PH Trip: Pina Colina Tagaytay

Please excuse me as I chronicle some of our experiences in the Philippines where we stayed for roughly 3 weeks during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

 photo IMG_2949_zps64f64c74.jpgUntil the last minute, we didn’t have a family getaway where we could unwind from the busyness of Manila. My bestfriend, Ice, recommended Pina Colina in Tagaytay. It was actually a bit difficult booking a place to stay as everybody else had the same thing in mind to either go to Tagaytay or Baguio City. Tagaytay fortunately was less jampacked compared to Baguio. There were stories of 11 hour rides to Baguio when you on a good day, you can get there in 4. I shudder.

 photo IMG_2946_zps12798f4c.jpgPina Colina is situated nearer to the Sta. Rosa side which was a blessing because the traffic was concentrated to the Batangas-bound side. It actually took us 2 hours from the Pink Sisters (a famous convent where nuns wear pink habits) to get to The Cliffhouse where we usually drive up to have lunch.

 photo IMG_2944_zpsed5daa5b.jpgPina Colina is hidden from traffic and is a quiet reprieve from the holiday Tagaytay ruckus. It wasn’t easy navigating to this place. And so I thank 3G and Google maps!  Oh and can you believe this place has a pool? During our stay, the temperature went as low as 24 degrees Celsius. I know it’s not cold cold but the whole place was windy all throughout. It was chilly!

 photo IMG_2939_zps674eaa35.jpgPina Colina has Casitas for big groups, log cabins, and junior suites. We were hoping to get a casita but it was pretty late in the holiday so we were just happy to be accommodated.  photo IMG_2935_zpsd675b7e0.jpgWe got 3 junior suites right next to each other with personal parking areas.

 photo IMG_2932_zpsf99d5b61.jpg

The whole place was well-maintained, clean, and have the basic amenities. It was just really far off the Tagaytay central area and there’s not a grocery in sight. They do have a mini-grocery where you can buy the basics.

 photo IMG_2934_zpsda0ef5f3.jpgOur junior suite was spacious and could easily fit 10. But the maximum is 5. The living room area can be closed and converted to a sleeping area.

 photo IMG_2927_zpsabe01cab.jpgThe bedroom has a Queen-sized bed that fit our family of 4. right next to the mini-kitchen equipped with sink, microwave oven, and refrigerator. The only negative thing about the junior suite is that the WIFI is very weak here.

 photo IMG_2928_zps97c4e19b.jpgYou cannot cook in the room but you can cook at the barbecue area.

 photo IMG_2955_zps5a3fc51f.jpgThere also is a playground where the kids can play and roam and is quite useful for team building.

 photo IMG_2950_zps71c755f4.jpgOverall, we had a pleasant stay at Pina Colina.

Piña Colina Resort
Tolentino-Ulat Road, Brgy. Francisco, Tagaytay City
pinacolina09@gmail.com

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Beyond Saigon and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to PH Trip: Pina Colina Tagaytay

  1. Pingback: Piña Colina Resort in Tagaytay City | Tagaytay Living

  2. Pingback: Piña Colina Resort in Tagaytay City – Tagaytay Living

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s