• Food & Drink,  Tagaytay,  Themed Cafe & Restaurant

    El Cocinero by Chef Arnaldo

    A must-visit restaurant offering delectable Spanish cuisine is nestled inside La Bella Tagaytay for foodies to enjoy. El Cocinero is accessible by everyone even without a booked stay in La Bella, making it a perfect spot for lunch or dinner whenever you find yourself having a time-off in Tagaytay.   About El Cocinero El Cocinero established its name in its first branch in Nasugbu, Batangas. Putting up another branch in one of people’s favorite vacation spot such as Tagaytay is definitely a good move. El Cocinero displays a Mediterranean concept and serves authentic Spanish food. This is all thanks to Chef Arnaldo’s 14 years of staying in Ibiza, Spain. This…

  • accommodations,  staycation,  Tagaytay,  Travel

    La Bella Tagaytay | Santorini-inspired Staycation in the South

    Tagaytay, being in close proximity to Manila, is one of the top pick destinations for those craving for a quick escapade. Even during non-summer months, the place doesn’t go empty with vacationers. Then add the emergence of unique resorts and hotel such as La Bella Hotel and Residences, the craze intensified even more! See also: Crosswinds Swiss Luxury Resort in Tagaytay   Our trip to La Bella Tagaytay We went there last end of October when everyone’s available on weekdays due to sembreak. It was a gloomy trip in a cold setting. Still, the place’s charm was evident. La Bella is quite secluded which makes getting there a bit challenging…

  • Food & Drink,  Tagaytay,  Themed Cafe & Restaurant

    Dreamland Arts & Crafts Café | An Artsy Restaurant in Tagaytay

    After exploring Crosswinds Swiss Luxury Resort, it was in time for lunch and my sister suggested a nice place to eat around Tagaytay. Dreamland Arts & Crafts Café actually sounds familiar to me ever since it rose to fame in social media with all those dream catcher photos. I’m just not so interested about dream catchers* so it never really existed in my bucket-list. It was just last week when I discovered that it’s not really all about dream catchers. They serve food and drinks as well while also offering artsy and useful products for sale. What’s more, they also offer board games for everyone to enjoy! Food & Price They…

  • accommodations,  staycation,  Tagaytay,  Travel

    Crosswinds Tagaytay | A Family Getaway at the Switzerland of PH

    The scorching summer heat combined with extreme boredom have been causing us to crave for a cool escape. Tagaytay easily popped into mind when discussing about the escape plan as it is just about a 4-hr drive from Bulacan (or 2-3hrs from Manila), and it’s been 2 years already since Jeric and I visited the place when we hiked Taal Volcano. Moreover, it was 5 years ago when we explored the city with the family! Pre-travel Preparations I was browsing through Airbnb listings when I spotted an entire townhouse available for rent at Crosswinds Tagaytay. The house is a Swiss Quadrille unit that can sleep up to 12 people which…