Alibijaban Island San Andres Quezon - The hidden paradise of Quezon
Renante MinaMonday, June 9, 2014 27 comments


     Almost 2 years ago I was amazed after I read the article of sir Dong Ho of Escapeislands because of his great discovery and how he narrated what his experience are in this unspoiled beach of Alibijaban Island, although there are some bad reputation in this place like poisoning anyone who’s new face in the area, even the locals in the mainland they remind the other tourist to be alert all the time and they are very suspicious to other tourists but i'm not sure if this is true and I think this is only a rumors.

     I met Billy one of my trips in Bulacan and he mentioned to me he accidentally visited the Alibijaban Island because instead of climbing Mt. Batulao in Nasugbu Batangas with his co-mountaineers he detoured in the island without any itinerary and contact person and I became interested to his story about the island. The first thing I asked to him was if the tell-tale was true and his response was just like me that even the locals in the mainland reminded him about that rumors. Hmmm I think this is not safe for me to visit but as he mentioned to me the family who accommodated to him was very generous and very kind. I request to him if he can accompany me fortunately as he said to me I will set a date that we are free.

     I made a request to Billy if we can visit the island at the end of the month of May fortunately he agreed with that date, almost 2 weeks of preparations a lot of time to invite but to sad to say majority of my friends are too busy, and I remember Pim Red one of my friends in FB that I never met before because she messaged me if I have trips I will invite her, fortunately the island I mentioned to her also in her lists to visit.

Goodmorning Kuya

     Friday afternoon after our office work, we met at JAC Liner in Buendia bound for Lucena and we need to catch the midnight trip in Lucena going to San Andres unfortunately we didn’t anticipate the crowd of passengers in terminal we thought just like an ordinary day more than 2hours we fall in line and the worse thing was too hot shet naliligo na kami sa sariling pawis.

     When we arrived in Lucena Grand Terminal at 12:30AM the bus bound to San Andres Quezon was ready to depart the terminal we hurriedly rode to the bus and the bus were full of passengers but fortunately they gave priority to us and gave us a seat.

Her first topload experience....

     The first bad thing we encountered during our trip was the flat tire we waited more than an hour before it got fixed, second when we were at the rough road then suddenly the bus stop when he start the engine, the gear was misalign as the conductor checked and the gears creating a terrible sound, and the third encounter was a flat tire again both wheels. (Sigh) what the F ang malas nga naman we consumed 9hours of traveling instead of 6-7hours only fortunately there’s a jeep stop and willing to carry a stranded passengers, we were very thankful because they didn’t charge us.

     At the mini market we bought our food supplies that we can use in the island and Nanay Melba she’s waiting at the port, when I saw the boat I’m doubting if it could carry us because it’s too small and as my estimation the capacity it can only carry less than 5person and we don’t even have a lifevest. They said to me trust the boatman I guess that’s not the issue because no one can predict the how rough the sea, and my concern was I don’t know how to swim!


     Before we dock in the island, nostalgic feeling. I remembered my Calaguas adventure but the difference of this island was its way more peaceful and tourist free.

Preparing our food for lunch

We hiked for more than 30minutes in a scorching heat

     A few minutes of rest at Nanay Melba's house we decided to go around and fortunately we were accompanied by the kids who are also our guide, but I have no idea where we going as the kids said we were going to a farm. 

Bridge surrounded  by mangroves

     The first highlight we encountered was we crossed a bridges surrounded by bacawan almost less than an hour we hiked to reach the farm. As I saw the clear water and the long stretch of white sand I was amazed and this is what I’m looking for, best beach ever I’ve visited so far. Always came to our mouth napakaganda naman dito ang linaw ng tubig.


     Instead I go for swimming; I enjoy capturing photos for my documentation to share how beautiful this unspoiled island is. I’m so speechless, as what I’ve said no need to edit it in Photoshop for this perfect picturesque view and the weather also cooperated with us, the perfect structures of the clouds and the clear waters of the sea. And I want to stay longer or camp for 1 night in the area. At 3:00PM we went back at Nanay Melba’s house because sir Adrian is waiting.

Picturesque view

Everything is awesome

Ship wreck

Paradise

Selfie mode

Chasing the sunset, lowtide at the Island

     At night we have little social for us to know each other and a big revelation happened because we were guessing the real name of ma’am Pim Red because she don’t want to reveal her real name publicly hahaha.

Other side of the Island

     Our second day we hired a boat to tour around the island when we’re near the cliffs of the Island we experienced a huge waves that struck our boat and I said to Billy uwi na tayo natatakot na ako. I saw the boatman removing water in our boat everytime the waves strike; I’m praying that the engine will not stop again in that situation like that. Finally we docked small portion of shore and after that our boat already smooth going to the farm, we decided to have our lunch there para masulit ang oras.

Very peaceful (c) Pim Red

Into the blue, going back to Nanay Melba's house (c) Pim Red

     We left Alibijahan island with full of memories not only how beautiful and peaceful the Island is, but also the kindness and generosity of the locals that we mingled during our stay for a short time.

27 comments:

Arnie Monacillo said...

Gaanda, napakalinaw ng tubig taz may mangroves pa. Taz ung tambayan pa tumataas ang tubig pag high tide. Haiiist. Sarap talagang mag travel...

Francis Balgos said...

punta tayo Sir Arnie.. bagong discovery yata to. :)

Joy said...

Sobra hirap, but worth naman:)

yccos said...

Oh my goodness, ive been missing a lot of travelling... Huhuhuhu.... Sama ko sa susunod.

melo said...

ganda! Im from the province of Quezon pero di ko pa narating ito:) thanks for sharing:)

naks said...

ang linis ng beach..
sulit ang pagod at aberya sa biyahe..

Marco said...

Wow! Worth it puntahan.

Angel Caronongan said...

ang ganda! balik tayoooo jan...
P.S. tumataba ka ah.heheh

Carl John Banal said...

Hi, I'm from San Andres, Quezon. Thanks for visiting, appreciating and spreading the information regarding this unspoiled island. Godbless.

Ian Limpangog said...

Paulit-ulit ko pa ring chini.check ang blog na to..inggit na inggit ako sa mga photos mo dito Mina. Pupuntahan sana namin ito last week pero nagkulang ng oras tapos this weekend may bagyo naman..haist.

IE Sindayen said...

Hi, do we need a contact person to go to the place? Pwede po bag manghingi ng contact info?

rmelicious said...

Hi, this is very informative, I'm intrested going there. I need some assistance like who to contact there in San Andres. Thanks

grezallie manimtim said...

me too, i am looking for a place like this, pls help us to gather more info..thansk for the post.

grezallie manimtim said...

hi, maybe you can help me to cantact someone about alibijaban elementary school.

Renante Mina said...

sorry for the late reply, sorry i dont have any contact to the area.. try to visit visit this site he is my close friend try to ask him if he has a contact to the island

http://www.limbonis.com/2012/03/all-smiles-in-alibijaban-island.html

grezallie manimtim said...

Thanks .. ill visit the island this weekend... who want to join? 09186120049

robert cruz said...

sama naman ako dyan.. :-(

M. Gabriel M. said...

im planning to go here soon... wala lang kasama...

Karen Eloriaga said...

hi! ask ko lang po kung safe po ba sa alibijaban san andres? thanks!

Karen Eloriaga said...

safe po ba dyan? thanks!

Joseph Uy said...

Hi, I'm from San Andres Quezon:) Thanks for visiting our town and for appreciating our little island :)

Joseph Uy said...

I'm from San Andres!

Alberto Orense said...

Sir ano mga local food like mga seafoods fresh catch meron ba? ,may mga mud crab ba alimango hipon hehehe foodtrip din dapat hehe!

Koni Veranga said...

Sir sino pwede makontak jan?

Mary Joy Belo said...

sama ko

Unknown said...

Hi! Im planning po mag camping sa alibijaban beach. ask ko lang kung magkano magagastos. Thanks

nica del castillo said...

Hi would you know if may public boat transfer going to alibijaban? Mostly kasi ng nababasa ko puros private at sobrang mahal :(