Locals and foreigners alike are drawn to the quaint countryside to enjoy Tagaytay Ridge’s cool climate, fresh produce and tranquility from the bustling city. With magnificent views of the smallest volcano in the world and being only an hour away south of Manila, Tagaytay is a popular choice for quick escapes.
Taal Volcano is the smallest active volcano in the world. Its unexplained shape and location on an island within a lake within an island, makes it a unique geological wonder, enthralling thousands of tourists and geologists yearly. It is the second most active volcano in the Philippines with 33 historical eruptions, and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Viewed from Tagaytay Ridge, the Taal Volcano and its surrounding Taal Lake is one of the most picturesque views in the country.
Taal Lake is the Philippines’ third largest lake, which fills Taal Caldera, a large volcanic caldera formed by very large eruptions between 500,000 and 100,000 years ago. Volcano Island, the location of Taal Volcano’s historical eruptions and responsible for the lake’s sulfuric content, lies near the center of the lake. There is a crater lake on Volcano Island, which is the world’s largest lake on an island (Volcano Island) in a lake (Taal Lake) on an island (Luzon). Known as the Yellow Lake or the Main Crater Lake, it contains its own small island, Vulcan Point.
Sky Ranch is a 5-hectar mixed-use commercial development with a mini theme park, nestled along Tagaytay Ridge. Its iconic Sky Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in the country, with amazing views of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. For a thrilling experience, kids and kids at heart can ride the Viking, Log Coaster Flying Bus or the scenic zipline, among other attractions. With Tagaytay being recognized as a foodie destination, Sky Ranch raises the bar with its line of food stalls, restaurants and bars.
Sky Ranch records an average of 30,000 visitors per day during peak season.
Paradizoo is a theme farm located in the town of Mendez, Cavite, just a few minutes away from Tagaytay City. It has a zoo featuring free-roaming farm animals to delight children and adults alike. Its lush Flower Garden has a colorful variety of the most popular flowers one can find in the Philippines, including the Doña Aurora, Doña Luz, Scarlet Beauty, Hibiscus and Purple Crumble, among others. Paradizoo also has a Vegetable Farm filled with organically grown produce which visitors can buy and bring home. A unique feature of the theme farm is its Perpetual Park, a cemetery for pets and animals.