Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village
Bunk House Road | Santa Monica, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
+63 917 597 5544
Entrance Fee is P50.00
The Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village is a one of its kind attraction that promotes public awareness by showcasing the beauty of the world of insects and the cultural background of the indigenous people of Palawan.
The garden and village is a place that reflects the mesmerizing beauty of a province that is known as the “Last Frontier of the Philippines”.
It showcases a sheer variety or tropical butterflies from the Southern region of the country. These free flying butterflies are surrounded with live exhibits of scorpions, green-crested lizards, phasmid and mantises which are considered their natural predators. It is a window to the natural ecology of these colorful insects.
The butterfly photo shoot begins.
Another added attraction are the rescued endemic wildlife of Palawan. These animals are given the chance of a second life by being rescued from poachers and wouldn’t have survived in the wild because of the probability of suffering the same fate all over again. Like the Palawan Peacock Peasant and the Palawan Bearcat, these animals are now ambassadors of their own species in the wild. By educating the public about these wild yet gentle creatures the facility promotes public awareness about how our actions as human beings can affect greatly everything in our environment.
After a fulfilling exploration in the butterfly enclosure, you will step into the life of the native Palaw’an. Palaw’ans are only one of the many indigenous peoples of Palawan that have been living in the province for many thousands of years. A few traits and trades have been preserved since younger generations are now adapting to modernization. The tribal village is to preserve those remaining traits and trades and by its Cultural shows; visitors will get a rare chance to interact with these native people that still holds pure Palaw’an bloodline. Visitors will learn the Palaw’an way of hunting, survival, daily life and even the Palaw’an way of hanging out.
The Palaw’an demonstrated playing music on their native instruments, using blow guns, and handling their pet snakes. We got to hold the snakes and have pictures taken. My picture of me with the snake was the highlight of the trip. I never held a snake before.
At the end of the tour, visitors will get a chance to bring home Palaw’an made crafts and other souvenirs that are hand crafted by the local village folks.
This was a great morning start of our outing and tour of Puerto Princesa. Thanks Palawan.