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“Worth visiting, but poor information”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Tarsier Botanika

Tarsier Botanika
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Tarsier Equestria is located inside the resort, stabling 15 horses of different breeds and sizes. Quarter horses, thoroughbreds and the unique and magnificent Lusitanos. The equestrian centre has an Olympic sized dressage arena and a 15 meter covered round arena for all weather riding. At Tarsier Equestria guests can take equine management classes, riding lessons, and also advanced riding courses
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Manchester Area
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“Worth visiting, but poor information”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

Worth visiting Tarsier outdoorsantuary but such a shame there is no boards with information about these tiny troll like Mammals. This trip is generally done as a half day out covering Phython, hanging bridge and Butterfly farm (which was excellent).

Visited December 2013
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Paris, France
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“A visionnaire world in Panglao”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

Botanika Tarsier is one of the different spots opened by Mr Philippe Tarsier (Nicolas) and his wife.
Botanika is a private zoo with a fantastic terrasse on the sea where you can have your lunch, you can ride horses at the hyppic club. No more tarsiers here, a recent law forbids to keep them.
In Alona Beach you will find another slice of Tarsier's world: a fabulous boutique with very luxurious but not expensive items, an embroidered bag for 15 us$, a tunique 20us$. A very good french brasserie for eating and a great choice of cakes and croissants at the bakery's. Very nice service anywhere.

Visited December 2013
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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“must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

a must see when you travel to Bohol. A unique encounter with some of the most shy and cute animals we ever saw. We just hope the local population keeps protecting those rare creatures for future generations

Visited December 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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“Good, but not tarsier-wise :)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

Botanika Tarsier is NOT a botanical garden or a tarsier concervation facility, still, it's a really nice quiet place to visit.
Within 15 minutes drive from Alona beach (part of the road is rather bumpy), it's one of the few things to do in Panglao - apart from your beach activities. The complex consists of the lush tropical garden, a souvenir shop, a horse range, a mini-ZOO (still no tarsiers, monkeys available, though), 3 little private galleries (the owner collects art) and - most important! - some restaurants. I liked best the one on a cliff, facing the most beautiful sea landscape you can imagine. The food was not great, but the place is amazing.

Visited April 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“A great afternoon.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

If you like nature, Tarsier Botanika is a great place to go. They have a shop on Alona beach where you can catch a free shuttle to the main site and they warn you: No tarisers at Tarsier Botanika...

The main site is a beautiful area where you can see all the vegetation of the region. As others have said, the animals cages are a bit cramped, but the animals were clean and looked healthy.

The restaurant is very good, but a bit pricy. But it was worth it.

Definitely recommended.

Visited October 2013
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