Cavite: Tagaytay Picnic Grove

Located in Tagaytay City in the province of Cavite, Tagaytay Picnic Grove is a popular tourist spot in Tagaytay.

Tagaytay Picnic Grove is known for its numerous picnic huts and tables. It is also one of the places in Tagaytay where you could try horseback riding, Zipline, and cable car rides. An eco-trail is also located in Tagaytay Picnic Grove. What makes this place a favorite destination for many is its prime location. It is one of the best places in the city to view Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. Aside from that, the cold weather also draws tourists who want to escape the heat and pollution of Manila.


Taal Volcano as seen from the Picnic Grove


Great place to go on a picnic

If you're looking for souvenirs, there are plenty of stores in Tagaytay Picnic Grove that sells Tagaytay City merchandise like shirts, keychains, ref magnets, and many more. You could also buy food and drinks from the many food stalls in the vicinity. You and your children would also probably enjoy posing and having your picture taken with the ponies in the park (for a fee of course).
Expect to walk a lot here.

During my recent visit to Tagaytay Picnic Grove, I noticed that there are several changes in the park (well, the last time I visited it was half a decade ago). The Zipline ride seems to have become the highlight of the park (it was horseback riding before.)
There are some spots that are truly quite picturesque
There are plenty of visit
One of the highlights of the visit here is the bridge crossing.

However, there are plenty of things that seems to be remnants of the past, that in someway negatively affects Tagaytay Picnic Grove. These are the picnic huts, grill areas, cemented pathways, and even the hanging bridge. I have nothing against keeping things that help people reminisce of old times but at least fix, improve, and maintain them. I have seen several of the huts in sad deplored state. The grilling areas and the grill itself are used by some as trash bins while the pathways are slippery if not broken. The hanging bridge on the other hand had vandals that date back to the time of Lapu-Lapu. These things defeat the purpose of giving families a memorable picnic moment.
While here buy some souvenirs


Enjoy your pony ride
Try out the zipline
Sad to see a dilapidated gazebo still being rented out

Overall, Tagaytay Picnic Grove is still one of the places one should visit when in Tagaytay. Despite the several dilapidated and vandalized structures in it, there is still hope that someday the management would consider giving Tagaytay Picnic Grove its well deserved facelift. 

Rates:*
Entrance: P50 pax

Parking:
Car/Van : P35
Jeepney: P50
Bus: P100

Cottage Rentals: P100 -P500

Zipline Rates:
Weekdays
1-Way: P200
2-Way: P300

Weekends
1-Way: P300
2-Way: P400

*subject to change without prior notice

Getting There:

There are buses and vans bound directly to Tagaytay City from Manila. Another place to find Tagaytay bound buses are in the Coastal Mall terminal. The rotunda of the city would serve as the entry point to Tagaytay City. Jeepneys would be your primary mode of transportation in Tagaytay. Each ride costs P15.


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Comments

  1. This looks like a great place to spend quality time with the kids and the environment looks so green, so refreshing

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    1. That's true. =) The kids would surely love this place but this place is usually crowded so they won't totally enjoy it. Better to visit on a weekend.

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  2. There's a bridge and a zipline at Picnic Grove now? Wow. I think I went there 5 or 6 years ago and I neither saw that bridge nor that zipline so they might be some newer attractions in there. My how time flies. I guess I have another reason to go back. You see, I happen to like riding ziplines.

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    1. Yup. Things do change fast. Well management needs to upgrade their facilities or else the nearby Sky Ranch would give them a run for their money.

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  3. Your post was very informative. Is there still a fish spa?

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    1. Thanks Annie. I was not able to recall if there was one. =)

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