A Background on Amadeo, Cavite

The Municipality of Amadeo (Filipino: Bayan ng Amadeo) is a fourth class municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. It is nicknamed the “Coffee Capital of the Philippines”. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 33,457 people.

Map of Cavite showing the location of Amadeo, by Mike Gonzales.

Map of Cavite showing the location of Amadeo, by Mike Gonzales.

Named after King Amadeo I of Spain, the town is best known for its Pahimis Festival, which showcases the town’s coffee industry. It is usually held on the last weekend of February and its town fiesta is held on the last Sunday of April.


Amadeo is an island town in the southern part of Cavite. It is bounded in the North by the Municipality of Gen. Trias, Silang in the East, Indang in the West and by the cities of Tagaytay and Trece Martirez in the South and Northwestern portions, respectively.

The town proper is accessible by bus, jeepney, car, and other land transportation some two (2) hours ride from Manila, by passing through the smooth Tagaytay Highway or shortcut through Silang either via the barrios of the Banay-banay and Dagatan or via (the) Buho-Talon-Salaban road. It could also be reached via Palapala at Manggahan using the Governor’s Drive.

Interact with the Google map provided: zoom in, zoom out, and drag the map around to find your way to Amadeo, Cavite.

6 Reasons To Move To Metro Tagaytay

Atty. Ernesto Perez II of RealAttorney is a realtor, blogger, and lecturer at the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde’s School for Professional and Continuing Education (CSB-SPaCE).  In this article, he shares six reasons why Metro Tagaytay is the best place to live in the CALABARZON area.

Metro Tagaytay

Metro Tagaytay covers Tagaytay City, as well as the neighboring towns of Silang, Alfonso, Mendez, Silang, Amadeo, and Indang, as well as Ternate, Maragondon, Bailen, and Magallanes.

This article is not about the City of Tagaytay. It will be mentioned here often, but it will not be the focus of this essay.

According to the proposed Cavite Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan 2011 – 2020, “the areas of Tagaytay, Silang, Alfonso, Mendez, Amadeo, Indang, Ternate and Maragondon comprises the third Growth Area known as Metro Tagaytay or the Tourism Haven and Food Basket of the Province. These are the top food producers in the Province and sites of some of the province’s scenic and tourism spot.”

The Whole Idea Behind TagaytayLiving.com

This is the story on how our humble little website, TagaytayLiving.com, came into existence. Tagaytay business owner and marketing consultant Renzie Baluyut has this to share.

TagaytayLiving.com is a website on anything and everything Tagaytay, covering a wide variety of lifestyle and business topics.

TagaytayLiving.com is a website on anything and everything Tagaytay, covering a wide variety of lifestyle and business topics.

An Introduction

I moved to Metro Tagaytay back in late 2012, right after my wife and I got married. She was born and raised in Amadeo, Cavite, while I grew up in Metro Manila. I just left a web development job/project management in Ortigas and essentially packed up all my stuff to move to the countryside.  Best decision I’ve made that year.

Welcome to Tagaytay Living!

Thanks for checking out Tagaytay Living!

Tagaytay Living - Renzie 2014 1017My name is Renzie Baluyut.  Former FM radio executive, independent concert producer/promoter, and professional blogger.  While I’ve lived most of my life in Metro Manila, I now call Metro Tagaytay home, where I stay with my wife (who grew up here), and run my network of small business ventures.

Right now I’m in the business of Tagaytay weddings, Tagaytay marketing & promotions, and Tagaytay real estate.

Tagaytay Living is my own personal project, as I’ve lately found an interest for gardening and country home design.  As I am currently working towards getting my Philippine real estate broker’s license, I’ve also been actively keeping tabs of the local real estate industry.

Also, in my day-to-day dealings with various Tagaytay establishments, a lot of my friends and clients tend to ask me about new places to check out in Tagaytay, i.e. where to stay, where to eat, or what sorts of fun stuff we’ve got going on at any given time.

Tagaytay Living hopes to serve all those purposes.  I hope to be able to paint a picture of how great it is to live away from Metro Manila, and instead settle down here in the countryside, where everything is a lot more laid back and a lot more relaxed, but still conveniently close by to the big city in the event you need to get some errands done, or some other business taken care of.

The site is still in its early stages.  We have yet to populate it with enough content, and then work in all the various usual functionalites: optimization, sharing and social media, and other little tweaks to come up with a better online experience.

That said, thank you for joining me on this journey.