Since the plan for Gumasa didn't come to reality, me and Joann had our plan B, and this is our agenda :
WHAT : Monfort Bat Cave / Sanctuary and Hagimit Falls
WHEN : July 21, 2012
WHERE : Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS)
Since its weekend and to avoid rushing and queuing people, me and Joann met up at Magsaysay Park, Sta. Ana Davao City to wait for the bus going to IGACOS. Our first stop was Monfort Bat Cave at Brgy. Tambo Babak, IGACOS. The bus fare going to Babak proper was php 30.00 and from there to the Bat Cave is php 30.00 per person via motorcycle. Motorcycle is the commonly used transportation in the city so I have no choice but to ride on it though I was really scared haha.
|THE ADVENTURE STARTS HERE! (ON THE MOTORCYCLE HUHU)|
It was a bumpy ride en route to the site since the road was under construction. So it heightened more my anxiety riding the motorcycle and we didn't used helmet LOL. My butt and my legs was really stressed that time :( anyhow, not more than 20 minutes you'll be there.
|JUST ARRIVED- PAYING MOMENTS (SHOCKED MODE!! WHAT??!!)|
Arriving and upon paying the entrance fee, we are really shocked because of the php 100.00 fee! Darn. We thought it was just php 40.00- 50.00 hays, we have no choice or else.. haha . They've increase since November last year due to lack of government support/ funds since it was a private property spot. Thank God, I brought extra cash huhu.
|WITH TWIN SISSY JOANN F.!|
Anyhow moving on, the place was big ( I never thought so ), and I was amazed to know that MBC/S is a Guiness Book record holder due to the number of rousettus amplexicaudatus the kind of bat that stays there.
Last 2006 the sanctuary was awarded and during that time the estimated number of bats was 1.8 million how much more now??! So how did they came up with that 1.8 million? According to Emerry one of the staff there, the way of getting that number was to count a number of bats in a one square meter multiply it to the total square area of the cave cool! hahaha :)
|THE ENTRANCE TO BATMAN'S HIDING PLACE LOL|
|A LITTLE TREKKING|
I was overwhelmed with what I saw! super dami nila! That little color black hanging in the walls of the cave give me goosebumps! LOL. eehh
The place was noisy and smelly due to the bat's population and poos (that is used as fertilizers also) Though I really want to touch and hold that little batman but prohibited.
However, sightseeing of bats is not the only activity we've done there. Because of the php 100.00 entrance fee that caught us off guard we made "sulit nalang" the payment. We took pictures galore, went on to the bat exhibit hall, chill time with Emerry who is very talkative and even got to see and know the owner Ms. Monfort, and of course enjoy the beauty of nature.
|THE JUMPSHOT TURNS OUT TO BE SERIES SHOT HAHA IKAW NA!|
|AT THE BAT EXHIBIT HALL|
|BABY BAT LOST IN THE C.R.|
|IN AWE.. HOW BEAUTIFUL HAYS :)|
:) After all the things we did here.. we now bid goodbye and went on to our next stop!
so, do you have any memories and experienced at Monfort Bat Sanctuary?
Please free to share at the box below :)
to be continued....for Hagimit Falls
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