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“Beautiful Views but the caged animals are distressing”
Review of Mount Luho

Mount Luho
Ranked #13 of 70 things to do in Boracay
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Owner description: Anyone willing to brave the hundred-meter climb to the top of Mount Luho is rewarded with stunning panoramic views.
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Mount Luho is a great place to get a sense of exactly how small and compact Boracay is.

This attraction offers great views from the summit but the views of caged and poorly looked after animals is distressing for most people.

I would personally recommend those who run or oversee this attraction to give serious consideration to the state of the animals and the impact that it has on visitors.

Tiny, baby monkeys should not be caged up alone in a small cage; research shows that they will develop severe traumatic and psychological disorders. Whilst the average person may think 'so what, it's only a monkey', the reality is that if that same monkey is kept in that state into adolescents and adulthood the organisers will have big problems with a very aggressive and disturbed animal.

During my visit one of the snakes, sharing a pen with another was actually dead and the birds, in other cages, were plucking out their feathers in distress.

The cages in general are too small, rusty and filthy.

This really isn't something that Boracay should want visitors to be seeing at such a beautiful vista and I hope that it is addressed soon

4  Thank Trudy A
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

If you're staying on the island for more than 4-days, and found yourself out of idea about what to do next besides more water sports, maybe is time to move inland to discover something else.

Mount Luho isn't exactly a mountain, merely the highest point of boracay and it is easily reachable by Motor-Bike within 15mins. There are a number of group tour that will take you up there, by dirt-bike or by ATV; the fact is, you'll need none of those. The roads from white beach up to the peak is paved to the highest standard, the roads are easy to navigate, and if you're into a short hike, hack, you can even walk!

Those group tour will also charge you an arm and leg for that short distant tour, somewhere around 3500 to 4500php; or your can go to station 3, rent yourself a motor-bike for php1,200 for 2 hrs and drive yourself up there, and maybe take a side trip to puka beach with the bike too, it will be much more enjoyable than the stupid grouped ATV tours.

There is also a newly opened "theme park" at the bottom of mount luho near the main road, there you can play "splash mountain" for merely php75/pax/ride, I spend an hour there playing that and merry go round (php45/pax/ride).

So if you have time, go up there and take a look of the island from up high, it looks pretty amazing, but if you're travelling with tight schedule, skip it.

Thank Crossingtheglobe
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Visited this place during my 2013 New Year family holiday. It is the highest peak in Boracay Island which commands a panoramic view of the island. You most probably need to spend about an hour there, if you are not going to dothe ATV ride.

Thank Dexan
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

we went there using buggy car that we rent. the way up going there is really exciting we saw an amusement park, everland and last but not the least the mini zoo in the mt. luho, this is the highest peak in boracay, it's 120 meters above from the sea level i think :)) hehehe. you must try there.

Thank Nix S
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Nice Zip-line with a great view when you are at the top of Mount Luho. Fun ride and a must do when you are in Boracay! Also, you can purchase a photo of yourself riding the zip-line for a very reasonable price.

Thank Greg A
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