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Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

#7 of 63 things to do in Puerto Princesa Features Animals
Bunk House Road | Santa Monica, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
+63 917 597 5544
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The Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village is a place that reflects the mesmerising beauty of a province that is known as the "Last Frontier of the Philippines". It showcases a sheer variety or tropical butterflies from the Southern region of the country. These free flying butterflies are surrounded with live exhibits of scorpions, green-crested lizards, phasmid and mantises which are considered their natural predators. It is a window to the natural ecology of these colourful insects. Another added attraction are the rescued endemic wildlife of Palawan. These animals are given the chance of a second life by being rescued from poachers and wouldn't have survived in the wild because of the probability of suffering the same fate all over again. Like the Palawan Peacock Peasant and the Palawan Bearcat, these animals are now ambassadors of their own species in the wild. By educating the public about these wild yet gentle creatures the facility promotes public awareness about how our actions as human beings can affect greatly everything in our environment.
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Bunk House Road | Santa Monica, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
+63 917 597 5544

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't really get to experience the Butterfly garden.As soon as we got in the gate, we were whisked to a section to learn and touch different insects.I liked that. Then, we were escorted to the Tribal village to learn about the particular tribe still...More

Thank bc2logon4u
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice array of butterflies plus my highlight was the very cute Palawan Bear Cat! There is also a cultural show when enough tourists show up.

Thank Derek G
Reviewed May 17, 2017

the butterfly ecological garden is one of a kind. they are preserving the species by taking care of them. what a nice gesture to help mother nature! one can see a variety of species in this place. it's worth a visit.

Thank norma0105
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Our tour guide was a super nice girl, I'm sorry, I forgot her name! But she made a ton of silly jokes as she showed us around the butterfly conservatory. We held one of the scorpions, after she peer pressured me a little bit., as...More

Thank Dani B
Reviewed April 18, 2017

When I first came here many years back, they only had butterflies in their garden. Since I love butterflies, I enjoyed spending time with all of these lovely creatures flying all around me. This visit, I was surprised that they now have tour guides and...More

Thank Ayee B
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Even if it's called Butterfly Center, you don't see any butterflies but you meet some tribals natives who dances and play for you.

Thank margui9
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

The family enjoyed the butterfly sanctuary and informative tour guide through the facility which also included scorpions, a bear cat and a few other things. We crossed to the tribal village where you found the natives that explained how they lived and coexisted with nature....More

Thank David S
Reviewed April 7, 2017

Very small preserve for butterfly habitat but very educational. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and quite funny. Good place for picture taking.

Thank Manuel C
Reviewed April 4, 2017

educational for kids, they get to touch scorpions and stick insect that is amazing! the tour guide is very informative and motivates the kids to appreciate everything. I am a hog farmer and I tried to domesticate wild pigs but was unsuccessful but to my...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed March 27, 2017

it was amazing since the butterfly garden was so near the place we were staying. it's just good to appreciate the beauty of nature present in the location.

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