Located 55 kilometres south of Manila, Taal Volcano, being just 311 meters tall is considered to be the world's smallest active volcano. It has erupted for 30 times since the 16th century and caused over 5000 people deaths. Eight eruptions appeared in the 1960s and 1970s, and since 1977 there has been none.
One more curious fact about the volcano is its location, resembling Russian doll logic. The Vulcan Point Island sits within the Main Crater Lake located on Volcano Island, which lies within a Lake Taal on Luzon Island. That's it. Daily, Taal Volcano becomes a hot spot for dozens of tourists from all over the world.
When you are on an island, you can rent a horse or hike the short trail. It is better to reach the volcano by catching a boat across the Taal Lake. But choose the right time as boat rides may be cancelled anytime during the rainy season. The best time to visit the smallest active volcano is during the dry season that lasts from October to June.