It seems that no matter how many times we escape the summer heat and head for the windy, more soothing climate of Tagaytay, there’s always something new to do in the popular vacation destination.
And with the kids on vacation, we’re sure Tagaytay holds a spot in your staycation list. With new dining, recreation, entertainment and fitness spots and activities cropping up in the area, there’s definitely more to see in this haven of relaxation.
Read on as we share with you six new things to do in Tagaytay.
There are several ways to get to Tagaytay. Choose which route is most convenient for you: 1. CAVITEX – Trece Martires, Cavite 2. EDSA – Cavite Coastal Road – Emilio Aguinaldo Highway 3. SLEX – Carmona Exit – Emilio Aguinaldo Highway 4. SLEX – Santa Rosa Exit
1. Start the day right with Breakfast at Antonio’s.
What could be better than a delicious and filling breakfast, coupled with a scenic view? That’s what you get at Breakfast at Antonio’s, the latest addition to Chef Tonyboy Escalante’s restaurants. Breakfast at Antonio’s offers an all-day morning menu for its customers, from pancakes and waffles, crepes, omelettes, to sandwiches, and more. They even sell their own homemade bread, jams, and other items perfect for pasalubong.
2. Feast on a summer fiesta buffet with a breathtaking view of Taal Lake.
The view, of course, is the highlight of any visit to Tagaytay. You can get the best of this while dining at the Summit Ridge Hotel (SRH), which is perched on the highest elevation overlooking the serene view of Lake Taal.
This Holy Week and for the rest of summer, SRH has a number of tailor-made dining options guests can choose from. C2 Classic Cuisine, SRH’s official food and beverage provider, has prepared a sumptuous Summer Fiesta Buffet that celebrates the best in Philippine flavors. Ingredients are fresh as they are sourced from the nearby Mahogany Market.
From favorite rice cake delicacies, to dishes such as pork humba, bagnet, laing, and more, get to experience Pinoy culinary delights at the Summit Ridge Hotel until May for only P499 per person. For more information, visit www.summitridgehotel.com.
An assortment of kakanin included in the C2 Classic Cuisine Summer Fiesta Buffet at Summit Ridge Hotel (SRH)
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The colorful table centerpieces
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Pancit Bam-i, a type of noodle dish that originated in Cebu
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Pork humba, pork belly cooked in vinegar, soy sauce and dried banana blossom. It is most popular in Southern Philippines.
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Chicken Inasal, a popular dish from the city of Bacolod. Unlike the usual barbecue or grilled chicken that uses soy sauce, this dish uses different ingredients for its marinade and basting sauce that create a unique flavor.
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Pinakbet Ilocos with fried galunggong - It is a dish of mixed vegetables like ampalaya (bitter gourd), sitaw (long beans), talong (eggplant), okra and kalabasa (squash). The Ilocano way of cooking pinakbet uses fish bagoong sauce instead of bagoong alamang.
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Caleruega Church, hidden among lush greenery
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The Chapel on the Hill has a circular structure with glass side panels that give off a 360-degree view of the valley and the West Philippine Sea. This also serves as the source of natural light perfect for intimate events such as weddings.
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Featuring white walls and a high ceiling, the modern yet simplistic beauty of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church is picturesque, with the yellow-lighted chandeliers providing warmth and comfort.
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Rowena Aquino-Jose, a licensed Zumba instructor. At present, she is conducting 11 classes weekly of Zumba Fitness, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning and Aqua Zumba in various locations around the city.
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The tallest Ferris Wheel in the country, the Sky Eye, located in Sky Ranch.