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Monfort Bat Sanctuary

#1 of 13 things to do in Samal Island Features Animals
Monfort Conservation Park, Mindanao, Philippines
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the biggest colony of fruit bats

It is situated northwest of the island of Samal. A secured area so that nobody will fall down to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
First time to see millions of bats !

Arriving from davao i headed straight to samal island. My first stop is here at the monfort bat... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Monfort Conservation Park, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

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
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I put this into our itinerary since I don't know much about bats and to be honest I thought I can see and touch a bat up close like the one I experienced in Boracay . Contrary to my expectation we did not see one...More

Thank Jose Victor M
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My family had a chance to visit the Monfort Bat Sanctuary as one of the highlights of our inland tour in Samal. The Monfort Bat Sanctuary is one of the tourist attraction in Samal because it is the home of Geoffrey Rousette fruit bats. There...More

Thank Grace B
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

It's a simple bat sanctuary.If you appreciate bats then a visit here is worth it.Put a mosquito patch or apply an off lotion before coming here.

Thank Conie a
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Hmmm It was an awesome experience to visit a place like Monfort Bat Cave.. But I know for most people it's diagusting and boring... Disgusting coz of the bad smell from the Bat's Cave. Boring coz of the place... But for me I find it...More

Thank Luchie Kin A
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Our guide is very informative. Very educational. Love the bat caves. The smell did not bother me but my mom did. Overall nice place to visit.

Thank Liezl E
Reviewed 19 February 2017

There are different "caves" called "wards" for male, female, the training school, the senior ward etc. So the bats are classified on those. Some pungent smell due to their droppings but its natural, I hope they can improve further the sanctuary so as to attract...More

1  Thank Jennelyn T
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I've been to other bat sancutary in other places her ein the Philippines but it is my first time to see this large colony of bats and volunteers here have a lot of information to share. Each sink hole is for a specific age group...More

1  Thank jan j
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Ariane B
14 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.