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Siquijor Butterfly Sanctuary

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Address: Cang-Apa | Larena, Philippines

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Gem near the mountain top

Out of the way small garden run by a very passionate gentleman who is working hard to protect the 10 native species of butterflies on the island. Worth a visit to support this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of the way small garden run by a very passionate gentleman who is working hard to protect the 10 native species of butterflies on the island. Worth a visit to support this endeavor and to enjoy a bit of nature up close. Good photo ops. We had scooters and stopped by after going to the top of Mt. Bandilaan:... More 

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

It is small but is delicately and caringly preserved. Definitely worth stopping in and spend a bit of time here on your way to the park.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is probably not for everyone..However if you want to support the protection of the butterfly it is worth the hour trip up the mountain and hour back down but may be worth planning to go somewhere else. It's not that easy to find as the posting from the road is a very old sign and a lady showing you... More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

We hired a bike and planned to go up the mountain. I had seen the butterfly garden as one of the things to do in Siquijor but had read that it was difficult to find (which it isn't really) as I just so happened to stumble across it on my way to the summit of siquijor, so it was a... More 

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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

After over a hour riding into the hills to find the Butterfly sanctuary,we almost rode past I very old not clear sign but for a local lady shouting to us, must be a common thing people having trouble finding it. The so called sanctuary is just a very small netted area in a garden. Total time to walk and see... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

100peso entrance but worth it. Around 10 different species and not that big but the owner was saving to expand to a second garden. Great to combine with an island tour. We went to Cambugahay falls afterwards which was amazing!

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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This is a little gem hidden away in the mountains of Siquijor. The roads are less traveled up here and just the ride up is amazing in itself. There are so many beautiful native butterfly species here and they are hoping to expand to protect even more. A big percentage of butterflies bred here are released back into the wild... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

It is quite a ride to get there and is a bit hard to find, it's pretty much at the op of the mountain hidden off the main road. It has a 100peso entry fee this is supposedly because they reciever no funding and are self sufficient. Anyway the 'Farm' is a 4x4m enclosure with plants and maybe 50 odd... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

What a beautiful place!! What amazing people! A little paradise on the very top of Siquijor... Dante and his family created this beautiful little butterfly garden to protect them as they are seriously endangered because of the chemicals used around the island. Deforestation problems on the island and climate change are also affecting them a lot, from what they've explained... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We visited this beautiful place during the trip around the island on a motorbike. Nice experience, very nice and smiling owner:) Good luck to grow thefarm!!!

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