Going to Tagaytay is not complete without visiting or dropping by the famous Picnic Grove. The last time I had been to Picnic Grove was during my college days. An opportunity came last May this year when we had a short visit there (an hour, more or less) before we checked into Taal Vista Hotel.
It’s a place in Tagaytay that has one of the best views of Taal Volcano, said to be the smallest volcano in the world.
There are lots of things to do in Picnic Grove. It’s also a recreational place. You may opt to do horseback riding or rent a cottage or picnic hut. Family bonding has never been this relaxing with the scenic views and cool Tagaytay breeze.
I also noticed Fish Spa inside the Picnic Grove. We didn’t try but we were planning at some other time and maybe at some other place since my hubby and I haven’t experience this yet.
There are also stalls selling different items like t-shirts, key chains and other pasalubongs; and vendors selling food items.
And now one of the tourist attractions and fit for those adventurous souls is the zipline and cable car. It’s a 250 meters long and 300 feet off the ground exhilarating ride.
Here are the Zipline/Cable car ride rates.
- 1 way ride > P300/head
- 2 way ride > P400/head
- 1 way ride > P200/head
- 2 way ride > P300/head
All rides with free one (1) souvenir photo.
The price is on top of the P50.00/head Picnic Grove entrance fee and P35.00 parking fee.
This is their cage-like cable car. If I haven’t had an experience to ride a cable car in Hong Kong, I would definitely try this one in Picnic Grove.
And their zipline. This is the prone position which is close to flying (superman-style). You can ride alone or with a buddy in a prone or sitting position. The zipline experience I had at Ugong Rock in Puerto Princesa Palawan was sitting position.
Sorry the picture above riding the zipline is neither me nor my hubby. I just made this shot for sharing purposes. Their weekend rates for zipline or cable car ride are quite expensive in my humble opinion especially for a family of three like us. And besides, I don’t want my son to ride that thing yet. I’m afraid for him. It’s a mom thing actually..
Anyways, we just chose to have a walk along the Eco Trail.
Climbing these stairs made us sweat a bit.
That short visit wasn’t enough of course to truly enjoy the place. But we had fun doing the stroll together without burning a hole in our pocket. And that’s what simple joys of traveling really all about. Till next time!
For more info., visit The Official Website of Tagaytay Ridge Zipline and Cable Car.