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“Interesting .. But once is enough!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Monfort Bat Sanctuary

Monfort Bat Sanctuary
Monfort Conservation Park, Mindanao, Philippines
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego, California
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“Interesting .. But once is enough!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

It was interesting to see so many bats in their natural habitat .. But that's about it!
Since you've travelled so far, might as well see something unusual. But nothing much more to see or do. Wish they'd add more attractions to the site. The guides could use better training to engage the audience as well.

Visited July 2013
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“Bat Cave!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Visitors to Davao should visit Samal Island for its beaches, and the bat caves! Over 2.8 million bats live in these caves and you can get up close to the mouths of the caves!

I have taken pictures of the bats in Subic, and have seen the bats in Palawan. But these in Samal were just too many! Huge population enough to win a recognition from the Guiness Book of World Revords!

The ferry ride was good. The roads were not the best. But the guide was funny, accommodating, and knowledgeable!

I enjoyed the visit.

Visited August 2013
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“Just like the movies!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I have never seen anything like this place... MILLIONS of bats. Worth travelling to the Philippines just to see this amazing sight. RECOMMENDED!

Visited July 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The Monfort Bat Sanctuary was said to hold the Guinness World Record for the biggest bat colony. The cave holes show blackened walls from guano (bat droppings) and so much bats fighting for space to hold on to.

The guide was friendly and funny. She explained to us the different kinds of bats inside the caves (younger to older).

The only thing I disliked about the place was the smell of the bat caves especially when the wind blows towards you. But overall, it was an interesting trip.

Visited December 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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“1 Million Bats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

nice area to learn about bats. Volunteer guides are available. wear shoes...a lot of ants crawling. Prepare to bring money because of the entrance fee. Your SLR will come in handy in this place.

Visited March 2013
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