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Address: Batangas City, Luzon, Philippines
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This lake is the deepest in the Philippines.

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Most spectacular vistas of the mountains and lake both from the top of crater rim at Tagaytay or lake side 600m below. You can get boat trips to view the active volcano on island... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
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Iloilo City, Philippines
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing much to see in the lake except floating fish cages. I went there because it was in my bucket list (Vulcan Point: an island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island...)

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Thank Tina S
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its great to get to the ridge of the volcano. The path to the top of the volcano is mud and rocks. Just to get there you must be able to endure the rubbish laying around everywhere. The poor horses are skin and bone. Take frozen water bottles up with you and plenty of chocolate for the locals.

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Thank kees233
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taal lake is one of the most notable tourist spots in the country. the world's smallest active volcano. although getting here is a bit exhausting, but it is worth it. you can go to the lake either by hiking or by riding a horse.

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Thank Louise Y
Quezon City, Philippines
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit .. Nice view of the Taal Volcano​ & a fast boat ride would be enjoyable on this sometimes choppy lake.

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Thank Smartsamaritan
Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This lake is very beautiful and is fished a lot. The local fish is milk fish and is delicious. You start your trip to the volcano here and you boat over to the island. I believe the lake is swimable. Cheers!!!

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Catbalogan, Philippines
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

It is a misnomer that Taal Volcano is called of of the world's smallest active volcanoes; when in fact the whole area is a volcano and Lake Taal is really its crater. While its centerpiece is best viewed from Tagaytay City in Cavite Province, the real beauty of Lake Taal is from its towns around, all in Batangas Province. From... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Taking this long lake ride will bring you to the Taal volcano (see my review of the Taal volcano). Beautiful lake if you like water rides. Nice breeze on a hot day.

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Taytay, Philippines
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We asked the people at the Picnic Grove for boat arrangement You park your car in any of the resorts in Talisay-RockFort Resort 1,500.00-Boat ride back & forth for seven (7) w life vests. Boat trip is 30mins one way P50.00-The manang at the island will provide a wooden bridge & assist you in dismounting & mounting the boat Entrance... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Most spectacular vistas of the mountains and lake both from the top of crater rim at Tagaytay or lake side 600m below. You can get boat trips to view the active volcano on island in centre of lake.

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Sunshine Coast
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I've been to Lake Taal a few times and each time it never disappoints... it is breathtaking! Take a Banca (boat) to the volcano and ride to the top on a pony. It is well worth the trip. Oh and have lunch at Josephines Restaurant in Tagaytay. Its fantastic! Cheers.

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