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408 kilometers north of Manila, Vigan, Luzon, Philippines
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“chavit singson” (33 reviews)
“mini zoo” (17 reviews)
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408 kilometers north of Manila, Vigan, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Baluarte is a great place to visit, especially if you have small children. There is a small but interesting selection of animals, and you can get as close as you want to the fence (close enough to touch them, if you're lucky). After passing the...More

Thank Yasmeen T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we really didn't think highly of Chavit Singson, it was (admittedly) a treat to see him here in person. He was showing off his prized possession--his tiger--to some of his Japanese friends. We paid 500 Php (if i remember correctly) to have our picture...More

Thank Grace V
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I'm sorry but just at the start of the tour, I already got annoyed with ths tour guide. We wanted to watch the sealion show so we lined up for it. And we became excited when we were already lead by the guide. But apparently,...More

1  Thank Joyce D
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The Baluarte zoo houses a number of animals not native to the country (kangaroos, zebras, lions and South American deers, for example). The kids were impressed to see them. There's also a small museum that showcases taxidermies of animals hunted and shot by the owner....More

Thank msminchin23
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This place has animals that i have never seen before. very huge place and very educational love it here! your trip wont be complete if you havent tried riding one of their ostreach

Thank EphraimRenz
Reviewed 25 July 2017 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 13 July 2017

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

2  Thank Caloy01
Reviewed 9 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 5 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 13 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
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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
11 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...