Monfort Bat Sanctuary

Circumferencial Rd., Tambo, Samal, Davao del Norte

Monfort Bat Sanctuary
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Tourist Attraction
Business Hours
Open: 8:00a - 5:00p


  • 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

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Most Recent Reviews

Cindy S.
5.0 Stars

Monfort Bat Sanctuary, located in Samal Island — Davao, is home to an estimated 2.5 million Geoffrey Rousette fruit bats. It holds the Guiness World Record for the largest colony of its kind since 2010.

It was one of our stops during our Davao trip. Upon arrival, there’s a 100php entrance fee per person for the continued maintenance of the place, we were greeted by Marie, one of the people working in the conservation park and she gave us a brief background about the place and the fruit bats.

Monfort Bat Sanctuary only allows fifteen visitors at a time so as not to disturb the bats. Cameras with flashes are allowed during the day but a strict no-no come evening. The caves are divided into five openings. There’s a pathway you’d just need to follow in order to view them. Do note that there’s a very strong rancid smell due to bat excrement. But just as what our guide said, we came here for that as well. 128514

Seeing the bats up close was creepy and amazing! I have never seen so many bats in my life! There are also other organisms living inside the caves such as pythons, crocodiles and lizards to maintain the ecological balance of the place.

We were advised by Marie, our guide, to come back at 5:00pm in order for us to witness the tornado formation of the bats as they prepare to leave the cave. But sadly we couldn’t because we have other places to visit. If you’re heading to Davao, this is definitely a must-see! 🦇🦇🦇

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Pauie P.
5.0 Stars

Amusing and majestic.

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Casey D.
5.0 Stars

We paid php5 envi fee and 100php each for the entrance. The place is well-maintained. The guide we had was so knowledgeable of the ins and outs of the sanctuary. We saw LOTSSSSSSSSSS of bats, Ate told us that it has more or less 2.5million bats. Different kind of bats per cave. They have the nursery, senior.. etc (forgot the 3).. so there were a total of 5 bat caves. The beach beside the sanctuary is really beautiful. 10084

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Jonas R.
5.0 Stars

Monfort Bat Colony is a Guinness Book of World Records holder for having the largest number of fruit bats. A million of them are inside the bat cave in Island Garden City of Samal in Davao. Hair raising!

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