WHERE IN THE PHILIP­PINES CAN I VIEW FIRE­FLIES?

Three ar­eas are known for their fire­fly pop­u­la­tions and have the fa­cil­i­ties for tour­ing the area prop­erly, as re­ported by Mavic Conde in a 2015 Rap­pler ar­ti­cle.

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SOR­SO­GON

Don­sol in Sor­so­gon has a river tour for view­ing fire­flies. View­ing can be ar­ranged with the Tourism Cen­ter, the same place for reg­is­ter­ing for bu­tand­ing en­coun­ters. Do be pre­pared for trans­port costs and a reg­is­tra­tion fee. Bring about PHP 2000, just to be sure.

PALAWAN

The Iwahig Fire­fly Watch­ing Sta­tion in Palawan is a pro­ject in con­junc­tion with Puerto Princesa’s lo­cal gov­ern­ment. The tours are or­ga­nized and some­what strict, so it’s a good idea to sched­ule in ad­vance. The tour lasts about the bet­ter part of an hour. You can go through your tourist guide or op­er­a­tor, or you can con­tact 0916 780 9118 or 0929 616 5990.

BO­HOL

There are mul­ti­ple sites in Bo­hol where one can ob­serve fire­flies, such as along the Abatan River, the Postan For­est, and other ar­eas in Laoay. It’s a good idea to con­tact the lo­cal tourism of­fices there for more in­for­ma­tion. Do take note that there are other places in the coun­try where one can ob­serve fire­flies, such as Siqui­jor, Coron in Palawan, Romblon in Magdi­wang, and Sibuyan Is­land.

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