Places to visit in Tagaytay and nearby areas – New Normal Travel Escapes – The Transport Queen

March 15, 2020 – Lockdown began in the Philippines particularly in the National Capital Region (NCR) and related provinces including our province Cavite. Since May, we started to enhance our new livelihood – online selling and deliveries of Fresh-Freeze beef and seafoods, and all other items from Cavite, like Cafe Amadeo, Dried Fish, Fruits and Vegetables. Thus, Happy Antz Online Store and Delivery was born. We went in and out of Tagaytay but just for the purpose of buying essential needs, and we went as far as Batangas to buy plants and tilapia. Going in and out for essential needs, those activities I do not consider as “leisure travel” or “pamamasyal.” Oftentimes, we just drive past thru closed restaurants, we cannot even stop at an overlooking spot for fear of getting exposed to Covid-19 and/or getting caught for “leisurely” going out.But since MGCQ began, around September, restaurants were open once more and tourist spots in Tagaytay were now open to public (following IATF age guidelines).So here is my 2020 list of Tagaytay Places to visit in this new normal. (I’ll be updating the list as I get to visit other places).

Feeling burn out? Looking for some place to breathe? Here’s my list:

1. CROSSWINDS

Location: Brgy. Iruhin, Central Calamba Road, Crosswinds Resorts, Tagaytay City

What  I love here?

  • Over 20,000 pine trees surround the property, thus you’ll take a momentary relief and breathe of fresh air. We love going here because of these lush greens and natural scopes where one can freely run around.
  • The rustic vibe of Cafe Voila
  • The windmill landmark of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
  • I would love to try to book an overnight stay 😁
  • Check out more photos here

2. PRAYING HANDS

Location: Kaybagal South, Tagaytay City

What  I love here?

  • Free
  • Open space
  • A chance to be reminded to Pray

3. TWINLAKES

Location: Nasugbu Hi-Way, Laurel, Batangas

What  I love here?

  • Overlooking Tagaytay Volcano
  • Starbucks
  • Bag and Beans Coffee
  • Sight-seeing
  • More photos here
Twin Lakes
Twin Lakes Condominiums/Hotel

4. MAHOGANY MARKET

Location: Mahogany Market, Mahogany Ave., Tagaytay City

What I love here?  Mahogany Market is my source of extra income since 2017,  it sustained our livelihood during the lockdown. We get our supplies here from our suki! Who could have known that during the Covid-19 lockdown, our once “sideline,” would become our main source of income. You may order online from us at Happy Antz Online Store.

What I love here?

  • Agricultural products for my Happy Antz Online Store (Beef, Fruits, Vegetables and Dried Fish)
  • The people whom I’ve met and known for a long time
  • Fresh Fruits and vegetables at a cheaper price
  • Of course the weather!

5. Talisay-Tagaytay Road

Location: Talisay-Tagaytay Road

What I love here? Just look at the photos 🙂 

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talisay

and our favorite the long and winding road

https://fb.watch/2dZ-FSN7Di/

6. Ilog Maria Honey Bee Farm

Location: Ilog Maria Honey Bee Farm, Km. 47, Aguinaldo Hi-way, Lalaan, Silang, Cavite

What I love here? Another source of health and beauty products for my online store – Happy Antz Online Store

  • Beauty of nature
  • No crowd, a hidden gem in Silang
  • Of course, their soaps!

Ilog Maria Honey Bee

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7. Taal Maranan Farmville

Location: Brgy. Iba East, Taal, Batangas

What I love here?

  • Food! Yes, I love their fresh food, the ingredients were picked from their own farm!
  • The pool is relaxing, its size was just enough if you have a small kid with you
  • Mulberries 🙂
  • the view

8. Yoki’s Farm

Location: 003 Tabluan Road, Palocpoc 1, Mendez, Cavite

What I love here?

  • Everything! The animals, the vegetables, the orchids, and their yummy, fresh food!
  • Read this before going to Yoki’s Farm!

9. Kaybiang Tunnel, Ternate, Cavite 

Location:  Kaybiang Tunnel, Ternate-Nasugbu Road, Ternate Cavite

What I love here?  Kaybiang Tunnel is the longest road tunnel in the Philippines. It bores through Mt. Palay-Palay and connects Ternate to Nasugbu, Batangas. I love here the road which is now home to monkeys, they seem to grow in number as human activities was limited due to lockdown. We saw a group of monkeys when we passed by just after the GCQ was lifted. This is my go to place, when I just want to see the quiet ocean but don’t actually want to swim. There are now 2 view decks here (but I  prefer the old viewing site here, the one with no structure it feels so close to nature), the view of sunset as it resides on the quiet ocean plus you can buy fresh seafood along the way!

10. Patungan Island Cove

Location: Patungan Island Cove, Maragodon,  Cavite (you have to ride a small boat from Ternate to get there)

What I love here?  I love the island hopping + the historical background + and the fish that looks like a milkfish that is uniquely harvested there. If you go for an island hopping tour, you can get to see the Carabao Island and the Fort Drum (which is actually already Bataan.

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Have you visited these places recently? Share your stories below in the comment section.

If you know of a place that must be on my list, comment it here too!

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