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This lake is the deepest in the Philippines.
Batangas City, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Was there last Dec. 2018. The water is pretty rough...lol. I Was on a Boat going to Taal Volcano and got all wet. I was surprised on the waves and thought we were on salt water.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It wasn't as fun as it could have been. The boat didn't have hand rails to hold on to. And if you're at the front 2 rows, take the plastic blanket! There's splashing when the waves get a little bigger and faster. I got water...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank bonnsv
Reviewed 21 September 2018

A beautiful lake but quite congested with fish traps. It was a relaxing visit and surrounding mountains and volcano across the lake was very green and luscious.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RHM63
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This area is a great place to go for a nice day trip out of Manila. If you like immersing yourself in nature you'd really enjoy this area. There's bangka ride that's about 15 minutes to get you to the volcano. It can be as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Angelica D
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely lake quite serene. The boat ride on a motorized outrigger was quite scenic and relaxing It’s the only way to get to the volcano. Not much else to do on the lake. Nice way to spend a few hours.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Taal Lake, formerly known as Bombón Lake, is a freshwater lake in the province of Batangas, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. The lake fills Taal Caldera, a large volcanic caldera formed by very large eruptions between 500,000 and 100,000 years ago. It...More

Date of experience: July 2017
5  Thank drvijayathalye
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We started our journey in a resort in Laurel, Batangas; and it took 10-15mins boat ride (p2000/boat) to the trekking site. Upon arrival, we registered and pay p100/pax environmental fee. Little kids are free (maybe 5 below), my son is 9 so also needs to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Pam T
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Visit Taal Lake via San Nicolas, Batangas. The small town offers the best view to appreciate taal lake, taal volcano and surrounding mountains and areas. Plus there are a lot of notable areas you can visit nearby ie Our Lady of Caysasay, Taal Basilica, Balisong,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jdjoann
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We're currently staying at the Batangas country club which is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!The property is beautiful, the food is delicous, and everyone is soooo kind! However there is nothing to do or see in the city of Batangas. It's run down and dirt. There are no...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Tanya D
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Not a very good experience for family with young children. 6 adults and 2 children.. according kay Manong boatman hindi raw pwedeng magsama sama sa isang bangka.. i paid 5000 Pesos for 2 boats.. (2500 pesos each boat). Pagdating sa taal volcano, meron pang babayaran...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank karennz2018
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23 December 2017|
Response from Marisel S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I suggest before you go and take the trip, you visit first the PHILVOCS Taal Volcano Station in Talisay, Batangas to get more information about the trip and ensure safety measures. It will also help you better appreciate... More
Philip H
25 September 2015|
Response from 625linsayc | Reviewed this property |
You can charter a local to take you where you want to go, although it can be a little expensive. In The Philippines anything is possible, people are super hrlpful and friendly.