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Monfort Bat Sanctuary

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Address: Monfort Conservation Park, Mindanao, Philippines
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Has the largest colony of fruit eating bats. Educational!

I've been to other bat sancutary in other places her ein the Philippines but it is my first time to see this large colony of bats and volunteers here have a lot of information to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
jan j
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makati city
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San Jose del Monte, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are different "caves" called "wards" for male, female, the training school, the senior ward etc. So the bats are classified on those. Some pungent smell due to their droppings but its natural, I hope they can improve further the sanctuary so as to attract more tourist...And there's even a tour guide...

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makati city
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to other bat sancutary in other places her ein the Philippines but it is my first time to see this large colony of bats and volunteers here have a lot of information to share. Each sink hole is for a specific age group of bats and purpose... Mating Bat for mature bats which intends to mate or make... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fruit bat colony costs P100 per person and is about 400 metres off the main road on a gravel track that in one place was steep. There are five caves where some of the claimed 2.5 million bats were visible including babies. The guano smell was not overpowering. Many bats were active. I was there at 1600 hours but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

this is one of the highlights in Samal Island. the tour guide is quites knowledgeable about the bats. When you plan to get here, prepare a face mask or a handerchief because of the "guano" or bat poop. :)

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Entrance fee is 100 per head Good: 1. Get to see some 2.8 million fruit bats in on place! No other place in the world can offer you that! 2. Protected area 3. Has tour guide Not so bad: 1.Be ready to smell their poop! :) 2. Be sure to bring mosquito repellent

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

This was our first itinerary on our day tour in Samal Island. I have been to a lot of bat caves already but this was the most informative and I was really amazed how unique bats are. The tour guide explained really well how the bats live in the different caves inside the sanctuary. They are separated by age groups... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I had goose bumps looking at all the millions of bats inside the cave. You cannot enter but you can watch the bats all upside down hanging from the cave. spend about 30 minutes there. They also recommend the sunset viweing when you see the bats fly out at night.

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Pasig, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This place is worth visiting. You'll be amazed to learn more on how the bat lives. The tour guides are also very friendly ready to accommodate your questions. The place stinks but that would be pretty obvious considering the number of bats that live there.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Very impressive to see people taking care of the bat species. See bat habitats up close. The place, of course, has a pungent smell due to the nitrogen from the guano droppings -- but who cares? Nice to see

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Cavite Province, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Had an inland tour of Samal. Went to MONTFORT SANCTUARY aka bat caves. The tour guide mentioned that they have biggest number of bats of the same species according to Guiness Book of world record. Nothing extraordinary. Find the place boring. Just saw the bats at the outer part of the entrance of the caves.

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