At long last! Our vacation pushed through which was postponed for several times due to bad weather caused by typhoons the previous months and followed by my kids’ first trimester exams last
Since the location of Canyon Woods is near
Tagaytay we took the chance to stop over for awhile to have a look on Taal volcano and savor the cool weather and relaxing atmosphere. We left the house at 10:00 a.m. just in time to have our lunch in Tagaytay and of course our target to eat is the best and known food in Tagaytay, no other than Bulalo! Because we have not visited Tagaytay for almost 10 years because it’s always on our least priority to visit, and my children’s first time to step on Tagaytay, we cannot locate the restaurant we used to dine for Bulalo, I think it was Butchay’s, back then it was easy to locate because there were few Bulalo restaurant along Aguinaldo Hi-way, and now there were several of them with bold signage of “the best Bulalo” and we ended up eating in RMS Lutong Bahay Restaurant.
Because the restaurant is nice and overlooking to Taal Volcano we were surprised that it was near 3:00 p.m., which should be our check-in time to Canyon Woods so we left after a few more photo
shots in and out of the restaurant. It took us about 20 minutes travelling Aguinaldo Hi-way to the zig zag road to Laurel, Batangas. It was our first time to reach that place and it was not difficult to find it because along the road there are several signage of the resort and the entrance gate has a big signage and there are no other resorts yet along the highway of Laurel from the intersection of Aguinaldo going to Nasugbu. Canyon Woods is a residential condominium resort so the guards on the main gate are restricting any visitors who are coming inside with arranged reservation so we presented to them our voucher. The road from the main gate is down slope and we passed another gate before we were able to see some of the modern design Victorian type residential houses nicely built in a row.
|Main gate of Canyon Woods along Laurel, Batangas|
|Road going down to the residences and Hotel|
The condominium hotel is located at the back of the Club House which they named as “The Peak”. We we’re able to check-in at 4:00 p.m. and upon checking in our room on the second floor and placing our luggage in their proper places we went to the pool because the children are so eager to swim and enjoy the rest of the afternoon splashing and submerging in the 4 feet deep pool which is open only until 6:00 p.m. The swimming pool is on the first floor and it’s free to use but there are extra fees for the use of swimming caps and towels which they will provide for you, because the towel inside the rooms are not allowed to be use in the pool area. The water in the pool is so cold that’s why my toddler was trembling in coldness so most of the time I am carrying her and embracing her to keep her warm, we were the only person swimming on the elevated pool situated in the middle of the 3 adjacent buildings and good thing there were few bookings on that day or else they might get disturbed with my children’s noises with their laughs and giggles while playing in the pool.
|Standard room for four persons|
|Nice and clean toilet but there's no bidet, with hot and cold shower, hair dryer, bath soap and shampoo and clean towels.|
|Inside pool at first floor of the hotel |
|Small single detached residential house in front of the Hotel|
This is a part 1 of our 2 days vacation in Canyon Woods and food tripping in Tagaytay, so till next time ... thanks for reading this post!
Canyon Woods Residential Resort location map
Canyon Woods Residential Resort location map
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Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Kaybagal Osuth, Tagaytay City
Taal Vista Hotel Tagaytay
Km. 60 Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City
Belize Tagaytay Bed and Breakfast
Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City
Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay
Crisanto Reyes St, Brgy., Kaybagal North, Tagaytay City
One Tagaytay Place Hotel and Suites
445 Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Barrio Sungay West, Tagaytay City
Recommended tours and activities in Tagaytay on Viator
|Manila Super Saver: Manila Sightseeing plus Tagaytay Tour with Taal Volcano - $118.00|
Enjoy two amazing Manila experiences for the price of one with this Manila Super Saver. With your knowledgeable local guide, tour Tagaytay, where you'll enjoy stunning panoramic views of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano and dine on delectable Filipino cuisine. Then, explore Manila and visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Agustin Church and Fort Santiago, one of the country's most significant historical sites.
|Tagaytay Day Trip from Manila - $172.72|
This full-day tour to Tagaytay will offer you the opportunity to discover the wonderful gems around the city. Enjoy panoramic views of the stunning Taal Lake and Volcano. Take in the wonderful atmosphere surrounding you and soak up the time away from the bigger cities.
|Full-Day Tagaytay City Tour from Manila - $172.72|
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a picturesque drive south of Manila to the city of Tagaytay. Located on a ridge 2,200 feet above sea level, the city offers a panoramic view of Taal Lake and Volcano. Savor this awe-inspiring vista from atop one of the rest houses of former President Ferdinand Marcos.
|Tagaytay and Taal Volcano Day Trip from Manila - $175.00|
Trek the Taal Volcano on an 8-hour adventure tour from Manila and see one of the most scenic areas of the Philippines within easy access of the capital. You will drive to Tagaytay City to head for Volcano Island, location of one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines. Less than 2 hours from Manila, Tagaytay City offers cooler weather and dramatic views of Taal Lake and Volcano Island.
|Private Half-Day Tagaytay Tour from Manila - $108.00|
Make your way up to the highlands city of Tagaytay for some sightseeing view of the very famous Taal Volcano, which is located in Batangas, but can only be seen in full view here. Tour includes round-trip hotel transfer from Metro Manila/Makati hotels.