People’s Park in the Sky – if you want to see the whole city at the vantage point of Tagaytay, there’s just one place that offers it and it is no other than People’s Park in the Sky. This park is also the highest point in Tagaytay City located at the eastern part of Tagaytay situated at the summit of Mt. Gonzalez. People’s Park in the Sky is definitely one of must-visit tourist spots in Tagaytay.
We were choosing what destination should we visit upon check out at Cityland Tagaytay Prime Residences. It’s either Picnic Grove or People’s Park in the sky. We have actually chosen Picnic Grove, but the tricycle driver said that it’s better if we go straight to the People’s Park in the Sky because it’s the highest point emphasizing that it will surely give us a more amazing view of the city and Taal Lake. So we agreed to him and he brought us to the People’s Park in the Sky. The fare is PHP 150 from Olivares Rotunda.
After passing the curvature uphill road, we finally arrived at the gate of People’s Park in the Sky. There’s a lot of people at that time plus some vendor approaches us selling their goods such as Bokayo, Peanut, Espasol, Candies, Souvenirs, and etc. We headed directly to the gate and we paid PHP 30.00 for the entrance fee. There are several jeepneys at the gate that could bring visitors to the upper part of People’s Park. The fare is only PHP 5.00, but alternatively, you can actually walk going to the peak. Aj and I decided to walk because it’s just a few meters away from the gate, around 1-2 minutes of walk.
As we stroll around, we saw some parents taking photos while their kids riding a horse. Horseback riding for photo ops is PHP 20.00 only. But if you want to experience wandering around while riding a horse, you can also rent it for PHP 150.00 for an hour. We would like to try but I feel pity for the horse as it looks tired and hungry due to the scorching hot at that time.
A little trivia, Palace in the Sky was built during the Marcos era to host the visit of US President Ronald Reagan, but unfortunately, Ronal Reagan canceled his visit here in the Philippines so the said Mansion left unfinished. This unfinished mansion is also a home of Shrine of Our Lady Mother of Fair Love and a huge statue of Jesus Christ. Even though the mansion looks old and abandoned, it still gives you a breathtaking view of the surrounding areas including the view of Taal Lake and the famous Taal Volcano.
On a perfect sunny day, you can clearly see a 360 view of Taal Lake and Tagaytay Highlands.
We spent 1 hour wandering around the area, I noticed that the mansion looks so old and unmaintained as some of the posts and walls were covered by algae.
Visitors can take photo ops with the Burmese python and baby crocodile at the top deck area. If you get tired and hungry, there are a number of stores selling drinks and snacks at the lower ground of the mansion.
Address: Brgy. Dapdap East, Tagaytay City
Operating hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Mon. to Sun.)
Entrance fee: Php 30
HOW TO GET THERE
Via private vehicles
Driving to Tagaytay City via private car is easy enough.
- Drive through SLEX and take the Sta. Rosa Exit.
- From there, it’s a straight drive to Tagaytay City.
- Straight ahead until you reached Oliveres – Tagaytay Rotunda.
- Make a round at the rotunda going to Tagaytay City – Calamba Rd.
- Straight ahead then you will see signage where People’s Park is located.
- In the end, the road is split into two. Go straight to the left side until you reach People’s Park in the Sky entrance.
- Ride a bus bound to Nasugbu/Olivares Tagaytay at Pasay near MRT Taft Station( at the back of Sogo) – Fare is PHP 87
- Drop off at Olivares/Tagaytay Rotunda.
- Ride a tricycle then tell the driver to bring you to People’s Park in the Sky
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Best time to visit peoples park is during the dry season around March to May so you can be able to see the view clearly.
WHAT TO WEAR IN TAGAYTAY
If you are going to Tagaytay during the rainy season, don’t forget to bring an extra jacket as the temperature would hit 18-20 degree Celcius. But if you’re going to Tagaytay during the dry season, casual shirts would be enough.
ACCOMMODATION NEAR PEOPLE’S PARK IN THE SKY
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