Tucked in the downward intestine-like highway leading to Talisay, away from the busy main streets of Tagaytay, is a well-kept secret I discovered recently –the one year old Casa Alegria.
The casa has a simple white and black minimalist architectural design, a red brick tiled floor, and landscape photographs plastered on the wall of the dining area.
There’s no wi-fi and the 3G signal is close to nothing so you would have no choice but to forget the rest of the world and savor the breathtaking view of the Philippines’ smallest volcano, Taal, at a safe distance.
Sit at the rooftop, have some drinks, or play some board games while waiting for the sunset.
If a little connection is what you want, there is a cable TV available plus a cat and two playful dogs to keep you company.
They also accept intimate weddings in the rooftop that could accommodate 100 people.
On the right part of the casa lies the three story building where the glass rooms reside and in front it is where a swimming pool is targeted to be done by third quarter this year.
How To Get There
From SLEX, exit at Sta. Rosa then turn right after the tollgate. Follow the road until you reach the ridge of Tagaytay. Turn left and follow the road the will bring you to the Picnic Grove. When you see the Tagaytay Central School, turn on your right to the road heading to Talisay, Batangas town proper. Casa Alegria can be found after four to five minutes, on the right side at the corner after you pass by a Grecian inspired house.
Sungay North, Ligaya Drive, Tagaytay
Disclaimer: My brunch at Casa Alegria was complimentary, all opinions are my own.