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Address: Bunk House Road | Santa Monica, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
Phone Number: 9175975544
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The Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village is a place that...

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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Very nice. Worth going to for sure. More than just butterflies. Other birds, scorpion, millipedes there.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lake Arrowhead, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I did not remember the butterflies, they're very few and the tour isn't educational unlike in Bohol. But what I enjoyed and remembered was the Palau-an tribe culture -sharing. The speaker is quite good. We also had pictures with the tribe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice. Worth going to for sure. More than just butterflies. Other birds, scorpion, millipedes there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although this was a short tour, it was nice and very inexpensive. There were great photo opportunities. Our guide was very friendly and informative. I would recommend a stop here as part of a day touring the various area attractions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple small spot. Visit if you have time on your hand and can be skipped. We enjoyed holding the python andthe native show.

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place where you can enjoy nature and at the same time get educated about history and culture of the IP's of Palawan.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

As part of a citytour PP this butterfly garden is an almost certain stop. Weird thing is that the guide that was assigned to me took more time to talk about all the other animals and insects they have than the butterflies. Weirdest part was that there were indigenous people waiting to give a show, so that we wouldn't have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

So this place consists of two areas, the first one is the butterfly garden, the other is the tribal village - well that's obvious from the name itself. LOL. There are also some insects and animals here that are native to Palawan. I definitely learned a lot about these animals - it was a very educational tour. There are also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Here you will really appreciate the culture of the tribal people of Palawan. It seemed though that they were exploited since the tribal people were taken from their place in the mountains for two weeks and allowed to stay in the place, with their own huts in the place. As though a remake on their original place. They performed their... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Nice place to go with your kids or family,We were in there for a short time but overall we found the place well maintained. I was surprised to see different kind of butterfly collection in one place. Good attraction also is their Tribal Village in which you can learn their culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We are not talking high tech long stay tourism here, we are talking, charming, local, informative, interesting and good value. Meet a hill tribe, learn about the indigenous people of Palawan, their culture etc see some butterflies and take some photos lovely guides, a nice all round experience.

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