Tagaytay is the best option if you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s a 1.5 hour drive from Manila, and there are a lot of possible other transportation option if you do not have your own ride. The cold air will surely make you forget about all your worries in the Metro.

Below is a simple itinerary you could follow if you’re eyeing on a relaxed staycation. Included are side trips in places that isn’t too crowded (on weekdays!).

DAY 1 – 5:00 PM
Depart from Manila to Tagaytay via Nasugbu Bound Bus
✅ Ride a bus (DLTB) from Buendia to Olivarez College Tagaytay.
Travel Time: 1.5 Hours – 2 Hours
💸 83 PHP / way

7:30 PM 
Arrive in Olivarez College Tagaytay. Cross the street and walk past Tagaytay Country Homes to reach Tagaytay Prime Residences where Nordic Homes Tagaytay is located. Book through Facebook on this link.
💸 1,500 PHP / night for two

8:30 PM 
Grab a warm bowl of Tagaytay’s best Bulalo in Bulalo Capital for dinner.
💸 750 PHP / for two [Solo Homestyle Bulalo, Lechon Kawali, 2 Rice, Sizzling Chicken, 2 Lemonades]

9:00 PM 
Goodnight! <3

DAY 2 – 9:00 AM 
Start the day with organic food from Dreamland Arts & Crafts Cafe.
✅ This is located at the back of Tagaytay Prime Residences. You can walk to the cafe in the morning. Ask the guards!
💸 720 PHP / for two [Tapsilog Bowl, Spiced Indie Chicken, Citrus Moringa Drink for Sharing]

11:00 AM 
Go to SkyRanch Tagaytay
💸 80 PHP / person admission

12:30 PM 
Get lunch at McDonalds’ Tagaytay. It’s not the food, bes! It’s the view.
💸 300 PHP /  for two

Get back to Manila by riding a bus that passes by McDonalds. 🙂
💸 83 PHP / person

Food: 885 PHP
Transportation & Entrances: 246 PHP
Accommodation: 750 PHP 
TOTAL: 1,881 PHP

This trip is unplanned! Read the story here.


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