Information about Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary
Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary
The Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary is an eco-tourism destination located in Corella, Bohol. It is where you can see and visit the smallest primates that are mostly found in Southeast Asia — tarsiers.
This tourist attraction also has a visitor’s complex with an exhibition area, cafeteria, audiovisual room, research center full of tarsier-related information, library, conference rooms, and more that you can check to learn more about these small creatures.
The Philippine Tarsier Foundation established the tarsier sanctuary to protect these endangered species while also promoting eco-friendly tourism. Although organized entirely by local businessmen, the refuge is strongly supported by the Philippines' Department of Tourism and Department of Environment & Natural Resources.
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How to get there
The tarsier sanctuary in Bohol is located in Brgy. Canapnapan, Corella, Bohol. It is 13 kilometers away from the provincial capital Tagbilaran City, while it is 27 kilometers away from Panglao Island.
If you’re going to visit this place via public transportation, go to the Dao terminal and look for jeepneys bound for Corella, precisely the Sikatuna route as it passed directly to the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary.
Otherwise, you can rent a motorbike or join a guided tour with free transfers to get here, especially if you’re coming from farther areas.
Tickets and entry
There is an entrance fee that you have to pay before entering the tarsier sanctuary. There are also in-house guides available to assist you and your group during your visit.
Take note that the entrance fee to this tourist attraction is inclusive in most Bohol countryside tours.
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Best time to visit
The tarsier sanctuary is available to visit all-year-round. The best months to visit this attraction is from December to May because of the cooler weather. Take note that it might be crowded during December and summer season as most people flock to this tourist attraction during the holidays.
The Philippine Tarsier Wildlife and Sanctuary open daily at 8:30 AM and closes at 4:00 PM.
Where can I see tarsiers in the Philippines?
Are tarsiers only found in the Philippines?
Can you touch a tarsier during your visit?
Can you take photos of these small creatures during your visit?
Are tarsiers legal to own?
How can we save the Philippine tarsier?
You can help save them by donating to non-profit organizations that aim to protect these small creatures or by merely visiting a tarsier conservation area.