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“Nice night tour”

Monfort Bat Sanctuary
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“Nice night tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

I have been several times at the batcave. Last time we took the night tour. The night tour is 200/person with a minimum of 5 persons. If you are less then 5 then you have to pay for 5. The reason is that they dont have daily sunset tours. They will organize it for you with a tourguide. They will prepare flashlights and umbrellas in case of rain. The nice thing on sunset tour is that all bats leave their cave at sunset. They make formations above the cave. This show takes hours. Nice experience that everybody should try.

Visited September 2013
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“Amazing experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Entrance is for 100pax each. This trip was unplanned but it's great to see places that was featured in National Geographic and Guiness Book of Records.

Visited September 2013
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Baguio, Baguio, Philippines
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“2,5000 bats of Monfort Bat Sanctuary, Samal Island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

The bat cave was located on the other side of the island and it took us 30 minutes ride to get there. It was a good finale for the tour. The place was called Monfort Bat Sanctuary and it was listed in the Guinness world records as the largest colony of Geoffroys Roussette Fruit bats estimated at around 2,500,000,00 with two albino bats. Again we had to pay P100/head entrance fee but to me it was worth it.

The bat sanctuary is home to the largest colony of fruit eating bats in the country. Going near the caves was already a challenge because of the strong smell of bat poop. There were five caves in that area and we enjoyed watching the bats fly and interact with each other. They looked like small rats with sharp teeth and wings.
For more photos and videos of the MOnfort Bat Cave, Please visit: http://watwatworld.com/2013/09/10/discover-island-garden-city-of-samal-a-travel-guide-and-adventure/

Visited May 2013
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“Interesting .. But once is enough!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

It was interesting to see so many bats in their natural habitat .. But that's about it!
Since you've travelled so far, might as well see something unusual. But nothing much more to see or do. Wish they'd add more attractions to the site. The guides could use better training to engage the audience as well.

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Bat Cave!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Visitors to Davao should visit Samal Island for its beaches, and the bat caves! Over 2.8 million bats live in these caves and you can get up close to the mouths of the caves!

I have taken pictures of the bats in Subic, and have seen the bats in Palawan. But these in Samal were just too many! Huge population enough to win a recognition from the Guiness Book of World Revords!

The ferry ride was good. The roads were not the best. But the guide was funny, accommodating, and knowledgeable!

I enjoyed the visit.

Visited August 2013
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