The Philippines is widely recognized as a tropical country. Having said that, the country is most commonly associated with hot weather, resorts, and beaches. But what about places with cooler temperatures and clear blue skies? Of course, the first places that come to mind for Filipinos are Baguio and Tagaytay City. Because of their high altitude, the temperatures in both cities typically range from 11 to 25 degrees Celsius. They have breathtaking overlooking views and unique food establishments that people flock to. Indeed, both places are such great escapes to take a break from Metro Manila heat. Tagaytay City offers a lot of unique places scenic places to go to. You will indeed never ran out of options. One of the most popular destination and tourist spot here is the Crosswinds Swiss Luxury Resort. Moreover, It has an overlooking view and a lot of restaurants to check out.
Tagaytay City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Luzon. It has beautiful scenery and a colder climate. Filipinos and tourists from all over the world come here to escape the hotter temperatures of Metro Manila. Furthermore, Tagaytay is only about 59 kilometers away from Manila, making it easily accessible to nearby cities. Tagaytay gets its name from the words “taga,” which means “to cut,” and “itay,” which means “father,” according to local legend. A father and son were on a wild boar hunt when the animal they were attempting to pursue turned on them and attacked them, according to rumor. “Itay, taga!” ” yelled the son. ” was repeated several times and echoed through the alleyways of the ridge. His cries were heard by the locals and became a topic of discussion for several days in the countryside. Isn’t it a little gruesome?
Crosswinds Swiss Luxury Resort
The Crosswinds Swiss Luxury Resort also known as ‘The Switzerland of the Philippines’ is an expansive 100-hectare landscape in Tagaytay. In here you’ll see a lush green carpet amid a backdrop of 20,000 pine trees all over the place. This haven offers residences, hotels, resorts, and restaurants altogether with an overlooking vantage point. Panoramic view of the mountains and the swiss-architecture residences thus adds up to the Switzerland vibes. You can just stop over, look around the place, and get a coffee at one of the cafes around. Furthermore, they offer rooms that have plenty of amenities and everything you’d need for a comfortable stay. You have the freedom to choose whether you want daily, weekly, or month-long stays. Enjoy your time here and snuggle in cold climate and breezy air. Also prepare your OOTD and Instagrammable poses because you will for sure indulge yourselves in photos at Crosswinds.
- Corporate Function Rooms
- Banquet Hall
- Outdoor Swimming Pool with Kiddie Pool
- Christmas Village
- Coffee shop
NAPA at Crosswinds
While Crosswinds Tagaytay’s known for its Swiss-inspired residences, a recently opened spot in the community transports you to another world. Napa at Crosswinds is a cafe inspired by the rustic houses in Napa Valley, California. It has a wooden rustic interior and exterior that will make you feel the relaxing ambiance of an orchard ranch. Moreover, they have plenty of open seats to accommodate large groups. You can choose to sit and relax inside while taking in the scenery and ambiance outside. You can also choose to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air and greenery of nature all to yourself. When the fairy lights are turned on at night, the ambiance becomes more romantic. Very ideal for lovers looking for a date night. Nothing beats delectable food in an alfresco setting, accompanied by Tagaytay’s chilly nighttime weather and glasses of wine.
Here are some of the foods you can find at NAPA:
- Downtown Chicken BBQ
- Chicken Truffle Melt
- Flounder and Chips
- Truffle Burger
- Chili Burger
- Corned Beef Burger
- Black Smoke Pasta
- Seafood Paella
- Chicken Paella
- Sausage Duo
- Maple Glazed Brisket
- Southern Pork Belly
- Fried Chicken Alfredo
- Seafood Linguini
- Param Truffle Pasta
- Smokey BBC Cheese
- Red Pepper and Chorizo
- Chicken Bruschetta
- Long Dive Breakfast
- Smokey Ben
- Waffle & Fruits
- Pancetta & Eggs
- Quiche of your choice
- Chorizo Florentine
- Clam Chowder
- Pumpkin Soup
- Prosciutto & Arrugula
If you’re looking for more experiences, foods, and places in Tagaytay City, Check out these articles:
- Fruit and Flower Market in Sta. Rosa – Tagaytay City
- Top 5 Things to Do in Tagaytay City
- The Twin Lakes – A favorite stop-over spot in Tagaytay City
- Nuvali Park – Must-visit spot in Tagaytay Road, Laguna
- Leslie’s Ridge and Restaurant – Overlooking in Tagaytay City
Why should you visit these places?
- It has a cozy and relaxing ambiance
- The climate is colder and the pine trees are perfuming the breezy air
- Pet Friendly! You can also bring your furry babies here
- Foods has great value for the price
- Has huge parking area
- A lot of shops offer free Wi-Fi
- Also near other tourists spots
- Spacious area
How to get there?
Via Public Transportation
- Take a bus bound for Nasugbu or Tagaytay from Pasay. Then alight at Olivarez College Terminal, where you can catch a jeepney or tricycle to Peoples Park. Tell the the driver to drop you off at Crosswinds.
- Take a DTLB bus from their Buendia terminal to Nasugbu. Then alight at Tagaytay. Next, ride aeither a tricycle or a jeep from the terminal to People’s Park. Inform the driver that you want to be dropped off at Crosswinds.
Via Private Vehicle
- Take the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) to Sta. Eton or Rosa. Emilio Aguinaldo Highway. When you arrive in Olivarez, take a left at the rotunda. Then you’ll be at Crosswinds Tagaytay in 10 minutes.