Hard to find, but worth of going. Especially the artworks made of butterfly wings. Impressive butterfly collection.
Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary, west of the downtown area. It’s hardly a place you’d expect butterflies to hang around, but hang around they do. There are lecture and tour showing you butterflies in various stages of their life cycle. The best time to go i found out was June thru February.. Cost about 50 Pesos..
The place is full of butterflies and it's wonderful to see cocoons in the garden. :) The butterfly sanctuary is also where the Jumalon family lives.
This is a private, family-run facility that is a great place for kids (and grown-ups) to learn some things we missed hearing in grade school. For the nature enthusiasts, there's the butterfly garden that is planted with food plants that attract butterflies to feed and breed here. Here is a chance to see some native plants with blooms that are... More
Had a visit. Guide was very passionate and knowledgeable. A handy tip is to take perfume or cologne as the butterflies like the smell and will land on you. Really lovely that they preserve these lovely creatures.
Actually, a lot better than I thought it would be, bring your camera, lots of novel photo opportunities, you will see, including, really nice guides, they don't require a tip but do it anyway, a small gratuity, much appreciated and worth it.... So funny these large butterflies kept landing on my girl friends chest, great photos, wonder if they are... More
I got the impression this was meant for groups or school children. We saw a few cocoons and a few butterflies,but it was the brother of the original owner who made our visit so worthwhile. We where made to feel so welcome and he showed us around everywhere with a really great commentary and his knowledge was fantastic.
My wife and kids found out about this place and we knew we had to go and check it out. We are from Chicago and love going to nature museums and gardens. It was a little tricky finding it. Not all taxi drivers know about the place. You can tell them that it is near the holy cross parish behind... More
We took a taxi to Jumalon's Butterfly Sanctuary and were given a tour of the garden and small art gallery by the late Professor Jumalon's ifriendly and nformative son. We enjoyed seeing the butterflies, both live and preserved, and learning about Prof. Jumalon's life-long work. We also enjoyed seeing Prof. Jumalon's wonderful paintings and Lepido Mosaics. A very interesting and... More
I love taking pictures, and got some great butterfly shots here. It's not huge, but the young man was very knowledgeable, and they had good examples of butterflies. He said best time to go is in the summer. Their collection of pinned butterflies and moths is amazing, lots of things I had never seen before. Plus they have some nice... More
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