People's Park, Tagaytay City

Tagaytay City is one of the famous vacation get-away of people living in Metro Manila. It is the closest alternative to Baguio City and offers a refreshing atmosphere and cold temperature that is good for people looking for refuge from the heat of Metro Manila.

Tagaytay City is located at the highest location of the province of Cavite. Full urbanization of the area is still underway, which makes it a good place because the City is not yet suffering from the polluted atmosphere that is prevalent in Metro Manila.

Picnic Grove and the People’s Park in Tagaytay City are just some of the popular spot in this city. I only went to People’s Park during my visit to the Tagaytay City.

How to Go To Tagaytay City


There are many ways to reach Tagaytay City from Metro Manila. There are public buses that have direct route to Tagaytay City. Buses going to Tagaytay City could be found in the terminal station in Lawton Area in Manila City. There are also buses going to Tagaytay at Pasay.

As for me, I took the longer route. I boarded the Jam Bus going to Balibago, Santa Rosa in the province of Laguna. The Jam Bus Transit is located along EDSA just few meters away from GMA Network Building. The fare cost to Balibago is 67 pesos and the travel time is about two and a half hours. The travel took a long time because of the traffic situation in South Luzon Expressway.

Go down the Balibago Market and walk to the jeepney terminal located at the back of the market, then board the jeepney bound to Tagaytay City. The fare cost to Tagaytay City is 45 pesos and the travel time is about 45 minutes.

The terminal point of the Tagaytay City jeep is the Tagaytay Market. Jeepneys going to the Picnic Grove and the People’s Park could easily be found there.

People’s Park, Tagaytay

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The People’s Park is the highest place in Tagaytay City. In sunny weather, you will be able to see the three great bodies of water, which are the Manila Bay, Laguna Lake, and the Taal Lake. It is also a good vantage point of viewing Tagaytay City and neighboring towns, which offers a refreshing view of greenery of the whole place.
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The gate to the park. Pay 15 pesos or else.....

The entrance fee to People's Park is now thirty (30) pesos per person, as updated to us by one of the commenters to this post. Many visitors enter the park to get a good view of the city. The place also serves as a fun place for families and it also serve as picnic area for the people living in Tagaytay City and neighboring towns. 

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People going up the park for relaxation

The inside of the park is not that first-class. Actually, the park is need of a major repair. Ceilings are falling off and some parts should be re-modeled so as to become more appealing to tourists. People’s Park has souvenir shops and a restaurant. However, local visitors tend to bring their food because the price of food in People’s Park is quite expensive. During my visit, I noticed that a simple Tapsilog (a Philippine dish of fried meat, fried rice and fried egg) cost about eighty-five pesos. That price is astronomical for a tapsilog.
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Shops in the park have an array of souvenir items for everyone

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What I like about People's Park is its shops that offer various souvenir items ranging from handmade bags, toys made of wood, key chains and other items. We bought a nice handcrafted bag made of water lily at a cost of one hundred fifty (150) pesos after a haggling with the shop owner (It is a Filipino habit of negotiating prices with shop owner or the sales clerk. It is called in the local language as “tawad” or “tumatawad.” It seems that my girlfriend is excellent in making “tawad.” What a nice talent).

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Live roosters for sale! Err...these are toys.

People’s Park is quite high up in the mountains and no malls are near it. However, this a good place for picture taking, relaxation, and “catching-up of things” with friends, family, and love ones.

Here are more pictures of my People’s Park, Tagaytay City trip:

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Ishmael went up the hill...
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View of Taal Lake. Taal Volcano is at the right part of the photo.

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A view of greens of Tagaytay City.

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Its windy up there!

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Garden in the sky. Taal Volcano is at the background.
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Pineapple in the sky.

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The highest point is located at the place where the image of Jesus is, as seen in this photo.

Read about my visit to Picnic Grove, which is another popular tourist spot in Tagytay City.

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42 comments:

  1. oh... People's Park! one of the best places I've gone to. Well, the entrance fee is very cheap, but the time travel is way too long and tiring. But I love the place.. But I got so tired walking up there, it is really hard to fight gravity eh? . . If they continued to develop the place,it would be a big Hit! the place itself is breath-taking. :)

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  2. i've been in people's park in the sky.. ganda view dun kc nasa taas ka, :] mabuti at nakapag unwind ka :]

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  3. hi!question Lang.,i'LL be g0ing t0 picnic grove dn sana.,ahm.,i read ur articLe and u sed na sa tagaytay market ung mga jip papuntang grove.,ung tagaytay market ba the same as tagaytay rotonda or olivares?hope you'll answer me...

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  4. Hello Anonymous,

    First of all, thanks for dropping by.

    Nope. The Rotonda or the Olivares is not the Tagaytay Market.

    Tagaytay Market is quite far from Rotonda and you have to ride a tricycle just to reach the market.

    Tagaytay Market is closer to Picnic Grove than Olivarez and this is the reason why few jeepneys going to Picnic Grove or People's Park reach Olivarez. The jeepney terminal is at Tagaytay Market.

    If you are coming from Olivarez, tell the tricycle driver to bring you there. But be careful. Tricycle drivers demand exhorbitant fare. They will ask you 50 pesos. That is way above the actual fare.

    Enjoy your trip!

    Please comment back if your read my reply to my comment.

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  5. hi, ask q lng po..qng pu2nta kming tagaytay picnic grove e2 po bng people's park eh mlapit lng dun?kc balak nming pumunta sa picnic grove eh d might as well pumunta rn kmi sa people's park para ma enjoy nmn ung trip sa tagaytay..tama po ba?

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  6. ask ko lang po meron bang rooms sa people's park na pwedeng tuluyan?....

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  7. @Mark:

    Sorry po talaga for the very late reply. Matagal akong nawala sa Net eh.

    My answer to your query is YES. People's Park is just a few minutes away from Picnic Grive kapag sumakay ikaw ng jeep. Yung mga jeep ay dumadaan lang sa kalsada sa mismong labas ng Picnic Grove.

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  8. @Anonymous:

    Walang rooms sa People's Park. Kailangan mo pang pumunta sa may Picnic Grove. Across sa street ng Picnic Grove eh may mga bahay na nagpapa-renta ng rooms.

    Ang alam ko may 1,000 pesos overnight yung price. Pero posible na makakuha pa kayo ng mas mababa.

    Makipagtawaran na lang kayo at magtanong-tanong na rin.

    Sorry po for the late reply.

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  9. Howdee,
    I love Tagaytay. Have been there a few times while in the Philippines. The most recent was 2009 when I tried my hand at driving down there from Quezon City.
    Made it safely, despite going through that massive intersection at Alabang and nearly hitting one old guy.

    Cant wait to go again.
    Brad

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  10. @Brad:

    Oh my! Thank God that you and that old man are safe. Yeah, unruly drivers and pedestrians, those are the hazards on our streets.

    Am glad that the incident did not discourage you to visit Tagaytay again.

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  11. hi ahm ask ko lng po kung how much po rooms sa loob ng picnic grove? tska bukod po sa picnic grove at peoples park may iba pa po bang place na pedeng pasyalan sa tagaytay? thanks po. :)

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  12. Anonymous

    Hello Anon. I believe there is no rooms for rent inside Picnic Grove. Rooms for rent are located near Picnic Grove. I believe that the cheapest overnight rate for one room is one thousand pesos. But room for rent owners will do their best to increase their price so I suggest that you haggle with them.

    Aside from Picnic Grove and People's Park, there is Bags of Beans (a coffee shop), Sonya's Garden, Pink Sisters' Chapel, Tierra de Maria (which is just near Picnic Grove), and Cliffhouse Tagaytay.

    Read more about Tagaytay in this blog: http://jocamet.blogspot.com/2010/08/approximately-23-kilometers-away-from.html

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  13. hi.. im doing a research about the place, but i was not able to get more info... jaz wanna ask kung san ginagamit ang entrance fee ng people's park n the sky... kc kung my entrance fee nmn bkit d ito mdevelop? when we r there development is really in need... pde kaya mg build dun sa labas nun ng small cafeteria? mhal kc ng bilhin sa loob eh... open kya cla sa mga developments sa lugar?

    thanks,,,,

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    1. Wala po akong alam kung saan napupunta yung entrance fee sa People's Park Tagaytay. I can only speculate. You have to consider the fact that the entrance fee to the park is just 15 pesos. I believe that the money collected from the entrance fee is not enough to cover the operating expenses ng park. That's why they rent part of the park to souvenir shops and restaurants.

      Siyempre suswelduhan yung mga bantay ng park. Also they will pay for the maintenance of the place. I believe that Tagaytay City subsidizes the operation of the park.

      Wala po akong info patungkol duon sa property sa labas ng park. I suggest that you direct your question to Tagaytay City government.

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  14. 15 pesos pa rin poh ba yung entrance fee??balak kc nmin pumunta this july???

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  15. Dear Anonymous,

    The entrance fee, the last time I went there around fourth quarter of 2012, is still 15 pesos.

    I guess that the entrance fee to Tagaytay People's Park is still pesos as of this moment.

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  16. it was so disgusting...
    do not entertain the vendors of the Peoples Park in Tagaytay...you're belongings and important matters will be stolen in a couple of minutes...

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  17. Hi Sir..
    24 Hours Po Pa Ang Public Na Biyahe From People's Park To Manila At Picnic Grove To Manila? Anong Way Po Ba Maganada Daanan Pauwi.

    Salamat Sir.

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  18. Hi Sir..
    24 Hours Po Pa Ang Public Na Biyahe From People's Park To Manila At Picnic Grove To Manila? Anong Way Po Ba Maganada Daanan Pauwi.

    Salamat Sir.

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  19. Anonymous

    Hello!

    Mukhang hindi 24 hours ang mga jeep na dumadaan sa tapat ng Picnic Grove. Kung meron man sa kalaliman ng gabi ay siguradong madalang na. Tricycle na lang ang maasahan ninyo sa alanganing oras pero dahil wala na kayong choice ay sisingilin kayo ng mga tricycle drivers nang mahal.


    Sa tingin ko ay meron pa ding bus na papuntang Baclaran kaso madalang na din.

    Anong way ang maganda? Depende sa iyo kung saan ka uuwi.

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  20. Hi!

    We're planning to go to Tagaytay this coming December 23 to spend Christmas. Do you think crowded ang Picnic Grove plus the traffic on the way?

    Which one preferred unahin puntahan Picnic Groove or People's Park? Nagsasara ba ang People's Park?

    Thank you bloggers!

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    1. December 23 is a Sunday and part of the long weekend. Expect heavy traffic in Tagaytay City because many people will also go to Picnic Grove and People's Park. My advice is you go somewhere else.

      I experienced going to Picnic Grove during a long weekend and I was exhausted because of the heavy traffic. We had to go down the jeepney and walked to Picnic Grove.

      I recommend that you go to People's Park first for sight seeing. After that you go to Picnic Grove where you can set your mat and have a picnic until sunset.

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  21. how to go to people's park from dasma pala pala?help please

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    1. There are Tagaytay-bound buses that pass through Pala-Pala, along E. Aguinaldo Highway. Just ride a bus there then go down Olivarez Area in Tagaytay City. Tell the bus conductor that you want to go down the terminal of jeepneys going to People's Park.

      The jeepney terminal is also at Olivarez Area.

      Have ablessed trip to Tagaytay. Happy New Year!

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  22. hi if ask ko lang po if punta kaming Picnic grove, anu ba sasakyan namen from Tagaytay terminal?
    mauuna p[o ba ang Picnic grove sa Peoples park?or magkalapitlang ang dalawa??
    thanks//:)pls.reply

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  23. hi
    paanu pumunta sa picnic grove and people's park in the sky?
    if we reach tagaytay terminal ,,,anu sasakyan namen>
    mauuna ba nag picnic grove sa people in the sky?

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    1. Anonymous

      Very sorry for the late reply.

      May mga jeep na po papuntang Picnic Grove and People's Park sa Tagaytay Terminal.

      Mas mauuna ang Picnic Grove dahil ang People's Park na ang last destination ng jeep.

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  24. We just went there last weekend and the entrance fee is now P30. since tinaasan ang entrance, sana naman makakita na ng konting development. i heard nga the tourists beside us while we were taking pics na mejo disappointed sila. un temperature at overlooking views nlang ang maeenjoy.

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    1. Thank you for informing me. Tumaas na pala yung entrance fee. Hay sana naman mag-improve yung lugar. Tama ka Anon at disappointing nga ang lugar.

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  25. hi how to get in peoples park from cubao, or ano ba ang pinaka madaling sakyan to get in tagaytay around qc or manila. tnx

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    1. Sa Manila meron nang bus sa may Lawton na deretso na sa Tagaytay City. Sa Cubao naman ay makakasakay ka ng bus papuntang Tagaytay sa Araneta Bus Terminal.

      Sorry sa late reply I Munch Yu.

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  26. hi how to get in peoples park from cubao, or ano ba ang pinaka madaling sakyan to get in tagaytay around qc or manila. tnx

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  27. hi ano po ang easiest way from around qc or manila to tagaytay, bus transpo. tnx!

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  28. Hi bloggers...kung hindi kami magdadala ng food or hindi kami magpipicnic, saan or anong recommended na restaurant sa People's Park na hindi naman sobrang mahal but instead we will get our money's worth?

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    1. Anon

      Malayo na po 'yung People's Park sa mga restaurants sa Tagaytay. Ang pwede n'yo na lang kainan dun ay yung mga canteen sa loob ng park.

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  29. Hi
    Magtatanong lang po. Magkano po ang pamasahe ko kung sasakay akong jeep papuntang peoples park na galing tagaytay market?

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    1. Hello Inah.

      Hindi lalagpas ng 10 pesos yung presyo ng pamasahe mula Tagaytay Marker hanggang People's Park. Mura lang kasi malapit-lapit lang naman yung park sa palengke.

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  30. from people's park pwede na bang lakarin papuntang picnic grove? mga ilang minuto po kaya? n from picnic grove may jeep po kaya papuntang sky ranch?

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    1. Tantya ko mga 3 kilometers ang layo ng Picnic Grove mula sa People's Park. Kaya malayong lakaran 'yan. Mas maganda na sumakay na lang kayo ng jeep oh tricycle papuntang Picnic Grove.

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  31. ask q lang wat tym po ang open and closing time ng picnic grove and peoples park?,,,thank you hope u read my mess....

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