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The Picnic Grove in Tagaytay City

Tagaytay City offers many leisure activities to its visitors. Tagaytay City is known to be a place for sightseeing, picnics, dining, horse back riding, boat ride, and golfing among other things. Tagaytay is just 55 kilometers from Manila and unlike the weather from Manila, it is blessed with a cool climate which makes it a popular destination not only among foreigners but also among Filipinos.

Sightseeing and having picnics are the most popular activities to do when in Tagaytay. People troop to Tagaytay usually on weekends to take a break from their workloads. Many go to the Tagaytay Picnic Grove with their family and friends to get together and have a picnic, and enjoy the picturesque and marvelous view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. This activity is not too costly and very affordable, entrance fee is just Php25 and cottages range from Php100 – 250 depending on the size of the cottage. Visitors can bring their own food and just rent a cottage or picnic table inside. A barbeque place is also provided near the cottages for people who would want to grill their foods. A restaurant and other food stands are available inside the premises for people who would not want to bring their own food. The Tagaytay Picnic Grove is also a popular destination among lovers because of the scenic view of the Taal Volcano and the coastal towns of Batangas and of course the fresh mountain breeze.

Aside from sightseeing and picnics, the Tagaytay Picnic Grove also offers very affordable horse back riding activities both for kids and adults. There are available personnel to assist kids and adults who are not skillful in horse back riding. There are many horses available for this activity that will fit every guests’ need, skill and even body built.

An eco-adventure trail is also available for nature lovers inside the premises of Tagaytay Picnic Grove. The Philippine Tourism has developed part of the complex to promote ecological conservation and environmental preservation. This 404-meter Eco-Adventure trail provides a very good view of the Taal Volcano, numerous plants and butterflies, and at the end is a view deck. What my seven-year old son loves on this trail was the hanging bridge that you have to cross midway of the trail.

So next time you visit Tagaytay City, put the Tagaytay Picnic Grove on top of your places-to-go list.

photos: Phil. Tourism