If you are an avid wildlife enthusiast or just the casual curious adventurer who wishes to get close and personal with bats, who are fascinating but often misunderstood creatures, Bat Kingdom, also known as Cubi Bat Kingdom, is one truly unique destinations in Subic Bay, Zambales that one should not miss.
Bat Kingdom is a large protected forest that serves as the home to an amazingly diverse community of bat species, such as fruit bats, bamboo bats, golden crowned flying foxes–the biggest bats all over the world, and lesser flat-headed bats–considered as the smallest bats. The smallest and largest bats both can be seen in the area.
Tourists are advised to visit the Bat Kingdom during the afternoon because it is the time when most of the bats are sleeping and hanging on the trees. Silence should always be observed so as to not disturb the bats. When the day is about to end, it is the time when the bats awaken to find food. Most bats produce clicking sounds that can become quite pronounced when there are thousands of them together.
Guests will surely be amazed by the sheer number of bats sleeping and hanging upside down in tree branches, sometimes even covering whole trees. Visitors can observe from a distance how these marvelous and mysterious creatures spend their day.
Don’t pass up the chance to see these enigmatic creatures up close. It is such a rare opportunity!
Some of the resorts and hotels near Bat Kingdom are:
- Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa - Nabasan Beach Ilanin Forest West District, Subic (Zambales)
- Wild Orchid Beach Resort - Baloy Long Beach, Barrio Barreto, Subic (Zambales)
- Subic Holiday Villas - George Dewey Convention Center Complex, Kalayaan Heights, Subic (Zambales)
- Grand Hoyah Hotel - Lot 5B & 6, Manila Ave.(Interior) cor. Canal Road, Freeport Zone, Subic (Zambales)
- Subic Park Hotel - Moonbay Marina Waterfront Road, Freeport Zone, Subic (Zambales)
Directions going to Subic
North Luzon Expressway
The (NLEX) or North Luzon Expressway from Balintawak, Quezon City, to Sta. Ines, Pampanga.
NLEX 15 exit and interchange. The first leg of this trip is via the NLEX from Balintawak and exit at the Dau Toll Plaza. From the DAU Toll Plaza, drive towards the SCTEX toll entry point. This next leg will take you straight to SUBIC.
Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway
From the NLEX/Mabalacat Toll Exit (SCTEX Toll Plaza), follow the arrosw pointing to Subic on the signs by the side of the road. Drive straight ahead going to the Tipo Interchange.