothing still beats driving your vehicle. It will lessen your commute time and will get you to your destination quickly. You can visit local tourist spots quicker and with less hassle if you’re using private transportation. It helps to have a Google map or Waze to guide and inform you of the traffic status and avoid getting lost.
If you don’t have a car, you can rent a car. There are numerous cars and vans locals are renting at a reasonable price. Actually, this is applicable for group tours, family gatherings and friend outings. It usually takes a two-hour drive from the metro to Tagaytay, depending on traffic. There are also private tours you can visit in Tagaytay with tour guides ensuring you have a fun time in the province.
Take your luxury big bike for a spin in Crosswinds Tagaytay.
Most locals living in the metro and nearby provinces use motorcycles to visit Tagaytay. You’re probably wondering why locals would go to Tagaytay on motorcycles. It’s because it’s an easy drive, which is more accessible than Baguio. Depending on the traffic, it only takes an hour to go to Tagaytay via South Luzon Expressway. If you have a small bike, you can visit the province via the C5 extension through Bacoor. It’s very near that you can head out before sunrise and be in Tagaytay in time for breakfast.
Stay With Extravagance
There are tons of places you can stay in Tagaytay. There are Hotels, Vacation Rentals, Hostels and Condominiums you can stay.
Most tourists who are with their families or friends mostly stay in hotels because of their amenities and their proximity to famous tourist spots. Various hotels offer wi-fi, cable TV, and en-suite bathrooms. Other hotels have a spa and swimming pool.
Crosswinds Tagaytay offers luxury hotel rooms in the Grand Quartier.
For people on a budget, you can try looking for vacation rentals. This rental is mostly applicable for people in a large group where someone can do simple household chores for you. There is numerous private residence that you can rent in Tagaytay, all you have to do is to look for the one that suits your budget.
Hostels are the best place to stay for solo travelers or budget backpackers. Numerous hostels have dormitory-style rooms, single rooms, or both. Tourists who stay at a hostel have to share a bathroom, which is often clean and well-maintained. Some hostels offer breakfasts for free, just choose the best one that suits you.
Despite the various places you can stay in the province, it still helps if you own a luxury condominium that you can stay in the province Alpine Villas. Alpine Villas is a soon-to-rise property from Crosswind offering luxury homes in an exclusive community with various six to eight-story mid-rise villas. This exclusive community is quite hidden from the main city but close enough to the popular tourist destinations.
The luxury property will have a 24/7 safety protocol, including a CCTV system in common areas. Of course, wi-fi will be included in this luxury condo in Tagaytay. The building staff will be available to assist you with your everyday needs. For people who want to unwind, the property has a fitness gym, swimming pool, and clubhouse. The vertical residence can be considered a haven for everyone who lives here. If you’re only staying for a short period, Tagaytay offers different kinds of accommodations.
Pay Via Philippine Peso
For foreign tourists, you’re probably wondering what is the currency used in Tagaytay? It’s Philippine Peso (PHP), like every part of the country. Numerous establishments in the area accept credit cards but if cash is required there are various many changers available in the country. There are also various ATMs and banks available in malls and different establishments.
Affordable Delicacies You Can Take Home
There are two delicacies you can buy in Tagaytay, beef meat and buko pies. Besides that, you can buy honey bee products, tarts, jams, and pinipig. If you go to the neighboring town of Batangas, you can buy their knives, keychains, and souvenir shirts. However, if you’re satisfied with just buying foods you can buy them in different stores, namely Colette’s Buko Pie, Good Shepherd Ube Jam, Ilog Maria Honey Bee Products, Mahogany Market, and Rowena’s Pasalubong. These places will give you delectable foods at affordable prices.
With the wonderful scenery and top-notch location, you can be certain that once the pandemic is over, people will come flocking into Tagaytay once again. I couldn’t be more confident about this.
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