The Taal Volcano is located in Batangas, which is in the Luzon
islands of the Philippines
. The Taal Lake is a small lake inside a caldera that was formed by four large eruptions of the volcano earlier, 100,000 to 500,000 years ago. Eruptions that succeeded the formation of the caldera have resulted to a formation of another island within the caldera that consists of 47 overlapping craters and cones. This island within the Taal Lake is called the Volcano Island. This island then contains another lake, the Crater Lake, and the said lake contains another volcanic island, which is called the Vulcan point.
The Taal Volcano is famous for its violent eruptions. In fact, because of its history of destructive volcanic eruptions, the volcano is selected as a Decade Volcano. Decade Volcanoes are some 16 volcanoes that are situated near populated areas and have a history of destruction. These volcanoes are labeled for projects of further studies and public awareness.
The eruptions of the Taal Volcano have been recorded to destroy and claim many lives, about 5,000 lives in number. It has destroyed crops and livelihood of the natives living in the area of the volcano itself and nearing towns.
Despite its violent and destructive history of volcanic history, the results of the Taal Volcano's volcanic activities in the past are magnificent. The most spectacular of all is the view of an island within a lake, which is also within an island within a lake inside the caldera formed by previous eruptions. The description can indeed be hard to imagine, since it is a little confusing, but the sight is a wonder that you will definitely not want to miss.
Going to Taal is quite easy as it takes only around 45 minutes of land travel from Manila to get to Tagaytay. Tagaytay is the best place if you want to get a grand viewing of the Taal Volcano, which, by the way, is the world' smallest volcano. The beautiful view of the lake and the valley is definitely worth the travel. You can take a boat tour for a closer experience with the magic of yet another one of nature's wonders. Fish ponds are located all around the island are yet another addition to you fun and excitement.
All over Tagaytay, the restaurants and other recreational areas in the city will provide you a fantastic view of the Taal Lake and Volcano. The climate is perfect and the food, anywhere in the area, is only going to make your trip definitely more unforgettable.
The Tagaytay Picnic Grove is one of the best areas to go to for an unobstructed view of Taal. The place is famous to both locals and foreigners and the atmosphere will guarantee to provide you the most memorable experience you are probably expecting in every trip you take. The sight is breathtaking but you just have to see it for yourself. And you will not be disappointed because, the fresh, clean air is worth every breath.