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This lake is the deepest in the Philippines.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“boat ride” (19 reviews)
“tagaytay city” (9 reviews)
“floating fish” (2 reviews)
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Batangas City, Luzon, Philippines
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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

Thank Angelica D
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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.

Thank TAMAN1951
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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

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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

Thank Pam T
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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

Thank jdjoann
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

We're currently staying at the Batangas country club which is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!The property is beautiful, the food is delicous, and everyone is soooo kind! However there is nothing to do or see in the city of Batangas. It's run down and dirt. There are no...More

Thank Tanya D
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Not a very good experience for family with young children. 6 adults and 2 children.. according kay Manong boatman hindi raw pwedeng magsama sama sa isang bangka.. i paid 5000 Pesos for 2 boats.. (2500 pesos each boat). Pagdating sa taal volcano, meron pang babayaran...More

2  Thank karennz2018
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

To get to the volcano you must take a 20 minute boat ride on a banka. It was slightly overcast the day I went and the water was choppy. I was also the only guest in the boat. The wind kicked up and I got...More

Thank barfiemermaid
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

We got a boat ride via Taal Lake to travel to the Taal volcano. Had fun during the boat ride with water splashing on us. Do get a change of clothes as one can tend to get drenched.

Thank Ambita N
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Where to begin... First of all, to start with the positive, the view from the rim is quite amazing and this place COULD by a unesco world heritage site. However, the path up to the rim has been destroyed by horses carrying lazy tourists, and...More

1  Thank AmericanCurmudgeon
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robman11
December 22, 2017|
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Response from Marisel S | 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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Philip H
September 25, 2015|
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Response from Linsay C | 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.
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