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Bakhawan Eco-park and Research Centre

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Address: | New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan Province, Philippines
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+63 36 262 7696
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The Bakhawan Mangrove Forest is one of the most successful mangrove...

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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"Nature at its finest!"

One of the quietest places I have been to. Hear nothing but wind blowing thru trees! They also have bridge made of bamboos! They also offer fish-feeding moment for only Php 10.00... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the quietest places I have been to. Hear nothing but wind blowing thru trees! They also have bridge made of bamboos! They also offer fish-feeding moment for only Php 10.00 per food pack. They also have sandbar..( need to rent bamboo-made boat to get there ). They also have a place for overnight(tent rental Php 500.00 for tent... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place for a walk and visit. But, it would have been helpful to have an option for a guide and/or have signage to describe the significance of the mangrove ecopark. I visited a similar park in Bohol so I knew what to expect. However, for those who don't know, mangroves create an amazing ecosystem for birds, fish and other... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a very big mangrove park. There is a 1km stretch of bamboo bridge until you reach the beachside. The only drawback is their entrance fee is a bit expensive (Php150).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times when I was in my high school years. Used to come here with friends for a day of bonding. Just recently, we went to visit with family and just got amazed of how they were able to take care and develop the place. The 1km walk full of mangroves around you was just amazing. Beautiful,... More 

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

First of all, if you're expecting something like Yosemite or Waimea Canton, you're going to be disappointed. The wonderful part of the Bakhawan Park is the charm and peacefulness. It's a great respite from the busy main town and it's especially awesome to be in a real mangrove forest. In this day and age, most mangrove forests are deteriorating and... More 

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Malay, Aklan, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Looking for a place to relax?!? Go to Bakhawan Eco-Park and experience the peaceful breeze, take a deep breath and enjoy the clean air.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The only reason why I went to this park were the amazing reviews online... Well, I don't know what they're raving about, I was so disappointed. 150 PHP for entrance and then you just walk a boardwalk for 1km until you reach a little area where you can sit down, watch the view. They call it "open bar" but not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

More on adventure and nature lover. Entrance fee is kinda expensive. Tried the tamilok experience. Superb

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This Eco-park is located at the farthest part of the town. Far from the tricycles and vehicles or smokes. I considered this place refreshing because it's very rare for me to get this kind of chills. Plus, the air is fresh. The ambiance is great. The people are friendly. In every path, you will always see green. Lots of greens.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

have fun and relaxing place indeed... a romantic place too.how i wish i could stay longer and have to stay

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