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Baluarte

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408 kilometers north of Manila, Vigan, Luzon, Philippines
415-3196
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“chavit singson” (35 reviews)
“mini zoo” (17 reviews)
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408 kilometers north of Manila, Vigan, Luzon, Philippines
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415-3196
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"chavit singson"
in 35 reviews
"mini zoo"
in 17 reviews
"stuffed animals"
in 9 reviews
"animal lovers"
in 8 reviews
"butterfly garden"
in 6 reviews
"shuttle ride"
in 5 reviews
"private collection"
in 4 reviews
"big zoo"
in 4 reviews
"polar bear"
in 4 reviews
"close encounter"
in 4 reviews
"bring water"
in 5 reviews
"different species"
in 5 reviews
"open to the public"
in 6 reviews
"take pictures"
in 10 reviews
"buy souvenirs"
in 5 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"tiger"
in 104 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a part of our Ilocos Tour. Its amazing to know that Baluarte is open to the public and admission is FREE. On the ground, it has cages of various animals and various dinosaur statues. On the top of the hill is the Safari...More

Thank Jun D
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

It is a nice place but I am not a fan of the stuffed animals in the museum. I said that this is not for animal lovers as seeing the stuffed animals would absolutely bother them. Knowing that they were hunted... The live tiger is...More

1  Thank Cyrelle C
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

The place is poorly maintained. The entrance is a mess, the animal cages are dirty and the staff are of no help at all. We paid for the "night safari" and I felt it was such a waste of time and money. The staff literally...More

2  Thank Leslie Anne C
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

It was very Hot the day that We went to Baluarte. But there was lots of shaded areas to get out of the Sun there. Loved the Dino Statues, and the Beautiful Butterflies in the Butterfly Garden. Big Tiger and other Exotic animals there to...More

Thank Curtis S
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

went there together with my mom and 2 year old son... really had a a great time letting my son see his favorite animals which he can mostly just see in tv.. there was this polar bear, hippo, elephant and crocs. and a lot more......More

Thank Mary Ivonn F
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

I felt bad for the big cats to be caged like that. The tigers have bed sores because of staying in a small enclosure with cemented floor. I also felt bad for the lion knowing that he has the instinct as a king of the...More

2  Thank May S
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

A collection of Singson's "pets" which included horses, arachnids, big cats, deers, zebras, and birds. Entry is free. There is a paid shuttle though worth Php50 (UsD1) if you don't want to roam the vicinity on foot. Availing of the shuttle service also gives you...More

1  Thank Kathleen D
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We were dissapointed how the big cats were locked in small cages and no water was available the we could see. Some of the exibits were closed. Free entry so I'm sure glad we did not have to pay to see it. Some filipino politician...More

1  Thank mfdockery
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Super huge place..but few animals, only tiger and lion is a must see. It has also museum of mr chavit singson that features of his hunting. Kids will love it because of different wild animals from different country.

1  Thank AizaJ
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

First time in here. I organized a day tour in Vigan and Baluarte is one of our destinations. The place is huge, so I expect more. Knowing it is a must see place, as per blogs. No entrance fee, lucky indeed. Only pP50 for the...More

1  Thank eunsoohuang
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Leah P
11 May 2018|
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Is there a entrance fee??
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Vrendehl R
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Response from ChefT1na | Reviewed this property |
It's open everyday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Enjoy!
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