Atimonan Zigzag Park - Quezon

Located along the Pan-Philippine Highway inside Atimonan's side of the Quezon Protected Landscape in the province of Quezon, Atimonan Zigzag Park is a known stopover destination for tourists, bikers, and motorists passing through Atimonan and Pagbilao's famed Zigzag Park.

Atimonan Zigzag Park

Atimonan Zigzag Park details

The whole Quezon Protected Landscape, where Atimonan Zigzag Park belongs, was first established as a national park on October 25, 1934. 

Atimonan Zigzag Park - Atimonan, Quezon

The Pan-Philippine Highway (N1/AH26), formerly Maharlika Highway, was then built inside the National Park sometime in 1969. Since most parts of this road are uphill, motorists heading to Bicol tend to stop in some areas to rest and to check their vehicles. 

Here's a quick trivia: I'm a proud Atimonanin

We had a stopover at Atimonan Zigzag Park during the first day of our Bicol Road Trip 2021

We had our breakfast in one of the open-air pavilions of Atimonan Zigzag Park

Time to eat! 

One such stop is the now Atimonan Zigzag Park which is just around 2.4 kilometers away from the "siko" / "bitukang manok" of Zigzag Road

Ate Monang Pond as seen during our 2013 visit

Some statues in Ate Monang Pond

Some animal statues can be found in the park.

Ella and daddy during their 2013 visit

Ate Monang Pond during our 2021 visit

The giant Nuestra Senora de los Angeles statue stands in Atimonan Zigzag Park

She is the patron saint of the town of Atimonan

When she was still alive, my grandma, who was an Atimonanin, would tell me stories that there was once a plan to build a resort, in on part of Atimonan Zigzag Park during the Marcos-era. Although this is an unverified story, it would have been really nice to see a resort here. 

Atimonan Zigzag Park as seen from Quezon Herbal Pavilion

The main rest stop of Atimonan Zigzag Park has stores and even an open area which can be used for gatherings.

Atimonan Zigzag Park was improved sometime in the early 2000s and the Quezon Herbal Pavilion was built across it on May 26, 2015. Both areas saw continued improvements in the past years. 

Team Nicerio visits Atimonan Zigzag Park

Time to continue our trip. Till next time!

My family and I often visit Atimonan Zigzag Park every time we go to our grandparents' home in Atimonan. We have seen how this place changed to how it is today. My last visit to the park was last July 17, 2021, during the first day of our Bicol Road Trip 2021. During our short visit, I noticed that some of the animal statues were in need of repainting, and aside from that, the "Ate Monang Pond" seems to have dried up. I do hope that the park would still be maintained despite the current pandemic. 

Atimonan Zigzag Park Entrance Fee

It's FREE to park, rest, and explore Atimonan Zigzag Park. However, you may choose to buy some souvenirs or food in the stalls found in the park.

Atimonan Zigzag Park Operating Hours

Although the stalls and souvenir shops in the park close at night, Atimonan Zigzag Park generally is open to everyone 24 hours every day

Why visit Atimonan Zigzag Park?

Overall, a drive-through Zigzag Road would never be complete without stopping in Atimonan Zigzag Park. Aside from resting, you can also have your breakfast or lunch here and if you want some more adventure, you can hike Mt. Mirador which is also known as Pinagbanderahan

Getting to Atimonan Zigzag Park

The best way to reach Atimonan Zigzag Park is to drive going there. Buses are not permitted to pass through the Zigzag Road and UV Express Vans rarely do stop at the park so if you want to stay longer, make sure to bring your own car or motorbike. 

From Manila, follow the Pan-Philippine Highway until you reach the fork near the exit of the town of Pagbilao. Follow the road of the right (EME Road) which will bring you to the Zigzag Road. Follow it until you see the Zigzag Park which is the mountain's main jump-off point.




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