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Philippine Butterfly Gardens

Butterfly Farms and Gardens

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Butterflies are the most beautiful and colourful members of the insect world and the name for butterflies in Filipino is Paruparo. The Philippines is endowed with many butterfly species which you may see in the wild if you’re very lucky.

But the surest way to see these colourful insects is to visit one of the many butterfly gardens. At the smallest, butterfly gardens are simply meshed enclosure where the butterflies are bred and you can walk amongst them.

However Filipinos like to do things in style and to do them big. Therefore your visit to a butterfly garden is likely to be a theme park, so you may want to take your lunch,

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Mag-Aso Waterfall

The road to the falls and the many steps leading down to the foot or bottom of the waterfalls is easy, it’s the coming back up after that takes your breath away but its definitely worth the experience.

To get here, drive or take a bus/jeepney to Antequera which is about 30mins drive from Tagbilaran. There a a Php 2.00 entry fee and after climbing down the long flight of concrete steps you’r there. There is a pool about 15 feet deep where the river falls about 10 meters. Its generally safe to swim, but it is advised to keep poor swimmers away from the fall itself as even strong swimmers have difficulty here as te weight of water

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Tarsier

Cute big eyed bush babes

The Tarsier is an endangered species that once flourished throughout Asia, Europe, and North America, this cuddly-looking creature with soft, grayish-fur and known as the world’s smallest monkey. Tarsiers are small animals with enormous eyes and each eyeball is as large as its entire brain. They have a body 10 to 15 cm in length and a 20-25 cm long tail and abnormally long hind legs giving them the ability to jump like crickets.

This endangered species can be found on the Philippine island of Bohol and there are also populations on Sulawesi, Borneo, and Sumatra. They are entirely carnivorous feeding mostly on insects, small vertebrates, such as birds, snakes, lizards, and bats. Tarsiers die

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Bohol

An island to enjoy

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Famous for the ‘Chocolate Hills” World Heritage Area and its fabulous beach resorts like Bohol Beach Club and Flower Beach & Dive Resort, the Island of Bohol east of Cebu Island is only one 100 kms long x 60 kms wide. The principal towns are Tagbilaran (the main business center and point of entry) situated on the south of the island where there is plenty of accommodation and arriving at the port of Tubigon makes for a lower fare from Cebu.

Getting there A 20 minute flight from Cebu Mactan airport will get you there making The Chocolate Hills a day excursion, or take a fast ferry to Tagbilaran, (the regular or slow ferry

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