Open main menu

Mount Pico de Loro, also known as Mount Palay-Palay, is a dormant volcano in Cavite province on the island of Luzon, Philippines. The mountain rises to an elevation of 688 m (2,257 ft) above mean sea level and is the highest peak of the Mounts Palay-Palay–Mataas-na-Gulod Protected Landscape. [1] The mountain is one of the ancient volcanic features of Bataan Arc.[2]

Mount Pico de Loro
Mount Pico De Loro.jpg
Highest point
Elevation688 m (2,257 ft) [1]
Coordinates14°12′51″N 120°38′47″E / 14.21427°N 120.64645°E / 14.21427; 120.64645Coordinates: 14°12′51″N 120°38′47″E / 14.21427°N 120.64645°E / 14.21427; 120.64645[1]
Mount Pico de Loro is located in Philippines
Mount Pico de Loro
Mount Pico de Loro
Location within the Philippines
LocationMounts Palay-Palay–Mataas-na-Gulod Protected Landscape, Luzon
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Volcanic arc/beltBataan Arc
Last eruptionUnknown


Pico de Loro was first named by Spanish sea-farers which means "Parrot's Beak" as its pointed summit resembles the shape of a parrot's beak from afar and it is commonly used as a signal by sea-farers to turn east to get to Manila Bay.[3]


Under the Proclamation No. 1315 s. 2007 [4] of the Philippine government, the Mounts Palay-Palay–Mataas-na-Gulod Protected Landscape is placed under the protection and jurisdiction of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Hiking activity

At the summit of Mt. Pico de Loro is a monolith. Also known as the Parrot's beak.

Near its summit is a lone vertical cliff feature called the Parrot's Beak or the Monolith that offers a 360-degree view of the protected landscape and the shores of Limbones Cove. [1] Hiking has been closed for rehabilitation purposes since October 1, 2016. [5]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Malicdem, Ervin (22 December 2014). "Palay-Palay-Mataas na Gulod Mountain Range: Trail Data, Peaks and Elevation". Schadow1 Expeditions: 5. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.27573.99040. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  2. ^ Tectonophysics. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers. 1990. p. 266.
  3. ^ "Pico De Loro (664+)". Pinoy Mountaineer. August 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Proclamation No. 1315, s. 2007". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  5. ^ Gideon, Lasco (17 September 2016). "Mountain News: Pico de Loro closure starts October 1, 2016". Pinoy Mountaineer. Retrieved 5 November 2017.