We currently live in uncertain times where we experience a considerable degree of worry, concern, and stress, particularly since we spend most of our time isolating ourselves at home to help curb the spread of COVID-19. If possible, it’s best to take that much-needed getaway when authorities announce that travel for leisure for NCR Plus residents is not as restricted anymore.
More businesses operate under GCQ and MGCQ under strict guidelines. Food establishments, offering both indoor dine-in and alfresco dining, as well as personal care businesses allow a certain number of people at a time. Staycation hotels need to have certification before accommodating leisure bookings. Of course, everyone is required to follow the health standards such as wearing masks and face shields, observing social distancing, etc. All these provide us a layer of safety and confidence to go on a trip and relax (best if you’re already vaccinated also!).
An area near NCR Plus that tourists will surely take refuge in is Tagaytay. This popular staycation and weekend getaway spot is a 2-3 hour drive away via the new Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAx). But what exactly draws people to this place? Read more to find out plus check out the best activities to create that vacation you have been looking for:
- A Perfect Mix of the Urban and Rural Life – Tagaytay offers a quick escape from our busy lives without missing much of the city’s comforts. Major shopping malls and outdoor activities are equally accessible for you and your family to enjoy. Want some peace and quiet? The cool weather is perfect for walks. Or breathe in some fresh air while you sit at one of the public parks like the Tagaytay Picnic Grove or People’s Park to read a book or people watch.
- The Perfect ‘Ukay-Ukay,” “Everything” Haul – There’s an abundance of roadside vendors selling fashionable clothes, household items, gadgets, and more. Plantitas and plantitos will also enjoy visiting the many retail nurseries along the major roads as well as the Mahogany Market. You’ll surely go home with a bag of thrift clothes in mint condition, a new walis tambo, a Home Buddies-approved decor, or your new plant babies.
- Turning Road Trips into Food Trips – Any trip is not complete without sampling the local favorites! Tagaytay is the perfect place to sip a freshly brewed cup of coffee or savor a steaming hot bowl of bulalo amidst a beautiful backdrop of Taal Volcano. It’s also a paradise for sweet delicacies ranging from buko tarts and pies, champorado, raisin bread, and many more. Craving for Good Shepherd Baguio’s famous Ube Jam of Good Shepherd Baguio? You can buy it here at Good Shepherd Sisters Bahay Pastulan Tagaytay.
Of course, why visit when you can call this refreshing city your home? Many people choose to move or invest in Tagaytay because of the overall quality of life it offers to current and future residents. You are always close to nature and you’ll never run out of outdoor activities to do. The beaches and hot springs are just a drive away. There are endless roads to traverse to get your fill of adrenaline rush through biking. And as previously mentioned, it’s still accessible to NCR Plus and has all the essential establishments and services that you love from your city life.
In case you are looking for your forever home or a property investment to generate passive income with, Filipino real estate developer CitiGlobal Realty and Development Inc. offers two developments for middle-class families as well as Overseas Filipino Workers. Check out Tagaytay Clifton Resort Suites (TCRS) and Tagaytay Fontaine Villas (TFV), both located in Alfonso, Cavite, near Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway (CTBex). Visit their website for more details or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
Until then, let’s daydream about our next road trip! Stay safe always! 🙂