Tagaytay City Convention Center

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City of Tagaytay
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Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Cavite
Mayor Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino (2004-Present, Kampi)
Barangays 34
Website http://www.tagaytay.gov.ph
Physical characteristics
Area 66.1 km²
Total (2000) 45,287
Density 697/km²

The City of Tagaytay (Filipino: Lungsod ng Tagaytay) is a third class city in the province of Cavite, Philippines. Only 55 kilometers (34.18 miles) away from Manila via Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, it is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Tagaytay City provides a good view of the Taal Volcano. The city is a popular summer tourist destination because of its cool climate due to its high altitude. The Divine Word Seminary, one of biggest schools of theology in Southeast Asia, is also one of the oldest religious institutions in the city (located North-east). It is run by Divine Word Missionaries more known as SVD.

Divine Word Seminary Chapel

According to the 2000 census, Tagaytay has a population of 45,287 people in 8,590 households.



Tagaytay City lies on top of the Tagaytay Ridge, which, at 640 meters above sea level, is the highest point in Cavite. The ridge provides a spectacular view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano in Batangas. This view supports Tagaytay's main industry, which is tourism.

Land Area and Topography

Tagaytay City has a total land area of 6,500 hectares which represent about 5.14% of the total area of the Province of Cavite. There are 34 barangays, 6 of which are urban and the rests are classified as rural.

Tagaytay City is characterized by mixed topography, the southern and eastern potions are covered by hills and mountains which is generally forests and open grasslands. These are the ridge with slope ranging from 10.0 to over 25 percent. On the other hand the portions adjoining the municipalities of Mendez, Indang, Amadeo and Silang are level to nearly level areas interspersed with very gently sloping surface. the built-up areas including the urban center situated in these relatively level portions of the city.


Tagaytay City's climate is characterized by relatively low temperature, low humidity and abundant rainfall. The City is endowed with a cool and invigorating climate with an average temperature of 22.7° C. Situated approximately 600 meters above sea level, the city is misty and is relatively cooler during the months of December, January and February. Like most areas in the Province of Cavite, the city has two pronounced seasons: dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year. The climate has made the city very ideal for sports, picnics, conferences, honeymoons, country homes, and spiritual retreats.

Tagaytay has an average humidity of 78% which makes the city cooler than Metro Manila where relatively humidity exceeds 81%. Northeasterly winds prevail in the City from October to April. winds come from southwest from May to September. The cool Tagaytay breeze has made the city ideal for leisurely kite flying and competitions.


Tagaytay City is politically subdivided into 34 barangays.

  • Asisan
  • Bagong Tubig
  • Dapdap West
  • Francisco (San Francisco)
  • Guinhawa South
  • Iruhin West
  • Calabuso
  • Kaybagal South (Poblacion)
  • Mag-Asawang Ilat
  • Maharlika West
  • Maitim 2nd East
  • Mendez Crossing West
  • Neogan
  • Patutong Malaki South
  • Sambong
  • San Jose
  • Silang Junction South
  • Sungay South
  • Tolentino West
  • Zambal
  • Iruhin East
  • Kaybagal North
  • Maitim 2nd West
  • Dapdap East
  • Guinhawa North
  • Iruhin South
  • Kaybagal East
  • Maharlika East
  • Maitim 2nd Central
  • Mendez Crossing East
  • Patutong Malaki North
  • Silang Junction North
  • Sungay North
  • Tolentino East


Legend has it that the word Tagaytay came from "taga" meaning to cut and "itay" which means father. A father and son were said to be on a wild boar hunt when the animal they were chasing turned and attacked them. As the boar charged towards the old man, the son cried "TAGA ITAY!". the boy's repeated shout reverberated in the alleys of the ridge. Heard by the residents, hunters and wood gatherers, the cries became subject of conversation for several days in the countryside. In time, the place where the shouts came from became known as TAGAYTAY.

During the Philippine revolution of 1896, the ridges and forests of Tagaytay became the sanctuary for revolutionaries including those from nearby provinces. The passage to and from towns via Tagaytay added the word "mananagaytay" to the native's vocabulary. It means "to traverse ridges."

At the outbreak of the 2nd world war, the 11th Airborne Division of Lt. Gen. William Krueger's 8th Army airdropped military supplies and personnel at the Tagaytay ridge prior to the liberation of Manila from the Japanese on February 3, 1945. To commemorate this event, a marker was installed in 1951 at the junction of Silang, Canlubang-Nasugbu roads by the city officials in coordination with the Philippine Historical Institute.


Tagaytay City is located in the Province of Cavite, one of the many islands in Luzon, approximately 56 kilometer south of Manila. It lies within 120° 56' latitude and 14° 16' latitude and overlooks Manila Bay on the North, Taal volcano and Taal lake on the south and Laguna Bay on the east.

The City is linked by the national highway to the Metropolitan Manila Area and to the Province of Batangas. It is also connected by the roads to the adjoining municipalities of Amadeo, Mendez, Indang, Silang and Alfonso in Cavite towards the northwest, to the municipalities of Calamba and Sta. Rosa in Laguna in the northeast and to the town of Talisay in Batangas in the south.

Tagaytay as "Sister City" :

Foreign Countries

 1. Amman. Jordan 
 2. Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. 
 3. Tainan City, Republic of China 
 4. Manningham, Victoria, Australia 
 5. Goulbourn, Ontario, Canada 
 6. Fukouka, Japan 
 7. Cuernavaca, Mexico 

In Country

 1. Iriga City 
 2. Bacolod City 
 3. Daraga, Albay 
 4. Palayan City 


Thirty four barangay comprises the city, of which ten (10) are urban and the rest are rural. The ten (10) urban barangay are the following: Maitim II East; Silang Crossing East; San Jose; Tolentino East; Sungay West; Sungay East; Maharlika East; Kaybagal South; Mendez Crossing East and Mendez Crossing West.

'Places of Interest'

'Only in Tagaytay'

The city of Tagaytay is a tourist attraction for local and foreign visitors. It is an excellent vantage point of Taal Lake and Volcano. Tagaytay offers a breathtaking sight of the famous Taal Lake - a lake within an island within a lake.

Tagaytay City has vast resources and possesses tremendous potentials for development in tourism and agriculture. It is envisioned to become a city that is enrich and comfortable to live in and visit, with flowers in bloom along roadsides, ridges and mountains swathed in green, pure and unpolluted air and climate always invigorating. Tagaytay is a perfect getaway for people seeking respite from the daily pressures of life in the metropolis. It is home to more than 60 convents and congregations and numerous hotels, resorts, and convention centers. Lush forests, open grasslands and gentle slopes make up a calm scene that pleases and refreshes the eye - conducive for meditation and concentration needed during training, conventions and retreats.

Famous Tagaytay Landmarks


Tagaytay's playground is the popular Picnic Groove. with thatch huts lining the gentle slopes–and a prime location providing the finest view of the volcano far below. It is located at Barangay Sungay East.


An artful blending of natural and man-made attractions, poised on the highest point of Tagaytay City. It stands on a 4,516 sq, meters solid ground and overlooks four bodies of water – Taal Lake, Balayan Bay, Laguna de Bay and Manila Bay. It is located at Dapdap West and Dapdap East, approximately 6 to 7 km. away from Silang Crossing (Rotunda).


Tagaytay played a significant role in Philippine history. During WWII, Filipino revolutionaries found refuge on its vast forests and ridges. It was used as landing site and sanctuary for paratroopers on their way to liberate Manila. The 41st USAFFE marker is a one place where you will know more about Tagaytay’s rich political history. It is located beside the Metro Tagaytay College of Business and Arts, Kaybagal South, Tagaytay City.


On February 03, 1945, the 11th Airborne Division of Lt. Gen. William Krueger’s 8th Army airdropped military supplies and personnel on the Tagaytay Ridge amidst enemy groundfire. Their mission: to secure Tagaytay City and guarantee the easy flow of troops and supplies to Manila, an action later proved as significantto the Manila Liberation. A marker was made at the Silang Crossing to honor the event.


This 1,200 sq. meters garden was constructed to inculcate the value of freedom, peace and international unity into the hearts and minds of the people. It is located in front of Development Academy of the Philippines Conference Center, Sungay East, Tagaytay City.


A statue of Virgin Mary and her mother St. Anne where flowers and group of different shrubs are well groomed and taken care of, perfect scenery for meditations and prayers. A relic of St. Anne embedded under the rught hand that is believe to heal people. It is located at Sungay West in front of Tagaytay Science National High School.



Convention Hotel


Tagaytay International Convention Center - is the newest addition to the list of local government owned and operated tourism establishments within the city. Constructed within a 2.38-hectare land area at the heart of the City, the Convention Center offers first class and state of the art facilities and services that may be considered at par with other International Convention Centers in the country. Its proximity to major tourist establishments in the city makes it an even more ideal venue for conferences, trainings, and seminars.


Situated along Aguinaldo Highway towards Tagaytay City. The hotel provides a commanding view of the famous Taal Lake and Volcano. It is nestled to the mountainside, forming a magnificent enclave in the Tagaytay Ridge. DAYS Hotel Tagaytay is barely an hour and a half from Manila and about 50 meters from the City Rotonda. It's an easy drive down the famous Beaches of Anilao, Matabungkay and Nasugbu (info taken from dayshotel.ph website)


Less than an hour drive from Manila, the DAP Conference Center (DAPCC) is a facility ideal for live-in training, seminars, and workshops. Located in Tagaytay City which is 2,000 feet above sea level, the Center occupies a 4.5 hectare lot.

It has nine self-contained cottages and a four-storey residence hall which can accommodate over 200 persons. It also has lecture and workshop rooms, and a convention hall. The Conference Center's amenities include sports facilities and a small theater. (image taken from DAP official website)


Amidst the rolling hills of Tagaytay, discover the relaxing setting of Club Estancia Resort Hotel. Enjoy life's leisure in our indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi, sauna, billiards and dart hall, and video room.

Situated along Aguinaldo Highway towards Tagaytay City. Days Hotel Tagaytay is barely 90 minutes away from Manila. (info & image taken from estancia resort website)


Picture-pretty sights, clean cool mountain air and gracious amenities blend to sustain the enchantment of Taal. As relished from the view deck of Taal Vista Hotel.

With its facilities: Swimming pool Business center Safety deposit boxes Children playground Laundry service Basketball court Gift shop Conference room Casino Filipino


Casino Filipino Tagaytay is in Tagaytay City, Cavite, Southern Tagalog, Philippines and is open 12noon-4am daily. closed: December 24-25, January 1, holy Thursday, good Friday, black Saturday.. The 7,328 square foot casino features 420 slots and thirty-three table games. The property has three restaurants and a hotel with eighty-eight rooms.


This mountain top inn is warm and interesting. It has view-deck rooms done in Caribbean style, with plenty of flowers and nature-arrangements. It's a good venue for meetings, offering conference facilities and communication services.

'Tagaytay Highlands'

Want to experience something fantastic? Well, it is the right time to discover the wonderful place of Tagaytay Highland… Sited just sixty kilometers away from Metro Manila.. A world –class recreational and residential complex nestled along the natural magnificence and cool, refreshing environment that makes you feel like you’re in a paradise. With a lot of exciting activities, plush facilities, fine dining & drinking, and Asia's most exciting golf course. The Highlands is the place that you should be with.

Take more of its advantages

(60) to (90) minutes away from the Makati and Ortigas Business Districts Sculpted into the hills of Tagaytay City and surrounded by marvelous works of nature The imposing and mist- shrouded Mount Makiling to the east; The Placid Taal Volcano Lake to its south; and to its west the serene view of Laguna de Bay. An exclusive membership recreation and residential golf community at the center of nature’s finest creations.

The lure of exotic and sumptuous food fare is relentless, name it Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, American, Italian, Spanish… A nonstop choice!!..


1749 - destroyed the entire Volcano Island and the towns of Taal, old Sala and part of old Tanauan
1754 - destroyed towns of Sala, Lipa, Tanauan and Talisay
1911 - devastated Volcano Island; killed 1334 people; ashes reached Manila
1965 - affected the entire Volcano Island; ashfall covered an area of 60 km² killed 200 people.
1937- Construction ensues on Tagaytay ridge. Taal Vista Lodge is built, to be run by the Manila Hotel Corporation. Cavite prisoners construct the long highway stretching from Silang up to the ridge. This is the continuation of the Aguinaldo Highway, named after the First President of the Republic of the Philippines, Emilio Aguinaldo
1992 - Mayor Ben Erni builds cement roads to the smaller barangays and erects the fruit arch on the city boundary to welcome investors.
1979 - First Lady Imelda Marcos brings a major change to the landscape: the Palace in the Sky is erected as a guesthouse for American President Ronald Regan - who never arrives. Palace in the sky is now better known as People Park in theSky. back to top

How to get to Tagaytay

Tagaytay is an hour and 15 minutes drive from Manila via the South Superhighway or through the Coastal Road. If going through the South Superhighway, take the Carmona Exit and drive down through the Governor's Drive and Silang up to the entrance of Tagaytay City. Or through South Superhighway, take Sta. Rosa exit going straight to Tagaytay City. There are two possible ways to get to Tagaytay via the Coastal Road: Indang and Mendez Roads on Trece Martirez and Amadeo areas. If coming from the neighboring town of Ternate, Cavite take the Naic road and drive straight to Indang and Trece Martirez. From Batangas Province, the best way to reach Tagaytay is through the new circumferential road. From Laguna, you may enter Tagaytay through the Carmona exit. There are buses that ply to Tagaytay from Manila on a daily basis from 8:00 AM to 6:00PM. The Erjohn and Almark, CROW, Starliner , San Agustin and other bus companies have their terminals in Espana, Park and Ride Lawton, EDSA, Pasay City, and at Baclaran, below LRT, Manila.



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