Adventure time in ZOORI, Tagaytay

ZOORI (Zoo at Residence Inn) is a perfect spot to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Taal Lake and Volcano while having some fun with exotic animals amidst lush surroundings.

Zoori,Tagaytay

Zoori,Tagaytay

Zoori,Tagaytay

I visited the place recently together with fellow bloggers as well as candidates of the Miss Tourism Queen Worldwide 2018.

First, we enjoyed a very Pinoy lunch of Chicken Pork Adobo, a Zoompia (their gigantic version of a spring roll) and Puto Bumbong.  We had our repast at the restaurant gazebo while taking in the majestic view.

Zoori,Tagaytay

Zoori,Tagaytay

Zoori,Tagaytay

Zoori,Tagaytay

Zoori,Tagaytay

Zoori,Tagaytay

Afterwards, we discovered that we were in for a treat: an animal show in which the Miss Tourism candidates from different countries gamely interacted with the featured critters which included snakes, lizards, a tarantula and more.

Zoori,Tagaytay

Zoori,Tagaytay

Zoori,Tagaytay

After the show, we explored the many attractions that the ZOORI had to offer: from the mini-zoo with an interesting collection of birds and livestock, the zip line which the beauty queens lost no time in trying out, and the cable car for us who were decidedly less adventurous.

Zoori,Tagaytay

Zoori,Tagaytay

Zoori,Tagaytay

Zoori,Tagaytay

Zoori,Tagaytay

Zoori,Tagaytay

Before we left, I went to the shops and scored some good finds: a wolf hat for my baby boy, a couple of scoodies and a long cardigan for me.

Zoori,Tagaytay

Zoori,Tagaytay

Zoori,Tagaytay

Unfortunately, we ran out of time. I would have loved to check out ZOORI’s other attractions such as Wall-Climbing and Horseback Riding, or had an eat-all-you-can Korean Barbecue at Samgyupsalamat.

But those are what return visits are for. 🙂

Still, it was a fun afternoon that showed me and my fellow bloggers more the entertainment and recreation possibilities available in Tagaytay.

ZOORI is located KM 65 Barrio Neogan, Tagaytay City, open daily from 8am to 5pm.  To commute going to ZOORI, take a bus ride from Cubao to Alfonso, Balayan or Nasugbu.  Alight at Residence Inn Tagaytay along the National Highway.

Rates:

  • Adult: Php249
  • Child (3 feet to 4 feet): Php199
  • Children below 3 feet free of charge

Special Packages:

  • Entrance with Paradizoo: Php299
  • Entrance with Paradizoo and Set Lunch at the Gazebo: Php499
  • Entrance with Paradizoo and Samgyupsalamat: Php699
  • Entrance with Paradizoo, Samgyupsalamat and Photo with Birds: Php799
  • Entrance with Paradizoo, Samgyupsalamat and Zipline: Php899
  • Entrance with Paradizoo, Samgyupsalamat, Dessert & Coffee and Zipline: Php999

Buy tickets to ZOORI here.

For queries, call +62 046 413 1244 or +63 02 847 0413.

Disclosure: Together with fellow bloggers, I was invited by the Zoomanity Group to tour and experience the attractions at ZOORI.  The tour was sponsored by the company and was not paid for by the attendees including myself.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Jaytee’s Tagaytay

Wanting to avoid the Mother’s Day lunchtime rush to Tagaytay, the family decided to leave Manila early in time for brunch at Jaytee’s Home of the Best Bulalo and Kare Kare.

Named after the initials of its proprietors, husband and wife team Jessie and Tess Mojica, the restaurant is located at One Destination, along Aguinaldo Highway, affording its diners a scenic view of Taal Lake and Volcano.

I recommend dining inside the resto as its interiors are clean and well-appointed. You can just take your requisite Taal Volcano family group pics outside while waiting for your meal.

The resto prides itself on its Special Beef Bulalo (Php650, good for 5-6 persons), which is what we drove all the way to Tagaytay for. It did not disappoint, the meat was tender, the soup flavorful, and the veggies crisp. (Of course, the sinful bone marrow is the star of the dish.)

We also ordered veggie dishes Chop Suey (Php220) and Fresh Lumpia (Php190 – a real winner with crisp ubod inside, light wrapper and a peanutty garlicky sauce!). For variation of viands, we also ordered Crispy Tawilis (Php220) and Grilled Liempo (Php360). The oldies ordered Buko Juice (Php85) and Green Mango Shake (Php110) while the rest of the fam sipped on Cucumber Iced Tea (Php180 per pitcher). We also capped off the meal with a scoop of Chocolate Ice Cream (Php45 – a must for my little boy) and Leche Flan (Php180 – a little too sweet but that’s what desserts are for huh?).

The food were served family style by attentive wait staff, however, I found the tables too small to accommodate all the food we ordered. (They certainly made taking foodie shots a bit difficult.)

Since we arrived so early, we were able to avoid the traffic going to the resto-with-a-view places along this stretch of Tagaytay. We were also able to park our cars with no problem.

For reservations, call:

  • (046) 443 1795
  • (0977) 745 8511
  • (0921) 319 3233
  • (0929) 613 0678

Jaytee's Filipino Cuisine Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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