Monfort Bat Sanctuary

Samal City, Davao del Norte

Montfort Bat Sanctuary is located in the Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte. It has been the home of a large colony of 1.8 million Rousette fruit bats since recorded history. They cover 75% of the ceilings and walls of their 75 meter long cave. According to Guinness World Records, it is the largest single colony of this kind.

Monfort Bat Sanctuary News

  • 1st ASEAN Bat Festival In Davao Samal Pushed

    1st ASEAN Bat Festival In Davao Samal Pushed

    A bat conservation festival to take place in Davao City and the Island Garden City of Samal on June 9 to 11 is being pushed by Ms Nomi Monfort, owner of the Monfort Bat Colony, a Guinness World Record Holder located in IGaCoS.

    With the participation of the Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia, Ms Monfort proposed to call it "1st Annual ASEAN Bat Conservation Festival" to be held simultaneously in the two cities.

    Monfort describes the activity as a "novel path-breaking simultaneous celebration in two cities envisioned to give the overdue credit to bats as symbol of motherhood, omen of ...

  • Summer Adventure Awaits Tourist In Samal

    Summer Adventure Awaits Tourist In Samal

    The Island Garden City of Samal in Davao del Norte is known for its beautiful beach resorts, the main reason why tourists frequently visit the island.

    However, there are other ways that tourists can enjoy Samal this summer.

    One is through an extreme water adventure. Visitors can try the giant water slide and water blob at Maxima Aqua Fun Resort in Barangay Peñaplata.

    According to Erma Hagnaya, during her firsts attempts, she got scared. But eventually she found them quite funny and enjoyable.

    "Scared at first but if you have tried it, it's fun," says Erma.

    You can also ride the ...

  • Travel Davao Day 3 Monfort Bat Cave And Around Samal

    Travel Davao Day 3 Monfort Bat Cave And Around Samal

    To the bat cave off we went on our first (and only full day) in Samal Island, Davao.

    We rode a motorcycle called habal habal which is a common mode of transportation in Samal. It was a 45-minute drive from our hotel to the Monfort Bat Cave. We chose this destination as this is the world's record-holding bat colony - and I feel the need to see and experience it.

    Monfort Bat Cave Entrance Fee is Php 100 and there is a guide who took us to the openings/sink holes.

    There was a stinky smell because of the bat droppings but it was bearable. I couldn't explain what I felt when we went to the ...

  • Make It Davao This Summer

    Davao will rock your summer this year with more exciting line up of must see and do around the region.

    "Every year, we aim to go bigger. There is just so much to see, do, and appreciate in Davao, and we put together a unique set of events and activities to reflect that," shared Department of Tourism-Davao Region Director Robby Alabado.

    On the fourth year's official launching, the Visit Davao Fun Sale (VDFS) committee announced this year's dates and event schedules. From April 10 to May 31, discounts will be offered on airfare, accommodations, tours, dining, shopping, beauty and wellness, ...

  • Samal Island Samal City Davao Del Norte

    Samal Island Samal City Davao Del Norte

    Samal Island comprises the major part of the Island Garden City of Samal. It is a large island. There are also several small islands around it. Samal Island is blessed with a lot of beautiful destinations. There are a lot of hotels and resorts in the island. There is also a source of electricity and fresh water in Samal. Paved roads connect the different barangays in the island. There are several ports or point of entry to Samal Island. Transportation is not a major concern in the large communities or barangays in Samal because there are a lot of tricycles, jeepneys, bus and multicabs that pli ...

  • A Visual Tour Of an Uncharted Territory In Philippines Davao

    A Visual Tour Of an Uncharted Territory In Philippines Davao

    Davao offers a good mix of beaches, adventure and food. And the best part is its great value for money. It is getting its chance to shine as it is President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown. Our pick of eight ways to explore Davao.

    Make your base at the luxurious Pearl Farm Resort, on Samal Island. Close to the city, this former cultivation farm for luxurious south sea pearls has been now converted into a luxury resort with traditional huts on stilts. The designs of the Samal House are inspired by the actual designs of that of the Samal Tribe of Mindanao whose me ...