Taal Batangas at Taal Volcano Destination (Bulkang Taal) is located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Taal Volcano is the second most active volcano in the Philippines with 33 historical eruptions.
The volcano island is made of multiple and overlapping cones and craters. Only 47 have been identified which are 26 tuff cones, 5 cinder cones and 4 maars. To get to the crater of Taal Volcano by riding a horse or by walking. Upon arrival you pay a small entrance fee. If you want to avoid the hike, you can pay an additional 500 for a horse ride to the top.
MAIN CRATER LAKE – 1.9 km in diameter; blue-green in color, 4 m above sea level, deepest point: 76 m
Taal Volcano Island has 47 craters and 4 maars
TAAL CALDERA – 25 km across and formed between 140,000 to 5,380 BP
TAAL LAKE – inside the caldera; 267 sq. km and 2 m above sea level
Good view of Taal Volcano, the tourist visit Tagaytay and Batangas to get a good view, ride boats around Taal volcano and climb the slopes of the volcano.
How to Get to Taal Batangas at Taal Volcano Destination
To get to Taal Volcano, one needs to hire a banca to cross the Taal Lake from Talisay, Batangas.
To go to Talisay, hire a tricycle or a jeepney from Tagaytay City.
There are regular jeepneys running all day from Tagaytay to Talisay and back (40min).
Another option from Tanauan, Batangas, where you can ride a public jeepney at the public market bumpy trip to Talisay.
Note: Public transport is sometimes difficult especially the return trip, so it is advisable to bring your own car or hire one for a the trip.
From Tagaytay route which is an hour and 15 minute drive from Manila (2 to 3 hours if traffic). You can go there via the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) or via Coastal Road /Aguinaldo Highway. Via SLEX, take the Carmona Exit and drive down to Governor’s Drive and Silang up to the entrance of Tagaytay City. You can also take Sta. Rosa exit going to Tagaytay City. Via Coastal Road, drive south to Aguinaldo Highway passing through Bacoor, Imus, Dasmarinas and Silang Cavite.
By Bus, via Tagaytay catch a bus from Buendia/Pasay to Nasugbu or Balayan, these pass through Tagaytay City. Via Tanauan, take a bus from Pasay marked for Lemery, then get off in Tanauan, Batangas.
Where to Stay near Taal Batangas at Taal Volcano Destination
There is no hotel in Taal Volcano, so if you are planning to spend the night there, you can scout for resosts in Talisay or hotels in Tagaytay.
For budget travellers, highly recommended is the ViewPoint Inn located in Tagaytay-Batangas Highway, Neogan, Tagaytay City. They offer free breakfast for all overnight stay.
Activities list at Taal Volcano and Nearby
Banca ride to Taal
Swim in Taal Lake
Ride a horse to the Taal crater (and back) for P500.00
Trek to Taal crater
Tour Tagaytay Picnic Grove,
People’s Park in the Sky,