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Taal Volcano
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 8, 2017

I will never tire of this view. It is so relaxing and serene. The quaint restos along the ridge adds to the character of Taal Volcano. I am just saddened why the local government allowed high rise condos in the area. It destroyed the character of the place. I wish they have maintained the old town feel of the place like what they did in Cameron Highlands, etc. Bummer!

Thank serenegypsy
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

we were disappointed as the boat to the volcano was cancelled. we saw it from a distance. will have to visit it on our next visit. it looked spectacular from far.

Thank vdsl90
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

This was my second visit,the first visit there was a heavy mist,so you could not see anything,but the next day it was very clear.
There are many many place where you can sit and have a meal or a drink at the edges of the Volcano,but only really one trail to go inside.
A nice place to visit if you are in the area,not many people can say they have been in a live volcano.
It is sad the way the horses there are treated,I am over 60 and was able to walk to the top myself,so take it easy and try that

Thank jonfeaver
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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

While the view of the crater is cool (I don’t think it’s truly worth the journey/cost...) the treatment, condition and clear abuse of the horses that are used and sold to you to trek up to the crater is heartbreaking. The horses have sores on their backs, you can clearly see their hips/ribs and they are so skinny and obviously malnourished, they are worked to the bone (many we saw were so sweaty, tired and we saw diarrhea on the trail).
I couldn’t really enjoy this as I saw so many tourists exploiting these poor animals and buying into the treks on the horses up to the crater.
The tours/ticket people at the entrance when you get off the boat (and the boat sales people before you even set off on the lake) will tell you you have to take a horse up to the crater as it’s so far/hard. It really isn’t. My 70 year old parents did the trek easily in 30 degree Celsius heat.... use the exercise and take your time to walk up.....and if you have a chance to, bring some food for some of the horses you see on your way!!!!! You can buy drinks at numerous spots up to the crater too! Please don’t support the maltreatment of these animals.

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

Inside one of the smallest and still active volcano of the planet.A small crater with a small lake located inside another big crater now a big lake. Two ports to visit the volcano, one located at the south and one at the east.
The one at the south is the best for the view and for the trail more easy and intrigated but do not permit "officially" to reach the crater.The one at the east is the officially one to go inside the crater. Reached the crater is possible to admire the energy inside out planet emerge to the surface with the phenomena of fumaroles. The minerals contained in the fumaroles color the rocks around the jet.There are points on the shore of the inner lake where the water reaches the level of boiling.Unfortunately the impact of tourism on the environment is not kept in control and in fact along the path and in the places of rest is full of heap of plastic

Thank Angelo O
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