Parola Island in Rizal Province


Parola Island is a small island located in the municipality of Tanay in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is known for its beautiful white sand beach and crystal clear waters, making it a popular destination for beach lovers and adventure seekers.

The island is approximately located at latitude 14.5000° N and longitude 121.2667° E.

How to Get There

The easiest way to get to Parola Island is by taking a private vehicle or hiring a tricycle from Tanay town proper. From there, you can drive or ride a tricycle to Barangay Sampaloc, where you can find a boat that will take you to the island.

  • From Manila, take a bus bound for Tanay at the Araneta Center Bus Terminal or Cubao Bus Terminal. Travel time is approximately 2-3 hours.
  • From Tanay town proper, take a tricycle to Barangay Sampaloc. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.
  • From Barangay Sampaloc, rent a boat to take you to Parola Island. Travel time is approximately 15-20 minutes.

Things to Do

Parola Island offers a variety of activities for tourists, including:

  • Swimming and sunbathing on the beach
  • Snorkeling and diving to explore the marine life
  • Island hopping to nearby islands such as Batlag Island and Daranak Island
  • Trekking to the lighthouse on the island's hilltop for a panoramic view of the surroundings

Visitors can also enjoy a picnic on the beach or rent a cottage for a more comfortable stay.

Tips for Visitors

  • Bring enough food and water as there are no stores or restaurants on the island.
  • Wear proper beach attire and bring sunblock and hats to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Respect the environment and do not leave any trash on the island.
  • Be mindful of the marine life and do not disturb them.
  • Follow the rules and regulations set by the local authorities.