Baluarte Zoo

Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

Baluarte Zoo is located in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. It is a wildlife sanctuary dedicated to facilitating education, conservation and protection of endangered species.

Baluarte Zoo News

  • Vigan Itinerary Guide Plus Ilocos Norte Side Trip

    Vigan Itinerary Guide Plus Ilocos Norte Side Trip

    Traveling to North (Vigan + Ilocos Norte) soon but still don't have concrete plans yet? We rounded up the best attractions and must-try local food, must-visit restaurants and cafes to get the most out of your Vigan + Ilocos Norte trip. Vigan is one of most popular city from Ilocos Sur and by fat the best one to visit.

  • Exploring Vigan, Ilocos Sur: Chavit Singsons Baluarte Zoo And A Lot Of Museums

    December 2017 - Second part of just the first day! We visited Chavit's expansive zoo special for being able to walk with animals like the ostrich, alpacas, and several ponies. The zoo also boasts zebras, many types of deer and the king of all cats, the tiger. If you are into history, Vigan also offers some of the most preserved artifacts and works giving you a, excellent glimpse of the past. Enjoy!

  • Locos In Ilocos 4th Of July Vacation Day 2

    Locos In Ilocos 4th Of July Vacation Day 2

    On Day 2 of our trip and before leaving Ilocos Norte, we went to the town of Burgos to see the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. It was said to have been formed thousands of years ago through the process of sedimentation. Unfortunately, we only saw it from a distance because they don't allow people to go near the sedimentary rock anymore to avoid damage caused by reckless visitors (though I have seen some recent photos of people lying on the rock). To reach the viewing deck, you can either walk a trail or rent a horse. Nearby sari-sari stores and souvenir shops also offer umbrellas in exchange for ...

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    I remember having a group tour in Ilocos back in my UP college days. That trip was my first encounter with the cute baby Tigers at Baluarte. The Pagudpud beach (blue lagoon) at that time was unspoiled yet without any infrastructures. I also had the opportunity to meet the beauty guru Cory Quirino in Ilocos.

  • A Day Trip To Baluarte Ilocos Sur

    A Day Trip To Baluarte Ilocos Sur

    Another spot in Ilocos Sur that people flock into. Just patience during weekends because it can be crowded. There's no entrance though but touring around on mobile has certain fees.

  • Road Trip Up North: Baluarte More Than Just A Zoo

    Road Trip Up North: Baluarte More Than Just A Zoo

    So heres one of the many dilemmas that most of us have probably been faced with: liking what we see but opposing the principle behind it. Im sure that applies to many scenarios and, for me, this is one of them. I love life and the freedom to live it to the fullest; I love animals and respect their right to live theirs freely as well. But heres the thing: I also like seeing them up close and more than half the time the only way we can do that is if they are in captivity. There lies the dilemma.