Can-olin Butterfly Sanctuary

Attraction Can - Olin, Candijay, Bohol, Philippin Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM
10:00 AM
First-time visit
0.50 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Can-olin Butterfly Sanctuary is located at Candijay town, Bohol. The town is in the eastern part of Bohol about 92.2 kilometers from Tagbilaran City, a two-hour ride away.

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Why Can-olin Butterfly Sanctuary is special ?

The Can-olin Butterfly Sanctuary is located at Candijay town, Bohol. The town is in the eastern part of Bohol about 92.2 kilometers from Tagbilaran City, a two-hour ride away. During sunny days, numerous species of butterflies appear in the sanctuary. The sanctuaries come with landscaped flowering gardens, the beauty of which soothes the senses. It is a welcome addition to the attractions of Bohol and is now part of the itineraries of foreign and local visitors alike. Can-olin Butterfly Sanctuary is a must visit attraction as the area is in a great location where the beauty and diversity of butterflies can be enjoyed in a tranquil setting. Its main goal is to protect and strengthen the natural environment of the butterflies through plant research, breeding and releasing.


What to explore at Can-olin Butterfly Sanctuary?

Do visit the place, it has a tourist and souvenir shop with well priced products from less than a dollar for fridge magnets and other popular items. There is also a well stocked food shop where you can buy bottled water, cold drinks and other food products. When you go in the Sanctuary, a guide takes you around the garden to show you the life of the butterflies. Even though Can-olin Butterfly Sanctuary is a small garden but you can still learn how to collect the pupa cultivate to butterflies. They also teach you about the predators of butterflies. The guides also take your picture for free, and they do a trick shot where it looks like you are on top of the butterfly wings, and also take a pic where you have butterfly wings.


How to get to Can-olin Butterfly Sanctuary?

Buses ply the route from Tagbilaran City to Candijay town. From the town proper, one can take a motorcycle ride or “habal-habal” to Can-olin. For ease of travel although a bit expensive, hire a van at the Dao Integrated Terminal for Candijay.

Selling points

  • A very pretty place for kids
  • Educational and entertaining place to visit
  • Really nice, lots of butterflies to see
  • Uniquely colored butterflies
  • Plenty of picture taking opportunities
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Can - Olin, Candijay, Bohol, Philippin

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  • The butterflies there can land on your head and stay there even when you walk around.
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  • There is a little nice restaurant as well, where you can eat lunch.
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  • The guide explains you everything and if you have questions he answers the happily.
  • There are also life sized picture frames, the staff tell you to stay inside the life sized frame and take picture for you.
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  • After the introduction tour with the guide you are free to move around as long as you like and you can make as many pictures as you like.
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Educational and entertaining place to visit. I'm rather jaded and difficult to please with regard to humor, but I enjoyed some laughs at this place. The guide was knowledgeable and had some good jokes. All of us learned a few things in the bargain. The guide coached us in taking some "forced false perspective" photos which I will treasure forever.

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