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“Worth the travel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary

Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary
Calauit Island, Busuanga Island, Philippines
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Miami Beach, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Worth the travel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I was staying in Coron and it took 4 hours by boat to get here but it was worth the ride. You get to walk in the natural habitat with zebras, deer, and giraffes. You get to feed the giraffes by hand and pet them. Fun experience. Cash only.

Visited September 2012
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Paranaque, Philippines
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“Be Early!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

It does not matter how old you are, waking up early and the long trip here is worth it, even if all you do is feed the giraffe face to face! My favorite was Gerald who liked to eat a lot and followed us. If you have been to other places were you feed animals and touch them uncaged this might seem just so so but watching these tall graceful animals just roaming is so great. You can also see Calamian deers (the smallest if I'm not mistaken), zebras and other animals. They also have a sick bay so even if you do not get there early, you can still see giraffes up close.

Visited August 2011
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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

It's more fun in the Philippines :)
but it is really more fun in PALAWAN...

Visited June 2011
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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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“While in Coron”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

We checked in at Mount Tapyas Hotel. Our room was neat, although the bathroom is quite tiny and the bed quite hard. However, generally, our stay in the hotel is pleasant. The cost is reasonable. The view at the restobar is magnificent. The staff are all accommodating, a testament to Filipino hospitality. Its proximity to the town proper is a plus, too.
Our adventures in Coron began with the climb at Mount Tapyas. It was a 750-step climb up the top where the Cross of Coron is erected. It was a tiring experience, but the view from the top made the climb worth all the sweat.

Our tour package was arranged by my broker’s conduit in Coron, the El Compass Agency. Our itineraries started before sunrise and ended after sunset. The agency brought us to Calauit Island. It was the closest we can get to an African Zafari experience. The trip by a motorized boat took us about 4 hours as Calauit is the farthest town in Busuanga.

We then headed back to Black Island. We went for dip there and did caving. Our next stop was snorkeling at the Coral Garden and Lusong Gunboat Shipwreck. I can say that these activities are MUST-DOs in Coron.

Our tour guides were all friendly. They also cooked breakfast, lunch and snacks for us on the boat, and boy they all tasted good. It was such a novel experience having our meals prepared on the boat.

Generally, our trip in Coron is a memorable one. I am looking forward to returning in Coron to explore further this very laid-back place and meet more locals who are all very hospitable and honest.

Visited April 2012
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Davao City, Philippines
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“get up close with the giraffes, zebra, palawan bear cats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

The travel period from the Busuange airport to Calauit Safari is quite a long travel. Our tour guide picked up us at the airport, we hopped-in in the air conditioned van then proceeded to Calauit Safari. We had a stopped over along the road for lunch then another journey. Upon reaching the calauit area, we transferred to a boat so coz the location of zoo is in the center of the sea. Upon our arrival, the caretakers there greeted us and explain about the zoo, the history. And we found out that it was President Marcos project. As we started our tour, we had the chance to fed the giraffes, their names Mylene, Gerry and I forgot the others.LoL. After which we proceeded to see the Zebras- we stayed 6 meters away from the zebras cos the caretaker said, the zebras bite and kick people. we saw the palawan bearcats, monkeys, and nocturnal animals. The are ais so big but it needs maintenance and hopefully they can add animals there. The place is beautiful, we are lucky we got to see 14 live giraffes and live zebras. My experience there, it cant be replace by money. Such a wonderful investment on my part.

Visited July 2011
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