Monday, December 2, 2013

Tagaytay: A Countryside Destination

By: Camille Conopio 


Mango Tours Tagaytay Taal Lake Taal Volcano
Taal Lake and Volcano

Take a quick 30-minute drive to one of the most-loved countryside destinations near the metro – Tagaytay, where travelers are welcomed by the cool breeze and fresh scent of trees, fruit and vegetable stalls that line the roads.

Enjoy the spectacular view of Tagaytay’s sprawling highlands, the famed Taal Lake and volcano at the People’s Park in the SkyThis famous tourist destination was originally built as a guest house in 1979 for the supposed visit of former US President Ronald Reagan to the Philippines. Now the observatory has become a favorite sightseeing location where souvenir shops and food stores fill the space. 


Mango Tours Tagaytay People's Park in the Sky
People's Park in the Sky

Visit Our Lady of Manaoag Shrine in Tierra de Maria in Tagaytay city and see its main attraction - a 50-foot image of Mother Mary. Many faithfuls come to the shrine to reflect and find inner peace while others offer prayers and share testimonies to her intercessions. 


Mango Tours Tagaytay Our Lady of Manaoag Shrine
Our Lady of Manaoag Shrine in Tierra de Maria

For a more countryside experience visit the beekeeping industry at the Ilog ni Maria Honeybee Farm and purchase beeswax products like propolis soap, shampoos, candles and more. 


Mango Tours Tagaytay Ilog ni Maria Honeybee Farm
Honeybee Farm

Mango Tours Tagaytay Ilog ni Maria Honeybee Farm products
Honeybee products at Ilog ni Maria Honeybee Farm

Your getaway from urban life wouldn't be complete without a tour to Paradizoo, a theme-farm that offers a relaxing and entertaining experience. 


Mango Tours Tagaytay Paradizoo
Paradizoo

Finally, just as the sun comes down, head to Residence Inn, a perfect vacation spot in the heart of Tagaytay. Its comforting Caribbean-style air conditioned view-deck rooms, complete with clean amenities and facilities provides everyone a soothing ambiance. 


Mango Tours Tagaytay Residence Inn facade

Mango Tours Tagaytay Accommodation


Mango Tours Tagaytay Residence Inn accommodation
Accommodation

Apart from its accommodation, Residence Inn has something more interesting to offer - a mini-zoo! Experience close encounters and get a photo op with various animals like hawks, camel, donkeys, albino snakes and a lot more. 


Mango Tours Tagaytay Mini-Zoo
Mini-zoo in Residence Inn

Mango Tours Residence Inn animals

Mango Tours Tagaytay Animals

Kids and families can also enjoy magical presentations and a variety of shows featured throughout the year.


Mango Tours Tagaytay Variety Show

Take on exciting activities like horseback riding and wall climbing. For a more thrilling experience, ride the zip line and cable car and take in the fantastic views of the highlands as your soar a hundred feet off the ground!


Mango Tours Tagaytay zip line

Mango Tours Tagaytay cable ride

The soothing environment, amazing scenery and exciting activities make Tagaytay the perfect countryside destination for everyone.


Mango Tours Tagaytay Zooperb Package

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