It was raining hard all-week prior to the day of our trip from Metro Manila (and it was a week away from declaring ECQ for NCR). We were just so fortunate that Paradizoo was open that day since it was closed because of the Habagat and now it's temporarily closed again because of the stricter community quarantine in Cavite.
This was my first time to visit a zoo after my last experience at Pasig Rainforest Park in Pasig City roughly 3 years ago.
ABOUT PARADIZOO THEME FARM
|Entering Paradizoo Farm|
Paradizoo Theme Farm is a 10 hectare rolling terrain land which boast of different areas like Farm Animals, Vegetable and flower garden and a lot more.
Paradizoo is a combination of zoo and themepark making it the only themefarm concept in Metro Tagaytay. It offers a variety of educational, outdoor and group outing programs for nature, flowers and animal lovers.
RATES AND ENTRANCE FEES
LIST OF ATTRACTIONS
- Vegetable Garden
- Flower Garden
- Meditation Garden
- Eclectic Garden
- Farm Frenzy
- Orchid Pavilion
- Pet Cemetery
- Honey Bee Farm
- Butterfly Farm
- Goat House
- Wedding Pavillion
OUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
|Feeding camel at Paradizoo|
The week-long rain and storm was ending when we me, my family and friends went for a Tagaytay staycation. We went together with our children. One of our friends suggested us to drop by this well-known zoo for the kids to enjoy for.
So on Monday, after we checked out from Casa Cenzo (an Airbnb staycation in Tagaytay), we went to buy pasalubong and drove straight to Paradizoo.
It was a gloomy and cloudy afternoon. There was rainfall from time to time and the sun is sneaking a few times. But mostly, the sky is just gray and covered by thick clouds.
Upon arrival, we saw a gate which looks old and their huge signage was hiding from our direction. It was muddy the time we visited. That's because of the continuous rainfall all over Luzon island in the past days.
The staff welcomed us at the entrance and asked us for the fees. They also informed us that they have just reopened after the Habagat days and that the whole farm was not in good condition.
After we parked and stepped out of the vehicles, we were welcomed by a herd of geese, chickens and ducks. There was a peacock, there were roosters and even doves. All of them follow us to our entry to the farm.
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We were the only guests in the farm during our visit and of course we all wear our masks.
Two of their main attractions are the camel and the ostrich. We both feed them with the grass we bought upon our entrance. It came along with bird feed and sticks of sliced carrots for the rabbits.
There were also horses, cows, donkeys, sheep, pigs and goats - all are in separate cages. Most of them we fed with the grass.
There were installations inside the farm for photo-ops but not really inviting as of our visit. We spent almost half-hour inside the farm until we reached their toy store. The kids were awakened seeing the stuffed toys and other items at the store.
The whole farm is not well-maintained (in my honest opinion) but at least it was not really that muddy opposite to our expectation.
Not too far away, we also checked out their garden where you can see different plants, flowers and trees inside. However, because of tiredness, my family decided not to explore forward.
Last but not least, there was also a butterfly house which comes with an entrance fee.
Aside from the farm, Paradizoo houses a cafeteria which was closed (I supposed) that day. However, they sold us water and let us use their restroom.
All in all, my zoo experience here is quite nice at reasonable price. I have just learned that there is another zoo/farm just across the street named Yoki's Farm which features zebras and other animals.
After here, we headed to Coffee & Dreams, a new charming cafe in Olivares Plaza area for some snacks.
OTHER ZOOS AND THEME PARK TO VISIT
Here's a list of zoos, theme farms and parks you and your kids can enjoy in the Philippines:
HOW TO GET TO PARADIZOO
Ride a bus to Tagaytay City or at Olivarez terminal, then ride any jeepney or bus to Mendez and inform the driver to drop you off to Maglabe Drive, then look for the trycicle terminal and ride to Paradizoo. Fare is P30 per tricycle.
If you are coming with vehicles just like we did, you can use Waze or Google Maps for directions. There's a signage of Paradizoo just right next to the road but you might miss it because it is covered with plants and leaves. If you don’t have a private vehicle, you can rent a car or van here.
There's a plenty space for parking inside.
Paradizoo Theme Farm
Address: Km. 63 Panungyan, Mendez, Cavite
Operating Hours: 8:00 am - 5pm, Monday-Sunday
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