People's Park in the Sky - Cavite

Located in Tagaytay City in the province of Cavite, People's Park in the Sky was built to accommodate (and please) a visitor who never came.
People's Park in the Sky

People's Park in the Sky Details

Built sometime in 1979 under the instruction of former First Lady Imelda Marcos, People's Park in the Sky was formerly known as the Palace in the Sky. In order for the "mansion" to be built the highest point of Tagaytay had to be leveled off to about half its size.

People's Park in the Sky - Tagaytay City, Cavite

The main reason behind this permanent change in the natural landscape is simply hospitality. The Palace in the Sky was intended to be the guest house of the visiting former California Governor Ronald Reagan -he never came.

The park transmission towers as seen from South Luzon Express Way

A foggy experience in People's Park in the Sky

A gloomy afternoon view from People's Park in the Sky

The only route to get to People's Park in the Sky.

Tagaytay Highlands as seen from the park

The mansion was half-finished when the People Power Revolution broke out and the Marcos regime fell. The Palace in the Sky was then renamed People's Park in the Sky and local and foreign visitors are then allowed access to the vicinity.

A giant statue of Jesus can be found on the top

A view of the Taal Lake and volcano from People's Park in the Sky

What I love about the park is its cold climate, there are also times when the whole park is enveloped in thick fog. Aside from that I certainly enjoyed the unspoiled view of Tagaytay and Taal Lake.

Get ready for some uphill walk!

Although it's foggy, You could clearly see the rusty pillar and moist surroundings.

What saddens me though is the deteriorating condition of the park. Surely the park has seen better days. However, the unfinished mansion and the ill-maintained establishments in the area prove to be an eyesore to many.

Enjoyed the time with my eX GF (she's my wife now)

The Backpack Adventures visit People's Park in the Sky

I hope that the local government of Tagaytay figures out a way to make cash from this trash. If I were them, I would tear down the old musky building. In place of that useless crap, I would build a hotel, restaurant, or recreation facility that would surely attract more tourists to the site. 

People's Park in the Sky Entrance Fee

The entrance fee to People's Park in the Sky is 30 pesos

Optional fees include: 

  • 20 pesos parking fee if you brought your car
  • 40 pesos per person jeepney fare if you are not a fan of walking

People's Park in the Sky Operating Hours

People's Park in the Sky is open from 8AM - 6PM.

Why visit People's Park in the Sky?

Although People's Park in the Sky is not well maintained, it's still a place to visit if it's your first time in Tagaytay City. The best time to visit People's Park in the Sky is in the afternoon of the last quarter of the year when it's cold and sometimes foggy. Heads up, you can bring your own food and drinks and stay here until closing time

Getting to People's Park in the Sky:


From Manila, board a bus bound for Tagaytay City. tell the conductor to drop you at the rotunda in Tagaytay City. From there board a tricycle or jeepney heading to your destination.

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  1. Sayang tong lugar na to. May potensyal na maging top tourist destination ang People's Park pero pinabayaan lang porke't gawa ni Apo. Mahina rin kasi ang local government ng Tagaytay eh. Palibhasa mga k-----t.

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  2. Sayang ito ang kilalang tourist destination ng lahat, at na miss ko na yong 24hrs

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