Lumampao is suggested side trip for Mt. Maculot.
Lumampao is one of the places located in Barangay Don Juan, Cuenca, Batangas. Where in you need to experience the "1500 steps of concrete stairs" before experiencing the calm ambiance of Lumampao where you will able to swim at the Taal Lake and get up close to Taal Volcano. Enjoy the fresh fish like tawilis, bangus, tilapia, etc while doing the Lakeering (new word for Lake + Mountaineering). Additional to that is the warm welcome of the locals there and well known products of Batangas (kapeng barako, puto, kutchinta etc).
How to go to Lumampao in Don Juan, Cuenca, Batangas?
Take bus going to Lemery, Batangas. Get off to Poblacion or Town Proper of Cuenca, Batangas. Take a tricycle going to Barangay Don Juan, 15 minutes away from Mt. Maculot Rockies Jump-off. You need to experience first the "1500 concrete stairs" going straight down to Lumampao.