Pina Colina Resort, Tagaytay City

For several months, I've been in a complete blogging hiatus due to my hectic work schedule. Hectic daw oh! Anyway, I just found time to post one of my recent overnight trips to Tagaytay with my high school friends, the very same people I was with when I did my Bohol adventure.

For our one night vacation to Tagaytay last January 2013, we stayed at Pina Colina Resort. It was quite far from downtown Tagaytay since you have to ride a tricycle to Pineapple Hill where the resort is located. Pina Colina is great for those who want to stay away from the busy downtown. We only commuted to Tagaytay so we had to take a tricycle from the market which costs roughly 100-150 pesos a trip.

A few days before the trip, my friend, Bianca reserved the 2 bedroom cabin which according to the website is good for 6 - 10 guests. Note that in order to reserve the room, my friend had to log in to the resort's online reservation site and enter her credit card details. Reservation is required to be able to secure the room you wanted. I would recommend that you do this especially during peak seasons. At check-out, we found out that the credit card details serves as a guarantee in case we did not show up. The credit card was not charged during reservation. It was only during check-out that the credit card was charged. 

Here are some pictures of the resort. Lots of pine trees! Feels like we're not in the Philippines.

That's the cabin where our guest room is located. :)

Now for our cabin!

Room 1
Room 2
Toilet and Bath
Now for the Pros and Cons!


  • I'd recommend Pina Colina Resort if you want a vacation that is far from the busy Tagaytay scene. This is a nice place to reflect and do soul-searching. 
  • It's affordable. I think we only paid more or less 4,000 pesos a night, without aircon. Not a big deal. Who needs air condition in Tagaytay?!
  • You can cook inside. They provide cooking utensils including gas. You just have to bring uncooked food from the market and of course, eating utensils and you're good!
  • Location! I don't recommend Pina Colina Resort to those who have no sense of direction. We went to Starbucks during the night to hang out and the tricycle driver who took us back to the resort almost got us lost. It was raining and there are no lights along the way. The experience was like a scene in the film Wrong Turn! Scary! Better not go out at night. :)
  • Not so friendly staffs. We asked for some of the cooking utensils they promised to provide in their text message and one of the staffs told us, "Ma'am, kung ano lang ang meron, yun lang!" It wasn't rudely said, but I don't think it's the right words to say to an expecting guest. The utensils we asked were in the text message they sent us during reservation. As soon as we told them that, they immediately provided the utensils we were requesting. It was not a big deal, though! :)

Overall, the experience in Pina Colina Resort was good. The trip was a great breather from work and the city. We had a great time so we're looking forward to our next Tagaytay trip.

Pictures were taken by my friend Cris. Thanks Cris!

Pina Colina Resort

Tolentino-Ulat Road, Brgy. Francisco, 
Tagaytay City
0927.576.5455 / 0917.577.0277 / 788.9500 
0922.882.4713 / 0932.888.2757


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