Found in the province of Cavite is a breezy and stress-relieving getaway just few hours away from the busy urban capital of Manila, Tagaytay. Tagaytay is a favorite getaway destination of most of people wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of chaotic Manila. And perhaps, the most refined and impressive views of the area come from the Tagaytay Highlands.
Most commonly referred to as Highlands alone, Tagaytay Highlands is a top-notch recreational and residential complex situated in a magnificent cool and refreshing environment that makes you feel that you have just been transported to paradise. With dozens of exciting activities to do, top of the line facilities, fine dining and drinking plus Asia’s’ most exciting golf course, the Highlands is surely a fantastic spot for that much needed vacation.
Sculpted into the vast hills of Tagaytay City and surrounded by the marvelous works of nature itself, the Highlands requires an exclusive membership recreation that ensures it maintains its private stance. There’s a beautiful landscaped swimming pool, a sports center, a kart racing track, a children’s playground, a fishing pier, mini golf links and a skating rink. Its sports facilities include an 18-hole golf course found in Tagaytay Highlands, a couple of tennis courts, and another 18-hole golf course located at Tagaytay Midlands.
But what visitors usually look forward to is the famous cable car ride of the Highlands that provides a great view of the surrounding luscious greenery mostly made up of pine trees. The cable car ride is slow which will let you absorb the scenic view from a bird’s eye perspective until you reach the highest point of the Highland Peaks.
Not only will its recreational facilities and activities keep you busy, but its surrounding charming view might already be enough reason to spend hours doing nothing. An imposing Mount Makiling can be seen to the east, with Tagaytay’s famous Taal Volcano Lake to its south, and a serene view of Laguna de Bay to its west. Every angle in the Highlands is picturesque as its majestic views will certainly have you lost in the moment.
But don’t let the Highlands stop you with their views: the recreational facility boasts of exotic and sumptuous food that remains relentless. From Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, American, Italian to Thai, there are endless choices with 20 exquisite restaurants to choose from full of yummy eats made by the best chefs in the country.
The Highlands is often chosen as venue for business conferences due to its world-class conference facilities. It has the Spa and Lodge Boardroom, the Country Club Boardroom, the Library, the Highlands Auditorium, the Highlands Inn Meeting Rooms and the Highlands Inn.
Owned and developed by the Belle Corporation, the Highlands is about sixty kilometers away from Manila. Although membership fees to the country club are quite steep, a good strategy is to find relatives and fiends who are members and ask them to lend their membership rights to you. Undoubtedly, Tagaytay Highlands is indeed the most pleasant place to stay in when in Tagaytay so make sure you pull out all the strings to have a chance to visit.