Islands and Beaches

Quezon Province's Alibijaban: Explore A White Sand Virgin Island


Jaysel Ramos
Jaysel Ramos | Apr 05, 2017


Alibijaban! Say that again – A-li-bi-ha-ban.
Pronouncing it is a struggle as going to this remote island :)


Alibijaban Island is a virgin paradise located at the most southern tip of Quezon and is in the municipality of San Andres. From Manila, you will need to suffer a nine to ten hour bus ride or six to seven hours of driving if you have your own car. I went by bus and the journey was very uncomfortable and butt-numbing, and to make matters worse the bus was not even air-conditioned. It kept stopping to collect new passengers even though the bus was already full ( 4 or 5 times) and I wake too be with a bunch of inconsiderate passengers who kept on chatting even when they knew the vast majority of passengers were trying to take a nap, so moral of this part of the story is take some noise cancelling headphones!

Just imagine how the trip going to San Andres was! But as they say, all is well that ends well. Having said all of that, having to endure the bumpy and itchy trip to San Andres pays huge rewards at the end, as the island is amazing.


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Once you get to the port, the feeling of uneasiness will be gone and be replaced by excitement. From there, you will have a glimpse of the island itself.

It took me roughly around 20 minutes to reach Alibijaban Island. The place offers a very scenic and picturesque view of golden to white sand, aqua crystal clear waters and undisturbed forests, like mangroves. Try getting there and you will agree with me that there are no words to perfectly describe this place.

What to do?

  • Tour at Sandbar and Mangroves areas/ Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Sunset/Sunrise viewing
  • Camping
  • Island Hopping ( Burias Island, Sombrero Island, Talisayan Island) **cost depends on the number of persons. Fewer persons, higher cost. You can contact Kuya Randy for the island hopping fee.


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Visit my blog BYAJAYRO for more ideas on where to travel in the Philippines in a cheaper way.


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