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Bakhawan Eco-park and Research Centre

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Address: | New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan Province, Philippines
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+63 36 262 7696
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The Bakhawan Mangrove Forest is one of the most successful mangrove...

The Bakhawan Mangrove Forest is one of the most successful mangrove reforestation projects in all of Southeast Asia. Located along the Aklan River in Kalibo, Aklan (the gateway to Boracay Island), the Bakhawan Mangrove Forest offers a wide variety of outdoor, cultural, and culinary attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. Tickets can be purchased on-site at the park's entrance. The Bakhawan Forest is only a 10-minute drive from Kalibo International Airport.

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while in kalibo, try to visit the bakhawan eco park, during atitihan after having a tiring street dancing we try to visit the bakhawan and we experience a very relaxing place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
danilotapic2000
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Boracay, Philippines
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Boracay, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

while in kalibo, try to visit the bakhawan eco park, during atitihan after having a tiring street dancing we try to visit the bakhawan and we experience a very relaxing place surrounded with bakhaw trees, while walking on the wooden bridge for about 1 km. and at the end there are some water sports activities, "balsa" going to sand bar.... More 

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Pasig, Philippines
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What makes this place magical is, it would make you workout first...walking for 1km, then at the end...bamboo chairs, shade, and the sea, would be greeting you. One more trivia...you would see a "wood worm culture" by the hut. They're not really cultured. What the management does during weekends is to request local schoolchildren to pick up woods in the... More 

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Thank Gyne M
Taguig City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are going to Boracay and staying/landing in Kalibo airport, you should go here! This place never gets old and you will learn a lot from this nature tripping. You can also ask the staff on how you can try to eat the Tamilok (bakhawan worm) and make sure that they have their own home made vinegar.

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Thank m0fernan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

One of the quietest places I have been to. Hear nothing but wind blowing thru trees! They also have bridge made of bamboos! They also offer fish-feeding moment for only Php 10.00 per food pack. They also have sandbar..( need to rent bamboo-made boat to get there ). They also have a place for overnight(tent rental Php 500.00 for tent... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place for a walk and visit. But, it would have been helpful to have an option for a guide and/or have signage to describe the significance of the mangrove ecopark. I visited a similar park in Bohol so I knew what to expect. However, for those who don't know, mangroves create an amazing ecosystem for birds, fish and other... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is a very big mangrove park. There is a 1km stretch of bamboo bridge until you reach the beachside. The only drawback is their entrance fee is a bit expensive (Php150).

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Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times when I was in my high school years. Used to come here with friends for a day of bonding. Just recently, we went to visit with family and just got amazed of how they were able to take care and develop the place. The 1km walk full of mangroves around you was just amazing. Beautiful,... More 

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

First of all, if you're expecting something like Yosemite or Waimea Canton, you're going to be disappointed. The wonderful part of the Bakhawan Park is the charm and peacefulness. It's a great respite from the busy main town and it's especially awesome to be in a real mangrove forest. In this day and age, most mangrove forests are deteriorating and... More 

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Malay, Aklan, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Looking for a place to relax?!? Go to Bakhawan Eco-Park and experience the peaceful breeze, take a deep breath and enjoy the clean air.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The only reason why I went to this park were the amazing reviews online... Well, I don't know what they're raving about, I was so disappointed. 150 PHP for entrance and then you just walk a boardwalk for 1km until you reach a little area where you can sit down, watch the view. They call it "open bar" but not... More 

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