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. Plan your Monfort Bat Sanctuary visit and explore what else you can see and do in Samal Island using our Samal Island travel itinerary planner.
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  • This place was absolutely amazing .. something that really worth. We arrived here pretty bored cuz we were traveling around all day but when we got there and saw the bats was the most incredible feeli...  more »
  • My family and I visit early February. And it is exactly what it is. Very interesting facts about bats. I do recommend this place if you have young kids. Be advised to bring a mask of some sorts.  more »
  • Have 1 million wings of bats live in the cave like cavern is magnificent and ecological volunteer please come visit because it leads to the place Guide to the bat conservation
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  • We went to the Bat Sanctuary way too early. We were allowed to roam inside but we were not informed that there will be a short lecture. The lecture was informative, the place didn't reek of guano smell unless you go and have a peek at the four holes of the cave. We were also lucky to see the albino bat! So when you go here make sure to look out fr the white bat! And they have an evening session at certain days so look around the internet for more info. :)
  • 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 up close yet we saw a their habitat at a distance and had a guided tour around the cave premises. We also gained information about these creatures and the dedicated stewardship that the owner shows.  It can be a quick side trip for those who want a break from the sea and beaches of Samal.
  • yah, there u can see bats in daylight... observe them in just meters away.... and also smell their odor lol
  • A very green place.. full of trees. Oversized parking space. Nice attendant. Wonders of nature and pillinators.. the live Bats are living inside a cave and shown to the public. Very educational nature tour.
  • Stand close to their home and take a deep breath! So bango pala the bats. You can also see their balls hanging 😁
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