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Bakhawan Eco-park and Research Centre

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| New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan Province, Philippines
+63 36 262 7696
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First Time Visit at Bakhawan Eco-Park and Research Centre

Our host LGU gave us a short tour of Kalibo, Aklan. This time, they brought us to Bakhawan... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
JoepepCielos
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Quezon City, Philippines
Walk in a Mangrove forest!

Kalibo LGU made an innovative and sustainable ecotourism project in walking in a mangrove forest on... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
paul n
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The Bakhawan Mangrove Forest is one of the most successful mangrove reforestation projects in all of Southeast Asia. Located along the Aklan River in Kalibo, Aklan (the gateway to Boracay Island), the Bakhawan Mangrove Forest offers a wide variety of outdoor, cultural, and culinary attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. Tickets can be purchased on-site at the park's entrance. The Bakhawan Forest is only a 10-minute drive from Kalibo International Airport.
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| New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan Province, Philippines
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+63 36 262 7696
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our host LGU gave us a short tour of Kalibo, Aklan. This time, they brought us to Bakhawan Eco-Park and Research Centre, where you will enjoy a 30 minutes-walk along the park. We had a chance to try to eat tamilok or woodworm which can...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Kalibo LGU made an innovative and sustainable ecotourism project in walking in a mangrove forest on an elevated walkway! Friendly staff and very informative visit. The staff (residents of the village) tells you the importance of mangrove, products from mangrove trees, etc. At the end...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Once we arrived, we found they were closed for a refurbishment! Disappointing to say the least as this is not posted anywhere! And how do you refurb an eco park???

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

The mangrove park is well established since being started in 1990. The walkway is elevated above the swampy ground and takes you through all stages of the mangrove development. The wildlife is fascinating and the shade of the plantation is welcome in the heat. At...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The Bakhawan Eco Park offers great scenery. Walking 1km of wood plank bridges with Bakhawan trees at the scenes. The place is great for relaxation and meditation, also for doing picnics at the end of the bakwahan point (near the beach). Entrance for general admission:...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

i came here Friday afternoon and the weather was bad --- dark cloud and light-medium rain shower, but --- the walk is nice and with a pair of good shoes, umbrella or jacket is good enough --- place is very interesting and i found some...More

Thank Vinson T
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Apparently most people just land at Kalibo airport and continue directly to the resorts at Boracay Island. Too bad, really, as they'll miss out on this. When I visited, the entry fee was 150P (roughly $3). I got instructed how to walk (not that there's...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Good for walking with the group or couple. Cool air. Avoid going at 12 noon too hot to walk. Good view. Nice to relax and enjpy the serenity after a kilometer walk. thank you for the free viewing deck with sits. Need to improve foods...More

Thank Scharlette N
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Reached the place after just 30mins from Kalibo center. Arrived early in a mild mid morning sun allowing our group to route and feel the sea edge and nature's mangrove forest with bridges and foot walks. A breathtaking view is shown after a successful trek...More

Thank Joseph Aldric G
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

I was enjoying my stay there until I reached the bay area. There were restaurants which offered drink and Karaoke. Isn't this supposedly a serene place? Who ever thought of putting it out there has his idea jungled up.

1  Thank Belle A
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3fisd
10 September 2017|
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Response from Importviking | Reviewed this property |
Just talk to one of the tricycle drivers there. They'll get you there in about 10 minutes, 15 minutes at most. As visiting this site takes about 1 hour, maybe 1.5 if you take it easy, you can just agree with the driver to... More
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July R
24 July 2017|
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Response from TeyHM888 | Reviewed this property |
sorry, there are available tents there for rent
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