Taal Volcano, Batangas City

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#1 of 226 in Nature in Luzon
Located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, Taal Volcano remains one of Philippines' smallest, yet most active volcanoes with 33 recorded eruptions so far. Formed by previous prehistoric eruptions caused by the meeting of two tectonic plates, the site represents an observatory for studying and predicting natural disasters. Inside the caldera, you can find a freshwater sulphuric lake surrounded by over 40 overlapping cones and craters. Explore the natural wonders and thermal areas that envelop the volcano, and don't forget your swimsuit if you wish to take a quick dip in the lake. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Taal Volcano and many more Batangas City attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Batangas City vacation planner .
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  • I think it’s all absolutely DISGUSTING that you ride those poor horses just because you’re too lazy to actually walk and get some exercise!  more »
  • A special place, it is best to arrive early in the morning, she or horse, donkey or foot by implementing and so simple. It is possible to combine it with the horses, mules and on foot. The view at the top. Obligation to take head/hat and water bottle, in April at least hammm. And bereavement to use in sunscreen. Better coverage too-easy a tissue or something-horse March dust exhausting.
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  • Didn't took us long enough to feel great at this place. Boat ride through the gentle breeze of the lakes makes us feel lucky that day didn't rain. We continue our journey to purchase entrance tickets ...  more »
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  • Make sure you get a face mask. The trek itself is mostly easy enough, with a couple of difficult parts and the last 30/40 metres being tough. The heat makes this more difficult. Wear hiking shoes or sports shoes you don't care about being wrecked by the dust. It's three weeks and my hiking shoes are still off colour from the trip. Make sure to bring a couple of bottles of water, but they do sell them on the trail and at the top too. Also buy or bring a face mask. The trail is dusty and many visitors take a donkey ride up and down. This kicks up a lot of dust that can irritate the breathing. The donkeys also defecate on the trail and you may want to cover your mouth and nose from time to time.
  • Awesome place, just make sure you get a face mask when going there. Don‘t ride the horses, that’s basically animal cruelty, you can easily do the hike on your own.
  • This review depends on your skill level as a hiker. If you are a beginner and starting off your first hikes, this is a great place to start. If you are a seasoned hiker, this might bore you.
  • Most beautiful place of the would but sorry for large amount of litter
  • Nice place. You can do it in a day trip from Manila if you wake up early. The hike up is about 30 minutes. It's pretty hot in the sun so have plenty of water and a hat. The horses kick up a lot of dust too. When you get to the top you can go to the right and pay 25 more to go to another viewing point too. Also, on the way up if you see steam rising it's from the volcano, be careful how close you get to it! For the boat over we bargained and got it for 1000 for 2 people. Moto taxi was 150 down and 200 up to tagaytay.
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