Puzzle Mansion | Things to do in Tagaytay-Cavite
|Open:||Mon - Fri, 7am - 7pm; Sat - Sun, 7am - 8pm; open on holidays.|
|Address:||Brgy. Asisan, Tagaytay, Cavite|
Square, flaky, and perfect for a snack, Jacobina Biscuits have become the most famous homegrown product of Mendez. According to owner Fe Panganiban, his grandfather Paterno Noceda named the biscuits after a beautiful woman he once met.
Noceda Bakery has been making them since 1947 and little has changed in the baking process over the years. Made of flour, sugar, milk, and butter, the dough is cut into tiny squares and baked for about 30 minutes in a wood-fueled brick oven.
Sold in snack packs (P27 to P55) and family packs (P125), the biscuits are available daily in the bakery in Mendez and in another branch in Tagaytay. The product is also exported to Filipino stores in other Asian countries and the United States.
Comprising eight hectares, Yoki Farm is one of the biggest hydroponics farms in Cavite. Instead of soil, the farm uses coconut husk and mineral nutrient solutions as a medium for growing lettuce, its primary product. The farm, which started with the soilless planting method in 2005, currently maintains three greenhouses for green ice, romaine, and lollo rossa lettuce varieties, and one greenhouse for other vegetables. A guided tour at Yoki Farm includes a 15-minute lecture and demo on hydroponics farming. Tourists can also visit the antiques museum which features the ownersâ€™ private collection of giant Buddhas, jade model ships, terracotta warriors, Egyptian statues, porcelain and bronze wares, and other interesting trinkets. The farm also has an aviary with a variety of birds such as peacock, macaw, cockatoo, parakeet, and white-bellied sea eagle.
Located beside Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay, Sky Ranch is a five-hectare amusement park overlooking Taal Lake and Volcano. The park offers fun rides such as carousel, sky jump, sky cruiser, and ferry's wheel, from P50 to P200/ride, on top of the P100/head entrance fee.
Also called Sky Eye, Sky Ranch's ferry's wheel is the tallest in the Philippines, at 63 meters or 207 feet. One ride lasts about 10 minutes, with unique views of Tagaytay City and Taal Lake. However short, riding the ferry's wheel could be invigorating, especially during sunset.
Other amenities in Sky Ranch include gazebos for rent (P750 to P1,000), a 2,000sqm tent for events, and several fast food chains near the park entrance.
Things to do nearby
- Take a quick trip to one of the most popular daytrip destination for locals, the picturesque city of Tagaytay
- Enjoy breathtaking views of the serene Taal Lake and Taal Volcano from the top of the mountain
- See the Gingerbread House, Sonya's Garden, Mahoogany Market, Good Shepherd, Picnic Grove and more!
- Enjoy a local specialty called Bulalo made by cooking beef shanks and marrow bones in a tasty broth
- Experience a hassle-free journey in an air-conditioned bus and learn about the city from your guide
From picnicking with a view of the Taal volcano to witnessing spectacles of the puzzling and animalistic nature, Tagaytay Escapade offers the perfect quick getaway for Manila city dwellers. The tour is done in groups of 10 with comfortable, air-conditioned transportation to and fro. The final stop brings guests to a Pasalubong Center where they can buy delicious and quirky souvenirs for the folks back home.
Where to stay
erao Bed and Breakfast is a small business enterprise which recently opened last 2017. With Verao, meaning “summer” in Portuguese, it is located at the heart of Tagaytay. We are near many establishments such as Savemore, Jollibee, Ministop, 7 11, Watsons, Mercury Drug and even Bag of Beans, which are all walking distance from Verao. We are also close by other tourist attractions that are 5 to 30 minutes away like Sky Ranch, Taal Vista, Magallanes Square, Picnic Grove and Twin Lakes.Verao not only has 4 rooms available at the second floor, but also, we have a restaurant at the ground floor. Each room is equipped with a double-sized bed, air-conditioner, free Wifi, flat screen television, and its own bathroom with hot and cold shower. Verao also serves lunch and dinner, but is strictly by reservations only because we only want to serve our guests using the freshest ingredients from the market.Verao offers packages for couples, families and friends that best suits their budget. We aim not only to expand, but to only help and give opportunities to our economically challenged brothers and sisters. We aim to mold them as better individuals which can help them survive in the long run.
HillCreek gardens sits amidst a 3.2 hectare working coffee farm and private family estate. Now opened as a garden venue, it has become a preferred destination of couples seeking a secluded, yet luxurious setting for their al fresco wedding.
Getting there and around
Brgy. Asisan, Tagaytay, CaviteGet directions