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Necessities Guide


Tagaytay, officially the City of Tagaytay, is a component city in the province of Cavite, in the Philippines. As such, the local currency used in Tagaytay is the Philippine Peso.

Electricity and Voltage

Philippine’s electricity supply uses 220 volts 60Hz AC. If your gadgets require 110V, you will need a voltage adapter that can be bought locally. Sockets used are 'international' type. The electrical sockets used in the Philippines are Type A (flat blade attachment), Type B (two flat parallel pins and a round grounding pin) and Type C (two round pins).


International calls can be made directly from hotel rooms with IDD phones. Just dial the international prefix 00, plus country code, area code and number.

Local SIM Cards are readily sold all around Philippines; from Convenient Stores to street side vendors. Upon exiting the customs in Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, a few kiosks will also be readily available selling these SIM Cards.


Tagaytay City is pretty much like a small town than a city and it is 64 kilometers from the City of Manila. There are no taxis in Tagaytay City and the predominant mode of transport there is via Jeepneys, private cars or Tricycles.

Jeepneys,or simply jeeps, are the most popular means of public transportation in the Philippines. They are known for their flashy decorations and crowded seating. Fares are usually around 30-50 pesos, sometimes a little more depending on the distance.


The official language in Tagaytay is Tagalog and most of the residents of Tagaytay speak the Tagalog language. However, as Tagaytay is such a popular tourist destination along with its close proximity to Philippine’s capital, Manila, most of the locals thus have a decent command the English language.

Nonetheless, if you are going to take a taxi, it would be best to write down the address of your destination in Filipino to show the driver. For simple directions and help, you can most likely get help from the hotel service staff or a younger person as English is taught in schools as one of the two official languages of the country, the other being Filipino (Standard Tagalog).

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