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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Monfort Bat Sanctuary - Samal Island Bat Cave

Spectacular caves are one of the world wonders that God gave for us. Some people are afraid of caves because of it's creepy deep dark hole and due to scary movies they saw but for me caves are a great challenge and unforgetable experience, a great experience to explore some. But on this article, I'm talking about the cave which gives benefit to little creatures.

Samal Island Bat Cave Mindanao tourist spots

They called this cave a Bat Sanctuary Cave where millions of bats reside. It is the world’s largest colony of Geoffrey’s Rousette (Rousettus Amplexicaudatus) fruit bats living in the Monfort Bat Sanctuary and one of the tourist spots in the Philippines. It is a unique large cave with 5 deep holes however you cannot enter inside the cave because bats are surrounding even at the cave entrance. This is not a man made cave and I know you will be amazed how great Philippine nature is.

Samal Island Bat Cave Mindanao tourist spots

Samal Island Bat Cave Mindanao tourist spots

Monfort Bat Sanctuary Cave is located in Samal Island, Davao del Norte and I don't recommend you getting there with a bat cave travel target only. You can visit nice beaches at Samal Island and then just include this bat cave in your itinerary.

To reach Samal Island, take a ferry boat from Davao City Sasa wharf. There are lots of boats there with Igacos route. If you have a vehicle with you, I recommend take a barge. To experience more adventure, I suggest to ride a small motor boat and you will be overwhelmed seeing nice coral reefs and fishes under the water. Don't worry, it is not a shark infested sea.

Samal Island Bat Cave Mindanao tourist spots

Samal Island Bat Cave Mindanao tourist spots

When you reach in PeƱaplata, ride a motorcycle and tell the driver to drop you at the Bat cave. They will ask you for a higher fare because it is really far from the docking station. Having a vehicle with you is an advantage when travelling.

Location: Tambo Babak, Island Garden City of Samal Island, Davao del Norte
Budget: 1000-2000 per person

2 comments:

  1. It's looks creepy inside.

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  2. I wanna go there and witness that bat sanctuary. Thanks for the guide buddy. :)

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