Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City

In one of my previous Explorer’s Notebook blog post, I talked about People’s Park in the Sky in Tagaytay City. Now, I will be writing about another tourist spot in the so-called Baguio of the south and this tourist spot is the Picnic Grove.

The first thought that entered my mind when I stepped inside Picnic Grove is “renovation.” The park is indeed in great need of a facelift and restoration just like the People’s Park. I have noticed that park’s administrative building (which is shaped like a “salakot” and smartly called as Salakot Building) is in woeful condition. The ceiling are falling off, patches of plastic sheets were placed to prevent leaks due to rain, the comfort rooms is filthy, and the inside of the building is dim. Visitors are welcomed by unpaved streets.
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However, the park is still beautiful and is better than People’s Park. Picnic Grove offers different amenities and activities that will make the visitor’s stay enjoyable. Just like the People’s Park, Picnic Grove boast of the great view of the Taal Lake and Taal Volcano.
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A nearer view of Taal Volcano

How to Go to Picnic Grove


There are many ways to go to Picnic Grove. One can ride a tricycle or a jeepney if you are commuting. Riding a jeepney is better since the fare is much cheaper than that of the tricycle. The only advantage of riding a tricycle is that they could be seen everywhere in Tagaytay City, unlike the jeepney that only have definite routes. The best place to ride a jeepney is on the Tagaytay City market because the jeepney terminal is located there.

From Olivares Center, in Tagaytay City, you can ride jeepneys going to Picnic Grove at the terminal located few meter away from Jollibee. You can also try riding the tricycle but be warned that tricycle drivers will offer you unreasonable price if they found out that you are a tourist. So, be sure to ask the tricycle driver first and strike a good deal with them before riding.

To know how to get to Tagaytay City from Metro Manila, go to the blog post about the People’s Park.

Entrance and Parking Fees to Tagaytay Picnic Grove


The entrance fee for Tagaytay Picnic Grove is 50 pesos per person. The park also has parking space for the vehicles of their visitors. The fee cost 30 pesos for each car or van, 50 pesos for one jeepney, and 100 pesos for each bus.

Picnic Grove's Amenities and Activities


Aside from sightseeing and picnicking, you could do many things inside the Picnic Grove. You could go horseback riding with your family. The park also boasts of zipline facility.
When you entered the park, you will immediately be approached by many different people offering either horseback riding or a room that you could rent for the night. Horseback riding usually cost about 200 pesos per hour of riding on the horse, but some owner of horses lower their offer up to 150 pesos. I advise that you try to haggle with the horse owner so as to get a cheaper price when you decided on horseback riding.
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Picnic Grove Visitor enjoying the zipline.

The zipline is the most exciting facility in Picnic Grove. You could feel the cold Tagaytay wind rushing onto your face as you fly down the zipline. This can also be a test of courage because you will have to cross a wide chasm between two mountains with just your  security rope tied to the zipline.

You could also ride the cable car if you are too afraid of the zipline. The cable car is like a big birdcage, letting you see the beautiful Taal Lake and the green land below you. On ordinary days, the cable car and zipline cost 100 pesos and 200 pesos for one-way trip and two-way trip, respectively. During weekends and holidays, the one-way trip is 200 pesos and the two-way trip is 300 pesos
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For family and barkada picnics, you could opt to set your picnic on the green grass of the park or rent a covered table. The price for each covered table ranges from 15 pesos to 20 pesos. People who do not intend to rent the picnic facilities can still use the facilities as long as they are just there to sit and don’t have any packed foods with you. The park’s personnel inspect each user of the picnic facilities and ask people with food to pay the corresponding fee.

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There are also shops inside the park that sell foods and souvenir items.


Picnic Grove is better than the People’s Park. It has a wider space and a better and nearer view of the Taal Volcano. Plus, it has many things to offer like horseback riding and the zipline. The park is ideal for family picnics and little children will enjoy this place more.

I just wish that the city of Tagaytay will make this place better and fix the admin building and many things inside the park. Picnic Grove is good but there is more room for improvement.

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42 comments:

  1. Nice place... Beautiful. Btw, that is called zipline? Here, they call it flying fox. Whatever the name is, no...thank you. I wouldn't dare to try.

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  2. Wow. Flying fox. :-D

    That is a cute name.

    I also haven't tried this attraction at the Picnic Grove. But next time when we get back, I will trying this flying fox. ^_^

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  3. Hello, thank you for the post.
    May I ask if we are allowed to set up a tent instead of renting one of their cottages? Lastly, do they have a 'barbecue' area?

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  4. Anonymous

    Yes. You can set up your own tent inside Picnic Grove.

    I didn't saw a barbecue area during my last visit so I think that Picnic Grove has no barbecue area.

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  5. hello.thanks for the post. it really helps. did they allow to bring foods or snacks?

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  6. Hello Anonymous. Thank you very much for dropping by.

    Foods, snacks and drinks are allowe inside the Picnic Grove.

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  7. Hi can we do night camping in here? we're planning to do this on Saturday w/c is on Sept. 1.

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  8. Good day Anonymous.

    I think that night camping is not allowed in Picnic Grove. The park closes around 6 or 7 PM.

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  9. how much po entrance and parking?same parin po b?

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  10. Dear Anonymous

    I have no idea how much the parking fee is in Picnic Grove. Will gather that info next time I visit the place.

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  11. Nice post! We are planning to go there tomorrow. Ask ko lang kung magkano usually ang rates ng room for two for an overnight stay? thanks

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  12. Hello Anonymous.

    I am very sorry for the late reply. I was busy.

    Owners of rooms-for-rent will ask you to pay more than one thousand pesos for an overnight stay. But you can haggle with them to make you pay less.

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  13. hello po ask ko lng po if mgkno ang entrance pagpsok dyn s tagaytay my entrance fee po b ang pagpnta s picnic grove pede rin bng mgdala ng sriling pagkain s loob

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    1. 50 pesos po ang Entrance Fee sa Picnic Grove. Pwede po kayong magpasok ng sarili ninyong pagkain para po sa inyong picnic.

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  14. can i ask po. kung ano po hotel ang malapi and rates nrin po... thanks in advance

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    1. Hello. Paki-bisita po ang link na ito: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g317121-Tagaytay_Calabarzon_Region_Luzon-Hotels.html

      Page po iyan sa TripAdvisor and the people there give the cost of staying in the hotel in Tagaytay. Meron ding review ng mga byahero kaya maganda ring tingnan.

      Kung murang room ang hanap n'yo then there are rooms for rent near Picnic Grove. Pwede mo silang tawaran up to 1 thou pesos or lower.

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  15. Hi wat tym mgnda mgpunta sa picnic grove? Thank u. :)

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    1. Magandang pumunta around late morning para makahanap kayo ng magandang pwesto for your picnic. Pero kung hindi naman kayo mag-picnic, I suggest that you go afternoon para makita n'yo ang Taal during dusk.

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  16. Panu po pumunta jan from taguig? Pref. public transportation. Thanks s reply!

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    1. Punta ka po sa Market Market then ride a bus going to Pacita Complex. Pagdating ninyo sa Pacita, sakay kayo ng jeep na papuntang Balibago Complex and then bumaba kayo sa palengke sa Balibago.

      May pila ng Tagaytay-bound jeep sa likod ng palengke. Sakay kayo ng jeep to Tagaytay at bumaba kayo sa Tagaytay Market. Meron nang jeep doon or tricycle na papuntang Picnic Grove.

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  17. anung sasakyan pag galing ng guadalupe makati ppntang tagaytay? Please reply asap. this saturday sana nmen plan pumunta. Thanks!

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  18. hi, tanong ko lang po kung pwede po magset up ng sariling tent sa loob? at how to get there kung galing kaming calamba laguna. thanks.

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    1. Pwedeng pwede po kayong mag-set-up ng tent sa loob ngPicnic Grove.

      Kung galing po kayo ng Calamda ang dapat n'yo pong gawin ay pumunta sa palengke ng Balibago, Santa Rosa. May mga jeep nang nakapila dun na papuntang Tagaytay. Then baba po kayo sa Tagaytay Market ng mga jeep na papuntang Picnic Grove.

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  19. Hi, plano kasi naming pumunta ng d2 sa picnic groove by commuting public transpo. napansin ko lang na mejo maraming baba at sakay ung pag cocommute. meron pa pu bang ibang way? kahit 2 rides? bus from manila den trike papuntang picnic groove? thaks

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    1. Hello Anonymous

      Merong mga bus na dumideretso na ng Tagaytay. You can either ride at Manila or sa Cubao meron din.

      Isuggest that visit this link: http://www.backpackingphilippines.com/2009/03/how-to-get-to-tagaytay-bus-commute.html

      That blog has detailed information kung paano makapunta ng Tagaytay.

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  20. nice....tnx for the info.....i have read all of these and now im preparing to go to tagaytay..heheheh its just a few minutes reading ure blog and it seems that i knew a lot about tagaytay picnic grove and peoples park.. tnx again...hope in other places u have also blog like this...counting on ure reply...tnx... :)

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    1. You are welcome Anon. I'm just here to help follow travelers. So, if you have other trips just go to this blog and search for info. Or you can send me a message and I will do my best to help you.

      God bless your travel.

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  21. hi! do you know where i the cheapest place to stay in Tagaytay? Please name some. Thank you!

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    1. Anonymous. I don't know of any cheap place to stay in Tagaytay. There are small room for rents in that city. There are also many hotels. You can find info by going to this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g317121-Tagaytay_Calabarzon_Region_Luzon-Hotels.html

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  22. hi ask ko lng po sna f pwede ang dog inside the picnic grove thank u

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    1. I haven't tried bringing my pets to Picnic Grove so I'm not sure if dogs are allowed. Pero noong bumisita ako ay may mga nakita akong mga aso sa loob. So, malamang na pinapayagan ang alaga sa loob ng park.

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  23. Hai. Ask ko lang po paano po makapunta dyan via own vehicle if we are from Cavite.. Thanks in Advance

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  24. Hi po, ask q lng po if wat tym nag oopen ang picnic grove during weekend? Tnx ;)

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    1. Mga 9 AM open na yung Picnic Grove para sa mga bisita.

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  25. Tanong ko lng kung pwede ba mag overnight stay sa loob ng picnic groove? Halimbawa meron naman kaming dalang sasakyan. Salamat!

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    1. Naku. Hindi po pwede mag-overnight sa loob ng Picnic Grove. Nagsasarado sila kapag gabi na.

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  26. Hello po... itatanong ko lang po kung magkano po kaya ang presyo ng pagkain sa mga food shop sa loob ng picnic grove.. atsaka paano po bumalik sa tagaytay market? may mga paradahan narin ba dun ng jeep? thank you po..

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    1. May kamahalan nang konti sa mga kainan sa labas ng Picnic Grove. Hindi ko na po malala yung mga presyo eh.

      Meron pong mga jeep na dumadaan sa tapat ng Picnic Grove. May mga tricycle din so walang problema ang byahe.

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  27. Hi, is alcohol allowed inside? We're planning tp bring wine for our picnic.

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    1. Alcohol is not allowed inside but I think they can allow a bottle of wine. Also, the guards of the park don't check visitors' bags thoroughly so anyone can bring in alcoholic beverages.

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