Taal Volcano 4 stars!


  • 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. All of these eruptions are concentrated on Volcano Island, an island near the middle of Taal Lake. The lake partially fills Taal Caldera, which was formed by prehistoric eruptions between 140,000 to 5,380 BC.Viewed from Tagaytay Ridge, Taal Volcano and Lake presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines. It is located about 50 km (31 mi) south of the capital of the country, the city of Manila.

    When you visit Taal Volcano, make sure to bring water, hats and plenty of sun screen lotion. Wear light clothes for it can get very hot, it being located in a tropical country. It is most recommended you get a head start early in the morning. You can either take a hike or ride on horseback to go up the ridge and see the beautiful Crater Lake.

    From Manila, you can travel by land to Tagaytay, passing through panoramic views of the countryside. Afterwards, you take a zigzag road to the Town of Talisay. To get to Taal Volcano and Taal Lake, you can take a half hour boat ride in any town located on the shores of Taal Lake. The most popular point is in Talisay. However, if you prefer less crowded areas and cheaper rates, you can go to more remote towns like San Nicolas.

    The locals are friendly. You do not have to worry about communication, most of them speak good Basic English.

  • Activities include:

    • Horseback riding
    • Trekking/ hiking
    • Camping
    • Bird-watching
    • Sight-seeing
    • Fishing
    • R/C plane flying, boating
    • Kite flying
    • Photography
    • Picnic/ family outings
    • Company outings
    • Seminars/ team building
    • Cultural shows

  • From the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), take the Greenfield/ Asia Brewery exit and head towards Tagaytay.

    Turn left at Calamba Road. Turn right at Ligaya Drive and head towards Talisay. Turn left at the junction of Talisay National Road and look for the entrance of Club Balai Isabel, which will be at the right side of the road. Boats going to the island Crater Resort will be on standby at Club Balai Isabel.

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