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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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A beautiful oasis - educational and enjoyable

The mangrove park is well established since being started in 1990. The walkway is elevated above... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wesley S
Portrush, United Kingdom
Bakwahan Eco Park Kalibo

The Bakhawan Eco Park offers great scenery. Walking 1km of wood plank bridges with Bakhawan trees... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Malolos, Philippines
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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
+63 36 262 7696
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Wesley S
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

Thank bruniola
Reviewed 22 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
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

1  Thank Importviking
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
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
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
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Mangrove park located in Kalibo. Manager of the place gave us free passes to check the area (Thank you, Sir!). Place is charming and educational specially if you're interested in mangrove-related research. Downside is that it lacks signage, tour guide, mini presentation etc. for explaining...More

Thank rxapur
Reviewed 12 June 2017

A tour around Kalibo will make you appreciate the rich natural resources and history of this quaint town. We visited late May, not in the usual Ati-Atihan season when the streets are loud and vibrant. We hired a tricycle downtown to make the tour convenient....More

Thank Aris M
Reviewed 5 June 2017

With a 2km stretch of Mangroves, what can you ask for? Walking is so relaxing with nature surrounding you. Forget the world and net for awhile and just enjoy the calmness it brings. You got to exercise with nature tripping on the side. With only...More

Thank TeyHM888
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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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24 July 2017|
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Response from TeyHM888 | Reviewed this property |
sorry, there are available tents there for rent