We checked in to Talisay Greenlake Resort for our trek to Taal Volcano. We decided to trek Taal the next day so we went strolling to Tagaytay.

The hotel attendant told us that we need to take a tricycle to the jeepney station to Tagaytay or take a tricycle directly to Tagaytay for 250 pesos. But when we discussed with the tricycle driver he was charging us 100 pesos each for a ride to Tagaytay or 400 pesos for the four of us. So we decided to go to the jeepney station instead. We were informed that 40 pesos was the minimum jeepney fare from Talisay to Tagaytay but the jeepney needs to be filled. However, it took forever for the jeepney to be filled so we chose the tricyle instead.

We first went down to see picnic grove. We were disappointed with it. Nothing spectacular (perhaps to us who came from Baguio). Anyway, we decided to go around because we already paid the 50 pesos entrance fee. We saw zipline and doctor fish.Video Player00:0000:02

We did not have packed lunch so we did not have our lunch in the picnic grove. Instead, we had our lunch in a nearby restaurant Koorah Koorah. It was a budget restaurant. We ordered Bulalo, Chopsuey and Coffee. The bulalo was so-so and we found a fly in the chopseuy.

Koorah Koorah is a budget restaurant near picnic grove

They serve their food in a banana leaf, a typical with Filipino food

Tagaytay is known for its bulalo

Found a fly in our chopseuy

After Picnic Grove, we decided to go to Bag of Beans Tagaytay. From a budget restaurant we went to a more sophisticated one. We took a jeepney to Rotunda and walked to Bag of Beans. We were so thirsty so we each had our refreshments.

Great to have a cup of coffee with this view at Bag of Beans Tagaytay

Coffee Choco Banana Frost without the cream

Strawberry Shake

Iced Cafe Mocha

Pizza Frutti di Mare

We chose the seat overlooking Taal Volcano. We rested there for about two hours hoping that we could see the sunset. Unfortunately, it was a bit cloudy and we were not sure if we could see the sunset there so we went back to the hotel.

We had tricycle to Ligaya (10 pesos each) and again took two tricycle for 1oo pesos each.

The ride was great but tiring.

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