An overnight of shared lives and moments created, made our Tagaytay team building successful. As simple as it may seem, it became a sweet milestone for Team Everyday Frydate.
Why Tagaytay Team Building?
There are a lot of reasons why Tagaytay is close to our hearts. First, geographically this is the nearest vacation spot in Laguna. As you ascend the Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay road, the wind gets a bit chilly and fresher.
Just like everyone else, we usually stick our hands outside the window to check how cold the temperature is, just like most of us do.
Next, this is one of the places where you can swim in the morning, chill in the afternoon, and wear your hoodie when the night falls.
The weather is laid back, therefore it is perfect for long walks! We took a break from our busy lives. As they say, we stopped and smelled the flowers.
The Mahogany Public Market offers fresh vegetable and the freshest of meat. We left our knives and fryer back at the store, but this does not stop us from bringing our passion for cooking.
For Tagaytay, it means charcoal and griller, which are the staple kitchen items, and these are all we need.
The smell of BBQ, cold breeze, hot coffee, and a great laugh, this is how we envision our Tagaytay Team Building. Nothing rough, nothing fancy. We just want to relax and share lives.
How To Go To Tagaytay?
By car, you have two options, either take the Carmona-GMA Cavite Road or Sta Rosa-Tagaytay Road. You may take the Carmona Exit from South Luzon Expressway if you are planning to head to the GMA Cavite Road.
Taking either, Sta Rosa or ABI exit from the South Luzon Express Way will lead you to the same Sta Rosa Tagaytay Road. Asia Brewery Incorporated or ABI exit is a bit far from Manila but saves you from the traffic of the busy streets in Sta Rosa and Greenfield Industrial Park.
Here’s a quick guide on how our team commute to Tagaytay coming from Sta Rosa Laguna.
If you are going to commute, coming from San Pedro / Muntinlupa / Alabang / Cabuyao / Crossing Calamba, you need to ride a jeepney going to Sta Rosa Balibago Complex.
Near the New Star Mini Shopping Center you will find the terminal of Jeep that will bring you to Tagaytay. As per our team member, it will cost you 48 pesos. There is a terminal that leaves every 15-30 mins. As soon as the jeepney is full, they immediately hit the road.
First stop will be at the Tagaytay Public Market, where the fresh breeze of the mountain top will welcome you. A tricycle ride to Olivarez College Tagaytay will bring you to another terminal that leads to different places within Tagaytay, Batangas, and Cavite.
Since we are heading to Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road, they took another Jeep and alight at the SM Savemore Crossing Mendez.
A Perfect Place
Finding the right place to hold your team building is critical. For a small team like ours, we are looking for a place that can hold more than 10 persons without burning our budget. Bigger venues such as hotel or resort with activity parks and halls are already out of our list.
Lo and behold, AirBnb came to save the day for our team. We came across with Law and Chris’ Tagaytay Chalet and Outdoor Jacuzzi.
Everything that we need is there at the place. A huge house that can fit 14 persons, a mini-hall with long dining table, video-oke machine, a big television, a grilling spot, a swimming pool, a garden to play around, and a jacuzzi to enjoy swimming in a Tagaytay weather.
The house is inside the compound with a friendly caretaker who roams around and secures the area. There will be no problem in parking your car since there is plenty of space to leave them safely.
Tagaytay is a jeep-away from one tourist spot to another. Mode of transportation is not a problem since we stayed on a weekday.
We had a team planning at the start and ended our Tagaytay team building by a fun hike to People’s Park In The Sky. Everything in between is about sharing our lives and building relationships. We have ended our overnight stay with a quote by Henry Ford,
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is a success.