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Volcano Climbing at Mount Taal

Posted by on Dec 12th, 2009
File Under: Batangas, Featured, UNESCO

Taal volcano is a very touristy area. It is one of Tagaytay’s main attractions, and lately it has become popular for volcano climbing. Volcano climbing is a rising sport tourism activity around the world. Many adventure travelers are drawn to climb a live volcano for the thrill and experience it brings.


Taal Volcano

Posted by on May 2nd, 2009
File Under: Batangas, Featured, Photos, UNESCO

Taal Volcano is an active volcano located about 70-km south of Manila inside a lake, it was formed through one major eruption at the center of a lake, and since the lake itself is the crater of a prehistoric volcano, and within the lake, other eruptions have occurred producing more craters and micro-lakes. The vista from the rim is unrivaled.

Taal Volcano Protected Landscape was declared Philippines’s National Geological Monument (together with Chocolate Hills, and Hundred Islands National Park) and was also proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2006.


Batangas

Posted by on Apr 15th, 2009
File Under: Batangas, Featured

Just 2-3 hours south of the megacity of Manila is Batangas, an unassuming province rich with a lively past, history, folklore, nature and stretches of excellent beaches and the most accessible dive sites teeming with marine life.

While Taal Lake and Volcano are most commonly associated with the city of Tagaytay in the province of Cavite, it is actually named after one of the towns of Batangas –Taal. Taal Volcano is one of the world’s smallest, most active and deadliest volcanoes.