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Monfort Bat Sanctuary, Samal Island

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Spot fruit bats as they circle overhead at Monfort Bat Sanctuary. This, one of the world's biggest bat colonies, clutches to the ceilings of a 75 m (245 ft) long cave, which you can explore on an educational day tour. Enchanting night tours are also available with advanced booking. Keep in mind monthly themed events take place throughout the year here, so plan your visit accordingly. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Monfort Bat Sanctuary by using our Samal Island vacation builder.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ho...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • It's a one of a kind experience because it is not always that you can see thousands of bats. You will also see learn as the tour guide will give you information about, aside from the information in the big tarps.
  • Home to the largest fruit bat colony in the world. Visitors have to pay a registration fee to enter the property. The bat cave has been well preserved with areas where you can safely view the bats.
  • I did not find batman here..just millions of bats (approx 1.5M as per the tour guide)
  • It's amazing to see a lot of bats. The tour guide showed us drunk bats, mother huggig their baby bats and cave for oldies bats. We also witnessed a rat trying to eat a bat. It's really amazing to see this nature personally.
  • Worth a visit. Unique experience