The art of chill-cation at Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay

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In a world that often seems to move at the speed of light, there comes a moment when people yearn to hit the brakes, slow things down, and simply savor the moment. Life’s relentless hustle and bustle can leave many gasping for air, forgetting that it’s not just nice but necessary to take a breather occasionally. That’s where the Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay comes into the picture, offering the perfect escape to chill, relax, and rejuvenate.

Here are some of the activities that guests can do while having a chill-cation over the weekend:

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  1. Embrace the stillness of the morning

One of the most magical aspects of a stay at the Taal Vista Hotel is the silence of the morning. As the sun gently rises, guests get to enjoy an unobstructed view of the Taal Volcano from the balcony of their room or from the viewing deck. They can even have breakfast while enjoying the view, and listening to the chirping of birds.

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  1. A walk through history

Guests can take a leisurely stroll through the hotel’s history walk, where they’ll discover fascinating tales and insights about the hotel and the Taal region. Did you know that among the Philippines’ 24 active volcanoes, the Taal Volcano ranks as the second most active, trailing only behind the iconic Mayon Volcano in Bicol? The history walk is not just educational but also a stroll through time.

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  1. Indulge in The Rain Spa

A staycation is complete with some pampering, and Taal Vista Hotel has you covered. Head to The Rain Spa, where skilled therapists will work their magic, melting away your stress and tension with soothing massages and treatments. You’ll leave feeling like a new person, ready to conquer the world with renewed vigor.

  1. Go for a run in and around the property

For the active soul, a run around the stunning surroundings of Taal Vista Hotel is a treat. It’s a great way to stay fit while enjoying the natural beauty of Tagaytay and getting to know more about what happens to the lives of the people who live there on an everyday basis.

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  1. Fireside delights

As the day draws to a close, there’s no better place to unwind than by the cozy fireplace in the Taal Vista Hotel’s lobby. Whether you prefer a steaming cup of coffee or a fine wine, the crackling fire and warm ambiance create an ideal setting for relaxed conversations and introspection.


Kenneth M. del Rosario
Kenneth has been writing for the Philippine Daily Inquirer for more than 17 years, covering travel, food, motoring, technology, real estate, and business, among others.