Tagaytay Philippines: Character City Boasting Resorts, Adventure, and Retirement

Tagaytay’s invigorating climate with its exhilarating atmosphere invites visitors from different places in the country and abroad. Because of its safe, peaceful and healthy environment, it is conducive for retirement, learning, sports and religious tourism.

The city government’s vision is supported by disciplined, God centered, healthy and united community, thus the city is recognized as the Character City of the South.

The City Government formally launched the City of Character Program on April 24, 2000 with a unique and meaningful program attended by the whole populace of Tagaytay, mayors and officials from nearby towns and other government officials coming from the national level.

A Community Coalition for Character was organized and established to be the City Government’s partner/counterpart in the implementation of the Character First Program.

Thus, every year, more and more organizations from the different sectors become interested in taking part and actively participating in the said coalition.

If you want to experience the most and the first exclusive and complete leisure community in the city, visit Tagaytay Highlands. One of the main attractions is the international standard 18-hole golf course at Tagaytay Highlands and Midlands, a 48-seat Swiss Funicular System and Swiss Cable Car. This beautifully prepared and enticing community also offers various recreational and sports facilities such as swimming pool, fishing pier, skating rink, Equestrian Park, pony and hiking trail, a camp site and a biking course.

Tagaytay Picnic Grove
Tagaytay Philippines Picnic Grove


Poised on the highest point in the area, People’s Park in the Sky stands on a 4,516 sq. m. solid ground and overlooks four bodies of water namely: Taal Lake, Balayan Bay, Laguna de Bay and Manila Bay. The city government renovated this park for the people to enjoy the breathtaking view in and outside of the city.

For those who want to enjoy the view and calm their body, the Tagaytay Picnic Grove which is considered a “Special Interest Resort” is overlooking the Taal Lake and coastal towns of Batangas. Having a rolling land area of 13.5 hectares, it offers various facilities for accommodations, dining, function hall and picnic areas. The resort offers cottages and view decks with a restaurant. It’s ideal for picnickers and budget travelers.

For those who want action and adventure, consider visiting the Tagaytay Ridge Zipline and Cable Car. You will experience an exhilarating ride up to 300 feet off the ground on a 250 meter long scenic Zipline course. These rides promise to be unforgettable. So step to the edge and add some zip to your day!

At the heart of the city is the Convention Center. It offers first class and state of the art facilities and services that may be considered at par with other international convention centers in the country. It can accommodate 800 people in round table, has an adjourning dormitory for 180 people and 32 hotel-style cluster rooms.

And finally, don’t cross off of your itinerary a visit to the most preferred hotel in the area. The Taal Vista Hotel has set itself apart as a haven for the ultimate in relaxation and rest. It is also a place to indulge in leisurely pursuits with the popular horseback-riding activity.

For those people who want to spend additional tokens, the Casino Filipino is a stone’s throw away for a game of roulette or two. (PTO/Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite)


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