The serenity, cool climate, green surroundings and the panoramic view of Taal Volcano and Lake are among the major attractions in Tagaytay City.
This city is tagged as the top tourist destination for years in Region IV-A CALABARZON (Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon) area perhaps due to to its proximity to Manila. As per Cavite Provincial Tourism Office, “about two million local and foreign tourists visit the city year-round, with the bulk coming during the Lenten and summer months and Christmas season.”
This coming Lenten and summer season, thousands of local and foreign tourists are expected to visit the city. Having said that, Mayor Agnes D. Tolentino, her husband Cavite 7th District Representative Abraham Tolentino and other city officials are at the helm in keeping the city a place for everyone.
The city police force and other concerned authorities have mapped out security and traffic plans for Lent and the summer months, when over 500,000 visitors are expected.
What’s with Tagaytay?
Tagaytay has 77 churches and other religious congregation sites and over 300 hotels, restaurants, resorts and other related sites.
Among the areas frequented by the religious during the Holy Week are, among others, the Pink Sisters Convent in Barangay Maitim, Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Silang Crossing and Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church in Sungay West.
The city has 14 churches where the faithful can pray on Visita Iglesia or Church Visit on Maundy Thursday.
Common busy areas during the summer months are the parks, hotels, inns and other stay-in establishments along the seven-kilometer ridge overlooking the world-famous Taal volcano and lake.
Some of its most visited sites are the Picnic Grove, People’s Park in the Sky and Sky Ranch.
Furthermore, the city is known as an environment, child and family-friendly city. It has been a recipient of numerous recognition awards from the national government and international organizations through the years.
Source: Manila Bulletin