It’s our wedding anniversary once again and we are on our 9th year as husband and wife. Just like what we did last year where we just spent the whole day on the beach in Camaya Coast, we went out of town just to relax and unwind. Again, I purchased a promo from Metrodeal for Las Ventanas in Tagaytay. For P1,900 per night on a weekday (with additional P1,000 if you are going there on a weekend or holiday) you can stay at their twin room inclusive of plated dinner and breakfast, free use of swimming pool and a 60-minute whole body massage for 2.
Going there is easy even if you are commuting. On our way to Las Ventanas, we took the van from Starmall going to Balibago, travel time is around 45 minutes. From Balibago terminal, we rode the jeep going to Tagaytay Market, travel time is 30 minutes. On our way back to Manila, we took the bus going to Lawton, travel time is 2.5 hours.
Once you arrived at the public market, you will see Collete’s store across the street. There is a narrow path besides the store and you need to walk a steep road, about 300meters to reach Las Ventanas. You may opt to ride a tricyle.
Las Ventanas is a 2,600 sqm property tucked in a highland of Tagaytay. Amenities include swimming pool, massage area, garden and dining hall.
Rooms have no aircon which is quite ok since the breezy wind of the highlands will make you feel cool and comfortable. There are no tv and wifi as well because they want their visitors be detached to the busy world. The place is also surrounded with plants and trees to make you feel more relax while enjoying the nature.
inside one of the rooms
The place is simple and unassuming although some area needs to be maintained. For me, the original rate of P4,000 is pricey and P1,900 promo rate is acceptable considering the free meals and massage. But for the purpose of relaxation and bonding moments with your love one, being detached with the hustle and bustle of the metro and communing with nature is definitely achievable here.
So how much did we spend for this trip:
Las Ventanas Metrodeal promo P1,900
Van from starmall edsa-balibago terminal P140
Jeep from balibago-tagaytay market P80
Tricycle from market-las ventanas P30
Snacks (drinks,chips,bread,fruits) P160
Tip for Massage P100
Tricycle from market-olivares terminal P20
Jeep from Olivares terminal-diner’s P20
Lunch at Diner’s Bulalo overlooking taal volcano P490
Bus from Diner’s to Lawton P190