Tagaytay is located around 55 kilometres away from Manila and covers a land area of over 66 square kilometres in total. The entire city is positioned at a high altitude - 650 metres above sea level – being the reason behind its cool and wonderfully sublime climate. The city averages a temperature of around 22°C with temperatures being even cooler during the months of December to February. Tourists and locals flock to the city to bask in the cool climate which is ideal for light picnics, sightseeing and sporting events.
Tagaytay City is also the best place to see the Taal volcano - an active volcano which has erupted several times in the recent past. The volcano lies in the centre of an island - called Volcano Island - which emerges from the middle of the expansive Lake Taal. Both the volcano and the lake are found within an enormous volcano crater from the prehistoric times, which forms the Ridge of Tagaytay, where the town of Tagaytay is found.
Tagaytay is home to several other attractions as well, such as the Mabini Shrine, Casa de Segunda Katigbak, Jose P. Laurel Memorial Library,Punta de Santiago Lighthouse, the Palace In The Sky, the Flower Farm, St. Anne's Shrine and the Marcela N. Agoncillo Historical Landmark - which is also a National Landmark.
The airport closest to Tagaytay is the Ninoy Aquino International Airport located in Manila, about 60 kilometres away. For travellers arriving from Manila, the easiest way to get to Tagaytay would be by taking the bus or cab through the coastal road.
Halal food options in Tagaytay are very limited. Since the two restaurants serving Halal food in Tagaytay closed down, no known Halal restaurants are presently available in the area. However visitors could opt for seafood or vegetarian cuisine which is readily available throughout the town. It is also possible for visitors to bring along a few Halal food items with them from Manila.
There are no known mosques in the Tagaytay area. Al-Nur Masjid and the Al-Mahala Mosque are two relatively well known mosques that are located about 50 kilometres away from Tagaytay in the province of Cavite.