The view on top is breathtaking that you would forget for a moment on how you got to the top and would shelve for a while your strategies on how to go down gracefully.
HOW DO I GO TO THE TAAL VOLCANO CRATER VIEW DECK?
You can go trekking or ride a pony, donkey or horse. Since they, pardon me, poop, I think it's best to ride one of the equines.
You can just get a boat if you're coming from Tagaytay or travel by land, if you're coming from the towns or cities in Batangas, but I still believe it's best to get a package for groups.
The price per person lowers when you are a bigger group.
If you're going to ride a pony, a donkey or a horse and you have a guide with you,
here are some tips:
1.Even if your package is fully paid, have at least PhP200 in 50s with you for gloves(or bring your own), for your jockey/guide's drink upon reaching the crater view deck, and for the tip. The guides only get very little for all their trouble.
2. Wear a body bag that can fit your face towel, a bottle of water, some trail mix or if you think you can handle it, wear a knapsack.
Different Taal Volcano Packages
TAAL VOLCANO TREK & TAAL LAKE TOUR PACKAGE
Our group entered through the former CLUB LAKE, Talisay with guides, Bryan and his wife, Lenlen. Unfortunately, I was not the one who contacted them, but they are a nice couple.
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1. from aguinaldo highway go past the arc saying welcome to nasugbu and just keep going straight.
2. at the end of teh highway, is a small rotonda, going left will take you to calaca, turning right will take you to punta fuego. go right.
3. after the rotonda, keep going straight. at the end will be a "T" intersection. going left will take you to Lian, going right will take you to nasugbu town proper. go right.
4. just follow the highway, when you turn right. it will take you inside the town of nasugbu( there's no by-pass road) just fdollow the road, it will take you up 2 mountains i think before you reach punta fuego.
it's not hard to get lost going to punta fuego, as there are a lot of road signs pointing to terrazas de punta fuego after you pass the Nasugbu/Lemery intersection coming from tagaytay.
make sure your vehicle is in very good condition as teh inclines here are very steep.
drive safe and have fun!!!(Directions are from Arvin Cristi)
WAY 2: (From a Nasugbu local)
Exit Sta. Rosa.
Go straight till you reach tagaytay. make a right turn going to rotonda. staright again pass the tagaytay rotonda.
pass the casino, royale tagaytay, splendido.
If you pass by evercrest, you are on the right track. Drive downhill till you reach the nasugbu rotonda. turn right.
dirve straight again. pass the sugar mill and make a right after you see the sheel station(left side).
Drive straight again pass the town proper.
Just follow the directional signs after that... you won't get lost. If you need a tour guide i am willing to help you.
I am from nasugbu by the way. (Alias Bilog)
According to myth, the name “Mataasnakahoy” was derived from a big tree evidently seen going to that town. Since the big tree is their marker, they started calling it MataasnaKahoy. The name Mataas na Kahoy literally means "tall tree".
The town is bounded by Balete and Lipa City and is known for its breezy atmosphere due to its high elevation.
Several resorts are in operation in different barangays and the town is known for these resorts- Shercon Resort and Galilee Place which are both located in Barangay San Sebastian, El Madero Resort in Barangay II and La Virginia in Barangay Manggahan. I’ve seen all these resorts and they are all good, but La Virginia stands out among them having most of the amenities, the good inspection of the surroundings and breathtaking sight of the taal and the resort itself secluded in the slope.
This is the Baclaran Church's "sister" as VTer joysweet said...
My uncle, Father Ernie Garcia, is its parish priest...the parishioners are very friendly. He even gave him a fiesta (equivalent to a Wedding Feast) on his sacerdotal anniversary.
(The website link is a video of his 25th Sacerdotal Anniversary)
world-class facilities designed to provide its members and guests utmost satisfaction and enjoyment. For the water-enthusiasts, several pools dot the peninsula, ranging from Single Infinity Pool at the Upper Beach Club, the Family Pool at the Lower Beach Club and the Double Infinity Pools and the Kiddie Pool at the Main Club. A nine-hole golf course, tennis and squash courts, mini-theater, darts & billiards hall, and a full range of water sport facilities
San Juan town is fast becoming a popular beach destination for Manila and nearby residents. Though less frequented compared to Matabungkay, Calatagan and Anilao, strips of the town's Laiya coastline is now the site of on-going developments envisioned to rival beach life at Boracay (can't beat the beach though!). The one in the thumbnail is the private Napayong Beach.
At 2700 feet ASL, Mount Maculot in Cuenca town is the highest peak around Taal Lake. It is the visible mountain at the far back of Taal Volcano when the volcano is viewed from Taal Vista in Tagaytay. The mountain offers a spectacular view of the volcano and lake from another angle. On a clear day, the Batangas City port and shoreline is also viewable from the horizon.
Maculot (curly in Tagalog) was so named due to the curly-looking forest covering of the mountain. It's summit can be reached in as little as 4 hours from the town center and shorter when getting down.
Batangas is generally known to be a "dive" town - there are more dive resorts than that of a sandy beach type. But the area of San Juan Batangas is where the sandy beaches are located (Includes: La Luz, Laiya Coco Grove, KAbayan Resort, Virgin Beach among others)
Eagle Point Resort's main attraction (for me) is their salt water pool. They are nursing 7 baby sharks, a pawikan (turtle) and several marine life. Perfect 1st time snorklers and kids.
Feeding time of the sharks at 8am. Make sure not to miss this!
The reef pool is 7-9 feet deep, i think this is also where they have their intro dive lessons.
Dive and Trek Resort in Mabini Batangas offers one of Batangas spectacular sunset view...
This marine sanctuary, offers overnight accommodation, a restaurants, diving, snorkeling and other marine sports...
The marine sanctuary is well maintain and there are a lot of school of fish, that I could last for hours snorkeling...
Balai Resort in Bgy. Laiya in the town of San Juan got a white sand beach, ideal for swimming. The resort offers also overnight accommodation on their native rooms, option for airconditioned or fan room.
The place is very ideal also for big groups, as they got complete facilities.
The beach is okay, but current is very strong, that you need to be careful on swimming, but there is a lifeguard also that watches over.
They got some nipa huts also for guest use, and also some barbeque stands..
On my last visit the concern i got is there is no signal on cellphones yet..
Upper level of the 2 fresh water pool in the resort. The 2 pools are connected by a short 3meter slide