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Address: Luzon, Philippines

Taal Volcano is located about 60 km (about 37 miles) south of Metro Manila....

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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Romantic place to take your significant other

The weather itself makes you want to cuddle because it gets cooler during sunset. Famous for beef soup (bulalo) and fried tawilis, there are many restaurants to choose with a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The weather itself makes you want to cuddle because it gets cooler during sunset. Famous for beef soup (bulalo) and fried tawilis, there are many restaurants to choose with a view of the Taal lake. Wear long sleeve or light jacket/sweater at night.

Thank Bert G
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my boyfriend to a daytrip in tagaytay, we took a boat to taal volcano ( they try to charge you more then it actually cost, so just tell them you want to go 1500 php including the entrance fee to the island). The ride with the boat was a little bit scary cause it doesnt have a... More 

Thank Ruki05
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was a amazing place. we used a day tour service which picked us from our hotel and dropped us back. it is a 2.5 -3 hour travel to the tagatay place from where you have to take a boat/canoe ride to the mountain though many traveller have mentioned the level of trekking as easy I wish to inform those... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Taal has stunning views, from the base all the way to the top. We chose to walk rather than ride one of the hard worked ponies. This allowed us to take our time and stop at the many check points to enjoy the views. Be sure not to miss the sulfur vents near the peak, and enjoy a coconut drink... More 

Thank Kristie B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting place with Breathtaking view. You get there by riding horse till the top of the mountain, then you start to see the beauty of the place. Is and working vulcano that the top is a lake and you can see also the sea in the horizon. Amazing!!

Thank Moshe47
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing view! Part of the infamous "Ring of Fire". Breathtaking view of one of the famous active volcanos. So glad our new friends took time out of their lives to bring us here.

Thank Holdthemayo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We viewed the volcano from the Peoples Park in the Sky. The park was trashy but the view was good for taking pictures. If I go again, I'll take a boat out to see the volcano. You book a boat down in town, not up at the People's Park in the Sky.

Thank Tim S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

Good things first, Taal crater offers a beatiful view of nature and that's it. The person who offered to give us a tour suggested that we ride a horse going to the mountain because it is far, yet it wasn't really and the distance can be walked (just make sure to bring lots of water because it can be very... More 

Thank pjjabines
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 20, 2017

We booked this trip whilst at the picnic grounds and although we thought we had a good price (Php 1500) for the boat, we did not know about the kubo rent, guide costs (500), island entry fee (100 each) then the 500 each for the horses if you dont want to walk. Some of our large group decided to stay... More 

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Sycamore, Illinois
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

The view of Taal Volcano from Tagaytay is magnificent. Well worth the drive. Pick a decent restaurant with a view and enjoy your time. There are other things to do in the area, but we only had time to stop for dinner.

Thank Nate R

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