Baluarte, Vigan

Privately owned by the former Filipino politician Chavit Singson, Baluarte houses a small zoo, butterfly farm, chapel, and shooting range. Feed monkeys, camels, deer, and peacocks in the open enclosure, then head to the big cat enclosures to catch a glimpse of majestic lions and Bengal tigers. You don't have to pay for entrance, with all profits from the animal feed purchased going to support the zoo. Wander through the well-kept grounds of gardens and pools, stopping at the quaint pink chapel to escape the heat. Singson’s own residence sits within the estate, looking out toward the city of Vigan. You can make use of picnic areas and a canteen serving light refreshments within the estate. Put Baluarte into our Vigan online tour itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Vigan.
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  • The place is poorly maintained. The entrance is a mess, the animal cages are dirty and the staff are of no help at all. We paid for the "night safari" and I felt it was such a waste of time and money....  more »
  • It was very Hot the day that We went to Baluarte. But there was lots of shaded areas to get out of the Sun there. Loved the Dino Statues, and the Beautiful Butterflies in the Butterfly Garden. Big Tig...  more »
  • went there together with my mom and 2 year old son... really had a a great time letting my son see his favorite animals which he can mostly just see in tv.. there was this polar bear, hippo, elephant ...  more »
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