This destination was supposed to be the fifth one, but I delayed posting due to some personal reasons. Anyway, making it Destination #6 wouldn’t be so bad.
We enjoyed this adventure back in May, a few weeks before classes started. The timing was just right. The rainy season has not yet set in but we did encounter the rain during our stay in Tagaytay. It’s a good thing though that the sun shone enough for us to enjoy some outdoor activities like the Tagaytay Zipline and horseback riding at Picnic Grove.
It was the first out of town activity for me and my daughter. I did some research on the place to stay and the places to visit. My daughter finalized the planned itineraries for the two days of getaway. What can I say? We make the perfect team! 😀
We stayed at The Windy Ridge Hotel. The location is strategic as it’s just a few meters away from the Tagaytay Rotonda. Plus, it has an awesome veranda view of Taal Lake! The place is quaint and cozy. We enjoyed the privacy. There’s wifi at the lobby, but we did have trouble with connection during the second day of stay, even though I brought my own wifi too.
Anyway, our schedule was pretty packed. On the first day, we went to the Pink Sisters Convent to pray for blessings for our vacation. Amira’s Buco Tart haus was a bit near from there so we did trek on foot. On our way back, we dropped by Puregold for some groceries. After depositing our stuff at the hotel, we went to the Sky Ranch to try the Sky Eye. There are a few more rides there but we didn’t try them all. I have a feeling this place is going to get bigger soon. For dinner, we went to the famous MushroomBurger and tried the much talked about burger. Yummy!
The next day the sun was shining so brightly that we were elated. Our first stop was the Tierra de Maria with the 50-foot statue of Our Lady. It was such a tranquil and serene place… perfect for prayer and meditation. We went up to the rooftop and took some great shots of Taal Volcano and Taal Lake. The view was perfect! It did rain quite hard. But the rain didn’t last long. Whew! From here, we took a jeepney ride to the People’s Park in the Sky. The main thing to see is the city of Tagaytay. Such an awesome aerial view indeed! We had lunch there and tried the Bulalo. It turned out to be a very expensive lunch!
From the highest place in Tagaytay, we proceeded to the Picnic Grove, as my daughter wanted to experience horseback riding. I joined her in this activity. It’s been years since I last rode a horse, and it was fun though a bit scary at first. Then, we tried the zipline. It was my first time to try it! The view is perfect. I’m a bit afraid of heights so the feeling was a bit overwhelming for me. My daughter had the time of her life and even found the zipline too short and too slow. LOL! 😀 It was truly a tiring day!
We had a quiet dinner at a nearby food chain and spent the rest of the night at the hotel. I definitely miss my nightly coffee routine at the hotel lobby.
We had such a great time during our two days of vacation. We really should do it again! Yey! There we have it… Destination #6 is done, 12 more to go!
Be back soon for more destination updates… Ta-tah!
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