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Monfort Bat Sanctuary

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Monfort Conservation Park, Mindanao, Philippines
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needs more development

Upon hearing the phrase “bat cave”, i really thought that we could enter and explore the cave... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
cuite interesting

cool, if you like critters. it has a very strong smell from the guano but you can deal with it. and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Monfort Conservation Park, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon hearing the phrase “bat cave”, i really thought that we could enter and explore the cave. these are just 5 open underground caves wherein you could take a picture only from the outside. you will need a long range camera to take a good...More

Thank jgayongorsa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

cool, if you like critters. it has a very strong smell from the guano but you can deal with it. and it is cheap.

1  Thank beaverrogers
Reviewed 17 October 2017

So our first stop in Samal Island was here at Monfort Bat Sanctuary, upon entering the premises you will meet a staff who collects the environmental fee on the area. By the way, we went there via a habal-habal (local term for the motorcycle used...More

1  Thank UsapangGala
Reviewed 15 October 2017

It's our first time to see so many fruit bats up close and knowing about the different rooms they occupy (based on life cycle). The guide is nice, knowledgable and knows how to inject humor so you won't get bored. The trip was short and...More

1  Thank pastelprism
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Visited this cave of fruit bats.Amazing colony in approx 75m long cave with five openings. You have to pay 100 Peso. Better to go in the evening 6-7pm to see bats swarm going out for foods. They are responsible for pollination of many fruits in...More

1  Thank seedhunter
Reviewed 10 October 2017

They should lessen the P100 peso entrance because its quite expensive than the other attractions in samal. We only stayed there for 15 minutes because there was nothing really to see except for the bats yeah. Bring with you something to cover up your nose...More

Thank Richee Genesis T
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I have never seen that many bats in my entire life. The guide was great, she spoke to us before we went to see the bats and its very informative and she's very smart and funny.

1  Thank pancit_canton
Reviewed 11 August 2017

It is situated northwest of the island of Samal. A secured area so that nobody will fall down to the deep cave below. Even at the mouth of the big hole or cave, millions of bats are seen like sticking to the sidings of the...More

1  Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Arriving from davao i headed straight to samal island. My first stop is here at the monfort bat sanctuary .. Entrance fee is 100/head. When i arrived they just opened the park and am the only guest around that time so i had all the...More

2  Thank Ronna V
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I suggest you waiting for a guide (opens at 8am) so you'll get more substantial information. We've been to a lot of caves in the Philippines but nothing quite like this. Even though you can't enter the caves, it's pretty interesting. There's a lot of...More

Thank Januspaggers
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Ariane B
15 February 2017|
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Response from macasaetchris | Reviewed this property |
Mga 10-15 minutes motorcycle ride. I don't have any idea how much because I rented my own bike :)
Kinneth Grace T
16 November 2016|
Response from Chortuguese | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember. But I'm sure it is less than 100 pesos. It's more of a donation.