Day 107/365: Weekend Escape, Destination Talisay, Batangas

Day 107/365: Weekend Escape, Destination Talisay, Batangas

April 17, 2011

Day 2 at Club Balai Isabel (Talisay Batangas)

About Talisay, Batangas:

Talisay is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 39,120 inhabitants in 6,246 households.

Talisay is located in the north-central area of Batangas, which is located southwest of the island of Luzon, approximately 84 kilometers south from Metro Manila. It is bordered by Tagaytay City in the north, the municipality of Laurel to the west, Tanauan City to the east, and a vast volcanic lake called Taal Lake to the south. (Thanks to Wiki!)

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Day 107/365: Weekend Escape to Talisay Batangas

Talisay Resorts and Accommodations:

Club Balai Isabel
Talisay, Batangas
Contact #63 (917) 504 4157 63(917) 872 1512

Talisay Green Lake Resort
Address : Barangay Sta. Maria, Talisay, Batangas
Contact No. : 63.43.773.0247

Al Frontera de Taal
Address: Lakeshore Activity Point, Barangay Banga
Tel. No: +63.43.631.1291
Fax: 63.43.631.1294

Taal Lake Yacht Club
Tel. No: +63.43.773.0192
Tel. No: +63.2.811.3183; +63.2.811.3283

How to get to Talisay, Batangas:

Commute via Tanauan, Batangas:

Board a Batangas City-bound bus on Taft Avenue, Pasay City near Buendia LRT station (choose Batangas City via Tanauan and not Batangas City via Calabarzon) and alight in front of Tanauan public market (Fare: P89.00). Transfer to a Talisay-bound jeep to get to your resort/hotel.

Commute via Tagaytay:

Board a Nasugbu-bound bus and drop off in Tagaytay (request the driver to drop you off to the terminal of Talisay-bound jeepneys). Transfer to the jeep with Talisay signboard. This passes through the zigzag route down Tagaytay ridge (not for the faint of heart) (a climb down the ridge)

Driving Directions to Talisay via STAR TOLL.

From Makati, take SLEX and exit the second to the last toll gate (Silangan, Batangas City, Lucena). You’ll pass by Turbina (Shell), Carmelray and turn right to enter STAR TOLLWAY. Exit at SAMBAT (Tanauan) then turn right going to Talisay (a left will take you to Tanauan town proper). Just follow the road to your destination resort or Talisay public market.

Directions to Talisay via Tagaytay (not for newbie drivers):

From Makati, take SLEX and exit at GREENFIELD CITY (Eton City) where you’ll pass by Pramana, and Nuvali. Follow directions where you’ll see Paseo de Santa Rosa, Silang then up to Tagaytay Market. Turn left at the end of the road (Tagaytay Econo Inn) then turn right at Ligaya Drive (the left side of the highway is Tagaytay Elementary School) where you’ll see the Talisay jeepney terminal, pass by Balai Taal. This is a winding 6 kilometer road down the ridge with at least 2 sharp curves (you’ll be greeted by the excellent views from the Laeuna de Taal viewdeck). At the end of the road is Talisay’s main road where many resorts dot the lakeside.

Directions to Talisay via Coastal Road, Aguinaldo Highway, Cavite

Head to Roxas Blvd and Coastal Road going to Aguinaldo Highway up to Tagaytay rotonda. At the rotonda, turn left towards Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP). Continue driving until you reach Ligaya Drive where ou turn left (right side is Tagaytay Elementary School). Follow the winding road to Talisay to get to your resort.

Credits to

Summit Ridge Hotel Tagaytay, A new destination place for conference and planning

Summit Ridge Hotel Tagaytay, A new destination place for conference and planning

November 18 and 19, 2010
Summit Ridge Hotel
Tagaytay City

It’s my first time to visit Summit Ridge Hotel and it’s my first IT Strategy Planning with my new office. So here’s the Hotel Review:

Conference Hall- too huge for the 4 of us discussing our IT Strategy Plan for 2011. It’s good though to have lot’s of space to move around. Interior is just okay, the color seems boring and doesnt energize us to think at our best. I dont like the smell either, seems molds is sticking in the carpets and that smells around in the conference hall.

Front Desk – too small or probably I am expecting too much that it should be a hotel grandeur entrance, nothing unique or a wow factor.

Food – its Classic Cuisine (C2) serving the hotel buffet. 3 Stars Rating 5 being the highest. The view is at the back of the hotel, would be nice if its fronting the Taal Lake.

Room – Same smell, molds! Bed is not good, comfort rating is at 2! out 5.

Service – Good. 4 out 5

Free Complimentary WIFI! 5 out of 5!

Hotel Rate – 3 out 5

Stores Nearby- Starbucks, Robinson Supermarket, Guilly’s Island, just across Josephine’s Restaurant

Summit Ridge Tagaytay

Taal Lake, Tagaytay City
Taal Lake, Tagaytay City

Summit Ridge Hotel
Km. 58 Maharlika West
General Aguinaldo Highway
Tagaytay City

Contact Numbers:
Manila Landline: +
SUN Mobile: +63.922.852.6800

Overall Review is 3 out 5.

Taal Lake, Tagaytay City