We went to Taal, Batangas, to go on a hike on Volcano Island, leading up to the Taal Crater: the wonderful Taal Volcano.
We stayed at the Club Balai Isabel Resort which was just a 20 minute boat ride from Volcano Island, where the beautiful Taal Crater is located. There at the foot of the island, which quite resembles a mountain, one can either choose to hike up the volcano by foot, or by horse. We're not so lazy so we would be enjoying an actual hike towards the crater.
Ofcourse a 50 minute hike in the heat of the Philippine summer is no picnic, and I understood why some people might decide to take a horse while we were arriving at the top of the volcano.
It immediately was a great site to be right there at the top of the volcano. Even though there were already a bunch of tourists there at the Tagaytay Ridge; the beauty and serenity of the Taal Crater Lake beneath us made it so that it was still quite a nice and rustic experience for us, up there on top.
As said, it seemed quite touristic up there with a bunch of sellers and even people offering golf clubs and balls; for people to shoot some balls into the Crater Lake Taal. Not sure what I think of that but I believe golf is fun, I'd rather do it on a golf course though.
Anyway, we sure found the time and space to chill, take some nice pictures, and even fly the drone we brought:
We crashed the drone into the cliffside of Taal Crater but luckily 1 of the guides was nice enough to get the drone from there.
All in all being up there was a great experience: you will have enough time to chill, drink a cold beer, and take Instagram pictures of a lifetime.
Interested in more information about the Taal Volcano? Visit this article.
Would you like to see the vlog I made about our hike towards Taal Volcano? Click here.
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