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Siquijor Butterfly Sanctuary

Cang-Apa | Larena, Philippines
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Amsterdam
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A small butterfly garden with several butterflies. The friendly owner initiated the garden because he saw that there were fewer butterflies every year on the island due to farming with pesticides. His aim is to attract butterflies, create a breeding place for them and free them so hopefully the amount of butterflies will increase again. Besides he told us that... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Dante deserves our support for his venture to restore native butterfly species to their prior numbers. Deforestation and insecticides are threatening their existence. He is setting up a small but thoughtful project to attempt to build numbers back up again. He apparently relies on donations to make progress, without any funding from elsewhere - dig deep!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

They are doing a great job. Its small but lots of butterflies. We saw some caterpillers and some stick insects aswell.

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Lille, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The butterfly sanctuary was a nice moment of our adventure tour. We could see plenty of butterflies. Man in charge of the greenhouse was really friendly, and has a really beautiful girl who wanted to be our guide ;)

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We were on a bicycling tour that brought us to this special place. It had so much to offer--but the best part was the 200% effort by the staff and owners to make this a enjoyable experience. Our guide was wonderful--informative, funny, and got us interactive with the butterflies. He took photos of all us with butterflies on our noses.... More

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leicester
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had a lovely time looking around this small butterfly sanctuary. The owner is so friendly and passionate about the conservation of butterflies and their habitat. Very enjoyable!

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Adelaide
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

A great place to look at a short trip from Larena will get you there just sak the locals they speak good Englist

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I've read the previous reviews hoping to shed some new light on this wonderful experience, but alas it seems that everyone else has found even better ways to encourage your visit than I could!! Still, I wanted to add yet another "excellent" because this place is SO worth knowing about and supporting. If you care about beautiful creatures in our... More

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Lidgetton, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

interesting, our guide was incredible entertaining and took some awesome picks of us as fairies with butterfly wings

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Cebu City, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very small but beautiful place full of all kinds of butterflies from the Philippines. The owners are very nice and it is run on donations only. It is at a very nice families house in the mountains of Siquijor. Check it out it's a nice little journey with nice views in the mountains.

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