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Monfort Bat Sanctuary

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Address: Monfort Conservation Park, Mindanao, Philippines
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This was our first itinerary on our day tour in Samal Island. I have been to a lot of bat caves already but this was the most informative and I was really amazed how unique bats... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first itinerary on our day tour in Samal Island. I have been to a lot of bat caves already but this was the most informative and I was really amazed how unique bats are. The tour guide explained really well how the bats live in the different caves inside the sanctuary. They are separated by age groups... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I had goose bumps looking at all the millions of bats inside the cave. You cannot enter but you can watch the bats all upside down hanging from the cave. spend about 30 minutes there. They also recommend the sunset viweing when you see the bats fly out at night.

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Pasig, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This place is worth visiting. You'll be amazed to learn more on how the bat lives. The tour guides are also very friendly ready to accommodate your questions. The place stinks but that would be pretty obvious considering the number of bats that live there.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very impressive to see people taking care of the bat species. See bat habitats up close. The place, of course, has a pungent smell due to the nitrogen from the guano droppings -- but who cares? Nice to see

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Cavite Province, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had an inland tour of Samal. Went to MONTFORT SANCTUARY aka bat caves. The tour guide mentioned that they have biggest number of bats of the same species according to Guiness Book of world record. Nothing extraordinary. Find the place boring. Just saw the bats at the outer part of the entrance of the caves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Cool to see more then 2.5 million bats. It is a nice place to visit tour guide is kind and really gives a lot of information.You can see them via big holes in the ground.

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The place would definitely look boring, especially the torn and old visual aids. Thanks to Analyn, the tour guide for lifting everything up and bringing all those to life! Among all the tour guides i have met, i guess she is the life of the Monfort Bat Sanctuary. Because of her, the experience and the things we learned that day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Your Samal Island visit would not be complete without visiting the Montfort Bat Sanctuary. It's a holder of a Guinness World Record! + points > 2.5 million fruit bats > very witty and knowledgeable tour guide (forgot her name, but she is very witty and can carry a conversation well) - points > the smell of bat dung (called Guano,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Very knowleadgeable guide. It was a unique experience that I recommend eveyone to see. This is about 20mins away from the port. Hire a tricycle and haggle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Came here as I wanted to see how bats live and boy did I see. There are literally thousands of bats. It's really cool to see the caves and see the bats hanging there. The only thing some people won't lime is the smell. It's extremely smelly as the bats live and poo there haha. But above all its a... More 

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