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Monfort Bat Sanctuary

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Address: Monfort Conservation Park, Mindanao, Philippines
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Plenty o' bats

A very witty and knowledgeable guide made this trip memorable. She shared a lot of information about how these bats survive and their contribution to the eco-system. We also saw... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2016
Munky08
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Pasig, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool to see more then 2.5 million bats. It is a nice place to visit tour guide is kind and really gives a lot of information.You can see them via big holes in the ground.

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place would definitely look boring, especially the torn and old visual aids. Thanks to Analyn, the tour guide for lifting everything up and bringing all those to life! Among all the tour guides i have met, i guess she is the life of the Monfort Bat Sanctuary. Because of her, the experience and the things we learned that day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Your Samal Island visit would not be complete without visiting the Montfort Bat Sanctuary. It's a holder of a Guinness World Record! + points > 2.5 million fruit bats > very witty and knowledgeable tour guide (forgot her name, but she is very witty and can carry a conversation well) - points > the smell of bat dung (called Guano,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Very knowleadgeable guide. It was a unique experience that I recommend eveyone to see. This is about 20mins away from the port. Hire a tricycle and haggle.

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Came here as I wanted to see how bats live and boy did I see. There are literally thousands of bats. It's really cool to see the caves and see the bats hanging there. The only thing some people won't lime is the smell. It's extremely smelly as the bats live and poo there haha. But above all its a... More 

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Pasig, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A very witty and knowledgeable guide made this trip memorable. She shared a lot of information about how these bats survive and their contribution to the eco-system. We also saw two very large lizards while observing the bats from afar.

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Nottingham, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Fun trip to see the bats. Doesn't take much time and is very cool. There are several close areas where you can see them in broad daylight, many which are flitting around their area. I would had enjoyed seeing them take flight in the evening. That would be a spectacle for sure.

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Thank Dan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Despite the fact that we had gone to see the bats in this sanctuary many times before with family and friends, this was the first time we went for the night viewing. At 100 pesos each it was cheap. The guide was an enthusiastic lady who knew a lot about the bats and their habitat (we always find their guides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth seeing, well preserved Guinness world record holding destination. Doesn't smell as bad as I thought, need about half an hour to see everything. Very friendly people, the sunset tour would be awesome we only went during the day. If you're going to Samal this is a must see, would be silly to miss out of seeing the largest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Could not believe the enormity of the bat caves. If you are on Samal Island or near Davao, please make the trip to Monfort Bat Sanctuary. Very informed guides will educate you on the populations within the cave. When you go there, take in everything you can: the sounds, the sights, and the smells. The cave has several exposures where... More 

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