All these years, Tagaytay City has been a second-fiddle to Baguio City in terms of making the city a priority for people who want to experience cold weather. Since it is just near Metro Manila and is easier to go to, it has been relegated to second place.
The rich flora and fauna in Tagaytay City makes it a breath of fresh air away from life in the metropolis. The scenery is as beautiful as the ones passed by going up to the city of pines. Vegetation is abundant. Flowers are abounty. Fruits and vegetables are always fresh.
Of late, restaurants and others such establishments have mushroomed in the city. With the many local and foreign tourists going to Tagaytay City, it is not a wonder anymore that restaurants and cafes have to be opened.
Malls have started to open which add to the places to be visited. More shopping centers are expected to be built in the next few years.
Condominiums, townhouses and resorts have also been developed. Owners are mostly from other places who make Tagaytay City their get-away. Hotels are also in business since tourist arrivals in the city has increased tremendously especially during the past five years.
The Sky Ranch is a nice replacement to the old space for horseback riding. It has become an amusement center much to the delight of its visitors.
Despite the seeming development, Tagaytay City has maintained its charm and appeal. It is still a favorite place for sight-seeing and special events. Religious events such as retreats and weddings are continuously being held in the city.
Here’s wishing that government will regulate “progress” so that Tagaytay City will be a good alternate summer capital.