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    Swimming Party!!!

    by cyndymc Written Nov 30, 2011

    My only surviving aunt spent her 86th birthday in one of the resorts in Talisay. My cousins chose Aya Del Sol Beach Resort as venue because it was near their residence, and the dining hall and swimming pool had a nice view of Taal Lake & Volcano. With a sumptuous buffet lunch, the swimming pool for our exclusive use and a fantastic view, the party was a blast! Of course, nothing beats the joy of being reunited with the clan members.

    Aya Del Sol's View of Taal Lake & Volcano Aya Del Sol Swimming Pool Aya Del Soll Swimming Pool Cabana With View of Taal Lake & Volcano View From Dining Hall
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    Taal Volcano

    by lahoree Written Nov 19, 2008

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    Hike to the crater of Taal Volcano. It is an easy hike that takes an hour and thirty minutes with short stays for photography. To get to the starting point, one has to hire a boat from Talisay that will drop at the starting point. Short 30 minute ride.

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    Go Up To The Volcano Crater

    by BMer Written Jun 3, 2007

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    Taal Volcano, which has a lake inside, sits on a lake.

    Taal Lake is surrounded by resorts. From any resorts, you can hire a boat (haggle for the best price) to the volcano. Once you're at the foot of the volcano, you can opt to hike up (2 hrs.) or rent (again, haggle!) a horse (45 mins).

    Giddyup!... Banca Lake Inside The Volcano

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    Vintage Point

    by victorwkf Updated Sep 17, 2006

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    There is a vintage point when you reach the top of the Taal Volcano crater rim. There is a path leading to the top of this point (see photograph) but do be careful as it is rather narrow and dangerous, especially for those people who are afraid of heights.

    Vintage Point of Taal Volcano, Philippines
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    Fish Farming & Fishing

    by victorwkf Written Sep 17, 2006

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    When you are at Taal Lake, you will notice that there are many fish farms here. These farms are harvesting the famous tawilis fish and perhaps maliputo fish which are endemic to this lake, both are local delicacies. You will also see small boats on the lake, where the local fishermen will cast their nets and catch fishes in the lake.

    Fish farm on Taal Lake, Philippines
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    Taal Lake

    by victorwkf Written Sep 17, 2006

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    Taal Lake is a big volcanic freshwater lake located in the south of Luzon island about 2 hours drive south of Manila. The island in the lake contains the famous Taal Volcano, and this lake is surrounded by the Tagaytay ridge. In fact, Taal Lake is one of the biggest lakes in the Philippines and there are many endemic fishes living here such as the tawillis and maliputo which are delicacies. In fact, there were sharks living in the lake but said to be extinct now. Also, the locals told me that there are many houses buried in the lake from previous eruptions of the volcano!

    Taal Lake, Philippines
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    Shelters & Refreshments

    by victorwkf Written Jul 30, 2006

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    Once you reach the Taal Volcano crater rim, there are several shelters awaiting you, whereby you can sit down in the shade and enjoy the magnificent scenery. The locals sell refreshments such as cold drinks here at a very affordable price.

    Shelter at Taal Volcano crater rim
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    Going down Taal Volcano

    by victorwkf Written Jul 30, 2006

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    Personally, I think it is better to walk down Taal Volcano even though you may ride the horse or donkey up as this gives you the opportunity to enjoy the scenery and take photographs along the way. It is much easier to walk down and the path is well marked, anyway it is the same route as going up so there should not be much problems.

    The path to Taal Volcano crater
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    Path up to the Taal Volcano crater rim

    by victorwkf Written Jul 30, 2006

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    The path up to the Taal Volcano crater rim on an island of the Taal Lake starts at the village on the shore where you alight from the banca (traditional boats). It will first pass through the village which will give you a good glimpse of life of the locals. After this, it will go up a gentle sloped path which is eroded on the sides. There is still some shade here because of the surrounding trees. After this section, the trees will get less as you climb up slowly along a gentle slope where you reach a section with very good views of the Taal Lake and Tagaytay ridge. From here onwards, there is little shade and will be difficult especially on a hot day. You will go up the hill on open land, and the final part of the climb is relatively steeper where you finally reach the crater rim where there are many shelters awaiting you with cold drinks! Of course, the magnificent view of the crater and surroundings will await you. From here, you can look down and see clearly the path you have taken up! The photographs will give you a good idea on what to expect along the way :)

    Path going up Taal Volcano crater, Philippines
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    Village on volcano island

    by victorwkf Written Jul 30, 2006

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    Once you reach the island of the Taal Volcano, there is a village next to the shore where the locals live. Their main livelihood is tourism as they have horses and donkeys which will bring tourists up and down the volcano crater rim (see transportation tip on this VT page), as well as selling refreshments such as food and drinks. The villagers are friendly and lead a simple life. The path leading to the volcano crater rim starts at the village.

    The village at Taal Volcano island, Philippines
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    Taal Volcano & Island

    by victorwkf Written Jul 30, 2006

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    The famous Taal Volcano is perhaps the smallest volcano in the world and is located on an island in the Taal Lake. This is still a very active volcano and part of the famous Pacific Ring of Fire. Many people mistook the crater-like natural structure (see first photo) as the volcano crater but this is not the one. The actual crater cannot be seen while you are on the lake, but you need to climb up a gentle hill (second photo) before it appears dramatically before your very eyes!

    This is not the taal volcano crater Taal volcano crater is on top of this hill Island of Taal Volcano in Taal Lake
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    The town of Talisay

    by victorwkf Written Jul 30, 2006

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    The small town of Talisay is located on the shore of the Taal Lake. This town is actally located within the big crater rim of the Tagaytay ridge which surrounds and huge Taal Lake, which is a volcanic lake. The importance of Talisay is that it is the starting point of all trips to the Taal Volcano crater, as well as a major fish farming area of delicacy fishes of the Taal Lake such as the tawillis and maliputo which can only be found here. There are some houses along the shore which has been converted to budget hotels for those who wish to stay close to the volcano. Overall, Talisay is a simple and cosy little down by the lake with beautiful scenery.

    Town of Talisay on the shore of Taal Lake
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    Taal Volcano Crater Rim and Lake

    by victorwkf Written Jul 30, 2006

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    The magnificent view of the crater rim and lake of Taal Volcano and its surroundings e.g. Taal Lake, Mount Makulot standing tall across Taal Lake is the main highlight which draws many tourists to come up the Taal Volcano. For those who make the effort to reach all the way up, the experience is unforgettable as shown by these photographs as well as photographs on the travelogue section of this VT page.

    Crater rim and lake of Taal Volcano, Philippines
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    Bangka Trip to Taal Volcano Island

    by AlbuqRay Updated Jun 5, 2004

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    Gloria de Castro sent her bangka to pick us up at the Villa Amparo resort for a trip to the inner Taal volcano and lake. The price was 1000 pesos (the Villa Amparo's bangka was 1400 pesos). Many people mistake the cone in the middle background as the inner volcano. The inner volcano is actually part of the island in the left background.

    The trip out to the island took about 20 minutes. A bangka is a covered boat with bamboo outriggers and an inboard motor. It was a fun ride, although you can get splashed if you sit in the front.

    Taal Bangka
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    Shelter at the Top

    by AlbuqRay Updated Jun 5, 2004

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    There is a shelter at the rim of the inner volcano. There were vendors and a couple of policeman there. You can see their rifle on the table. We could not believe what happened with the rifle. A young guy came up and started playing with it. He was teasing some of the other vendors down below. We assumed it was not loaded but that he should not have been pointing it at anyone anyway. However, after he put it down, one of the policemen came over and took the clip off it. Fortunately, nothing bad happened.

    Shelter at Inner Taal Rim
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