TAGATAY, located about 56 kilometers south of Manila, is 600 meters above sea level. It is famous for its panoramic view of Lake Taal and the smallest active volcano in the world. Because of its cool climate and beautiful scenery, it has gained the reputation of the Second Summer Capital of Geneva and Philippines (Bayao is the capital of Philippines). The volcano is surrounded by lake water and reaches the volcano by boat for half an hour. Riding from the lake to the crater, horses are not big, but they often trot, which is exciting. At the top of the mountain, you can have a bird's eye view of the crater. The crater is also a lake, forming a unique landscape of mountain-lake, lake-mountain and mountain-lake. The crater is surrounded by a volcanic vapor eruption. It's a wonderful sight worth visiting.
I played with my parents for two days during the summer vacation. At that time, Manila was very hot, so it was really good to decide to go to Daya Tai at an altitude of 600 meters. The weather is usually in the 20 degrees, if December will reach 18-15 degrees. The world's smallest volcano can be seen in Dayatai, and Lake Taar is absolutely beautiful. If you have time to go to the most beautiful Starbucks in all Philippines, you can enjoy the scenery while drinking coffee. Dayatai is also a famous coffee producer of Philippine, where there is a famous cat poop coffee. Taar volcano is an active volcano and can be climbed, but it's going by boat. There is a place called People sparkinthesky in Dayatai, where you can ride a Ferris wheel or a horse.
Manila Hotel helps book 4,000 pesos a day wherever you want. There are many Resort Resorts to look for boats by the lake in Dayatai. Half the way to recruit local residents to take boats with them, should be a commission, it may be said that can not go to the volcano can only take boats around the lake class, do not ignore. The boat (2000 pesos) and the horse (500 pesos per person) going up the hill, sign a document to board the boat, go to the island in 30 minutes, and ride a horse with the groom to the top in 30 minutes. The landscape and the journey are good. I've been staring at asking for money, getting on and off the benches, taking pictures, buying water for the groom, tips, masks, toilets... The place is really poor enough.
Daya Tai is still quite good, climbing up is not particularly high several hundred meters, but also quite comfortable along the road, we went when it was quite hot, in fact, like a summer resort, standing on it can see the distant scenery, the vision is very broad.
Four people rented a car and took a crab boat to the island in the middle of the lake. The whole journey was a little boring, but when you finally climbed the crater and saw the mountains in the lake and the beautiful scenery of the lake in the mountains, you would not miss this trip.
Dayatai is the best place to view the volcanic lake. From this point of view, we can see all the wonderful scenery. It is magnificent. The haze is like smoke curling up from the mountainside. In addition, from Manila to this place, the scenery along the way is quite fascinating, and you can also go to the Rasnes Church with the bamboo organ and the jeep factory.