In the wake of the country’s most blistering-hot summer yet comes refreshingly cool and wet weather. Right on cue, intermittent rain and thunderstorms blow cooler winds around the metropolis, bringing relief to our heat-blighted populace. There’s a downside to it, however—flash floods in the city drive people indoors. After being tethered to their homes, Filipinos are hankering for a bit more fun and adventure.
Fortunately, at premier residential and leisure complex Tagaytay Highlands, there’s no stopping residents and guests from engaging in stress-busting outdoor pursuits—rain or shine. Its slew of family-centered activities keeps them happily occupied any time, any day.
Right after a downpour, for instance, residents can take invigorating brisk walks on Tagaytay Highlands’ wet trails and pathways. Imagine breathing in the scent of rain as you look out on vistas of nature’s bounty. It is balm to one’s mind, body, and spirit.
Still, after savoring such sensory delights, those who need more vigorous exercise can opt to run or jog—or hop on their bikes and go pedaling near the Sports Center. They may also bring their kids to the fishing pier or the go-karts for some bonding time.
Meantime, resident golfers can head for the fairways. The Highlands has two of Asia’s most exciting golf courses: Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club and Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, both offering spectacular views of Taal Lake, Laguna de Bay, and Mount Makiling.
Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club is said to be especially challenging. Players need to grapple with its 13th tee, set no less than 84 meters above the greens, and its 18th hole, which presents a 150-yard-wide gully. Yet, avid golfers are drawn towards the championship golf course, which combines man-made ingenuity with breathtaking natural landscapes.
Situated amid a dense forest 1,000 feet above Taal Lake, Tagaytay Midlands’ 400-hectare, 27-hole exclusive golf course strongly appeals to the sport’s more competitive enthusiasts who are spurred to bring their A-game each time.
Tagaytay Highlands is not all adrenaline and adventure, though. In fair or rainy weather, homeowners and guests may indulge in more relaxing yet active pursuits such as mountain trekking, an activity that brings them closer to nature. When they have cranked up enough appetite, they may turn to the Highlands’ specialty restaurants that offer various cuisines and gourmet delights.
Indeed, outdoorsy fun can rouse a hearty appetite for classic Filipino dishes, the kind Concha’s Garden Café likes to serve. Situated at the Highlands Golfers Lounge and the Midlands Golfers Lounge, the popular café offers beloved Filipino comfort food such as its best-selling Laoya, an heirloom dish similar to beef nilaga. Laoya’s hot, flavorful broth and crisp veggies are best for dispelling some of the chill on monsoon days.
For a taste of delectable Chinese treats, Filipino foodies need only to head for Highlands China Palace for their dim sum that comes steamed or fried. Time-honored favorites are different variants of Siomai, Steamed Prawn Dumpling, Steamed Spinach Dumpling, Sesame Balls, Spicy Chicken Feet, Shrimp Century Egg Roll, and so much more. For a more calorific fare, diners at the Highlands China Palace are urged to try one of its more irresistible offerings—Peking Duck.
On those evenings when residents prefer to stay in, food delivery and take-out options are available at other food and beverage outlets like the Highlands Golfers Lounge, the Midlands Golfers Lounge, and the dining outlets on Gourmet Avenue.
Whatever the season, come blazing sun or heavy downpour, Tagaytay Highlands wields magic with its world-class amenities and provisions—all within reach to ensure residents’ holistic lifestyle and well-being.