It’s been two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and people are growing tired of the situation on a mental, physical, and emotional level. Some people are exhausted of repeating the same routines at home and others feel disconnected from their loved ones. Fortunately, quarantine restrictions have become less stringent and tourist destinations have reopened—Tagaytay among them.
Tagaytay, which is only a two-hour drive from Manila, is an ideal location to unwind and to reconnect with yourself. And if online catch-ups and virtual get-togethers start to feel dull, travelling is also a great way to spend time with your family, friends, and loved ones.
If you plan to travel to Tagaytay, here are some of the places that you must visit:
Marcia Adams Tagaytay
If you’re looking for a place that serves Mediterranean cuisine, Marcia Adams is perfect for you. Inspired by Italian farmhouses in Tuscany, the place features a sunset lounge and a Greek patio where you can enjoy the view and the serene environment. With its beautiful and “Instagrammable” architecture and colorful designs, there is no doubt that it is a wonderful place to visit and spend time with your loved ones.
Taal Vista Tagaytay
Tagaytay’s breathtaking views and picturesque ambiance is no doubt a feast for the eyes. But if you’re looking for a flavor feast to go with it, Taal Vista Tagaytay’s al fresco dining offers delectable cuisine options. And if you’re planning to stay for a night, you can enjoy refreshing drinks under the stars with a breeze of cool air.
Queens Strawberry Farm
Tagaytay is also known as “Little Baguio” for a reason: it has the cold breeze and the strawberry-flavored delicacies that the City of Pines is well-known for. At Queens Strawberry Farm, you can enjoy the wintry climate of Tagaytay while eating popular Filipino dishes and some strawberry-flavored desserts. They also serve a six–hour smoked pork belly that will satiate your lechon cravings. They also have freshly baked goodies available to try, and some activities such as fishing and strawberry-picking to complete your experience.
Breakfast at Antonio’s
The best way to start your day is to eat a full breakfast. Breakfast at Antonio’s is one of the sophisticated places where you can enjoy your first meal of the day. Not only does it serve local and foreign breakfast foods, it also has a great ambience that customers keep coming back on.
If you’re looking for a coffee place that gives you a green and rustic vibe, don’t miss out on Ruined Project. They offer unique drinks that you can try such as their “Shaken Up,” which is a tea-based drink and ‘“Yoga Yogurts,” which are specially created with a combination of fruits and yogurt. They also serve pizza, pasta, rice meals, and desserts.
When visiting Tagaytay, visitors must inquire about the place they wish to visit and, if necessary, make a reservation. Although rapid tests are not required yet, other establishments like hotels may still need it. Also, only 15 to 65 years old are allowed to visit Tagaytay. Traveling amid the pandemic doesn’t have to be frightening. As long as you adhere to the health protocols in place, you can experience an exciting and satisfying trip you truly deserve.