Taal Volcano

Attraction Tagaytay, Manila, Luzon, Philippines Published on: 13-11-2015

5 hours
07:30 AM - 03:00 PM
08:00 AM
01:00 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Family
Island
Nature
Outdoor
Must see
Kids
1.03 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Taal Volcano is a complex volcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It is the second most active volcano in the Philippines with 33 historical eruptions.

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Why Taal Volcano is special ?

Taal Volcano is a complex volcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It is the second most active volcano in the Philippines with 33 historical eruptions.


The volcano has erupted violently causing loss of life in the populated areas surrounding the lake. Death toll was around 5,000 - 6,000 Due to its eruptive history and location close to population centres, the volcano has been designated a Decade Volcano worthy of close study to prevent future natural disasters.


Today, Tagaytay is one of the best places to visit in the Philippines. Like Baguio, it is considered as a highland city in the province of Cavite. It has breathtaking sceneries to feast our eyes onto and the environment has a cool climate. What made this place a famous tourist destination is because of the view of the Taal Volcano which is surrounded by a lake.


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What to explore at Taal Volcano?

Taal volcano tourism spot is on an island in Lake Taal, sitting in an ancient caldera. Located in Tagaytay trip is about 2 hours, 70 km south of Manila, is suitable for day trips and overnighters. Inside the main caldera, the volcanic island, there is another lake, called “Crater Lake”, the world’s largest island that’s in a lake on an island in a lake on an island. Highly sulfuric lake may have medicinal properties. People swim in it, some even scuba diving in it. On the way to Tagaytay Taal Volcano and you will visit the famous Bamboo Organ in Las Pinas, and then seek Picnic Groove for multiple views of the volcano you will soon rise.

Taal volcano is usually admired from Tagaytay City by people trying to escape the heat in the Metro Manila, is in itself a tourist destination for travelers looking for different high by hiking / trekking to the crater lake of Taal lake is actually a large crater caldera.

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How to get to Taal Volcano?

Via Tagaytay City

From Manila, take a bus bound for Tagaytay City, Nasugbu or Balayan and alight at the terminal of jeepneys bound for People’s Park. This is located before you reach the rotunda. Take a People’s Park bound jeepney and alight at Ligaya Drive. Then take a jeepney or tricycle to Talisay Batangas. Upon reaching the town, you need to hire a motorized banca to reach Volcano Island which is the jump-off point to Taal Volcano Crater Lake.

Via Tanauan, Batangas

From Manila, take a bus bound for Lipa or Batangas City which passes by the town of Tanauan (don’t forget to ask the bus driver if it passes by Tanauan). Teel the driver to drop you at the bus stop in Tanauan. From there, you could take a jeepney to Talisay. At the public market, you will see boats that you can rent going to the volcano island.

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Selling points

  • Quite and Adventure to see the Crater
  • Awesome visit to see something very special
  • Spectacular natural beauty
  • Amazing to see a volcano inside a lake inside a volcano
  • The Amazing Vulcan Point Island
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Duration
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Total travel distance
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  • For commuters, via Tagaytay catch a bus from Buendia/Pasay to Nasugbu or Balayan, these pass through Tagaytay City. Via Tanauan, take a bus from Pasay marked for Lemery, then get off in Tanauan, Batangas.
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  • You can join in some activities as Banca ride to Taal for as low as P1,500 (~$38.00) for a boat that fits up to 6 people (expect rough waters/waves so be ready to get wet). It's advised to Swim in Taal Lake. You should ride a horse to the Taal crater (and back) for P500.00 (~$13).
    Things to do
  • You should bring a flashlight.
    What to bring
  • There is no hotel in Taal, so if you are planning to spend the night there, you can scout for resorts in Talisay or hotels in Tagaytay.
    Other
  • You should go with the group and never go alone
    Safety
  • In Tagaytay, there are numerous hotels to choose from. Some popular hotels here are Days Hotel, Sonya’s Garden, Taal Vista Hotel, Discovery Suites, Royal Taal Inn, Tagaytay Country Hotel and Dacha Hotel Villas. For budget travellers, highly recommended is the ViewPoint Inn located in Tagaytay-Batangas Highway, Neogan, Tagaytay City.
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Taal Volcano is the world's smallest active volcano. A complex volcano system, it consists of Volcano Island inside Taal Lake within the Taal Caldera. Tagaytay Ridge is actually the rim of the crater.

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Smallest active volcano. A volcano in a volcano.

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Stunningly beautiful!

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Pick a horse that has been fed. Better for the horse, better for your behind.

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never ever trust the boat canvaser in tagayatay area and in talisay batangas main road because of there hidden charges and modus to convince the innocent tourist, plan your trip, be careful,stay safe

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unbelievable views. dont miss seeing this place. ive been several times but still in awe everytime i visit. just simply beautiful

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Tagaytay city is one of the ungorgettable cities I've visited. It's really beautiful as it offers large green spaces, mountains and volacanoes. Taal Volcano is an extinct volcano. We went to Tagaytay city by a taxi and there was a man who offers you a 45 minutes ride to Taal Volcano by a ferry. He told me it coasts 4000 Pesos, but I wasn't really convinced so he took only 2000 Pesos so you should be careful as they want you always to pay more!

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This is the second time that I visited this place. the first time was in 2011 and it was such a wonderful experience. The visit was arranged by my Filipino friend in advance. This trip my guests and self took a bus from the Integrated bus terminal and it cost us 74pho to get to Tagaytay city. I made arrangements for the boat ride rental and horses. It was a disaster as I am a still a foreigner even though I have been here for 3 years. The vendors (boat operators and vendors on the island) took advantage of us and really rip us off. I am used to paying slightly higher being non Filipino but not like this. There were numerous boat stations in Talisay but I believe they are all the same - cut throat. The initial offer was 4500php but after I showed my working permit and much haggling and the threat to just go back to Manila that the price finally dropped to 3000php for the boat. On reaching the island, we were ushered to a vendor who insisted that we pay 1000php for the horse and guide which he claimed is the regulation, I repeated the same resident status story and decided to head back to the boat but these champions were really aggressiveI (probably business was poor as it was very empty due to the drizzle). We eventually settled for 750php per visitor inclusive of entrance fee through the boatman whom I believe is part of the team. He did not get a tip. I accepted as I do not want to disappoint my guests. The 25 minutes (2 km) horse ride up the trek was so bumby that your butt hurts. Walking up is an option if you are fit and young but the trek is not great with trails of horse poo and small rocks! The view at the crater was magnificient though. This place is getting too commercial. Golf clubs for photo shoot on the top of the crater is also available now for 50php.Tips for tourists - The horse ride actually cost only 450php, entrance fee 50php and the boat ride is not more than 3000php for the 20 minutes ride (return trip) to the island. On reaching the island go straight to the offcial station to pay the entrance fees and rent the horse there which I believe is governed by the 500pho rental as there was a sign which stated so but the price was erased. I am sure it is not more than 500php. Tip the guide if you feel the service is good. Do not follow the boatman directions to divert elsewhere and and give them an opprotunity to rip you off!. Overall if not for these erring vendors, the rating for Taal Volcano would be very good but these guys spoil the fun for the tourists. The vendors will never touch you if you are also aggresive. The authorities should standardized the boat and horse ride cost to the island in tourist brochures.You will not die in the island as they just want to make more money from you! I reckoned this will be my lst trip to this place but Tagaytay as a whole is an excellent place to visit. Lost fo other places of interest to visit and good food.

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unbelievable views. dont miss seeing this place. ive been several times but still in awe everytime i visit. just simply beautiful

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Taal Volcano is the world's smallest active volcano. A complex volcano system, it consists of Volcano Island inside Taal Lake within the Taal Caldera. Tagaytay Ridge is actually the rim of the crater.

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