Taal VolcanoCurrently Open [Closes at 02:00 pm]
- Address: Taal Volcano, Batangas, Philippines, Tagaytay
- Timings: 08:00 am - 02:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Geological Formation, Island, View Point, Safari, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Adventure, Lake, Rock Climbing, Nature, Volcano
Taal Volcano - Review
Philippines’ second most active volcano, Taal Volcano is located at a distance of about 60 kilometers from Manila. A beautiful lake is nestled within the volcano giving it surreal beauty and offering panoramic views. There have been 33 eruptions in the volcano since the 16th century. A geological wonder, the volcano is located on an island and has a lake within it. The island has a complex topography and consists of forty seven overlapping cones and craters. It makes for a thrilling trekking and hiking destination. There are a host of activities that await the adventure enthusiast like canoeing, horse riding and volcano trekking. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Tagaytay Itinerary 2 Days.
Taal Volcano Information
- You can get to the volcano via Tanauan or Tagaytay city. After you reach Talisay, you can rent a boat that takes you on a tour of the volcano.
- If you plan to trek the volcano, come prepared with comfortable shoes, enough water and sun gear.
- Trekking or hiking on Taal Volcano is an easy endeavor for amateurs and beginners too. There is an option of hiring a horse to the top of the Volcano if hiking is not an option you’d like to consider.
How To reach Taal Volcano by Public Transport
- Hire a tricycle or jeepney from Tagaytay to Talisay.
Restaurants Near Taal Volcano
- Raphael’s Filipino Restaurant
- Fire Lake Grill
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Things to Know Before Visiting Taal Volcano
95% of people who visit Tagaytay include Taal Volcano in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
89.92% of people start their Taal Volcano visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Taal Volcano
90.97% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Taal Volcano
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Taal Volcano, Tagaytay Reviews
A lake in a volcano, on a lake, on an island, in the sea. Wrap your head around that. Gets fierce warm at the top so keep that in mind. Best to go in the early morning before it gets too warm. Drink lots of water going here. Met an American fella at the top by the name of Adrian. Funny how you remember these things. Grand view certainly. Was able to see clear across the bay all the way out to napayung island. Took a pony to the top and found that a wee bit hairy (in more ways than one) but got there and back safely to tell the tale. And I didn't fall over either despite my MS. My horses name was Waldo. Can't remember the name of any of the guides but I'll have to remember to post that horse an apple at some stage to thank him for hauling my fat arse all the way to the summit. A wee bit pricey but the memory pays for itself
Pls insist on swimming in the volcano. Most of the boatman will say its not possible but do find one that will take you there- you will definitely thank yourself that you did. Ferry fare is around 2500-3000 peso, island fee is around 100 peso per person. Pro-tip: For a small price, you can get the locals to cook their local fishes for lunch after swimming. Enjoy!
For a first time hiker like me there were a few parts that were challenging especially nearing the top but if i could hike up there then so can you! It took me an hour going up and 40 min to go back down but i took plenty of breaks. Just please don't take the horses, they're too weak, skinny and not given enough water. It's unfair and inhumane to them. It gets pretty dusty and there's horse poop everywhere so wear good shoes and get there early in the day so it's not too hot. You also don't need a tour guide no matter how much they pester you for it. Just follow the trail and you'll be fine. I paid php2000 for a return boat ride that fits up to 7 people. Mineral water and other drinks are sold at the various stops but it costs php50 so bring your own water if you want to save up! Great view, worth the dirty shoes and aching feet!
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.
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