Where to Get the Best Views of the Taal Volcano

Team Klook
Team Klook
Last updated 22 Feb 2022
view of taal vista from outdoors and within restaurant

Source: Klook and Balay Dako Instagram

When the weather gets a bit warmer, most of us naturally seek out a cooler change.

For those living in Mega Manila, Tagaytay is the go-to spot for a more ideal (and quick) change of climate. Up in the highlands, dwellers (and tourists like us) are treated to magnificent views of the Taal Lake and the smallest volcano in the world, the Taal Volcano, too.
The good thing about Tagaytay is there are numerous venues to visit or stay at if you want a scenic perspective of the famed island within a lake within an island within a lake within an island. Here are the 9 best bets to visit for the most extraordinary Taal Volcano view!

1. Sky Ranch

aerial shot of ferris wheel by lake
Family fun with a view? Head over to Sky Ranch! This 5-hectare amusement park boasts 14 attractions that can definitely be enjoyed by kids and kids-at-heart, including its 63-meter high Ferris wheel that lets you see Tagaytay and Taal Lake from a bird’s eye view.
Sky Ranch Tagaytay
Address: Km. 60, Tagaytay - Nasugbu Hwy, Kaybagal South, Tagaytay, Cavite
Contact Details: (02) 8862-7713 |
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 2. Taal Vista Hotel

sunrise view of taal lake and volcano
Source: Taal Vista Hotel Instagram
Built in the 1930s, this historical five-star hotel holds one of the most exclusive yet unobstructed views of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. With exceptional hospitality, this hotel will provide timeless moments with loved ones both in luxury and harmony.
Taal Vista Hotel
Address: Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City 4120, Philippines
Contact Details: (+632) 7917-8225 | (+6346) 413-1000 | (+63) 917-809-1254 | reservations@taalvistahotel.com
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 3. Escala Tagaytay

aerial shot of taal lake
What would be better than seeing the Taal Lake and Taal Volcano? Looking at it from an infinity pool – and that’s exactly what makes Escala Tagaytay, one of the best hotels in the area, offers.
girl looking at view from infinity pool
Source: Escala Tagaytay Instagram
Escala Tagaytay
Address: Purok 102, Poblete Street, Barangay Maharlika West 4120 Tagaytay City, Philippines
Contact Details: 285318588 | reservations@escalatagaytay.com
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 4. RSM Lutong Bahay

cottage style restaurant
Source: RSM Lutong Bahay Instagram
If you’re looking for a cozy restaurant to have lunch, RSM Lutong Bahay offers classic Filipino cuisine in a traditional setting. Not only can you enjoy a buffet offering, but the place also offers a stunning view of the Taal Lake and Volcano from its overlooking balcony area.
aerial shot of red roof and taal lake
Source: RSM Lutong Bahay Instagram
RSM Lutong Bahay
Address: 4120 Maharlika East, Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City
Contact Details: (046) 4831866 | 09338606450 | rsmtagaytay@yahoo.com

5. Balay Dako

glass window overlooking taal lake and volcano
Source: Balay Dako Instagram
Craving a fancier menu? Then Balay Dako will satisfy your taste buds. The restaurant not only offers an exceptionally plated and mouth-watering menu o top of classy interiors but also a panoramic view of the whole Taal Lake and Volcano right as you enjoy your meal. Al fresco dining, anyone?
balcony overlooking taal lake and volcano
Source: Balay Dako Instagram
Balay Dako
Address: Purok 138, Brgy. Neogan, Tagaytay City
Contact Details: (046) 413 4866 | +63 917 899 2866 | +63 918 899 2866

 6. Picnic Grove

aerial shot of picnic area by taal lake
Source: Bikyeong Hotel and Restaurant in Tagaytay Facebook
Brought your food for your Tagaytay trip? Then the Picnic Grove is the perfect venue for a little cottage lunch that overlooks the lake and volcano. The recreational park also offers a variety of outdoor activities such as a petting zoo, horseback riding, ziplines, and souvenir shops for visitors to enjoy.
Picnic Grove
Address: Tagaytay Picnic Grove Complex, Barangay, End, Tagaytay, Cavite
Contact Details: (046) 413 4206

7. The Carmelence View Lodge

balcony view of taal volcano and lake
Source: The Carmelence View Lodge Facebook
Repurposed from a house designed by National Artist for Architecture Bobby Mañosa, this hotel retained its signature style with added rooms that have an unobstructed view of the scenic lake while guests enjoy their stay.
room view of taal volcano and lake
Source: The Carmelence View Lodge Facebook
The Carmelence View Lodge
Address: 117 Villa Carmelence 2, Maharlika West, Tagaytay City, Cavite, 4120, Philippines
Contact Details: +63 917 584 3825 | carmelenceview@gmail.com

 8. Museo Orlina

drone shot of roof deck overlooking taal lake
Source: Museo Orlina Facebook
Feeling the need to nurture your artsy side? Visit Museo Orlina, a contemporary art museum established by pioneer glass sculptor Ramon G. Orlina. The museum offers a scenic view of the lake while also housing the artist’s extraordinary body of work.
 Museo Orlina
Address: Hollywood St., Hollywood Subd. Tolentino East 4120 Tagaytay City, Philippines
Contact Details: (046) 413 2581 | info@museo-orlina.org
IMPORTANT NOTE: Be a responsible traveler! All information on this post are accurate from the time of writing. Rules, regulations and guidelines are updated frequently and may change without Klook’s prior notice. For your safety, check with the respective LGU’s and establishments directly before your travels. 

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