Information about Baluarte Ilocos
The Baluarte is one of the must-visit places in Vigan. It is owned by Ilocos’ former governor and prominent political figure, Luis ‘Chavit’ Singson. The 80 or more hectare recreational tourist attraction gained popularity for having a mini zoo, safari gallery, chapel, and resort that can easily suit what a tourist needs.
Guests can also find Chavit’s private retreat inside Baluarte, a huge gold-coated mansion around the corner that has an excellent view of Vigan and the West Philippine Sea.
Some activities that visitors can enjoy are Water Walking Ball, Track Horse Riding and a Skeet Shooting Range where they can enjoy their stay and maximize the experiences they had from visiting Baluarte. Taking photos is one of a must as the places that are worth remembering.
How to get there
It is easy to get to Baluarte whether you’re joining a guided tour, riding a jeepney, or walking from Calle Crisologo. First, head south from Calle Crisologo and turn left at Rivero Lane, then turn right at Quirino Road. Go straight ahead until you arrive at the right arc of Barangay Salindec. Turn right at Barangay Salindec. You can see a small greeting sign at the Baluarte Zoo.
Best time to visit
Baluarte welcomes its visitors daily and is open from 8 AM to 10 PM.
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Aside from these, the zoo also has a section for their reptiles and other exotic animals and offers interaction with the animals for a fee where guests can touch or hold the reptiles.