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Parola Park: A Historic Watchtower In Sablayan

Last updated on October 3rd, 2023 at 10:24 pm

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Let’s delve into the intriguing story of Parola Park, also known as Presing Park, situated in the charming town of Sablayan in Occidental Mindoro. This unique site, originally a watchtower, holds a remarkable past, having once served as a vigilant lookout against pirates and Moro raids. Today, it stands as a proud symbol, paying tribute to the remarkable bravery and unwavering determination of the everyday heroes who defended Sablayan against the Moro pirates.

 

A Journey into Parola Park's History:

As you wander through the picturesque Parola Park, you’ll be transported back to the 1700s, immersing yourself in the bravery of the Sablayenos who faced off against Moro pirates. Here, you’ll discover a century-old cannon and a lighthouse, both steeped in history. These relics stand as a testament to the vigilance and resilience of those who stood guard, alerting the town and firing cannon shots when danger lurked.

Path to Old Cannon of Parola Park
Path to Old Cannon of Parola Park
Old cannon of Parola Park
Old cannon of Parola Park
Watch Tower in Parola Park Sablayan
Imagine you are back in the time of the Revolutionary War, and you are stationed at a lighthouse to signal incoming ships.

What to Experience at Parola Park:

Immerse yourself in the lush green surroundings that once relied on the courage of Sablayenos for protection. Climb the restored watchtower to savor breathtaking panoramic views of the town’s picturesque landscape. Thrill-seekers can embark on the Sablayan 3-in-1 adventure, which offers rappelling, wall climbing, and the country’s longest island-to-island zipline. This zipline, powered by a motorized pulley, promises an unforgettable experience. Don’t forget to witness the awe-inspiring sunset from the park, a sight that’s truly unmatched.

Relax under the tree while observing the beauty of Parola Park.
Relax under the tree while observing the beauty of Parola Park.
Climb up and experience being overwhelmed at the top of the tower.
Climb up and experience being overwhelmed at the top of the tower.
Rappel and Zip-line on the island.

How to Reach Parola Park:

Getting to Parola Park is hassle-free with a private vehicle, and you can rely on Google Maps for navigation. If you’re traveling from San Jose or Mamburao, expect a journey of approximately 2 hours.

Entrance Fees:

  • Entrance Fee: Php 10.00
    Urban Guide (optional): Php 1,000/day/group
    For Inquiries:
  • Hotline: 0998 546 5917 / 0995 812 6902
  • Landline: (043) 458 0028
  • Email: info.tourismsby@gmail.com
  • Website: http://www.sablayan.net/

Exploring Parola Park offers a unique glimpse into the history of the Moro era in the Philippines, shedding light on the city’s past and perhaps unraveling some of its enduring mysteries.

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