Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village, Puerto Princesa

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Encounter a preserved world of indigenous Palawan traditions set within a leafy butterfly enclosure at Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village. Supporting the local village and developing an established colony of southeast Asian butterflies, the gardens also house a small collection of crocodile, scorpion and lizard. Tread leafy paths surrounded by thick tropical foliage, looking out for brightly colored butterflies and learning their life cycle. Next, immerse yourself in Palaw'an tribe culture, with their blow dart display and tour of daily village life. Browse hand made tribal craft, proceeds of which support the project and people living here. Make Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village a part of your Puerto Princesa vacation plans using our Puerto Princesa road trip website .
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  • September 25, 2017
    We went there not knowing what to expect but it turned out to be the best place around. Loved all the butterflies and small animals. Learning about the indigenous tribes was also great. After we were ...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    Each holiday-makers in Puerto princesa should visit of beautiful butterflies on giant snakes and some other animals
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  • September 14, 2017
    The place is not just a Butterfly Ecological Garden. There are few animals and the most interesting part is the Tribal People. There is a group of tribal men and women who, via a curator shared their ...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    The tour guides are very accommodating. The place is good for site seeing. There are few insects and animals. You also get to meet the locals here. BTW there is an entrance fee.
  • January 18, 2017
    Always love butterfly gardens and this one was good. The tribal village was very nice as well. I happily bought some needed gifts and souvenirs. The caged animals were not attractive and really took away from the experience, even if they were 'rescued' , otherwise five stars.
  • May 5, 2017
    Nice place with nice animals. You can enjoy it for only 50 pesos. It was great!
  • December 5, 2016
    We absolutely loved this place! Good for grown ups as well. Besides the butterflies and Tribal experience (their handicrafts are highly recommended as souvenirs as they are both authentic and support directly the Tribal people) there are also "petting" exhibits of giant millipede, stick insect, specially bred Gecko and even a giant Indonesian scorpion!
  • March 19, 2017
    Butterflies, insects and animals are very interesting. In the tribal village I got to have a large snake wrapped around me.

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