Lake Taal
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This lake is the deepest in the Philippines.
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Waxhaw, NC32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Nice lake. Took a boat ride to the center island but tourists aren’t (yet) allowed on it because apparently it’s still active. Lots of small fish net farms on the lake. Views from Tagaytay were impressive and weather is cooler up along the crater rim.
Written 1 January 2024
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Daniel C
Niagara Falls, Canada1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
we are from canada we got totaly scamed, they took 2500 peso each to rent the horse then tried to make us pay for our boat guide 2500 so a total 7500 they droped us off at the food hut to buy food then when we were done instead of droping us off at our boat they lefft us in there village and 2 men came out and told us to tip the horse rider 500 peso each so another 1500 on top of the 2500 for the boat. i ended up paying 12,000 peso for a total of 2 hours got ripped off by the locals everything is a setup to get the most money out of you, never again i will go there it should only cost 500 peso but they had a sign 2500 maybe they have many signs depending on our race, and colour, dont worry sir we take usd they the take almost 20% comission in exchange . yikes also the tuktuk over charged us 1000 peso for a 15 min ride ,
Written 21 February 2021
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Ely J
San Jose, Philippines2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Once you reach the summit of the place, the scene is breath-taking, not to mention the fresh air gently blowing against your skin.
Written 18 November 2020
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Robby the Gardener
Brighton, UK6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A friend had recommended a visit to Lake Taal for what he called the scenery which, according to him, included a volcanic plug in a crater lake on an island within a larger lake, so an island within a lake within an island within a lake within an island within the sea!

I never got to see the lake owing to communication problems with bus drivers. Not as many Filipinos have good English as I was led to believe and I had a seriously boring time.

Ironically on the way home I discovered that I was only about half an hour away from the lake when I sat next to an old English man who has a house there. When I told him where I was staying he said I could have got there in half an hour by bus if I’d known what to say to the driver. But hey that’s life and I was glad to get out of there before the Taal Volcano erupted. No-one else will get to see the volcanic plug in the crater lake that my friend described either because it’s all changed since the eruption.
Written 27 January 2020
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Alfe Manoj
Singapore, Singapore30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
Made a new friend from Batangas, we went to the lake and took the boat to taalisay. Bumpy ride and getting wet, lovely cool breeze
Written 31 December 2019
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Shaukat A
Sydney, Australia78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Lake Taal is accessible for a day trip from Manila. The Lake has a number of nice resorts along with its shores. If you plan to stay for couple of days, the local resorts can organize day hiking trips to the top of active Taal Volcano. The boat tour costs from 2000 Pesos to 2500 Pesos depending upon the duration. I booked a local boat and went all the way to the Island.
Written 21 December 2019
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Mick
Perth, Australia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Must say our trip was exciting to the volcano
We went in the afternoon which was ideal because it was cooling down
The horse ride to the volcano was well done
The highlight was the guided tour too the very top
Our young guide was very knowledgeable
And was a good young fellow
Written 18 December 2019
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Arvind
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates812 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Taal volcano is a complex volcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. We stayed in Batangas and so drove from Batangas. Prior to our drive itself we had fixed a boat from a local Filipino to take us to the island.

It has some of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines. I had travelled from there to cavite, tagatay as well but would still prefer this. If you are travelling from Manila , it’s around 60kms ( depending upon where you stay in Manila).

Generally it’s a 30 minute boat ride across the lake to the village of Talisay on Volcano Island and we took some pony to ride us to the top. Horse back Riding was also a great adventure and the hard working nature of the Filipino always amuses me. In that island I saw young Filipino girls who work hard, so polite, accommodating and this is definitely worth the visit.
Written 16 December 2019
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GlobetrotterJ16
Seoul, South Korea2,030 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
Lake Taal is part of a beautiful area in Tagaytay which is worth a visit. Not too far from Manila, it takes about 2 hours to get to this natural spectacle. A volcanic lake with a mini volcano and mini lake inside, how many places on earth can feature that? There are beautiful views from restaurants and cafes (incl Starbucks) where one can have a nice meal or drink while indulging in this view.
Written 1 December 2019
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Arnold C
San Francisco, CA695 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Lake is an integral part of your trip to Batangas and your trip to the Taal Volcano. There are many resorts that provide the tour of the Lake and Volcano.
Written 9 October 2019
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