Mount Pulong Bato
Found within the Pasonanca Natural Park is a monolith — the Mount Pulong Bato or Columbato.
Mount Pulong Bato is made from solid rock, which makes it unique from other mountains. At the same time, it gained a reputation when the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) declared it as a volcano, surprising a majority of the locals.
PHIVOLCS further stated that Mount Pulong Bato is an intrusion type of volcano, which means that it was formed within the Earth’s crust.
Mount Pulong Bato can be found inside the Pasonanca Natural Park, at Pasonanca Road, 7 kilometres from the city proper.
Opening Days and Hours
The Pasonanca Park is open from 06:00 to 18:30, daily.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the park is free.
How to Get There
- Fly from the country’s capital of Manila to Zamboanga City via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
- From the Zamboanga city proper, board a jeep bound to Pasonanca.
- Alight at the Boy Scouts Grounds.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
You can opt to stay 1 to 2 hours in this attraction.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit Pasonanca Park and Mount Pulong Bato is from 07:00 to 11:00.
Food places located near Pasonanca Park are Chinito’s Restaurant, Alavar Seafood Restaurant, Don Vicente Restorante, Family Fried Chicken, and Chowtime Cuisine.
- Fort Pilar
- Paseo del Mar
- Great Santa Cruz Island
- Pasonanca Park
You can find a number of accommodation options within the Zamboanga city proper, such as Grand Astoria Hotel, Garden Orchid Hotel, CityInn Hotel, Winzelle Suites, and Casa Canelar Pension House. Rates range from USD 20 to USD 45.