Taal Volcano, Talisay, Batangas, Philippines
Taal Volcano (IPA: [taʔal]; Tagalog: Bulkang Taal; Spanish: Volcán Taal) is a large caldera filled by Taal Lake in the Philippines. Located in the province of Batangas, the volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the country, with 34 recorded historical eruptions, all of which were concentrated on Volcano Island, near the middle of Taal Lake. The caldera was formed by prehistoric eruptions between 140,000 and 5,380 BP.
The volcano is located about 50 kilometers (31 mi) south of Manila, the capital of the Phillipines. Main Crater Lake was temporarily displaced in the 2020 Taal Volcano eruption but reformed after months by rain when the volcanic activity in the area decreased.
Taal Volcano has had several violent eruptions in the past, causing deaths on the island and the populated areas surrounding the lake, with an overall death toll of about 6,000. Because of its proximity to populated areas and its eruptive history, the volcano was designated a Decade Volcano, worthy of close study to prevent future natural disasters. All volcanoes in the Philippines are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.
Taal Volcano is 26 km away from Via Appia Hotel.
People's Park in the Sky, Tagaytay - Calamba Road, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
People's Park in the Sky
The People's Park in the Sky, often simply called People's Park and originally named Palace in the Sky, is a historical urban park in Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines. The park was converted from an incomplete mansion, known as the palace in the sky. It was built during the Marcos era to host the visit of US President Ronald Reagan. Work stopped when Reagan canceled his visit. The incomplete scaffolding of the mansion remained intact. The Shrine of Our Lady, Mother of Fair Love and a Doppler weather radar station maintained by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is also within the park.
People's Park in the Sky is 12 km away from Via Appia Hotel.
Sky Ranch Tagaytay, Tagaytay - Nasugbu Highway, Kaybagal South, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
Sky Ranch (or Sky Fun) is a network of amusement parks in the Philippines. Sky Ranch has three branches; in Tagaytay, San Fernando, Pampanga, and in Baguio. The first Sky Ranch amusement park opened in Tagaytay in 2013.
Sky Ranch is 3.5 km away from Via Appia Hotel.
Tagaytay Picnic Grove, End, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
Enjoying the cold weather and viewing the splendid, panoramic view of Taal Volcano/Lake are better done at the Picnic Grove, one of the popular tourist destinations in Tagaytay City. With its built-in cottages and greenish, hilly surroundings, this recreational area is just perfect for picnic lovers as well as family gatherings and bonding of friends. Picnic Grove, on the other hand, is not all about picnics. It even offers a lot of exciting activities to make the day more fun and productive and makes one’s visit worth-it. Everyone can enjoy the horseback riding, cable car, Eco-trail and zipline.
Picnic Grove is 8.3 km away from Via Appia Hotel.
Adoration Convent of Divine Mercy - Pink Sisters Convent, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
You may have heard about the Pink Sisters and their convent in Tagaytay, which usually becomes a destination for reflection every holy week. Aside from that, the convent and chapel are also frequented every Christmas season as Filipino Catholics practice Simbang Gabi, a devotional nine-day series of masses,While the nuns are often called ‘Pink Sisters’ because of their pink habit, they are officially part of the Sister Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration, an institute of cloistered or enclosed nuns who follows a solemn vow to strictly separate themselves from the outside world. Inside the chapel, you’ll find a grille just before the altar, which separates the people and the nuns to further keep the solemnity of prayers.
Pink Sisters is 4.6 km away from Via Appia Hotel.
Puzzle Mansion, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
The building occupied by the Puzzle Mansion started as a rest house for the family of puzzle collector, Georgina Gil-Lacuna and also as a private display site for Gil-Lacuna's finished puzzles.The concept for the museum was first made in 2011 by puzzle collector Georgina Gil-Lacuna and her son Gino Orda who were concerned on where to store the puzzle collection of Gil-Lacuna. They learned through the internet that the biggest recognized collector of puzzles was a woman from Brazil who has over 230 puzzles. Gil-Lacuna at that time had 800 puzzles.In November 19, 2012 she was proclaimed by Guinness to be the new holder of the feat, with 1,030 puzzles finished at the time of the proclamation. The museum opened to the public in 2012 .Aside from a museum the place was also made into a bed-and-breakfast place. In October 2014, it was reported that the museum hosts about 1,500 puzzles.
Puzzle Mansion is 7.3 km away from Via Appia Hotel.
Our Lady of Manaoag, Tagaytay - Calamba Rd, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
Our Lady of Manaog
Our Lady of Manaoag (formal title: Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Manaoag; Spanish: Nuestra Señora del Santísimo Rosario de Manaoag) is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in Manaoag, Pangasinan, the Philippines.Tradition holds the town of Manaoag was derived from the Pangasinense verb mantaoag, which means "to call" (from the root taoag, "call")
Our Lady of Manaoag is 7.9 km away from Via Appia Hotel.
Fantasy World, Diokno Hwy, Lemery, Batangas, Philippines
If you’ve ever dreamed of going to Disneyland or exploring Disney World, know that we could’ve had something quite similar to it.Fantasy World is a theme park located in Lemery, Batangas, just a four-hour drive away from Manila. Built in 2001, it was once owned by a businessman who was forced to leave it unfinished due to financial problems. Visitors can enjoy the sight of a medieval-themed castle, colorful rides, condotels, and other attractions such as tree houses connected by a hanging bridge, and a tower where they can go and feel like Rapunzel. It looks like Fantasy World attempted to be the Disney World of the Philippines and was designed to be the grandest theme park in the country, but since its construction was never finished, everything remained just a fantasy.
Fantasy World is 21 km away from Via Appia Hotel.
Museo Orlina, Subd, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
Museo Orlina is the showcase of the artistry of internationally acclaimed Ramon Orlina, pioneer and foremost practitioner of glass sculpture in the country. Before Orlina, glass was largely appreciated only for its utilitarian function: as drinking vessels, window glass panes or automotive windshields. A visionary, Orlina saw beyond the humble origin of this industrial glass residue. The result is an exultant body of works that, through the decades, have dazzled the art scene and prized by numerous collectors. Triumphantly, Orlina has transformed the medium by elevating it to the dignity and respectability of art.
Museo Orlina is 6.3 km away from Via Appia Hotel.
Mahogany Beef Market & Bulalohan, 10 Mahogany Ave, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
Mahogany Beef Market and Bulalohan
Popular marketplace with merchants selling produce, butchered beef & a beef soup known as bulalo.
Mahogany Beef Market and Bulalohan is 3 km away from Via Appia Hotel.
REPTILAND ADVENTURE (Newly Attraction/New Management), Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines
Theme park with animatronic reptiles ranging from dinosaurs to snakes, plus a mini zoo & playground
Reptiland Adventure is 14 km away from Via Appia Hotel.
The Gingerbread house, Matagbak - Palumlum Rd, Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines
A gingerbread house is a novelty confectionery shaped like a building that is made of cookie dough, cut and baked into appropriate components like walls and roofing. The usual material is crisp ginger biscuit made of gingerbread – the ginger nut. Another type of model-making with gingerbread uses a boiled dough that can be moulded like clay to form edible statuettes or other decorations. These houses, covered with a variety of candies and icing, are popular Christmas decorations.
Gingerbread House is 15 km away from Via Appia Hotel.
Caleruega, Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines
Caleruega Church is also known as the Transfiguration Chapel. It is a beautiful church perched on top of the highest hill surrounded by panoramic breathtaking views of greenery. Its ideal location on top of the hill allows this church in Nasugbu, Batangas to reflect a highly spiritual and religious atmosphere.
Caleruega Church is 17 km away from Via Appia Hotel.
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church, Tagaytay - Nasugbu Hwy, Silang Junction North, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church
The Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is one of the most visited Church in Tagaytay. Also known as the Healing Church, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church in Tagaytay City is administered by the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. It offers a peaceful atmosphere complimented with its stunning landscape which looks like a big garden. This made the church one of the most ideal wedding venues. The church’s reputation as a miraculous and healing shrine is favored for Catholic weddings. It is said that couple who hold their weddings here will be granted healing and blessing right from the very moment they say their “I Do’. Devotees and churchgoers can also offer prayers at the Lourdes Grotto and/or light candles at their solemn candle chapel.
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church is 4.5 km away from Via Appia Hotel.
Our Lady of Candelaria Parish Church, J Rizal, Silang, Cavite, Philippines
Our Lady of Candelaria Parish Church
Also known as the Silang Church or Our Lady of Candles, this church is known for its 16th-century colonial architecture and its religious paintings in the style of Late Baroque. It may have a simple stone-walled exterior, but step inside to behold a towering altarpiece adorned with fine depictions of Biblical scenes. This National Cultural Treasure is perfect for a wedding with some Spanish-Filipino flair!
Our Lady of Candelaria Parish Church is 14km away from Via Appia Hotel
San Antonio de Padua Parish Church, Pook, Silang, Cavite, Philippines
San Antonio de Padua Church
This large church in Metro Tagaytay features a classic brick exterior and a picturesque bell tower perfect for whimsical post-nuptial photos. Even the driveway is a sight to see with its manicured landscape. Inside the San Antonio de Padua Church, guests can easily be mesmerized by the marble floor. Rust reds, dark oranges, and forest greens form intricate patterns all the way to the church’s gilded altar. The floor stands out, even more, thanks to the wooden ceiling and the white stone walls.
San Antonio de Padua Church is 16km away from Via Appia Hotel.
Paradizoo, Maglabe Drive, Mendez, Cavite, Philippines
Paradizoo Theme Park
Paradizoo Theme Farm is a 10 hectare rolling terrain land which boast of different areas like Farm Animals, Vegetable and flower garden and a lot more. Paradizoo is a combination of zoo and themepark making it the only themefarm concept in Metro Tagaytay. It offers a variety of educational, outdoor and group outing programs for nature, flowers and animal lovers.
Paradizoo Theme Park is 9.2km away from Via Appia Hotel.
Rowena's Pasalubong and Restaurant, Hill Crest Plaza, Emilio Aguinaldo Hwy, Crossing Silang East, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
Rowena's Pasalubong and Restaurant
Home of super scrumptious tarts that provides its patrons a variety of mini-sized tarts that are served individually -- No messy cutting required! Our tarts come in buko, mango, apple, ube and pineapple. We also offer blueberry and strawberry cheesecake, and a variety of sweet and spicy tamarind preserves and an array of delicious home-made food items.
Rowena's Pasalubong and Restaurant is 3.4 away from Via Appia Hotel.