Thrilled by Tagaytay’s Treats
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Taal Volcano and Lake
After Baguio, it's considered as "The Other Summer Capital of the Philippines" because of its year-long cool climate. With its fine breeze, fragrant blossoms, fresh fruits and veggies as well as fancy delicacies, Tagaytay is the ideal place for sight-seeing and staging outdoor activities such as horseback riding, camping, picnics and golf.
Weeks ago, I had the chance to visit the place once again while a storm was raging across northern Luzon. That, however, didn't stop me and my companions from going to the city by the ridge. Revisited after a long time, Tagaytay overwhelmed me with its sense of aggressiveness and vitality.
Signs of prosperity are strewn all over the place. Where vast tracts of lands used to lay idle, now stand shopping malls, multi-story condominiums and posh hotels, among others. Well, I shouldn’t be surprised. With its natural beauty and abundant resources, Tagaytay has what it takes to be the next big thing within the CALABARZON area.
Truly, there are so many wonderful places to explore in this favorite weekend getaway of many Filipinos. But what really thrills me, and probably other tourists, is the city’s breathtaking visual treat — the fabulous panorama of the world’s smallest volcano and its seemingly serene lake.
For years, Tagaytay has been made famous by its magnificent view of Taal’s volcano and lake. Recently, this popular tourist destination hugged the international limelight after it was discovered by geologists to have "the world’s largest island within a lake on an island within a lake on an island!"
Whew! That’s quite a puzzler! But here’s a simple explanation I’ve read somewhere: Vulcan Point is a small volcanic island within Taal Volcano’s crater lake, which is found on Volcano Island in Taal Lake in the island of Luzon.
Geez, it’s already my fourth time to be in this fast growing city but I can’t seem to get enough of her and her world-renowned visual treat. Rain or shine, it’s always a sight to behold.