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Tarsier Conservation Area, Loboc

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Get a close-up view of the smallest, cutest primates at Tarsier Conservation Area, a large private greenery spanning some 3 ha (7.4 ac), which houses tarsiers for public viewing and research. Enormously large eyes will stare back at you as you observe these small, endangered, 8-16 cm (3.5-6.5 in) tall fur balls. The long-tailed creatures cling to their branches, usually waking up from their daily sleep when you arrive. On average, you'll see four or five tarsiers during the 30-minute walk through the wood. These shy nocturnal animals are a mascot of Bohol Island, making the conservation area popular among tourists. You can take photos without flash, but you shouldn't touch the animals or make too much noise. Plan your Tarsier Conservation Area visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bohol Island using our Bohol Island trip itinerary maker.
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  • If you want a up close visit with these little guys, stop here for a visit. Other than there is not to much else here.  more »
  • The Tarsier monkeys were so tiny with such large eyes. The staff is very protective of the animals, but you can get very close to them, 4-5 feet, but the monkeys do not move. A great photo is a sure t...  more »
  • The natural setting is excellent but you will only see a small number, such as 5 when I visited spread out among different bushes where they sleep (or try to sleep) during the day time. Staff look for...  more »
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  • Short visit for only 60 pesos per person. The staff are super friendly and knowledgeable- ask them questions, don't just blow through taking pictures! And like other people have said, be respectful: don't use flash, don't get too close - just be quiet and enjoy observing them!
  • It was a really nice place, they also have souvenir shop inside where you can find everything cute. Everyone should come and visit here .πŸ’―πŸ‘Œ
  • The Tarsiers are really cute, and the entrance is just 60 pesos. But I am not entirely sure that the animals are treated very well,because some of the people working there always tried to wake them up so that they would look good on the photos...
  • Tarsiers are common on being sensitive to many people so that's why actually taking pictures of them is being prohibited especially with the flash on the camera or other gadgets. They might be tired or just sleeping but these species are really active at night. ^_^ They look like Little monkey :)
  • not worth it. The place is a scam. They specifically place the tarsiers a few meters apart from each other. Very unnatural. Nothing much to see. When I was there, there were only about 4-5 tarsiers present. Very harsh conditions for these animals. I thought we were going to the official Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella but the driver went the other way. I soon found out that these "tours" dont go to Corella but to this Loboc one. I guess money is all that matters huh?

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With its harbor linking it to nearby Cebu, Tagbilaran City contains most of the accommodations on Bohol Island. Budget hotels and hostels sit alongside luxurious options in the main town center, while on the outskirts and by the sea a number of resorts and holiday villas cater to visitors with deeper pockets. Linked to Bohol Island by bridge, Panglao Island offers a wealth of beachfront resorts and hotels with private beaches, diving equipment rentals, and onsite fine-dining restaurants.
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