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Siquijor Butterfly Sanctuary

Cang-Apa | Larena, Philippines
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is a nice sanctuary and even when it's hard to find it's worth looking for it. A nice so far little sanctuary with beautiful butterflies. The owner tries hard and explains a lot which is very nice. Only bad thing for me was that I already put money in the donation box to then have to hear that it's... More

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Jaro, Iloilo City, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Went there and expected something great. Instead we were practically robbed with the 50Php entrance fee just to see a sanctuary that's the size of small room. Really not worth going out of your way to see it

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Riddells Creek, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It's very scant. The owner is trying to provide something both for the tourists and for ecological reasons. Don't expect too much. Have a beer with him in his cafe.

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Visited the butterfly sanctuary this week. The area is currently fairly small but the owner plans to expand by December of this year as he already is cultivating the needed plants. There were not a huge variety of kinds of butterflies but there were quite a few of the ones he does have. Took a number of great photos as... More

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The butterfly farm is in ln land in Siquejor . We went on a long ride along the trail of Bandilaan Forest Park. It is small and cozy. But the butterflies hovering just about every here around you, is a restful and a joyful experience . They are so beautiful . And so easy to photograph as if they are... More

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Amsterdam
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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8 helpful votes 8 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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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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