Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Do you want to see the smallest yet one of the most active volcano in the Philippines? Then go to Tagaytay and you will be greeted by the small but mighty Taal Volcano.

Taal Volcano is mysteriously located in a lake. Why is this so? It is believed that the currently small yet active volcano forms part of a very large volcano which erupted many years ago. Taal volcano actually looks just like an island in the middle of the lake.

These are some of the places we visited in Tagaytay:

Picnic Groove. This place is like a very huge park. Yes, I guess it is a park. They have a nice and cozy restaurant.  This is a family area where you can spend time with your kids flying kites while having a great view of the Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. There's no need for you to actually bring your own kite because there are many vendors selling kites there. I read somewhere that Tagaytay is the city of winds. And yes, Tagaytay boasts cool breeze.

Residence Inn. If you want to experience bottlefeeding a baby Tiger, then this is the place for you. I can remember a minimal fee of P50.00 per person (aside from the entrance fee) if you want to have your photo taken bottlefeeding a tiger cub right on your own lap. Residence Inn also has a lot of animals, some of them are owls, lions, snakes, rabbits, even a camel. When we were there, we were informed that they are planning to add a few more animals in their collection. You can also get a good view of the Taal Volcano in Residence Inn.

We planned to go to a lot of tourist attractions but because of time constraints, and the fact that there was a biking competition on that same day which caused the heaviest traffic that I have experienced, we were only able to go to two places. But it was worth it!

The author would like to apologize for not posting the estimated rates of entrance fees and transportation costs due to the long delay of this post. Human memory can only remember so much.

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