main crater of Taal Volcano Island, Taal Lake and Mt. Maculotcomposed of the majestic Taal Lake, volcanoes and vents (above and underwater), surrounding mountains and hills, tributaries, sunken towns, ruins and populated barangays, the Taal Volcano Protected Landscape (TVPL) is already on the tentative list for World Heritage Sites. a pride of our nation, this unique ecosystem is home to the country's unique fauna and flora such as the duhol (one of the only three existing freshwater seasnake species in the world) and tawilis (the only commercial fresh sardine in the world).
boats going to volcano island can be arranged either from the town of Talisay, Balete or San Nicholas. sadly, boat rental is a little bit steep. then 45-minutes hike to the main crater.*every week, I will feature a snapshot of an amazing place from my "baul". cheers!*