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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  • It is a cave in large number of bats with the Guinness Book of records. I'll look into the Black Cave and seen from a distance, but closer, and lots of bats hanging near the entrance of the cave. A large number of bats in the cave and the sounds will be overwhelmed. It is recommended that intense smell coming from inside the cave, however, because as much as possible around the Windward. To make a tornado coming out cave bats made the morning I go in the evening and it is seen. I'd said I was going to go to 17 o'clock on the day before the hotel's closed, and the next morning, I heard in the caves until 19:00 open was likely.
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  • Still a Guiness Title holder, the bat cave would offer you sightings of the 5 open caves that holds thousands of bats for 100 pesos. Although you wont be able to go inside the cave, you wont even dare...  more »
  • Upon hearing the phrase “bat cave”, i really thought that we could enter and explore the cave. these are just 5 open underground caves wherein you could take a picture only from the outside. you will ...  more »
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  • A great place and the information they give you is worth the money. Best to go early morning or late afternoon to watch the tornado bat formations happening
  • The entrance fee is 100 per head. You go inside to be oriented and then you visit the 5 caves where you can take pictures from outside, and then go back for when you have questions . You can go friday, saturday and sunday at night because that's when the bats go out to eat.
  • Fantastic place, very accessible from the main road. You've never seen so many bats. If you can, try to go there around 6:30 in the evening, that's when the bats emerge. Although if you want a good look at them its best to go during daylight.
  • Definitely not to miss when you are in Samal Island. Located at Brgy. Tambo in Samal Island, it is considered one of the major attractions in the island. The Bat Sanctuary is recognized by the Guinness World Records to have the largest colony of Geoffrey's Rousette Fruit Bats estimated at 1.8 million
  • Its my first time and i was soo amazed about this place.. Wowww

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