Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary
The Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary is the largest preserve of Bohol’s most iconic animal, the tarsier.
The Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary is located in the deep forest of Corella and is home to almost a hundred tarsiers – cute, wide-eyed primates that are nearing extinction. The visitors can visit the tarsiers inside a pollution-free mini protected forest filled with vegetation, a variety of flora and fauna, and trees where tarsiers can swing to and fro. Tourists can also make a stop at the sanctuary’s Visitor’s Complex, which includes a library, exhibits, and an audio-visual room to help them know the tarsiers better.
Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary is located at Tarsier Sanctuary Road, Corella, Bohol.
Opening Days and Hours
The sanctuary is open daily from 09:00 to 16:00
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the sanctuary is PHP 60 (USD 1.25) per person.
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Tagbilaran via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific.
- From the airport, you can ride a tricycle to Sikatuna Jeepney Terminal.
- Board a jeep to Sikatuna via Corella and tell the driver to drop you off at the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary.
- Solo Travelers/Backpackers
Time to Spend
Tourists can spend as much time as they want inside the sanctuary but they are encouraged to not spend more than 5 minutes on each tarsier.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Group tours are often catered during the morning, so if you are a solo traveler or did not sign up for any tour, it is best to visit in the afternoon.
The closest restaurants to the sanctuary are 11 kilometres away, so tourists should bring packed food if the schedule is tight.
Loboc Floating Restaurant
The nearest hotels to the sanctuary are located in Tagbilaran City. Hotels like MetroCentre Hotel, Kew Hotel, Vest Grand Suites offer accommodation at rates starting from USD 30 to 40.
Good to Know
Tarsiers are emotionally sensitive animals so tourists should refrain from talking loudly and taking photos with the flash on.