A sandbar also appears during low tide of the day. Which makes the place more surreal.
I did not regret that we decided to stay for two nights on the place. Since we had the beach all to ourselves. Alibijaban is a small island within the coast of San Andres, Quezon. We did not mind driving for 8 hours going to the island. It was such joy to drive on country side. The fresh air and the zig-zag road that will remind you of Baguio, but be prepared to experience unfamaliar sights - Chickens crossing the road, kids playing on the pavement, there is even a instance of a boat crossing the street! Traffic is almost a thing of the past after passing by Batangas. You also dont need to worry where to park going to the island. The town proper has a nice port where you can park safely for a very small fee.
The island has a community of a few houses. You can buy fresh catch if you will be able to wake up early and haggle with the fishermen. The community does not have electricity but most houses have solar panels for their electric needs. They community have a small store. A mini canteen and other establishments for their basic needs.
I just have a request for those planning to go to the island. Please, please let us keep it as is. Don't let it be another Calaguas. Follow LNT rules at all times, so that we can share it to the next generation.
See you again in the future, Alibijaban!
|Locals of Alibijaban|
|San Andres has a very good port. It even has a big parking lot|
|Kids at the port|
|Kids at the port|
|More sea creatures|
|Mangroves is very abundant on the island|
|We saw a shipwreck. According to locals |
it was parked here and was accidentally burned
|The island has good trails|
|An Unknown flower|
|Games that kids play - Snail race (exciting!)|
|Their version of a Doll House|
|We saw a store in a village.|
|The village source of electricity. Solar.|
|A farmer gathering mangrove lumber|
|Cottage by the sea|
|The island has a sandbar that comes out during low tide|
|At last a much better headstand|
|The total distance of the place from Manila|