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Lovely mornings, quiet evenings, refreshing breeze and a stunning view of nature. These are what draw people to Tagaytay City. Most local tourists don't even get to cross the Taal Lake enough to venture in a trek going to the main crater of the Taal Volcano and yet the experience they take home with them is still memorable.
My first day trip to Tagaytay City consisted of experiencing two spa treatments at Sonya's Garden and visiting Joaquin's Bed and Breakfast for brunch. At Joaquin's I also stayed an hour more just soaking up the establishment's wonderful view of the island volcano and Taal Lake from its viewing deck.
The dining experience at Joaquin's Bed and Breakfast can be had in two ways -- inside the quaint-looking restaurant where you're surrounded by cute kitchen trinkets and cooking tools or alfresco. Since the weather was pleasant and sunny, I preferred eating my tocino breakfast (P100+) outside facing the viewing deck where chirping birds and well-manicured plants and flowers accentuated my brunch.
I loved how flowering vines crowned the walkway towards the viewing deck. It filtered the sunshine and breeze coming in at the restaurant. The absence of a trellis to support the vine was remarkable as sometimes a trellis creates an unnecessary detail visually.
I was supposed to go on an overnight accommodation at Joaquin's Bed and Breakfast, but a mishap at my workplace prevented it. During my day trip, I decided to just request the establishment's staff to show me what my room would have looked like if I stayed there.
I was rooting for the terrace view (P4,800) because it was more affordable than the garden view, but the latter, of course, offers a better vantage point of viewing the lake and the island volcano.
The rooms were extensions of the country-living feel of the restaurant in terms of design and decoration. The only difference is the scent of what seemed like potpourri inside the rooms. The accommodations' low lighting ascertains guests to stay indoors more for couple snuggling or book reading by the terrace or garden.
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You may also check out my spa experience at Sonya's Garden in Tagaytay City. Read more here.
See more Joaquin's Bed and Breakfast images below.
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