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Address: Luzon, Philippines
Description: Taal Volcano is located about 60 km (about 37 miles) south of Metro...
Taal Volcano is located about 60 km (about 37 miles) south of Metro Manila. Last major eruption was reported back in 1965 that affected villages in the surrounding area.
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Go to place if you want to escape the crazy Manila rush

Nearest to Manila (were from paranaque) this is our go to place. It's beginning to be crowded too though and traffic is horrible when you get stuck in it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Better to go there when it's not during the scorching hot summer at noon if you want to walk all the way up and down. Also bring your own water because the vendors have limited drinks there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Between the drive into the outer canyon, the boat ride, the horse ride up and he view once there. Very special!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nearest to Manila (were from paranaque) this is our go to place. It's beginning to be crowded too though and traffic is horrible when you get stuck in it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Taal Volcano is truly and amazing sight to see. The volcano rising out of the ocean is quite beautiful with great natural surroundings. Unfortunately as with all such places, it is fast becoming commercial. Good day out can be had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We took a friends car and drove all the way to this place..Basically you need to park your car..and ride a boat to reach the middle of an island ..after which we need to go horseback or by foot to reach the mouth of the volcano.Entire trip set me back by 3000 php..but the view from the top is so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We took a van and driver to the Taal Volcano and it was a great little day trip. The park above the volcano with amusement rides was a bit of fun once you have gone through the normal security checks. I'd also recomend stopping at Lindsay's Restuarant which is a well known local restaurant near the lookout park. You will... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

For me It was not very interesting . We hired a privet boat and paied 4500 PhP to go to island . We also hired a horse in island to go to top of hill ( in fact those are not horse ... Very similar to dunky ! ) the route is very dusty !! If the weather is good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I can definately recommend going there! The view is amazing, the drive down the mountain beautiful the boat ride fub and the sunset breath taking! The ride up to the volcano is only alowed on the provided horses with a guide. The horses look horribly sad, some had wounds and some looked like they hadn't been fed for weeks. After... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Tremendous increase in visitors to Taal Volcano has made the visit more pleasant than ever. Yes the view if phenomenal, a volcano in a lake teeming with fish. Lots of good places to eat at all along the main highway and with a view to Taal Volcano. Worth a visit and it isn't far from Manila. The weather is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

The whole process here is a bit tricky. We took a bus to the city and then hired a tricycle to get down to the waterfront. Turns out our tricycle driver took us to his friend's house with a boat dock. This must be common practice. We had to negotiate from starting price of 13000 pesos to 2000 to just... More 

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