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Address: Batangas City, Luzon, Philippines
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This lake is the deepest in the Philippines.

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2016
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Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
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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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61 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

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Manila
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

The most you can get from lake Taal is watching it from the terrace above, in Tagaytay. Otherise not very nice experience; you have to bargain hard for the tricycle ride from Tagaytay to the lake and vice versa but when you reach the lake itself you realize that all the effort was not worth going there. They think they... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Nice lake with quite clean water. A trip to the Taal Vulcano island is a must. The boats are expensive so try to go in a big group!

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County Cork, Ireland
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

View of the lake is just great, when taking a boat ride to see the volcano you just wanna keep looking around and enjoying the view. You can even ask the driver to stop for a swim - that might cost you a little extra as most of them will have scheduled the ride with seeing volcano to be no... More 

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Isanti
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Horrible experience.. Not only do the charge to much.. but now I learned my lesson... first thing dont buy a lunch from them.. and do not pay for a horse.. poor things... they should all be in trouble for the way they treat the animals.. only thing you need is the boat ride across the lake to the volcano.. dont... More 

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