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Bakhawan Eco-park and Research Centre

#1 of 15 things to do in Kalibo Features Animals
| New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan Province, Philippines
+63 36 262 7696
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Charming place but...

Mangrove park located in Kalibo. Manager of the place gave us free passes to check the area (Thank... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Manila, Philippines
via mobile
A must-do nature trip!

A tour around Kalibo will make you appreciate the rich natural resources and history of this quaint... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Aris M
Manila, 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 April 2017

If you are unto nature tripping in Kalibo, then the Bakhawan Eco-Park is a must-see. This place is considered as one of the biggest mangrove eco-parks in the Philippines. It was establish when the late-Congressman Allen S. Quimpo was the mayor of Kalibo.

Thank AlromChristian
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We go here late so we didn't really get to do the other activities such as silk worm eating (i think). But we did get to walk a beautiful path surrounded by hundreds of Mangroves and when we got to the end, we were able...More

Thank Rona Jade S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

while in kalibo, try to visit the bakhawan eco park, during atitihan after having a tiring street dancing we try to visit the bakhawan and we experience a very relaxing place surrounded with bakhaw trees, while walking on the wooden bridge for about 1 km....More

Thank danilotapic2000
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

What makes this place magical is, it would make you workout first...walking for 1km, then at the end...bamboo chairs, shade, and the sea, would be greeting you. One more trivia...you would see a "wood worm culture" by the hut. They're not really cultured. What the...More

Thank Gyne M
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