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Adeline is a full-time freelance writer based in Parañaque City, Philippines. She founded Life and Leisure.com to give readers more than your average 'cookie-cutter' information on food and travel. It is an avenue where readers can read reviews and editorial posts about food and travel to help them enjoy traveling and eating even on a budget. She is also a contributing writer at CampingRoadTrip.com and DigitalJournal.com

When she is not writing, she could be found volunteering in her local church where she is a young adults and youth small group leader or at home either watching her favorite shows at Discovery Travel and Living or playing with her eight cats.
 

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Enjoy a Fun-Filled Day Trip at Tagaytay Picnic Grove

  • Sept. 11, 2011, 6 a.m.
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 Located at Brgy. Sungay on the eastern side of Tagaytay City, Tagaytay Picnic Grove is a sprawling 13.5 hectare park where families and friends can come to share good food, great camaraderie, and a spectacular view. It’s one of the top travel destinations in the Philippines frequented by families and friends throughout the year.

 Located at Brgy. Sungay on the eastern side of Tagaytay City, Tagaytay Picnic Grove is a sprawling 13.5 hectare park where families and friends can come to share good food, great camaraderie, and a spectacular view. It’s one of the top travel destinations in the Philippines frequented by families and friends throughout the year.

Getting to Tagaytay Picnic Grove

There are a number of different routes that you can take to get to Tagaytay City’s Picnic Grove. The fastest, and easiest way is to take the South Luzon Expressway. Take the Santa Rosa Exit. Turn right after the toll gate. Just keep going straight. Once you reach the end of the road (which takes about an hour), take a left. Drive for about five minutes, and you’ll find the Tagaytay Picnic Grove on the right side.

Entrance Fee at Tagaytay Picnic Grove

As we drove into the park, it was clear to see on just how popular it is with the sheer amount of people coming in with their own private and rented vehicles. I even spotted a few getting off from the jeepneys that pass along the main highway.

After you pay the entrance fee, you will be given a card which you will need to surrender to the guard at the exit gate when you leave Tagaytay Picnic Grove at the end of the day. You can pay any time but I would strongly suggest to do this first so that you don’t have to worry about this later. This would also give you a chance to check out one of the few maps of the area to give you a bearing on where to go.

We first made our way to the picnic grove’s administrative building to pay our entrance fee.
 

Things to Do at Tagaytay Picnic Grove

Contrary to my initial believe that Tagaytay Picnic Grove is just your usual conventional picnic grove with sheds and barbecue grills, the Picnic Grove at Tagaytay City is bustling with life and so much things to do.

Horseback Riding

The first thing that you will find when you enter Tagaytay Picnic Grove is the horseback riding area where kids line up to ride horses and ponies with rather intriguing names like Hillary and Obama.

Kite Flying

Pass the horsback riding area, you’ll come across this wide open grassy space that provides one of thebest views of Taal Volcano in Tagaytay City.

Taal Picnic Grove Open Area  

I’m pretty much a city girl and seeing so much green was definitely a welcome sight. Kids spent their time flying kites, playing with bubble wands, or just running around while the grown ups laze in the grass and spend their time taking pictures and catching up on the latest gossip.

Tagaytay Picnic Grove’s Eco-Adventure Trail

Being our first time here, my brother and I decided to take a walk through their Eco-Adventure Trail, which starts on the bottom-most part of the park, and goes all the way up. It’s a good way to tour the picnic grove and also burn all those unneccessary baby fats.

Going Down Adventure  

Zipping through Tagaytay Picnic Grove

As we made our way through the Eco-Adventure Trail, we came across the Zipline and Cable Car rides offered by Tagaytay Zipline.

 
Zipline  

These offer a unique and adventurous way to get from one end of the park to the other, and you’re given a souvenir photo at the opposite end for free.

Eating at Tagaytay Picnic Grove

When it’s time to eat, most Filipinos would choose to rent out one of the many picnic sheds and barbecue grills that line the walkway.

If you didn’t bring anything with you, Tagaytay Picnic Grove has a few stalls serving snacks. The Alamat Restaurant where you can enjoy a variety of different seafood and meat dishes popular in Tagaytay and other parts of the Philippines. These are served in a bilao, a traditional serving platter.

Filipino Food  

Shopping

We headed back near the entrance of the park, we stopped for a while to admire the different souvenirs and handcrafts made by local artists and small businesses sold along the walkway.
 

Shopping  

Fish Spa
 

Tagaytay Picnic Grove has an on-site fish spa to help you pamper your aching feet after a day to walking around. Read my post Refreshing Fish Spa Experience at Tagaytay Picnic Grove to learn more about it.

All in all, the Tagaytay Picnic Grove is such a great place to visit on a budget. You can click here to view a list of the prices and different rates of the things to do in Tagaytay Picnic Grove. 

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