PUSOD is a community-based organization that leverages local resources to create sustainable incomes within the community.
Tour revenue supports the preservation and upkeep of Taal Lake and its cultural heritage.
Any day by appointment
Adults, Families, Professionals
1 to 6
Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)
Clothing & Equipment
Binoculars, Camera, Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat, Sunscreen lotion, Water, Other clothing requirement
Taal Lake is the 8th wonder of the world! Its rich history, colorful scenery, and vibrant local communities make it one of the Philippines’ most unique attractions. Take a boat ride to the volcano. Learn about the biology and eruption history of the region. From the volcanic island, travel on horse or by foot to discover the magnificent perspectives offered by an island within a lake, within an island, within a lake! An exotic treat of fresh coconut juice is prepared to refresh you, as well as a native lunch of Batangas fusion cuisine.
Overnight accommodations in our loft or cabanas are available for an additional fee.
Pusod Taal Lake Conservation Center, Lipa City, Batangas, LI, Philippines
From Matasnakahoy Town Proper (approx. 12 km): Go via Brgy. Longos and turn right to Brgy. San Sebastian, go straight until you find Brgy. Kinalaglagan intersection, make a right turn towards Sitio Lipute. Pusod TLCC is on the left before you reach the big metal Lipute Bridge.
Commute: From Mataasnakahoy Town Proper - near 7-Eleven there is a tricycle terminal. They service going to Sitio Lipute TLCC, P80.00 for a single ride.
From Caltex-Levitown (across Orange Arch) (approx 11.5 km): Drive straight until you reach Balete Town Proper. Turn left and follow signages to ESL Resort. Continue driving until you reach the big metal Lipute Bridge. Pusod TLCC is on the right after that bridge.
Commute: From Caltex-Levitown, there is a jeep terminal going to Balete Town Proper going to Palsara. Then take a tricycle ride going to Pusod TLCC until you reach the big metal Lipute Bridge. Pusod TLCC is on the right after that bridge.
From SLEX and Star toll, exit Malvar (Bulihan). Make a right after toll, drive straight until u see the Balete Mun. Hall. Follow the directions to ESL Resort. You will reach ESL Resort, go towards the big metal bridge (Lipute Bridge). After that bridge you will see TLCC on the right.
To activate community power centers that inspire and demonstrate the integration of ecology with economics, technology and culture.
Environmental education (seminars, forum & trainings) for ecological responsibility.
Capacity-building for the Taal-Lake Volcano stakeholders.