Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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T A G A Y T A Y 

C I T Y

D A Y  T R I P 







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.


Since the location of the island volcano is near Metro Manila and other key cities in Luzon, Tagaytay City is worth visiting more than once. It's less than two hours from my place in Pasig City via bus and it's less than an hour from someone I know who's living in Cavite. Local tourists can practically make consecutive weekend visits if they wanted to.



Choosing Joaquin's Bed and Breakfast For Brunch

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.





Plant Decorations

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.

Joaquin's Accommodations

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.



M Y  T A G A Y T A Y   C I T Y   D A Y  T R I P

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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9 comments:

  1. we're planning to go there this march 9-10 but in keni po. we're 7 including 1 child the villa is 3500. balitaan ko kayo sir sa keni po

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    1. So how was your accommodation experience?

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  2. Very relaxing ang ambiance ng lugar en interesting ang view :)

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    1. The view was made more interesting with the restaurant's birds flying all around me at the viewing deck.

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  3. In terms of the prices of their menu, at what price range would you estimate it? Kinda planning to go their with my boyfriend for our first ever out-of-town trip. Must know ASAP. Thanks

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    1. The menu is priced between P150+ and P300.

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