4 Secret Places in Tagaytay
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4 Secret Places in Tagaytay to Snoop and Cozy In

About half of the Metro is driving or commuting South for a getaway from the smothering capital. These places in Tagaytay are hidden perfectly — it’s safer and more soothing, just right off the perimeter of the crowd. It’s chilly enough, but the under-the-radar sites and sights are cooler since you’d be embraced with more privacy, being among the few to grace the cozy, panoramic, and sumptuous Tagaytay tourist spots which could be your new little secret, and we can’t resist to snoop with you.

Come to stay:

La VeryOl’s Mountain View Garden

St. Francis Drive, Tagaytay, Cavite

La VeryOl's Mountain View Garden
Image via La VeryOl’s Mountain View Garden Facebook page

Normally, when you hear ‘spa’, it’s an automatically easing vernacular. in La VeryOl’s Mountain View Garden, a hidden gem in Tagaytay, it’s ten times ten the euphoria when you’re neck-deep in the Kawa Hot Bath — a giant pot of kawa water with eucalyptus and other essences for a dip-and-scrub that removes those devil muscle sores and exhaustion. You can also opt for a full-body massage after, to complete the rejuvenation.

There are huts, and exceptional are the Cabana rooms: air-conditioned shacks good for two; the bed splayed minimally on the floor, which from outside is elevated by two steps, and a tiny ladder is the way in like it’s the 16th century but Instagrammable. Small, yet big on relaxation.

Crosswinds Resort Suites and Hotel

Along Brgy. Iruhin Central, Calamba Road, Tagaytay, Cavite

Crosswinds Resort Suites and Hotel
Image via Crosswinds Resort Suites and Hotel’s website

A bit of luxury is a lot satisfying, that’s why it’s a giddying secret. Crosswinds is a forestry escape, making it one of the very unique places to visit in Tagaytay. The suites are an image of Scandinavian architecture: woods-and-bricks assembled into a pastoral atmosphere and perched on the most mountainous side of Tagaytay, hence, the breeziest as the hotel says.

The hilly scene with pine trees is impressively transporting, but wait till you cozy in the Double Queen suite: a spacious contemporary studio good for two adults and one child. On its balcony is a glimpse of the lush otherworldly neighborhood. You’ll truly be remote, rested, and reborn.

Come to eat away:

Kuuma Kaakao

Hillcrest Plaza, Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay, Cavite

Kakanin in Kuuma Kaakao
Image via Kuuma Kaakao’s Facebook page

By the ridges with a cup of cozy, made-for-you hot chocolate coffee is as iconic as Kuuma Kaakao itself. The Filipino menu tastes better with the Tagaytay sierra looking in the veranda while you scoop that Champorado with Dilis. Oh, the mushy cocoa clinging to your palate like it will never let go is local delicacy romance only in Kuuma Kaakao can ever blossom.

The Tuna Sisig has an evened savor, you’ll crave more to balance your previous helping, then another to even the last one. It’s tempting, so for the finale, perhaps the Bibingka with topping, and may we suggest the cheese and salted egg? Lusciously dynamic, the cheesy saltiness ups the rice cake’s stickiness that happily lingers as much as you want to in Kuuma Kaakao. You live here now.

Chateau Hestia

J. Hernandez Street, Cavite Purok 5, Brgy. Bukal, Silang, Cavite

Chateau Hestia
Image via Chateau Hestia’s Facebook page

Chateau Hestia is among the most curious hidden restaurants in Tagaytay. They have a windy Bamboo Casita for stay-in guests, but their best-kept secret is the garden tavern. Vegetables and recipes are homegrown, save for the choice European ingredients, thus their dishes are as fresh as the whiff of Tagaytay air in the greenery.

Two of their finest offerings are the Grilled Striploin Steak and the Salmon Scallop En Papillote. The former is a lesson in steak history, forget what you know about it. This meat is grass-fed cow. Very juicy, it slides to your senses a new precious memory of saucy chewiness. There can’t be no other, this is the one for your inner carnivore. The Salmon entreé comes inside banana leaves, oven-baked with potatoes and citrus butter sauce — now that description is for your imagination and the fish for brushing your taste buds softly, buttery. Welcome to Chateau Hestia.

Cozy in these secret places in Tagaytay for an escapade that’s worth keeping. But if you’re still not eager to go out, SHOOR has a wide array of online experiences that would surely satisfy your palate for the new and exciting.

Nigel Grageda

Nigel Grageda

Nigel Grageda is a Copywriter for Shoor. He also writes about art and movies and tries to hold the sunbeam sometimes.
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