Climaco Freedom Park
Formerly known as Abong Abong Park, the improved Climaco Freedom Park -- with its famous Boy Scouts Campsite and Holy Hill -- is one of Zamboanga’s most popular tourist destinations.
Located just 7.5 kilometres away from the city, Climaco Freedom Park is a great destination for anyone who wants to enjoy a quick nature getaway. Some of the attractions in the park include a Boy and Girl Scouts campsite, a swimming hole known as Chrislam Pool, a garden, and the attraction famous during the Lent — the Holy Hill. To reach the top, visitors must finish an arduous hike — locals believe the hike symbolises many things like overcoming the natural man, the Lord’s atonement, and an individual’s pursuit of success.
Climaco Freedom Park is located in Zamboanga City, 7.5 kilometres away from the town proper.
Opening Days and Hours
Climaco Freedom Park is open daily, 24 hours.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to this attraction is PhP 5 (USD 0.10) per person.
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Zamboanga via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
- From the city proper, charter a tricycle or a habal-habal (motorcycle) to Climaco Freedom Park.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Average time spent in this attraction is 2 to 4 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
To avoid the scorching heat, visit Climaco Freedom Park before 12:00.
- Religious Retreat
There are no available dining places around the area. Tourists need to bring their own food and water.
- Mount Pulong Bato
- National Museum Zamboanga
- Paseo del Mar
Zamboanga City has a number of hotels and inns offering accommodations to tourists at rates ranging from USD 20 to USD 45. Options include Grand Astoria Hotel, Garden Orchid Hotel, CityInn Hotel, Winzelle Suites, and Casa Canelar Pension House.