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Pawikan Conservation Center

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Address: Nagbalayong, Morong, Luzon, Philippines
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late for the release

made a stop over here before going to our booked resort, too bad they had already released the baby turtles, we only get to see, 2 adult and 2 baby turtles. we had our quick snack... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

made a stop over here before going to our booked resort, too bad they had already released the baby turtles, we only get to see, 2 adult and 2 baby turtles. we had our quick snack and bought some souvenirs instead.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went there, ask for entrance fee but was informed they have released the baby pawikan (turtles) . All that was left was old ones and stone statues adorning the site. they should have announced when is the schedule for viewing the pawikan before release, we should have not driven there, its out of our way.

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Thank Eva A
Philippines
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We went here last February hoping my kids can send Pawikan hatchlings to the sea but unfortunately a school tour came first so of course there are no more baby Pawikans left...So hoping again the mother Pawikans will hatch we decided to stay for a night so we can come early...Since we wanted to do beach camping as planned...We asked... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We went there last Jan. 29 after our stay in Las Casas. It's located in Morong, Bataan which is around 30mins drive from Las Casas. It was a great experience for our family to be able to release hatchlings into the ocean. I hope they will all come back when they get old. Kudos to all the volunteers who manages... More 

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2 Thank Grace P
Philippines
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

we went there in June when pawikans can't be seen. good thing we saw 2 newly hatched pawikans where the attendants were accomodating enough to show us and orient us anything about Pawikans. they told us to be back in December where its hatching-period and where you can stay all night long observing them along the beach.

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Thank Sweethart C
Pasig, Philippines
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Sir Manolo the head volunteer /manager was good enough to let our daughter experience the release of the baby turtles/hatchlings for a minimal fee and accommodate us even if we didn't made reservations ahead of time. Got Lucky that they have hatchlings when we dropped by(november19-20,2016). A week before the Pawikan Festival. The place features the full life cycle of... More 

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Zero knowledge with regards to this pawikan conservation project.. i was amazed how they do it including other beach resorts helping with this conservation.. Imagine 10,000 eggs yet about 1% or more will survive after releasing in the ocean. Beautiful, amazing and worthwhile visit.

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Thank Howard E
Quezon City
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

It is very uplifting to know that this conservation center is an example of former poachers of turtle eggs turning to protectors of pawikans. The place can be further improved but lack of funds prevents it. However, the people's organization has been successful in conserving the pawikans. I would encourage schools to visit the place during the hatching season as... More 

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We went here just to educate our kids and learn the value of caring for the environment as well as the endangered Pawikans. I was expecting to see lots of Pawikans in the area so initially I was disappointed seeing just 2. But after realizing that the main purpose of why this place was established was to help deter local... More 

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Thank Jennifer G
Baguio, Philippines
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Entrance fee is 20 pesos. We saw a few turtles swimming. No hatchling at this time because of the season. The place needs improvement so that it can attract more visitors. It is basically running because of volunteers and would gladly appreciate help from other organizations like the government and other groups. You'll feel sad for the plight of the... More 

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