Perched in the highlands immediately outside of Manila, Tagaytay is prized for its comfortable year-round climate. The terrain quickly changes from grasslands to hills and mountains, finally giving way to the key attraction, Taal Volcano. Many see the main sites on a daytrip from Manila, though it's possible to book accommodation in Tagaytay and give these outdoor attractions the time they deserve. Taal Volcano
, actually an island in the center of the lake, is visible from the city center. It's one of the Philippines' most active volcanoes and is a complex and fascinating site. Visitors can join boat tours of the lake or even ride to the summit on horseback.
Several smaller attractions are in the area, including historic churches and monasteries, shrines, and memorials
celebrating Filipinos who have played a role in local history. In the central district, small gift shops and open-air marketplaces are widespread, and most are within walking distance of the main hotels near Tagaytay.
Getting to Tagaytay is easy, which is why the city can be so busy on the weekends when visitors from metro Manila pour in along the south super-highway. It takes less than two hours to drive here, with buses and rental cars available to tourists.
Find the most suitable accommodation for you by clicking on our interactive map and exploring Tagaytay for hotels and must-see destinations.