Get ready to experience a game-changer in travel convenience as the new subsection of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) gears up to open its doors, paving the way for quicker access to Silang and Tagaytay!
Nestled in a strategic location near Metro Manila, the province of Cavite stands as an ideal destination for an effortless road trip and a rejuvenating weekend getaway. Renowned for its picturesque tourist spots and Instagram-worthy destinations, Cavite boasts two notable gems – the breathtaking landscape in Tagaytay, and the rapidly growing array of coffee shops and farm-to-table restaurants of Silang town. Whether you seek scenic landscapes or immersive cultural experiences, Cavite holds the key to satisfying every discerning traveler’s wanderlust.
The upcoming exit of CALAX is now 91% completed and is targeted to be opened to motorists in September. Ongoing construction activities include the development of the toll plaza, concrete pouring for the main line and median barriers, as well as various finishing works.
Explore the charm of Cavite and embrace the joys of seamless travel, as the soon-to-open CALAX Silang (Aguinaldo) Interchange promises to redefine your Biyaheng South. Check out these spots that are located a few minutes away from the upcoming exit of CALAX!
CAFES AND RESTAURANTS
1. Cafe Agapita
Situated in the heart of Silang, Cavite, this famous family-ran cafe in town is known for its rich-tasting coffee drinks, home-baked bread, pastries, and cakes. The cafe’s charming ambiance adds to the allure, as it resides in a rustic two-story house adorned with glass windows, warm wood accents, and lush greens, creating a welcoming and soothing atmosphere for all who step through its doors.
2. Salakot Cafe
Conveniently situated along Aguinaldo Highway in Silang, near the boundary of Tagaytay proper, this delightful cafe-slash-restaurant offers a unique and authentic dining experience in a charming Kubo-style setting. Embracing its traditional theme, the establishment boasts an impressive menu featuring a wide array of Filipino delicacies, from beloved classics like Kare-Kare, Bulalo, Lechon, and Crispy Pata to delectable delights like grilled squid and buttered shrimp, fulfilling every Filipino’s longing for familiar flavors.
WELLNESS AND STAYCATIONS
3. Ilog Maria Bee Farm
Ilog Maria Bee Farm is a relaxing place in Silang, Cavite, where guests can visit to explore various beauty products and oils. It is named after the Blessed Virgin Mary, believed to have brought many blessings and miracles to the farm. This bee farm is known for its natural and handmade beeswax products, which have nourishing and healing properties.
4. La VeryOl’s Mountain View Garden
Amidst Tagaytay’s renowned reputation for its perfect view of Taal volcano and picturesque mountain backdrop, La VeryOl Mountain View Garden, located in Brgy. San Francisco, Tagaytay, seizes this opportunity to offer a truly unique experience for tourists – a kawa bath with a view. This scenic location on the ridge provides an exceptional vantage point, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the lush, forested slopes while enjoying the relaxing kawa bath experience. And for those seeking more than just an hour of relaxation, the spa also offers the option of an overnight stay, ensuring a truly memorable and rejuvenating getaway.
5. Acienda Designer Outlet
Located in Silang, Cavite, Acienda proudly boasts being the Philippines’ first true outlet mall. With a wide array of fashion brand units, visitors are sure to discover fantastic deals and steals. Branded and luxury goods are available at highly discounted rates, making it a must-visit stop after a Biyaheng South adventure or before heading back home. Additionally, it’s just a few minutes away from CALAX Silang (Aguinaldo) Interchange, offering convenient access for travelers returning to Metro Manila.
CALAX SILANG (AGUINALDO) INTERCHANGE
The upcoming exit of CALAX is now 91% completed and is targeted to be opened to motorists in September. Ongoing construction activities include the development of the toll plaza, concrete pouring for the main line and median barriers, as well as various finishing works. In the upcoming phases, the focus will be on the construction of toll facilities, including road lights, signages, and sound barriers. Additionally, preparations for the toll collection system are also underway. It is expected to cater to an additional 5,000 daily motorists, providing them with convenient access to these vibrant areas.
Looking ahead, CALAX will further expand to a total of 45 kilometers by 2024 and will feature eight interchanges: Technopark, Laguna Boulevard, Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road, Silang East, Silang (Aguinaldo), Governor’s Drive, Open Canal, and Kawit Interchange. It will connect to the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) in Kawit. Currently, its operational segments stretch from Mamplasan Rotunda up to Silang East Interchange.
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