Category Archives: Luzon

Taal Volcano: A volcano island within a lake

Taal Volcano is a volcanic island situated within Taal Lake, located in Batangas Province.  It is accessed through Talisay, Batangas, just at the foot of Tagaytay City.

How to Get There:

From Metro Manila:  You can ride a bus bound for Tagaytay or any buses via Talisay, Batangas.  From Talisay, Batangas, you can hire pumpboat that crosses to the volcano island.  You can choose from different resorts that offer pumpboat services along Talisay’s lake shore.

Above:  Villa Amparo Resort.  They offer 1,500 Php boat service back and forth with free Cottage and shower usage.

Lake Cruisin’

Cruisin’ in the Lake could be a good start.. Enough to get some fresh air.

Horseback Riding to the Top of the volcano  

Going up walking would be very difficult that is why the tourism dept offer horseback riding going up for 500php (30 minutes) vice versa.  This was my first time to ride on the back of a horse.


Sight Seeing

Enjoyed a lot watching the breathtaking view from the top of the volcano. 

Adding Taal Volcano to your bucket list would be highly recommended if you are planning to visit Tagaytay.  A budget of 5000 for two would be big enough for a Tagaytay-Taal Volcano Trip.

Enjoy Taal Volcano!

Tagaytay City: A City on Top of the Mountain

Tagaytay City is a mountain city located south of Metro Manila.  It is easily accessed through the South Luzon express way, Coastal road, or CavitEx, and then through Aguinaldo Highway.  It is 1-1/2 hour drive from the Metro.  Due to its proximity to the big city, it attracts local and foreign tourist to escape the humid weather in the metro.  Tagaytay has cooler weather at anytime of the day because of its elevation, just like of Baguio’s, but Tagaytay is more accessible.

How To Get There:  By Land you can ride a Bus or Van to Tagaytay from Pasay City, or near the Baclaran LRT station.  From Batangas, you can also easily access Tagaytay through Talisay-Tagaytay road.


Tagaytay Picnic Grove

Zipline and Cable Car

There are a lot of things to do in Tagaytay.  Or you can just have a day for picnic with the family.  It’s up to you.

Tagaytay City is the place where you can get the perfect overlooking view of the Taal Lake in Batangas.  Imagine, down the foot of Tagaytay is already part of Batangas. We travelled two places in one time.  Isn’t that amazing?

You can also find houses of popular people in Tagaytay as it is really an ideal place to live in.

Derek Ramsay’s House in Tagaytay

if you are planning to visit Manila, or if you happen to have a business trip to manila, you should not bother sparing some time visiting Tagaytay.  A day in Tagaytay would be great.  You do not want to miss its view and its fresh fruits.