Caleruega Revisited

I’ve been here numerous times already but this is the first time that I, actually all of us, felt drained. Despite the adults outnumbering four kids, looking and chasing after them proved too much for our bodies and sanity. Much as we wanted to really tour the place, we were limited to just a few places because the sweltering summer heat (and the kids!) just tired us too soon.

Caleruega details:

  • Regular Sunday Mass: 11:00AM
  • Caleruega Office Hours: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Caleruega Park Hours:  7:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Entrance Fee: Php30.00
  • Parking Fee: Free

How to get there:

If you have a car, take the Sta. Rosa exit at SLEX then turn right at the roundabout. It’s a two-hour drive from Manila but pretty much worth the travel.

If you’re commuting, take the Nasugbu-bound buses along EDSA-Pasay then alight at Evercrest, Batulao. There are trikes that service that route to Caleruega. Or if you’re aptly dressed for some hiking, maybe you can try it. I haven’t, so don’t take my word for it. 😉

Caleruega’s Transfiguration Chapel or the Chapel on the Hill

The chapel is surrounded by lush greenery and is ideal for nature-tripping and soul-searching. And yes, it is pretty much one of the most sought after wedding venues.

The grandparents flanked by their insanity-inducing grandchildren.

First time to see this kind of flowering vine

Like cute little grapes….

… that my youngest nephew was probably thinking, “Are these little grapes for little kids like me?”

Its color reminded me of cherry blossoms…

I don’t know what this tree is called but it sure looked like some monkey tail.

…and when it grows this tall, it transforms into something like an ostrich head.

This flower is just so summery! Love it!


Now that you’re in the Tagaytay vicinity, you may want to drop by at Loumars Cafe. I don’t know where it’s exactly at but it’s pretty popular so just keep your eye open for the sign 😉 They have better tasting buko pie and a wider variety of tarts and pies!

Blueberry Cheese Tart and Ube Tart

Chillin’ inside their cozy cafe while waiting for our orders.



Filed under Photography, Travelogue

3 responses to “Caleruega Revisited

  1. fourkaster

    I miss that place..
    taralets balik ulet tayo, soul searching mode.. 😉

  2. fourkaster

    gorabels aketch!

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