Tagaytay has always been one of my comfort places in case I want to getaway for a while. It’s a great place for my bulalo cravings, some peace and quiet, and of course, the delicious cheese hopia as pasalubong. Famous tourist spots here include zipline, horse back riding, and mountain hike, but little did I know is that they also have a zoo.
Last weekend, I visited it to check the place and their camels and llama!
Paradizoo is a a 12 hectare area featuring livestock, animal, vegetable, and flower farm. If you’re familiar with Zoobic Safari in Subic and Zoocobia in Clark, it is under the same company, the Zoomanity Group.
For an entrance fee of Php149 for adult and Php 99 for kids, you will get to experience farm living for a day in Paradizoo. The venue is ideal for School Field Trips or if you’re a group wanting a different kind of camping, you may also opt to pitch a tent here and stay overnight. For a first timer, it is fun so long as the place and the animal themselves are well taken care of.
For the quick roundup of the place, here are the pros and cons:
- Some animals roam freely in the area such as the goats, the horses, camels, and carabao.
- They allow animal interaction for a minimal fee: riding a horse (P50), milking the cow, carabao, goat, and feeding the birds, chicken, and rabbit (P20).
- A wild honey bee farm is available. You can ask the caretaker about anything bee-related PLUS you can also buy a bottle of pure honey.
- They have a pet cemetery — (like the one in Camp John Hay in Baguio, minus the animal figures).
- One attraction is the Noah’s ark that serves as a pet columbarium.
- They have camels, ponies, and adorable geese that chase their caretaker while Shaun the Sheep is playing on the background!
- They have a small butterfly garden.
- The flower garden is filled with diverse and interesting kinds of flowers. It’s my first time to see a Mickey Mouse flower here.
- They have vegetables and fruits, strawberries included.
- They have a zip line (P50 /ride) which is best enjoyed by kids more than adults because of its short length.
- They have a wedding garden which is still under construction but after completion, I think it would be fantastic especially since they plan on making it appear like a pineapple dome.
- The place is a good spot for photography!
- The fish spa is not well maintained as there’s a dead fish floating on the day of our visit.
- The rabbit cage is filled with poops at the time of our visit.
- The meditation area could be a hard place to meditate in especially during lunch time where there’s no shade.
- Maintenance should be improved as the animals doesn’t look happy, except the cutie sheep.
- The llama is no longer present. They have been transferred to Zoobic. Aww.
What to see?
Playground / Fish Spa
Pet Cemetery / Columbarium
Address: Mendez, Cavite | Tagaytay, Luzon, Philippines
Contact No.: (046) 483-13-76