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#8 of 26 things to do in Vigan Features Animals
408 kilometers north of Manila, Vigan, Luzon, Philippines
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“mini zoo” (16 reviews)
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408 kilometers north of Manila, Vigan, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

💚Since I am a fan of nature... green grasses, trees and the beautiful clouds in the sky.. I must say Baluarte ni Chavit suited my taste. I really appreciate the place, aside from free entrance it has a beautiful view. Lots of people having fun...More

Thank greenieminty
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Child friendly, they get to see lots of animals (more dead than alive), gallery of the dead ones and playground / prison cells of live ones, surely kids will enjoy, but for adults..maybe so so. Pros: free entrance and picture taking except for the tiger...More

1  Thank Caloy01
Reviewed 10 July 2017

though there was no entrance fee, you can opt to take the shuttle to reach the top of the zoo. while riding the shuttle, there is no guide to talk about the animals you see -- zebra, ostrich, deers. like where they came from, how...More

Thank jennydel0716
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

If travelling with young children, they would surely enjoy the scenery, make sure to come early for it gets too hot around noon & animals at the zoo are resting. Allot 2-3 hours to explore. Make sure to buy local vinegar (sugar-cane) at the shop...More

Thank grasyana
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Ang laki ng lugar, daming nagti2nda ng pasalubong hehe I really enjoy seeing place like this. Kulang lang sa animals pero sulit coz its free no need to pay for the Entering the Zoo. Love! Love! Vigan! Baluarte!

Thank jessica g
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

The place is owned by Gov Chavit Singson and he is gracious enough to open it to the public for free. Aside from the baluarte sign, few dinosaur replicas and few animals, there is not much more to see. The place is having some expansions...More

Thank fellizee
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Not really the type of place that I want to go to when trying to observe some animals. i'd rather go to the zoo but since there are no zoos (i think) within that area, this may be a good substitute. Well, not really. Weather...More

1  Thank Paul Michael A
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Your tiny bum cages for the lions is unacceptable. Animals don't deserve to be locked in a small area for other people to look at. Maybe consider bigger areas for the animals and maybe I'll come back. I'm disguisted. I am very dissapointed in these...More

1  Thank bella j
Reviewed 2 June 2017

My husband loves this place, he simply loves animals. This is a must-see when you're in Vigan. This is perfect for families.

Thank jeannel0u
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Free entrance, just give tip to the workers or if you want to take pictures with the animals but giving tip is not required, its up to you! Nice place to walk around and see different animals owned by a local politician, area is huge...More

Thank Jkrose69
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Jennylyn L
14 January 2017|
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Response from MadamChing | Reviewed this property |
once ur inside u can take pic with the animals. some are caged some are in open fence type cage the latter will let u take a pic closer but be careful.
Jonel C
12 November 2016|
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Response from GerbsDC | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours would be enough...not that impressed...pero still worth the trip
Abbas M
24 September 2016|
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Response from Doris Joan D | Reviewed this property |
No they dont allow touching tigers...