May 21st, 2009
We had a summer getaway with friends at Tagaytay Highlands last Saturday. We had a lot of activities that we ended up spending the whole day there. We arrived at the highlands at around 8AM from Manila. We then went to the animal farm as soon as we got our guest card. Take note that only members are allowed and we were lucky enough to have a friend who shared her membership with us.
The animal farm was really clean. But there weren’t that much animals to see. We only got to see some nice birds, fishes, monkeys, ostriches, snakes, and a tiger. But the entrance fee which was worth p110 per person (your 3 year old and below kids are free) was not too bad.
After checking out the animal farm, the boys had an hour to play basketball. They had so much fun! We had to pay p2,000 for rental fee for an hour.
We then went to enjoy the buffet lunch at the country club right after the game. This one was indeed worth it! (NOTE: Photos grabbed from Kathy of Kathycot.com’s flickr account)
Here are the appetizers.
Thai Spring Rolls which is my personal favorite. I remember we had this during our friend’s wedding dinner party and that’s how I started to fall in love with this food.
Sinuglaw – Grilled pork with raw fish dipped in vinegar. Something like a pickle.
Here are the main meals.
No picture of the fried chicken. The main meals were just ok for my taste. Nothing special.
And oh, look at our desserts!
We were fortunate that the staff gave us from 11:30am to 4PM to enjoy the food. It was a lot for us to take. So we took the food at our own pace so we ended up really enjoying the food. This is what I like about highlands, they were not too strict with everything and the service was great too!
The kids had fun swimming too. Even if the weather was way too hot to swim, they never bothered. They enjoyed it to bits! Just look at this wonderful view and you would want to swim too…
It was indeed a long but fun day for all of us. I highly recommend this place for family getaways. It is worth the trip!