Written By Danley Rubica on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 9:33:00 PM
Many vacationers and some local based tourist may find Tagaytay City an alternative summer getaway place in place of Baguio City because of its cold-temperature that some weathermen say, almost as cold as Baguio City. Aside from many places to check out in Tagaytay City like Peoples Park in the Sky, and the Picnic Grove, you might as well want to check out this one of a kind amusement park in the city, called the Skyranch.
Skyranch is a well-sized leisure park in the heart of Tagaytay City owned and developed by SM with amusement rides and some fun and activities for kids and kids at heart. It is located at Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway beside the Taal Vista Hotel and overlooks the foggy view of Taal Volcano.
Travelers who wish to visit Skyranch might need be required to be ready for some large amounts of money before entering because the entrance fee in the park is priced at P100. That's the price for the entrance only, and the fees for the rides (including a mini roller coaster, a Viking ship, and a ferris wheel called the SkyEye) and activities (zipline and horseback riding) on the park is still not included on that entrance fee. Don't even forget that there is also a parking fee for visitors with private vehicles.
The park has a few rides to provide the visitors but the main attraction of the park is their super big ferris wheel called the Sky Eye. It is the biggest and tallest ferris wheel in the Philippines because of the location where it stands, on the edge of the cliff looking the Taal Volcano. You may never find your Skyranch experience complete without riding the ferris wheel because it will give the visitors a better view of the Taal Lake, the overlooking provinces of Laguna and Batangas, as well as the far view of Laguna De Bay and Manila Bay (Provided that the city is not foggy). Be advised that riding the SkyEye, as well as the other rides and activities has its respective ticket fees as seen in the picture. The price for horseback ride (not shown in the photo provided) is priced at P250/30 minutes and the zipline at P250.
Skyranch is open everyday, with time schedules of 3pm to 12am during Mondays to Thursday and 12pm to 12am during Fridays to Sundays. The entrance fee is priced at P100 regular price, with discounts to students, senior citizens, and PWDs.
The only comment I can say to the administration of Skyranch is the individual fee of the entrance to the park. I (or also, other people who went to Skyranch already) can say that it is more convenient that it will be better that the entrance to the park will also cover the rides and the activities inside. With that suggested way of ticketing, it will be more convenient for visitors alike to visit the Skyranch more. Still, I say that this place in Tagaytay City is a must visit and pretty sure, will make anyone's Tagaytay experience complete.