Tagaytay Road Trip
|View of Taal|
Our original itinerary was just Bag of Beans and Taal Vista. So, we took off around 9am and headed on to our first destination to grab our early lunch at Bag of Beans. There were a lot of tourists by that time which was a blessing in disguise as we have to maintain the moderate speed.
It was generally a smooth sailing drive to Bag of Beans. At first, we felt like we were lost but thanks to google map that we found it a few meters away from the busy commercial area. Parking to Bag of Beans was quite tricky though because we had to drive down and we thought of the difficult way up considering Voltaire's driving skills.
So, we parked his car and went inside the restaurant. It has changed a lot since the last time I visited the place. They had a buffet area already and a separate area for those ordering ala carte meals. It was more cozy; I love the wooden furnitures and homey-feel. We ordered pasta meals and iced tea which were very filling. We also bougtht some goodies from the bakery. Vo got some raisin bread and I bought a pack of Robusta ground coffee.
|Front door of Bag of Beans|
|pasta meal from Bag of Beans|
After the satisfying meal, we headed off to Taal Vista. It was indeed one of the prime hotels in the area. I couldn't say much about the place except that everything was EXCELLENT. The staff were very warm and accommodating. It has the perfect spot for viewing the beautiful Taal Volcano. The hotel itself was very impressive with modern and vintage elements altogether. The buffet meal was superb but we also ordered snacks from TWG restaurant. It was a very nice experience to set foot at Taal Vista. We even spotted an ongoing wedding photoshoot. In the evening, they have an outdoor movie which I highly recommend to families.
|Taal Vista Hotel|
|clubhouse sandwich from TWG|
|wedding photoshoot at Taal Vista|
|View of Skyranch from Taal Vista|
|huge ferris wheel at Skyranch|
|Tomas the Train at Skyranch|
|horseback riding at Skyranch|