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Bakhawan Eco-park and Research Centre

New Buswang | Http://Voyagephilippines. Wix. Com/Travel-Philippines, Kalibo, Aklan Province, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Kalibo
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We took a short trike ride from the main Kalibo town. Cost us Php60. The entrance fees was Php 50 for adults and Php 20 for children. Living in the city, we always look for 'natural' places. We are glad we found this. The place was well kept and the air was refreshing. They were in the process of building... More

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Boracay, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Mangrove trees are stunning, like they standing while falling in line. The Bamboo made foot-walk is an addition to the adventure. The place needs to be maintained as some of its cottages are already ruined by time. The place is clean so far and a peaceful place for relaxation; escaping from the Urban Town of Kalibo.

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

A short visit to this place is worth it. The natural feel of nature is great. You can see locals hunting for food like crab, sea shells. The wind is refreshing and the mangroves are beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We went with a group of five to see the mangrove forest. I do not recommend taking small children though because the bamboo walkway is very old in some parts and not very safe for young children whom like to run! It is about a 20 min walk to the end, almost one hour round trip. Along the way you... More

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It is a mangrove area where bamboo walkways on stilts where placed in order to go around the place. There are several "resting stations" were visitors can sit and enjoy the surrounding. Be careful while walking on the bamboo walkway as there are portions that are not so sturdy. The bamboo walkway around the mangrove is approximately 1.1 kilometers. Visitors... More

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Sundsvall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Well if you are in Kalibo and need to kill some time this mangrove forest is definitely worth a visit. It's very clean and nice and it seems like it's popular for the Kalibokids to be here and that they don't have that many tourists. It's like in all the mangrove forests, lots of crabs and walking fish but it's... More

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

A short tricycle ride outside of Kalibo, this was a good nature-based escape from the buzz of the town in the grip of Ati Atihan fever. For a P20 fee, one gets to walk a kilometre down a bamboo walkway through a mangrove forest looking at fiddler and other crabs in the mud and mudskippers. Eventually one reaches the lagoon... More

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This place is around 10-15 minutes away from Kalibo Proper. This is a protected site by the government and used by researchers in mangrove planting and other environmental projects. You will walk on bamboo paths for around 2-3 kms. and you get to see the mangroves surrounding you. One of the things that I like here is the fresh air... More

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Cardiff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited the park after being stuck in Kalibo for 24 hours. It is well worth the trip if you have abit of time to spare. It costs only 20 pesos entry and we were giving a short interesting talk by a woman involved in the planting of the trees who was very happy to see us... More

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

I enjoyed strolling along the bamboo planks/bridge admiring the Mangrove trees. It's so quiet, scenic, peaceful and serene that all you want to do is take a nap on the bridge itself. Continue on until the end as the sea is glorious to look at. A great way to educate the young. It gives a sense of renewal and cycle... More

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