Awesome view of the Taal Volcano Main Crater. This is also called Crater Lake.
The rock at right is Vulcan Point: an island in a lake (Crater Lake) on an island (Volcano Island)
in a lake (Taal Lake) on an island (Luzon).
Do some bird watching during the 45-minute hike to the crater. Flocks of crows are a common sight.
For tips on bird watching visit
If you see just a few birds, sit down for a relaxing moment to listen to them instead.
Close your eyes and count all their calls and songs. You’ll discover that birds are more often heard than seen.
|Horse hoof jewelry. These horsey anklets jingle all the way.|
|Lava strata: top layer is a lovely shade of pink.|
|Panoramic scenery: hardened lava, lush green shrubs, fresh water lake, Tagaytay City in the distance and|
two high-rises reaching into the sky.
|A steam vent nearly a hundred meters to the crater.|
Branches tied together to make a set of steps give photographers a good (yet rickety) vantage point
at the viewing area. Souvenir shops maintained by locals sell t-shirts, caps,
fresh buko (young coconut) and soft drinks.
|A vent in the crater wall emits steam.|
|The downhill trek from the crater rim is easy and the view picturesque.|
The Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center is managed by the Center for Community Transformation. Some of the buildings here were built by former street dwellers being ministered to by CCT. Read the heartwarming story of one changed life here: http://cctsikhay.blogspot.com/2012/04/weve-been-blessed-say-former-street.html
For rates and booking information, please contact Eva Lope at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 09192933157, 09232497605, 806-6912, and 234-1301. For information on CCT' programs and target beneficiaries, please visit www.cct.org.ph.