Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village
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The Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village is a place that reflects the mesmerising beauty of a province that is known as the "Last Frontier of the Philippines". It showcases a sheer variety or tropical butterflies from the Southern region of the country. These free flying butterflies are surrounded with live exhibits of scorpions, green-crested lizards, phasmid and mantises which are considered their natural predators. It is a window to the natural ecology of these colourful insects. Another added attraction are the rescued endemic wildlife of Palawan. These animals are given the chance of a second life by being rescued from poachers and wouldn't have survived in the wild because of the probability of suffering the same fate all over again. Like the Palawan Peacock Peasant and the Palawan Bearcat, these animals are now ambassadors of their own species in the wild. By educating the public about these wild yet gentle creatures the facility promotes public awareness about how our actions as human beings can affect greatly everything in our environment.
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Minnie M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
You don’t need to book a tour to go here. Just rent a motorcycle for 400 php/day and ride there. The entrance fee is super cheap, only 60 php/per. The tour guides are super friendly and knowledgeable about insects. The garden is beautiful to walk through. Of course it can’t compare with anything in the western world for obvious reasons. If you want to see a better butterfly garden then donate more money to this place for them to improve their facilities. The entrance fee of 60 pesos is nothing to help run the place. If you want to help the tribal people then donate your money to them. They’re there to hopefully make a living whether they like it or not. Just like any jobs, you do what you have to do to make a living whether to be a clown or a performer as long as you can earn some money to feed yourself and hopefully your family too.
Written 19 March 2023
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,816 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We visited here as part of a tour from a cruise ship.
The butterflies were disappointing - hardly any of them.
The few animals were kept in awful enclosures.
The tribal village was very artificial and was not a comfortable visit. I felt sorry for the people "living" there, who had to "perform" for the visitors.
Very touristy and I felt embarrassed to be a tourist here.
Fortunately the place is small and the visit did not last very long.
Written 1 July 2023
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G2Kpauly
Melbourne, Australia3,455 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
This was something different to see. First we went up to the tribal village and watched some demonstrations by them which was cool. Then they offered photos with them but I didn't really feel comfy doing it or with their pet python. The butterfly enclosure was nice and there's afew other animals you can walk around and see.
Written 14 August 2022
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Tracee R
Adelaide, Australia145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We cruised into Puerto Princesa and caught a local tut tut to the Butterfly Farm.
It was an experience and the ride was about 25mins.
Our driver/guide was excellent and the cost was $20 US.
The Butterfly Farm & Tribal Village was well presented and a guide took us around in groups and explained everything.
There is a small gift shop and a Cafe.
The toilets are western however very basic and not clean.
Written 12 January 2024
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RockPaperTravel
Edmonton, Canada617 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Tiny cages for the animals and reptiles. Many of the butterflies had damaged wings. The tribal village seemed artificial and the tribe members awkward and unhappy to be there. I wouldn’t waste your time going - it was a stop on our city tour. If I had paid for a taxi to go there and back specifically I would have been extremely disappointed
Written 7 January 2020
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Hanna T
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The place is not that bad, there’s a lot of butterflies, and other animals also. You will have a tour guide so that you won't get lost from the place and they will share to you a lot of information about the animals their. Plus a small village of what they call man cave or mountain mans.
Written 23 March 2024
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TriinV
Tallinn, Estonia7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Friends
Farm might sound like something big, but the butterfly farm was actually quite small. Nevertheless it had like hundreds (or maybe even thousands) of butterflies. Some of them really big and beautiful. So it's a nice short break from Puerto Princesa city and not far either. Those who want to experience something different - you can always try to take a scorpion in your hand (with the help from the local guide there). And for me personally, I enjoyed the living wall about evolution of the butterflies. It's one thing to learn it at school and another to see every day of it in action. Worth visit if you have time to spare (and on the way we saw a prison with gates that had a sign "Welcome" on top of it :) Not the public prison, but another one ;))
Written 19 April 2012
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Morris Adelon A
74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
A small park in Puerto Princessa which highlights the indigenous people of Palawan. Take a glimpse on their way of life when they are in their village in the mountais. See the musical instuments they play, the tools they use, the weapons they use to gather food and things they use for their daily lives. Of course enjoy also the mini zoo in the park.
Written 28 May 2016
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Untung T
Manila, Philippines232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
This place is very well maintained and managed. The guides are very friendly and accommodating.

The introduction to the palawa'an tribe was very interesting and they demonstrated hunting, music, fire making and language.

Our 2 year old especially enjoyed the butterflies. I had the opportunity to take nice photos as well.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable visit.
Written 19 April 2019
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Ash W
West Grinstead, UK7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
We found the whole experience poor. The actual animals in the “Ecological Garden” didn’t seem in the best condition the bearcats, crocodile and pigs were all in small, hot enclosures, with no drinking water provided. One of bearcats looked like he/she was over ventilating and poorly fed. The crocodile was in a TINY bit of water not even big even for it to swim at all. We also noticed a lot of the butterflies wings were damaged or missing. The whole thing was focused on either selling you the photos they had taken of you or getting to spend money in the gift shop. The worst part was as we were leaving the garden there were 2 infant bearcats crying in cage, one of them our tour guide was trying to force feed with milk from a bottle. When I asked if they were the babies of the bearcats in the enclosure he answered “yes”... they were definitely not old enough to be taken from there mother and fed milk not belonging to her! If you have any love for animals like we do we urge you not to visit this place!!!
Written 11 April 2018
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