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Batangas City, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Standard Banka boat to get across the lake to make the hike up the mountain to view the volcano. Cost of boat is P2500 with a P100 tourist fee. A bit pricey but it's the price to pay to reach the top of the mountain.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank timtimlucier
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided to commute from Pasig to Taal Lake :( took 3 hours to get to the motorized banca then another 30 minutes for this then the horse ride for 1 hour but the view is great but people smoke a lot even if smoking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jerome S
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Was there last Dec. 2018. The water is pretty rough...lol. I Was on a Boat going to Taal Volcano and got all wet. I was surprised on the waves and thought we were on salt water.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dream723065
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

It wasn't as fun as it could have been. The boat didn't have hand rails to hold on to. And if you're at the front 2 rows, take the plastic blanket! There's splashing when the waves get a little bigger and faster. I got water...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank bonnsv
Reviewed September 20, 2018

A beautiful lake but quite congested with fish traps. It was a relaxing visit and surrounding mountains and volcano across the lake was very green and luscious.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RHM63
Reviewed July 7, 2018

This area is a great place to go for a nice day trip out of Manila. If you like immersing yourself in nature you'd really enjoy this area. There's bangka ride that's about 15 minutes to get you to the volcano. It can be as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Angelica D
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Lovely lake quite serene. The boat ride on a motorized outrigger was quite scenic and relaxing It’s the only way to get to the volcano. Not much else to do on the lake. Nice way to spend a few hours.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Taal Lake, formerly known as Bombón Lake, is a freshwater lake in the province of Batangas, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. The lake fills Taal Caldera, a large volcanic caldera formed by very large eruptions between 500,000 and 100,000 years ago. It...More

Date of experience: July 2017
5  Thank dr8le
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We started our journey in a resort in Laurel, Batangas; and it took 10-15mins boat ride (p2000/boat) to the trekking site. Upon arrival, we registered and pay p100/pax environmental fee. Little kids are free (maybe 5 below), my son is 9 so also needs to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
6  Thank Pam T
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Visit Taal Lake via San Nicolas, Batangas. The small town offers the best view to appreciate taal lake, taal volcano and surrounding mountains and areas. Plus there are a lot of notable areas you can visit nearby ie Our Lady of Caysasay, Taal Basilica, Balisong,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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December 22, 2017|
Response from louisesegovia | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I suggest before you go and take the trip, you visit first the PHILVOCS Taal Volcano Station in Talisay, Batangas to get more information about the trip and ensure safety measures. It will also help you better appreciate... More
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September 25, 2015|
Response from 625linsayc | Reviewed this property |
You can charter a local to take you where you want to go, although it can be a little expensive. In The Philippines anything is possible, people are super hrlpful and friendly.