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   TAGAYTAY: "THE CITY OF CHARACTER"
 
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The City of Tagaytay is a component city in the province of Cavite, in the Philippines. It is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations because of outstanding scenery and cooler climate provided by its high altitude. Tagaytay overlooks Taal Lake in Batangas and provides one of the iconic views of the Philippines, the view of Taal Volcano Island in the middle of the lake, viewable from several vantage points in the city. Tagaytay is relatively close to the capital city of Manila, only 55 km (34 mi) away via Aguinaldo Highway, providing an easy escape for the locals from the heat of the big city.

The southern and eastern portions of Tagaytay City are covered by hills and mountains which is generally forests and open grasslands. The city lies along Tagaytay Ridge, a ridge stretching about 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Mount Batulao in the west to Mount Sungay (now People's Park in the Sky) in the east with elevations averaging about 610 metres (2,000 ft) above sea level. Mount Sungay, in Tagaytay, is the highest point of the province of Cavite at 709 metres (2,326 ft).

The ridge, which overlooks Taal Lake in Batangas province, is actually the edge of Taal Caldera. The 25-by-30-kilometre (16 mi × 19 mi) wide cavity is partially filled by Taal Lake. Tagaytay's built-up areas including the urban center is situated in the relatively level top of the caldera rim but beyond the edge are deep ravines that drop straight down to Taal Lake. The portions adjoining the municipalities of Mendez, Indang, Amadeo and Silang are level to nearly level areas interspersed with very gently sloping surface. Across the southern edge of the lake on the opposite side of the city is Mount Macolod, the highest point of the Taal Caldera rim. 

 
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MUST-SEE IN TAGAYTAY
 
Go on a full weekend getaway in Tagaytay without spending a fortune! Dubbed the City of Character, Tagaytay City has a lot more to offer to local and foreign tourists compared to other popular and more commercial tourist destinations. Whether you're staying overnight in Tagaytay or spending your holiday with family, friends, or colleagues, you're sure to find a peaceful and relaxing haven with us away from the rush of the big city.
 
Taal Volcano: Often fondly described as a volcano within an island within a lake, the Taal Volcano is the most recognizable icon of Tagaytay. A 20-minute drive from our bed and breakfast, the world's smallest volcano is accessible to tourists - through a boat ride across the Taal Lake to the volcano and then on horseback to the summit. A visit to the Tagaytay Ridge offers visitors a breathtaking view of the volcano resting in the middle of a calm, blue lake. Make it a picture perfect moment as you cherish this scene with your loved ones and your family on a holiday in Tagaytay.
 
Picnic Grove:  The Tagaytay Picnic Grove is a very popular destination for day and overnight trips to the city. Located along the Aguinaldo Highway and just a few minutes away from LilyBoy's bed and breakfast, the picnic grove is perfect for guests of all ages. Go horseback riding, take a stroll around the mini park or just hang out in one of the gazebos while taking in the view. Enjoy a picnic you'll always remember with your family and friends!
 
Paradizoo: A theme zoo park patterned after Subic's Zoobic, Paradizoo is a fun way for kids and adults alike to get friendly with animals. For a fee, kids can get pony rides and feed some of the farm animals. The Infinity Pool of Positivism, which looks over the entire farm and the sunken flower garden, is a good focal point for adults who want to relax and meditate in the cool air.
 
People's Park in the Sky (Palace in the Sky): Palace in the Sky is famous for being the unfinished presidential guest house of former president Ferdinand Marcos. Originally built for the state visit of then US President Ronald Reagan and Mrs. Nancy Reagan, the mansion has a majestic view of Laguna de Bay to the east and a spectacular view of Taal Lake and Volcano to the South.
 
Tagaytay Ridge Zipline: The Tagaytay Ridge Zipline is one of the newest attractions in Tagaytay. This new outdoor activity for adrenaline junkies is fast becoming one of the favorite tourist spots in the place. For as low as Php 200 (USD 4) per person, one can already experience the zipline and cable car ride amidst the scenic view of Taal Volcano and surrounding forest. The 60km/hr thrilling ride, 300 feet off the ground that courses 250 meters long zipline is really a must-try for people who want to conquer their fear of heights. The single zipline harness can carry up to two tons, which is equivalent to seven sumo wrestlers so you can just imagine how safe this zipline is. All rides come with a free souvenir photo so you’ll have a keepsake of this experience. The Tagaytay Ridge Zipline is located at Picnic Grove but is an independent company from the management of the latter.
 
Sonya’s Garden: Discover a secret garden, be a vegan for a day and indulge in a luxurious spa pampering at Sonya’s Garden. Sonya’s Garden, which is located at Barangay Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite, is Photos taken from Sonya's Garden website just 10 to15 minutes away from Olivarez, Tagaytay. This used to be the private sanctuary of Europe and US expat, Sonya herself, who opened its doors to public on February 1998, just in time for Valentine’s Day. From then on, this hidden paradise in the rolling hills of Tagaytay has been a gracious host to lots of tourists and balikbayans who seek a simple and country-like atmosphere.
 
Sky Ranch: Sky Ranch Tagaytay City is the newest theme park created by the SM Development Corporation. It houses the tallest Ferris Wheel in the Philippines called the Sky Eye.
 
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