Picturesque and invigorating--these are the words that best describe Tagaytay City. Seated on a ridge 2,300 feet above sea level, the city overlooks Taal volcano, the world's smallest active volcano. The resort is only a five-minute ride from the nearest ridge. Taal is a phenomenon; the volcano rises out of the lake of its original crater. It is a "lake within a lake and a volcano within a volcano." Tagaytay's cool climate accounts for the profusion of flora and fauna, thereby earning it the moniker "Garden city of the Philippines."