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Bat Cave/Tours

Hi

We would like to visit the bat cave but have read about extortion. How can we visit without fear of harassment? Do we need to take a tour and if so just anywhere along White Beach?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Bat Cave/Tours

As long you pay what is asked for you will not be harassed

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I read about tourists having problems on this forum and the hotel don't recommend going on our own.

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I heard they were closed for a development, I did not confirm that. If still open, its not worth it, and you will be harassed no matter what you do.

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There are caves on the mainland near Boracay. These caves are bigger and easier to access than the one in Boracay. The Bat Cave in Boracay is surrounded by squatters who make you pay big for everything like parking. Then there are guys who will be your guide if you like it or not and they have to be paid. And of course an exorbitant entrance fee. However: less and less people go there, exactly because of that situation.

Check myboracayguide.com/boracay-activities.html for tours to caves on the mainland

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Thanks very much. We'll take your advice. We've also been told to go to Puka Beach where we can see bat caves.

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Davi Boy, is the Boracay bat cave sill open? We are hearing it is now closed. Also, heard the bats were being harvested for an exotic soup, no joke. See below..sad to say.

Ingredients

3 - 4 fruit bats, well washed but neither skinned nor eviscerated

water

1 Tbsp. Finely sliced fresh ginger

1 LARGE onion, quartered

garlic and lots of it !!!

sea salt to taste

Chopped scallions

soy sauce and coconut milk / cream

Note: Don't forget to click on the pic ;-)

How to make it

Place the bats in a large kettle and add water to cover, ginger, onion, garlic and salt.

Bring to a boil and cook for 60 minutes.

Strain broth into a second kettle.

Take the bats, skin them and discard the skin.

Remove meat from the bones and return meat, and any of the viscera you fancy, to the broth.

Heat.

Serve liberally sprinkled with scallions and further seasoned with soy sauce and/or coconut cream.

Makes 4 servings.

(From "The New York Times Natural Foods Cookbook" by Jean Hewitt (c) 1971, Quadrangle Books, Inc. NY.

NOTE: A final word about the Jean Hewitt cookbook. It is now out of print.

Edited: 12 March 2013, 04:06
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I do not know if the Bat Cave is still open or not. Nevermind: not worth going there. The bats in the Bat Cave are not the same bats who fly at sunset. These bats live in trees.

Sad to say that the bats on Boracay of very species have no chance of survival, with or without being cooked for a soup

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Just after sunset on the beach as its getting dark, look up and you can see the big bats flying over head to their night resting place, its actually quite a site.

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Actually, leftover too, do the Flying Bats, also called Flying Foxes, not fly at sunset to their resting place, but the fly from their resting place (in Yapak/Boracay) to their feeding grounds on the mainland. At daytime these Flying Foxes rest in the trees.

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