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Address: Batangas City, Luzon, Philippines

This lake is the deepest in the Philippines.

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Great Lake, nice views

Try to eat at a Filipino restaurant where you can eat bolalo and where it's full of locals. There is one with a view on the lake. Nice place to stay, eat and relax

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Wilco O
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Columbus OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Taal is pretty and clean and, when I was there, calm with flat water. We paid 2000 pesos for the boat to take us to the island and back. According to the posted signs, that is the standard fare, but you might be able to get it cheaper. Our boat was one of the small wooden boats with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Try to eat at a Filipino restaurant where you can eat bolalo and where it's full of locals. There is one with a view on the lake. Nice place to stay, eat and relax

Thank Wilco O
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice and definitely bigger than expected. Took a boat ride to the center peak, so we went on the lake. If you go to see the lake you have to go to see Taal Volcano as well.

Thank jlipp5240
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

This place is a bit of a tourist trap. You will pay too much money for the boat ride to the volcano, everyone will ask you for a handout and pout if you refuse. The trek to the top of the volcano is dusty and the locals hassle you to use a horse which they will ride with you to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Lake Taal is the home of the smallest active volcano in the world. Most of the people who live here catch the fresh water tilapia fish from the 2,000' deep lake.There are floating fishing villages along the deepest parts of the lake. One thing I found amassing is the lake is fresh water and cold even with an active volcano... More 

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utah, usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This place is Made of Scammers. Take your local filipinos with you and let them do all the talking. the tricycle drivers are the worse scammers here. they will tell you P200 one way down the hill (24 kilometers) but you can get it for P100-50. the standard Round trip rate to rent the whole boat (not per head) is... More 

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Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We tired the horse in there. However, it's hard to arrive at top of the mountain of Taal lake. In the meddle of the mounting area a lot of dust and you need to wear dust mask. People in there purchase dust makes. The view great and trip deserve to be discovered.

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Pagadian City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The nearest I got to Lake Taal was when I had a training-workshop at Talisay, Batangas in 2009. The shoreline was not clean as there were dead fishes floating ... but the view is serenely beautiful.

Thank EmiliaOZ
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

The Taal Lake is better experienced when in Talisay, Batangas. Don't mistake Taal town as the jump-off point for this attraction. There is a road from Tagaytay City to take you there. Enjoy the peace and tranquility!

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Sevres, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

To go on the volcanic island, I rented a boat / bankha of 6 people for my wife and me only and for 2,000 pesos (expensive but supposedly official price, stamped letter from the municipality in support). A traveler having come I offered to take him onboard for sharing the price. The owner refused saying he had to take another... More 

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