One of the curiosities of Taal Volcano is not just the fact that the volcano has a lake inside its crater but that there is yet another island on that lake. Apparently, it is just one of the many cones of Taal Volcano. The name of the island is Vulcan Point. It is not particularly large, in fact, one would probably have difficulty erecting a house in such a small piece of land. This is often marketed in a rather amusing – “an island within a lake, on an island within a lake on an island”. To be more specific, Vulcan Point within Crater Lake, on Volcano Island within Taal Lake on Luzon Island. Confused yet?
The shores of Crater Lake do not look particularly inviting since there are a number of steam emissions that are visible from way up the crater rim, I don’t think this is your ordinary steam emission that I just passed by on the way to the top. This is several times larger than that one an my guess is it won’t be very safe to go near that thing. One side of the shore of Crater Lake is stained yellow probably from sulphur. It makes for a rather otherworldly landscape and it reminds you how dangerous Mother Nature can be. It would be best to respect that.
The shores of Crater Lake is dotted with numerous seismometers which will report back to the volcanologists who monitor the activity of the volcano. Right now it was still safe to visit the volcano. If ever the volcano acts up, visitors will not be permitted anywhere on Volcano Island, and residents will be evacuated. Fortunately, this was not the time for that.