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Good birding area

Visited Iwahig for the morning specifically for birding, some good walks and forest trails. Had no problem getting access to the area.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruce W
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Iwahig for the morning specifically for birding, some good walks and forest trails. Had no problem getting access to the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Iwahig prison and penal farm is an interesting alternative to the many island hopping tours offered in the Philippines. We went there by tricycle and spoke to some inmates who were very friendly. Bring some money to buy Filipino souvenirs and fruit to support the prisoners.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

This is an open prison that is apparently much desired by prisoners in the Philippines because of the lovely surroundings and the fact that they can live there with their wife and family. It is around 40 minutes away by bus from Puerto Princesa, in the middle of the countryside, and the inmates undertake farming duties such as rice growing... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

I was amazed when my friend tour me in Iwahig. It was really an interesting place. A very big place for the inmate.Also their had an nearby swimming area inside the Iwahig. You can stop over in the communal building where you can buy a souvenir that was made by the inmate.They also have goup of inmate dancing for you... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Get a tricycle or van to take you there and you can freely wander around after a small admission fee. It's so interesting and fun meeting the prisoners, expect a small dance performance and lots of harassment to buy cigarettes for the prisoners (they ate not pushy though). Make sure to head out to the nearby swimming area afterwards ☺

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

a dreadful one hour drive by tricycle to get there from Puerto, 2,400 prisoners, 150 max security, 1,000+ medium and the rest minimum. You only meet the medium who are generally 20 years plus inmates, drugs, murder etc. Seemed like really nice guys, but ... no walls but shot on sight if they escape, very few try it, no real... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

We rented an automatic scooter from puerto (400p) and went there on our own. About a 40 minute drive. At Iwahig we spoke to several people with long to live sentences for murder and other heavy crimes. Very interesting and touching stories sometimes. (Won't wrote them here, go find out for yourself, worth it!) They are happy to see people... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

This was a awesome place to visit. The inmates put on a matinee performance for us & they had handmade wares for sale of good quality & they offered shoulder & hand massages. I didn't know what to expect but this is a truly well run unusual prison. A positive eye opening prison that other prisons could learn a lot... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Interesting visit to see what prison life is like. It's minimum security and the prisoners walk around unsupervised, They have a store where they sell things made by the prisoners. Nice to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there!

Thank TheUglyDog
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Saw the prison mentioned in Lonely planet and as it was raining thought we would give it a go. Interesting and eye opening. As we entered it was a bit nerve racking as the prisoners were just walking around roaming free and there were no guards in sight. Got to the main building where our driver dropped us off and... More 

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