Exploring Davao - Day 2

On our last day in Davao, which is a Saturday. The conference ended at noon and our flight back to Manila was scheduled at 10 in the evening, so we still have a few hours to kill. We decided to go to Samal Island and visit a few beaches and places there. We visited the Monfort Bat Cave, Hagimit Falls and Paradise Island. The last itinerary was my favorite, which is the Paradise Island. The island of Samal has a lot to offer, if only we have a lot of time left, we would've visited all the places, especially the beaches located in the island. The ride in the ferry boat was actually fun, though it was only a 10 minute ride, we just decided to take pictures and enjoy the experience.


Monfort Bat Cave houses approximately 1.8 million Geoffroy's Rousette Fruit Bats (Rousettus Amplexicaudatus) which is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest colony of Geoffrey's Rousette Fruit Bat in the world. It is owned by Norma Monfort and the park is approximately 23 hectares in size.

Admission Rates
Adults: Php 100.00
4-15 years old: Php 40.00

Monfort Conservation Park Day Tours:
Open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 7 days a week.

Monfort Bat Cave Day Viewings: 
School AM Tour with Pack Lunch
Pre-Arranged for schools only
from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Php 200.00
Inclusions: Access Fee, Guided Tour, Snacks, Bat Education Materials

School PM Tour with PM Snack Bag 
Pre-Arranged for schools only 
​from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm​
Minimum of 6 pax​
Php 150.00
Inclusions: Access Fee, Guided Tour, Snacks, Bat Education Materials

Bat Emergence Night Tour (BEN)
Pre-Arranged Basic BEN Tour for schools only 
from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Minimum of 6 minutes
​Maximum of 30 Pax
Php 100.00​
Inclusions: Access Fee, Welcome Drink, Bat Watching Etiquette Briefing
Live emergence watching of circadian flight: 
10 persons allowed entry at a time

Cameras are prohibited during BEN Tours to avoid startling/blinding the emerging bats.

How to get there
 It is located at Barangay Tambo, Babak District which is just around 15-20 minutes habal-habal/tricycle ride from the Babak Wharf. 

Contact Information
Monfort Conservation Park
Barangay Tambo, Babak District, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte
Contact Nos: (082)221-8925, (082)305-8925
Mobile No: 0917-7052228
Email Address: info@batsanctuary.org 


It is located in Peñaplata District in the Island Garden City of Samal. It consists of several small waterfalls and is surrounded by unspoiled nature and trees, mostly of the hagimit trees (Ficus minahassae). This is where the waterfall got its name.

Admission Rates
P40.00 per person plus P5.00 environmental fee

Contact Information
Hagimit Falls and Nature Park
Poblacion, Penaplata, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte
Mobile No: 09997055330, 09234384689

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