15 Feb 2014
This Commute Direction Guide shows you...
how to go to Sky Eye
how to go to Sky Ranch
how to go to Picnic Grove
how to go to Eco-Adventure Trail
how to go to People's Park
how to go to Puzzle Mansion
How To Commute To Tagaytay From Metro Manila
The most convenient way to get to Tagaytay is via South West Integrated Terminal. If you don't know the location of Southwest Integrated Bus Terminal and how to get there, please go to Integrated Bus Terminal for Batangas & Cavite Buses.
Take a bus with "Tagaytay" sign. You can also ride a "Mendez" or a "Nasugbu" signed bus. Your drop off point in Tagaytay City is Olivarez Terminal. Get off the bus there. Olivarez Terminal is located at the city proper of Tagaytay. It is the location of jeepneys headed to different spots of Tagaytay. Olivarez Terminal is located before the famous Tagaytay Rotonda. There are lots of commercial buildings, banks, retail shops, food stalls, fast foods and restaurants.
Once in Olivarez Terminal, you can easily get to Tagaytay's popular attractions by means of jeepney rides plus maybe a trike. So, without further ado, here are the directions:
How To get To Sky Ranch and Sky Eye?
How To Get To Picnic Grove and Eco-Adventure Trail?
Things to do in Picnic Grove and Eco-Adventure Trail
How To Get To People's Park in the Sky?
What to see in People's Park
How To Get To Puzzle Mansion
Alternatively, you can wait for Puzzle Mansion free shuttle.
Puzzle Mansion is for kids as it is very educational. But if you are an adult, I'm afraid you would not appreciate it. The museum where the largest jigsaw puzzle collection is housed looked like an exhibit of large pictures and images in frames except they are actually jigsaw puzzles in photo frames. Each jigsaw is so neat that you would think that they've just been sliced but not actually undone to be fitted again. Like when you buy a small jigsaw puzzle and it's still in its plastic packaging and it is not yet opened. But the subjects of photography are great. You will see iconic and legendary figures such as The Mona Liza among others. There are also the scale models of New York, London, Chicago, etc.
Php 100.00 entrance fee is expensive. They should charge Php 50.00 only. Why? First, the going rate of entrance fees in major destinations of Tagaytay is only fifty pesos, including the Sky Ranch. Second, Puzzle Mansion is located in a far flung area that even driving a car to get there is arduous, a lot of bending narrow alleys going up and down, endless thoughts of you have already arrived in its location only to realize that you are still too far. Lastly, the very steep decent of the road that leads to its exact location. When I was there and about to pay, I overheard a head of the family asking "Pati driver my bayad?" in a somewhat disgruntled yet joking tone of voice.
In taking a vacation to Tagaytay in budget, the key is to avoid online hotel bookings. Even if you type cheap hotels in tagaytay, search results will populate your browser with expensive hotels. Now if you have big amount of pocket money that you can afford Php 7k a day hotel, go book online. Tagaytay hotels are all-over. From as high as Php 8,000 to as low as 1,400. Now in the 3 maps below are hotels in Tagaytay. But the third one doesn't display a particular one because, in that area located are neighborhoods where 'homestays' signs are displayed outside houses sometime in a year. Now if it happened that a space is available when you get there, you are lucky because their cost is lower than the standard cheap hotels in Tagaytay. Problem is you will not see them all the time. The sign is removed once a place is taken. If that happens, the best part of Tagaytay is near the rotunda as it is nearer to terminals of jeepneys headed to different attractions in Tagaytay. Look at each map and see how numerous hotels are in Tagaytay. First map is populated by cheap standard hotels, second map displays first class hotels in Tagaytay, and the third map is where from time to time in a year homestay accommodations are available.
In this first Tagaytay map are cheap hotels in Tagaytay.
Our second Tagaytay map displays expensive Tagaytay hotels.
In the third map is Emilio Aguinaldo Highway where homestays are available from time to time. The location is kilometers away before Tagaytay City proper and will be passed by bus from Manila so watch for that area when your nearing Tagaytay.
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