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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  • August 11, 2017
    It is situated northwest of the island of Samal. A secured area so that nobody will fall down to the deep cave below. Even at the mouth of the big hole or cave, millions of bats are seen like sticking...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    Arriving from davao i headed straight to samal island. My first stop is here at the monfort bat sanctuary .. Entrance fee is 100/head. When i arrived they just opened the park and am the only guest ar...  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    I suggest you waiting for a guide (opens at 8am) so you'll get more substantial information. We've been to a lot of caves in the Philippines but nothing quite like this. Even though you can't enter th...  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    experience bat cave. this is a Guinness world record. amazing!
  • April 21, 2017
    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.
  • March 13, 2017
    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.
  • April 22, 2017
    I did not find batman here..just millions of bats (approx 1.5M as per the tour guide)
  • August 1, 2016
    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.

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