Bohol Tarsier Conservation Area

Upper Bonbon, Loboc, Bohol

Bohol Tarsier Conservation Area
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Category:
Tourist Attraction
Business Hours
Reopens Mon: 8:00a - 5:00p

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 8:00a - 5:00p
  • Monday
    • 8:00a - 5:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 8:00a - 5:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 8:00a - 5:00p
  • Thursday
    • 8:00a - 5:00p
  • Friday
    • 8:00a - 5:00p
  • Saturday
    • 8:00a - 5:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Myzyl C.
5.0 Stars

Did you know that tarsiers are primates but not monkeys? What I love about this place is that tarsiers are placed in their natural habitat and the conservation ensures safety and non-stressful life for the tarsiers. In photograph are thick trees as home for the tarsiers.

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May Ann B.
2.0 Stars
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I was disappointed when we visited this place last week. How ironic the place is called Tarsier Conservation Area and yet there were only 5 tarsiers left. But at least I got to see these cute creatures in person though not up close.

Entrance fee is P60 less P10 for senior citizens, pwd and students. 128542128542128542

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars

Philippine tarsier (Carlito syrichta), known locally as mawmag in Cebuano/Visayans and mamag in Luzon, is a species of tarsier endemic to the Philippines. It is found in the southeastern part of the archipelago, particularly on the islands of Bohol, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. 

They are nocturnal and carnivorous in nature.  They sport big eyes that dilate everytime they finish a meal.  They are so small,  one can sit comfortably on the palm of my hand.  They are the same height as my platform pumps. 

I've never seen one up close.  I gotta say they are the cutest primate I've ever seen.   The conservation centre is housing a couple of tarsiers.  Some are resting comfortably in the trees while some are somewhere else.  As per the dude,  they have a total of 160 in their roster.

The photo shown above is the only decent shot i have.  I shall name you  Napoleon.

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Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars

I had to see them at least once in my life! 128525

Sorry for the blurry and heavily edited photo. They were quite far from us, we couldn't touch them nor could we make a lot of noise but I really loved every minute of our short stop here. 128516

I was happy because of the fact that we could only observe them from afar. It only means that the owners gave more importance to the little fellas more than giving the tourists something to instagram about. I had no intention of touching them anyway, the mere opportunity to see it live is absolutely amazing already! 128514

When I saw those little furry babies, I whispered a little prayer and thanked God for the many beautiful creations he gave the Philippines! 10084️ Bohol is such a lovely and blessed island, and I am so fortunate to have explored it as well. 128513

Definitely a must-see in Bohol. It may be underwhelming for some because a good 15 minutes is enough for this, but for me I really enjoyed it! 127775127775127775127775127775

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Rachel T.
4.0 Stars

Keep quite and don't disturb the tarsiers sleeping. Here, tarsiers are not allowed to be touched. These tarsiers are as small as a fist. Taking pictures are ok as long as you dont put the cameras too near the animals. For each tarsier, there is a stationed watcher to make sure no harm is done to the tarsiers and tells you where the tarsiers are located. They let the tarsiers live in their natural environment. Tarsiers are nocturnal and at night they hunt food. During the day since they are territorial, they return at the same spot that they stay/sleep.

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Flo A.
3.0 Stars

Honestly I feel bad for the tarsiers here. They're not kept in good conditions, and instead of being treated as living creatures they have simply become a tourist attraction. I wouldn't recommend coming here.

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Alanies Lou V.
5.0 Stars

First time i traveled on bohol with my hubby 128525 at month of January before, so excited to saw this kawaii tarsier hehehe... But i just only share my experience thats only.

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Cheryl V.
4.0 Stars

A place not to missed in Bohol!

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Jorelle F.
4.0 Stars

Bohol trip is not complete when you don't visit these fluffy, tiny and a bit scary creatures. Beacuse they are nocturnal animals, they are all asleep when we came. It was slippery and a bit muddy because it rained and I am wearing a white sneakers!! Hahhaa definitely a NO NO :(( it is Roughly a 10-20minute trail like walking through a forest-like conservation area.
More bohol tour details and pictures on blog. www.jorellefajardo.wordpress.com

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Yen D.
5.0 Stars

A Bohol trip will never be complete without seeing the Tarsiers!

By the way, don’t throw those entrance tickets away afterwards! The back of those tickets are actually postcards, too!

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Allana J.
4.0 Stars

TARSIERS ARE SOO TINY AND SOO CUTE BUT VERY MAHIYAIN
This is one hour away frm our hotel
Idk if it's just me or most of the tarsiers are hiding we can't take a photo better than this one ajuju
Careful lang sa pagtapak while on your way up kase yung mga bato are a bit shaky ganern
No flash photography allowed & keep quiet kase you might threaten the tarsiers
Nothing really special abt this place, JUST CUTE TARSIERS HAHA! 128525

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Cheska S.
4.0 Stars

The tarsiers are scary cute! They are so tiny and cute but at the same time kind of scary. You have to be really quiet here and turn the flashes of your cameras off as they scare easily. There aren't that many tarsiers in here though. My friend told me that there used to be a lot of tarsiers in the past. It's so sad that their number have substantially lessened.
If you are looking for more tarsiers you have to be patient and really look for them per tree. We were there for like 15 minutes only and we only saw 2-3 tarsiers.

They also have a lot of tarsier merchandise here from headbands to shirts and key chains.

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Gayla b.
3.0 Stars

We have to drop by and see a Tarsier to complete our Bohol trip. 128513

We should not be too loud for they are sleeping. They are cute but I'm afraid of them lot. Imagining that one will just jump and stick itself in my face.. and their eyes are creepy. 128547 I'm weird I know!

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Kristian P.
4.0 Stars

it's my first time to see tarsiers, they are cute but creepy i wont dare to touch one even if they allow me to, the tour is good our tour guide is very informative and very energetic! We are told not to use flashes of our camera because it may blind the tarsiers according to the tour guide and they also pee on the tree to mark their territory, they don't do much but they are pretty cute!

(credits to my friend for the photo)

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Mikko F.
4.0 Stars

I'm not an animal lover but it was great seeing those tarsiers. Cutie!

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Karla L.
4.0 Stars

Ang kyukyut ng tarsiers! Nice place to visit for first timers.

The place itself looks old na talaga. Few tarsiers na Lang din, around 5 na lang siguro when we visited. No guides pag pasok, so kanya kanya. Medyo nakakalito yung paths kasi yung iba putol at Hindi na madaanan.

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Jacy Mae L.
3.0 Stars

I can't believe Tarsiers are already endangered species.

When we went inside this Tarsier sanctuary, I was like "where are the Tarsiers???" They are so tiny, I could barely see them.

Several Tarsiers are scattered in this sanctuary. Too bad I didn't see them awake. Nocturnal animals are boring during day time.

Overall, this place is worth visiting if you haven't seen live Tarsiers. But if you already saw one before, the experience is just meh.

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Minami A.
4.0 Stars

There weren't much tourists when we got there and the place was being restored by some volunteers for the foundation and we also get to meet Carlito, who started all this tarsier thingy in the Philippines. He told us that he has known tarsiers quite long enough because he had one since he was 12, he told us that tarsiers attempts suicide whenever it got stressed-out by banging its head on the tree and by holding its breath for too long til it stops breathing. Their eyes are very sensitive to the light so they mostly sleep during daytime and always aways awake at night. They also dob't like too much noise and they always wants to be left alone.
There are only 10 tarsiers in the area but we only get to find 3, buti nalang at matalas ang mata nun guide namin, sa sobrang liit nila they're very hard to find. Its like finding a needle in a haystack.. 128530128528128064

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Nesty A.
4.0 Stars

Have you seen this small animal with enormous eyes and very long hind limbs? Your visit in Bohol won't be complete if you don't see this adorable Tarsier! Well, Tarsiers actually because they are more than one.

Their sanctuary is in Loboc. Before the man-made forest from the city.

Entrance fee is P60 and you'll be given the Tarsier postcard after paying the ticket. You'll have to walk some steps going up in a hill forest to see the tarsiers.

Everyone is allowed to take pictures but the camera flash must be turned off. And you cannot touch them! They commit suicide when they get stressed that's why these things are prohibited.

I saw 4 or 5 of them but the one in the photo caught my attention. See how he/she sleeps and hides in that big leaf? Too cute! 128517

❓Did you know that tarsiers can rotate their head 180 degrees? Jump 40 times more than its own weight? And sing with high-pitched voice? Yes, Tarsiers are amazing!

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Precious Jewel G.
5.0 Stars

The tarsier sanctuary was closed due to what happened here128532 Though i liked it here better than the sanctuary, guide was more informative, we saw the remnants of baby tarsier too. Lots of photos and informations that are posted in their reception.They have a lot of foreigner volunteers too.Sad that we only saw four of them, had a hard time to find the others because of the earthquake128532

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