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Fishing Area of Laguna Lake

Fishing Area of Laguna Lake. Laguna de Bay was once home to 23 endemic species of fish.  But due to pollution and over fishing, their numbers dwindled and today only six species remain.

Binangonan Pritil

The Binangonan Pritil where boats fetch people to and from different barangays on Laguna Lake.

Mount Tagapo

Locals say that there is a rumored treasure on Mount Tagapo. This explains the open pit at the summit. They also say that the name of the island may also be due to the sharp toothed crocodiles which used to roam free in the Talim Island.

Mount Tagapo View

At the heart of Laguna de Bay lies Mount Tagapo. Its unique geography makes it a worthwhile hiking destination. You will have to board a pumpboat from the towns of Rizal to reach the island; this boat ride will take you to the scenic lake and its fishing villages. You will realize that Laguna de Bay is so huge it's almost like a sea. Then, on Talim Island, as you start hiking, you will be surrounded with bamboo; the whole island is like a grove, and people live on the bamboo, which islanders use to produce furniture, toothpicks, and even charcoal hence the name Tagapo, from taga which means to chop. The trails are easy and in hours you will be at the peak; There you can behold the entire Laguna Lake and its coastal towns; the skylines of Makati and Ortigas as well as nearby Mount Sembrano.

Talim in Rizal

Talim Island is technically under the municipality of Binangonan, Rizal. Pump boats ply the routes to different barangays in the island, connecting them to mainland Rizal. Less frequently, there are also trip to Calamba Laguna. Talim island, as its name suggests, is shaped like a blade, cutting across Laguna Lake from south to north. Its uniqueness, as an island community within a large lake, is unparalleled.