We would often reply with a smile while shaking our heads thinking it was just a joke. Now, here’s a suggestion. The next time someone invited you to go on a road trip just to have a cup of coffee, immediately say yes and tell him you want the coffee date at Sky Ranch – Tagaytay in one of the 32 air-conditioned gondolas of the 63-meter high Ferris wheel. Isn’t it amazing? Isn’t exciting?
Imagine yourself enjoying the wonderful view of Tagaytay Ridge and Taal Lake, the now popular Sky Eye is the ride for you. By the way, the gondolas that can accommodate up to four passengers so this can definitely be a barkada or family moment.
Sky Ranch is not just a leisure park. It is also an events venue. It has a 2,000-square meter events place called The Venue, which could be reserved for wedding receptions, corporate events, private functions and parties for guests staying at the nearby Taal Vista Hotel. And more importantly, foodies might want to experience a day of tummy delights in Tagaytay… the Sky Ranch way.
There are a number of restaurants, fast-food chains and food carts in the park where you can get a snack and drink to fill yourself up. Your choices are endless with Rue Bourbon, Downtown and Red Engine Diner, Mesa, Kusê, Uncle Cheffy, Leslie’s Restaurant, Kenny Rogers Roasters, KFC, Tokyo Tokyo and Krispy Kreme or get your essentials from 7 Eleven.
You can start the day with the world famous doughnuts from Krispy Kreme with a cup of hot coffee or if you just want a quick filling snack while keeping an eye on the kids, grab some doughnuts here. Its selection of Original Glazed and iced and filled doughnuts will satisfy those with a sweet tooth.
Then feast on the delicious offerings of Mesa that can definitely satisfy the cravings of every member of the family for lunch. For a taste of innovative cooking, Mesa at Sky Ranch serves Filipino dishes with a twist that diners have come to expect from its restaurants in the city. It offers a full menu, including delectable appetizers, soups, tasty entrees and grilled items that highlight choice meat and fresh seafood, as well as yummy desserts and specialty drinks. And just like its outlets in the city, Mesa at Sky Ranch delivers the best dining experience to its guests, with its freshly cooked dishes, and friendly and attentive waitstaff.
For dinner, you got to try the Red Engine Diner’s best-seller “red burger” along with an Italian food selection from Downtown Pizza. Enjoy their selection of pizza, pasta, burgers and sandwiches in an American diner setting.
Apart from restaurants, there are a number of food carts throughout Sky Ranch that offer a quick bite as you walk around the park and plan your next ride. Stores include Potato Corner, Swigz Pearl Coolers, Happy Waffle, Buko Twix, Master Siomai, Dogs in D’ Ranch, Kettle Corn, and Bibingkinitan
What’s great about doing a food trip at Sky Ranch is that you need not go anywhere else to look for fun family activities. You actually need a planner to be able to maximize the great experiences that the park offers to its guests. Be one of the 30,000 park guests who visits Sky Ranch during peak summer and yuletide seasons.
Adrenaline junkies have a number of rides to choose from. The Sky Viking is an open gondola located by the ridge that swings riders up to a 90-degree angle for an action-packed ride. The Zipline is a 300-meter drop that lets you fly across the park as you enjoy the view, while the Flying Bus takes you up and around for a rip-roaring drive. And the kids will surely enjoy the Jump Around, a jumping machine that lets them jump and spin into the air.
Couples looking for some private time will find the Sky Cruiser to be an exciting ride. They get to pedal their wagon on an elevated track that runs around the park as they enjoy the cool air of Tagaytay.
What is a theme park without a merry-go-round? Sky Ranch’s Carousel has two levels, so that it can accommodate more riders in one go.
For a fun way to roam around Sky Ranch, take the Express Train, which goes around the area, letting you enjoy the balmy weather as you go on an imaginary ride. There are two trains at the park. The Thomas Train is a colorful ride straight out of a children’s book, while the Safari Train is a themed ride.
Those looking for a retro ride will revel in the Riding Loop, an enjoyable horseback-riding track that takes both beginner and professional riders on a 30-minute ride around the property. There are horses and guides who will safely lead you around the track.
Sky Ranch has a number of gazebos it rents out to park guests should they need a space where they can stop to rest and enjoy the view.
The park also offers a variety of amenities and conveniences to make your trip a hassle-free one. There are also souvenir shops, ATM machines, toilets and clinic/breastfeeding station to meet all your needs.
Sky Ranch is located beside Taal Vista Hotel, Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City. To get there, follow the highway to Batangas from the Tagaytay City rotunda. Sky Ranch is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday to Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Friday to Sunday.
For more details of Sky Ranch and our activities you can log on to our website www.skyranch.ph or check out our Facebook, www.facebook.com/SkyRanchTagaytay, or tweet us at @SkyRanchPHL or through our Instagram @SkyRanchPHL.