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“"Enjoy this animal sanctuary...and it is for FREE!"”
Review of Baluarte

Baluarte
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Private Aloguinsan Day Tour with Bojo River Cruise from Cebu
Pasig, Philippines
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“"Enjoy this animal sanctuary...and it is for FREE!"”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

You might not have the chance to go to a nearby zoo and this may be the only time that you were able to go out of town. If by chance you will pass by Vigan, hop in to a tricycle and let this wonderful machine and its driver show your way around. Ask the driver to bring you to Baluarte, this is an animal sanctuary open to the public and you pay nothing. Yes, no entrance fee and you get to enjoy the animals around. Be sure to take some pictures with them. The giant dinosaurs are great for your wacky photo shoot. There is also a live show that you and your children will definitely enjoy.

Visited January 2014
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Quezon City, Philippines
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54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Love the animals”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

If you want to see some animals roaming free, then you must visit here. Love the donkeys, ostrich and the birds that I saw last time.

Visited October 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Best places in the world are FREE!”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

It was so generous of the governor to share what he has with the locals and visitors. I admired the owner's house situated on top of the hill. It served as a great photo opp, as well.

Visited January 2014
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Paranaque, Philippines
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87 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Baluarte Ni Chavit”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

No entrance fee for this tourist spot. No fees for riding a pony but tips are very much welcome for the guides. If you love animals like: pony, snake, tiger, sheeps, etc. this place is for you.

Visited December 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“its free!”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

I got bored because I kept on seeing same animals in different cages. But the fact that you can interact with some animals and that you can almost touch them makes this attraction a must see one! Plus the animal show near the butterfly garden... don't miss your chance to volunteer yourself to touch those cute animals :-)

Visited January 2014
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