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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 highlight in Kalibo

Apparently most people just land at Kalibo airport and continue directly to the resorts at Boracay... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
One of worth to visit in Kalibo

Good for walking with the group or couple. Cool air. Avoid going at 12 noon too hot to walk. Good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Scharlette N
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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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Importviking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Great place! Peaceful, quiet, picturesque, and very relaxing. A get a way from the city within the city of Kalibo! Wonderful mangrove, refreshing one kilometer walk with good view, learning, and fun for children. Entrance fees for Non-Aklanon adults is P100-P150, children below 7 years...More

Thank Girlie G
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Good thing that there is such a park here in New buswang Kalibo. You can even visit the place before going to the airport because it's just about one to two kilometers away from the airport. They have this exotic food that are being offered...More

Thank Malu30
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

It's good when you go in the morning Prepare your self for a long walk 20-30 mins. going to the beach. Relaxing, refreshing, skip to noisy city.

Thank Jevell D
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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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Response from TeyHM888 | Reviewed this property |
sorry, there are available tents there for rent