About Tagaytay City

The City of Tagaytay (Filipino: Lungsod ng Tagaytay) is a third class city in the province of Cavite, Philippines. Only 55 kilometers (34.18 miles) away from Manila via Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, it is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Tagaytay City provides a good view of the Taal Volcano. The city is a popular summer tourist destination because of its cool climate due to its high altitude.

According to the 2000 census, Tagaytay has a population of 45,287 people in 8,590 households.

Tagaytay Geography

Tagaytay City lies on top of the Tagaytay Ridge, which, at 640 meters above sea level, is the highest point in Cavite. The ridge provides a spectacular view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano in Batangas. This view supports Tagaytay’s main industry, which is tourism.


Tagaytay City is located in the Province of Cavite, on the island of Luzon, approximately 56 kilometer south of Manila. It lies within 120° 56′ longitude and 14° 6′ latitude and overlooks Manila Bay on the North, Taal volcano and Taal lake on the south and Laguna Bay on the east.

The City is linked by the national highway to the Metropolitan Manila Area and to the Province of Batangas. It is also connected by the roads to the adjoining municipalities of Amadeo, Mendez, Indang, Silang and Alfonso in Cavite towards the northwest, to the municipalities of Calamba and Sta. Rosa in Laguna in the northeast and to the town of Talisay in Batangas in the south.

Land area

Tagaytay City has a total land area of 65 km² which represent about 5.14% of the total area of the Province of Cavite. There are 34 barangays, 6 of which are urban and the rests are classified as rural.


Tagaytay City is characterized by mixed topography, the southern and eastern potions are covered by hills and mountains which is generally forests and open grasslands. These are the ridge with slope ranging from 10.0 to over 25 percent. On the other hand the portions adjoining the municipalities of Mendez, Indang, Amadeo and Silang are level to nearly level areas interspersed with very gently sloping surface. the built-up areas including the urban center situated in these relatively level portions of the city.

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12 thoughts on “About Tagaytay City

  1. We went to Paradizoo because we thhugot it was the Residence inn MiniZoo Ang layo nia pala than what we expected. But we still hope we would enjoy, unfortunately, di kami nasiyahan.Ang laki ng place and wala kami guide, although we are old enough, nakakapagod magikot ng walang direction.I like the camels, kaya lang sabi ng bantay kelangan daw namin bayaran yung damo na pinapakain namin sa mga camel, and those grasses where there na for camels talga, P5.00 per strands daw? ano ba yun? Then I also enjoyed milking the goat, educational kasi xa and very well explained sa amin ng assistant yungagawin na pag milk. Then we saw din the 5 leg cow, cool, one of a kind. Then we walk again, ang lawak ng theme park na yun, sobra, may mga plants ( flowers and vegetables) sana lang lahat ng plants my names tag. When we got tired we sat sa gitna ng park may table and chair naman sobrang sarap magpahinga dun kasi may lilim ng mga puno. after resting we proceed na ulet sa paglalakad, we went to the butterflies, kaso napaka konti lng sayang yung lugar, then to the bees, madami kami natutunan dun sa bees area, ang galing mag explain ni kuya, we enjoy the bees knowing for what they exist for.Then we proceed ulet kaso pabalik na, we pass thru the fat belly wild boars, xempre mabaho and ang kukulet nila. after we bought shirts at pasalubong store. Then pahinga ulet, sobrang init nun and nakakapagod ang paglakad. Later that afternoon we are invited to watch greyhound raising, so lakad nanaman ulet kami paakyat, grabe nakakapagod pero ok lng kasi nakapanood naman kmi ng bago greyhounds na nagkakarera hehehe! Then we went home na.

    • Hello Guntur.

      So sorry to hear that, but thanks for sharing your experience with us. Oo nga a lot of people tend to think Paradizoo and Residence Inn are one and the same, or next to each other.

      If you guys are looking for spots for the kids so they can enjoy interacting with animals, you might want to try Hotel Kimberly– they’ve started a mini-zoo as well (we’ll feature them on this site soon!), and I’ve also heard that there’s a nice variety of farm animals in a ranch over at Angelfields– I haven’t seen it myself, but you might want to give their office a call for more info about it. Although it’s mainly a wedding venue, they have accommodations too so you can spend the night there din if you wish.

      Thanks for sharing!

  2. If you want to enjoy tgaytay on weekend here are the impt points we wuggest – book a hotel for two (2) friday check in n out on aunday its either . taal vista o summit o days hotel yan lng tatlo may view ng taal volcano others wala kailangan k pa umalis para masilis si sunken volcano. 2nd , bring your cooked favourite food like adobong manok wag na may baboy . Pancit bihon , inihaw na bangus , tahong soup & steam hipon . Longganiza o daing na bangus in the morning . Or jollibee o chowking . 3 . Hear mass always . It will be heavy traffic from sat morning to sunday afternoon so what you should do get the hotel nearby taal vista o summit . 4. Leave tgaytay around 2 pm n take carmona exit dont take sta rosa . Avoid expensive like antonios grill pag you dont look reach they dont serve you well including the owner .jollibee group masarap, yellow cab , gerrys grill is comparable taste as antonios n cheap . Instead of eating at antonio resto but a nice uniqlo o zara you can use it for two yrs .

    • Thank you for your tips, Jorge.

      I’d like to point out though that one of the great things about Metro Tagaytay is that it caters to a fairly broad spectrum of people– from backpackers, to OFW professionals and balikbayans, to bakasyonistas from Metro Manila, and even upscale guests and more discerning tourists.

      Taal Vista and Summit Ridge are only two of many hotels in the neighborhood, in the same way that there are dozens of other restaurants other than Yellow Cab, Gerry’s Grill, or even Antonio’s. You should give those a try too some time.


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