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408 kilometers north of Manila, Vigan, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 days ago

For me Baluarte is just a simple zoo for kids. We wasn't able to enter the mansion of Singson because it was closed.

Thank FarAway812374
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve been here and the place is alright but the animals are wonderful. I think that the animals should feel like they’re in their own habitats. They shouldn’t just be chained and locked up in small spaces because that’s not how they live. Each enclosure...More

Thank ama s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just WOW! Very nice place to visit, educational, nice to bring the whole family. You can see different kinds of animals. And the best thing... IT IS FREE. Must visit when you're in Vigan.

Thank Acid P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is one of the cleanest zoo ive been here in the Philippines. It is all organize and well arranged.

Thank seegreed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the lowest standards are not even met for animals in captivity. do not bring children here .. it is disgusting. the only live animals are kept in tiny filthy cages and the display of dead endangered species killed by rich trophy hunters is obscene

Thank brian c
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The entrance is very affordable but we got the one with shuttle which cost us more but comfortable since we dont have to wall althrough out the tour. We love that we were chosen me and my youngest to interact with their animals on their...More

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This is a part of our Ilocos Tour. Its amazing to know that Baluarte is open to the public and admission is FREE. On the ground, it has cages of various animals and various dinosaur statues. On the top of the hill is the Safari...More

Thank Jun D
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

It is a nice place but I am not a fan of the stuffed animals in the museum. I said that this is not for animal lovers as seeing the stuffed animals would absolutely bother them. Knowing that they were hunted... The live tiger is...More

1  Thank Cyrelle C
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

The place is poorly maintained. The entrance is a mess, the animal cages are dirty and the staff are of no help at all. We paid for the "night safari" and I felt it was such a waste of time and money. The staff literally...More

3  Thank Leslie Anne C
Reviewed 14 May 2018

It was very Hot the day that We went to Baluarte. But there was lots of shaded areas to get out of the Sun there. Loved the Dino Statues, and the Beautiful Butterflies in the Butterfly Garden. Big Tiger and other Exotic animals there to...More

Thank Curtis S
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Leah P
12 May 2018|
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Response from Melchor C | Reviewed this property |
There is no entrance fee. However, there are fees for additional features such as cart rides which will comfortably allow you to reach the Safari Gallery thru an uphill slope instead of doing the uphill climb by foot.
Vrendehl R
8 April 2018|
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Response from ChefT1na | Reviewed this property |
It's open everyday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Enjoy!