Tagaytay is a component city in the province of Cavite in CaLaBaRZon Region, Philippines. Its cool and refreshing climate in addition to its short distance from Metro Manila make it a popular tourist destination.
Profile of Tagaytay City (Geography)
Location –> Southwest of Manila in Cavite Province, Philippines (See map below)
*Distance from Manila –> 64.5 Kilometers
Neighboring Towns –> Mendez, Indang, Amadeo, Silang, Calamba City (Laguna Province), Laurel and Talisay (Batangas Province), and Alfonso
Area –> 65.00 km2 (25.10 sq mi)
Population –> 71,181 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 34
Terrain –> Mountainous with Tagaytay Ridge stretching about 32 kilometres from east to west
Industries –> Tourism, Trading, Agriculture
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
Mayor –> Agnes D. Tolentino
Vice Mayor –> Reymond A. Ambion
Representative (7th District) –> Abraham N. Tolentino
On June 21, 1938, Tagaytay was chartered as a city by virtue of Commonwealth Act no. 338 signed by President Manuel Luis Quezon.
Tagaytay Economy, Business and Investment
The economy of Tagaytay is characterized by rapid urbanization. Subdivisions and other commercial and tourism development are mushrooming everywhere in the city. Still, agriculture remains an important sector of the local economy with fruits, vegetables, and cut flower as the primary products.
Tagaytay Tourist Spots
Due to its cool climate, Tagaytay rivals Baguio City as a summer destination. In fact, many residents of Metro Manila have chosen to build a vacation home in this city. Just like Baguio, it has also some pine trees and flower gardens. Unlike Baguio however, Tagaytay City is not yet congested. It has still many open spaces but not for long.
Residential subdivisions are sprouting everywhere and soon, buildings will have nowhere to go but up literally. The city is a favorite location for spiritual retreats. Several chapels, convents, seminaries, and meditation centers are found in the city.
These are the points of interest in Tagaytay:
Picnic Grove Complex
People’s Park with a good view of Taal Lake and Volcano
Tagaytay-Japanese Frienship Garden
Map of Tagaytay City