Simply Butterflies Conservation Center

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Simply Butterflies Conservation Center is next to a town named Bilar, on the island of Bohol, in the beautiful Philippines.

Simply Butterflies is founded on butterfly conservation principles. To protect and strengthen the natural environment of the butterflies, through plant research, breeding and releasing.  Bohol, like much of the Philippines, has a great diversity of butterflies. But they have been becoming more rare each year. The center is helping to raise the butterfly population, and bring money into the local economy while doing so. We are the first to start a butterfly livelihood breeding and conservation program in Bohol.

Getting there

From Tagbilaran City to Bilar, it’s about one hour drive (40kms). Depending on your choice of transport, the trip can take much longer.

The Center is located along the highway en route to Chocolate Hills. There is signage at the highway. The Center is just 5 minutes after the Man Made Forest, and about 1km before the Bilar public market.

For stylish comfortable options, Taxis and Tourist Vans can be found at the Tagbilaran sea port. Only Tourist Vans can be found at the city airport. The Center can arrange a prebooked taxi or van to pick up visitors from any point in Bohol if needed. Taxis can also be found outside BQ Mall and ICM Mall in the city. Price range Php1,000 to Php1,800.

For backpackers budget options, V-hire (public van) and Bus (public bus – not aircon) leave from the Integrated Bust Terminal (Dao Terminal) every 30mins, from early morning until about 5pm. From the city center to Dao Terminal is about Php 25 fare by tricycle, sometimes the driver will ask more if you have luggage. From the sea port or air port, expect to pay about double. Once at the Terminal just look for a signboard on a van or bus that reads CARMEN, all these vehicles will pass through Bilar. Just tell the driver or bus boys that you want to get down at the Butterfly Garden in Bilar, they all know where to stop. But if you get to Bilar market, they forgot to stop for you. Price range: Php40 to Php70.

For Adventure seekers options Motorbikes locally known as “habal-habal” leave from outside BQ mall. As for Tricycles, it might be hard to find a driver that will travel all the way to Bilar. Normally tricycle drivers at the sea port or air port are more open to the idea of going to Bilar. No price guide.

Simply Butterflies Conservation Center
Poblacion, Bilar
Bohol, Philippines
Email: simplybutterflies@gmail.com

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