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Tara, Tags? Here’s why it’s now easier to visit Tagaytay for a year-ender getaway

MANILA, Philippines — Cool breezes, stunning views, soothing cups of coffee and a heartwarming bowl of bulalo. Tagaytay has always been a go-to escape for city folks in need of a quick break. 

With holiday vibes and Amihan in the air, it becomes an even more charming destination for a well-deserved, year-end relaxation.

Just before the year ends, you can gather the caffeine-loving squad and try the blockbuster Hiraya Starbucks or, perhaps enjoy a laid-back time and savor local brews in quaint cafes. 

The kids and kids at heart can also look for fun and thrilling activities to try at Skyranch Tagaytay or Picnic Grove. 

Meanwhile, the "titas" and "plantitas" can unwind and catch up at Sonya's Garden, embraced by nature and the sweet fragrance of flowers. It's the perfect spot for a lovely date where they can indulge in delightful cuisine and embrace the serene atmosphere. 

Needless to say, there are tons of activities to do and places to go to at Tagaytay, which is why it’s easily the go-to road trip destination of many.

And what’s more, your “Biyaheng South” to Tagaytay is now a breeze, thanks to the convenience of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) as it opens the new Silang (Aguinaldo) Interchange

Just ahead of the holiday rush, the highly anticipated CALAX Silang Interchange was opened to the public last November 8, providing motorists with a faster route to well-loved destinations in the South such as Tagaytay and Silang. 

Travelers heading to the south now have fewer worries about getting stuck in heavy traffic as this 3.9-km, 2x2 lane subsection of the expressway is set to improve travel convenience for motorists across the region. 

"We're thrilled about this CALAX expansion, which will not only make life easier for our motorists but also boost the local economy. By providing a quicker and more convenient route to popular destinations in Cavite, we're creating opportunities for businesses to thrive and for families to make the most of their time together," Raul Ignacio, president and general manager of MPCALA Holdings Inc. (MHI), the concessionaire of CALAX, said. 

The current average daily traffic is 33,000 from Mamplasan to Silang East interchange,