We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Can-olin Butterfly Sanctuary

Features Animals
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Candijay, Philippines

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 73 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Interesting

Very engaging experience. Funny and knowledgeable tour guides who can catch your interest in the life process of butterflies and moths.

Reviewed March 20, 2017
Shayne G
,
Baguio, Philippines
Add Photo Write a Review

73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 51: English reviews
Muscat, Oman
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were divided into two groups since there were 47 of us. As they were butterflies, pleasing to the eyes and nothing else (to me, at least), the tour guides that we had were very jolly and made our group laugh a lot while they explained. One of our bosses tried holding a caterpillar. A few of my teammates got... More 

Helpful?
Thank chinadoll21
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
46 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been to other butterfly garden but this one is unique and fun. It starts with you touching and holding a caterpillar, there are trick and cool pictures you can do. Wenhad a funny tour guide named Joey that made it a memorable experience

Helpful?
Thank mightygordon
Didcot, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sanctuary is very small but pleasant to combine with Loboc river trip and visit to Chocolate Hills. Cafe area serving snacks and ice cream

Helpful?
Thank kevinl122
Baguio, Philippines
Level Contributor
33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Very engaging experience. Funny and knowledgeable tour guides who can catch your interest in the life process of butterflies and moths.

Helpful?
Thank Shayne G
Amsterdam
Level Contributor
850 reviews
527 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 705 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

This sanctuary though not big but it gave a lot of information about metamorphosis of butterflies. There's a minimal fee for this visit. Candijay is close to Anda and about few towns away to Jagna. We had it planned so that all the other attractions could be visited. It was a nice experience. We took pictures of butterflies.

Helpful?
Thank MijnlieverdFH
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017

Enjoyed the tour so much ,in the company of a young guide. He was relaxed and funny ,and is an excellent photographer. We have some unusual butterfly photos to take home. We did not see many butterflies ,but those we did were big and beautiful. We took some gifts home from the shop.

Helpful?
Thank allpals
Taguig City, Philippines
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed March 9, 2017

Enjoyed this place! It was my first time to see chrysalises/pupae of moths and butterflies and they're so pretty!

Helpful?
Thank alyssaemilycampos
Philippines
Level Contributor
52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

After visiting the Loboc (Green) River Floating Restaurant Luncheon Tour, we visited this unique site to see how butterflies and moths come into existence. We (the 8 of us) were all surprised as to the short existence that they lived. This is a must see for young and old alike as you get to see the various sizes of cocoons... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Paul V
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Level Contributor
54 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017

If you like butterflies (who doesn't?) you'll like this place. Nice guides explain you all the way, so you get a good understanding of the life of this gorgeous insects.

Helpful?
Thank Julio Areck C
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017

A small and quick attraction, the sanctuary shows the stages of a butterfly from beginning to end, with live examples of each. When you reach the final butterfly stage, you find yourself inside an enclosed sanctuary full of butterflies you can interact with. Great for kids, cheap entry (about $2), and only takes about 10 minutes to see everything.

Helpful?
Thank Joaquin03

Travelers who viewed Can-olin Butterfly Sanctuary also viewed

Bohol Island, Bohol Province
 
Tagbilaran City, Bohol Island
Loboc, Bohol Island
 

Been to Can-olin Butterfly Sanctuary? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Can-olin Butterfly Sanctuary staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?