Taal Volcano © Vadim
Tagaytay is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the Philippines. Located just south of Manila, the town's most famous attraction is the Taal Volcano, which sits on an island in a lake. The volcano has another lake within its vast crater. Filipinos regard Tagaytay as their 'summer capital', with many of them heading there to escape Manila's challenging summer heat. The area provides many recreational opportunities, and has some top hotels and restaurants. Travellers can also visit the 'Palace in the Sky': an unfinished complex that was originally meant to be a home for former president Marcos. Instead, it serves as a park and viewpoint. The area's huge flower farm is worth stopping at, too. Golfing, diving, horse riding, snorkelling and ziplining are among the activities on offer.