Located on the highest point of Tagaytay, People’s Park in the Sky offers a stunning view of the Taal Volcano, the world’s smallest volcano, the whole of Tagaytay and nearby its towns in Laguna, Cavite and Batangas.
It was long weekend once again, so we headed off to Tagaytay City to unwind. This place has always been our refuge because of its cool climate and its proximity from our home in Carmona. But it’s no ordinary weekend getaway this time. My mother was celebrating her 51st birthday and we wanted to make it even more special. So instead of the usual day trip, we checked in a hotel for two days and did some of the popular leisure activities in Tagaytay.
People’s Park in the Sky wasn’t really part of our itinerary, but I insisted to make it a stop. It’s been years since the last time I set foot on this famous park.
Formerly known as the “Palace in the Sky,” it is the unfinished vacation house of the family of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. The construction of this lavish mansion was stopped after his ouster in 1986. Today, it is among the most visited tourist destinations in Tagaytay.
Entrance fee to the park only costs 20 pesos per person – a very small price to pay for a view so spectacular. You can either ride a jeepney or just walk for about 10 minutes to reach the peak. We, of course, chose to do the latter!
The walk uphill was tiring, yet relaxing at the same time. From the peak, we enjoyed the refreshing breeze and the beautiful view of Taal Volcano, its lake and greenery. There’s also a small church at the peak which can be reached by going up a flight of stairs.
There’s nothing really much that you can do in the park, but the breathtaking view at the peak makes it a place worth visiting.