When you say Taal, people almost equate it to Tagaytay. That’s why it was a surprise to find the other side of Taal quite literally when we found this cool treehouse on Airbnb. The treehouse was in Kapusod Lake Conservation area in Mataasnakahoy, Batangas, opposite the hills of Tagaytay if you cross the lake. The location featured one of most gorgeous and longest running sunsets we’ve seen.
The conservation center rents out kayaks and paddle boards, which you can use to go to the Taal Volcano island. A resident cook, Ka Betty, prepares custom-made meals. We requested for tulingan and vegetables, which they got fresh from the local market.
The view from the treehouse was like a view from an airplane pilot’s cabin and it wasn’t hard to pretend you’re hovering over the lake because from that height, you really are. I awoke in the middle of the night, maybe that’s 2am, and I saw the most mystical, jaw-dropping view ever: the full moon was setting on the lake!
If you’re seeking quiet time with nature and the magical surprises she’ll throw your way, I recommend you book a night or two here.