if there's something that pulls out this part of Quezon province from the rest of its popular towns, it would be its isolation from Maharlika highway. i almost decided not to proceed as i though it would just be 3hours max from Lucena. i took the chance, i can't deny the island of Alibijaban was just something too bad to miss. it's this kind of trip where when you board a ride, everyone seems to know each other but you. so when they ask, "who are you visiting there?" all that i can answer is "i am going to Alibijaban island".
one thing great about going solo, you don't have someone to talk to but the locals... for a six-hour road trip. passing by the towns of Pagbilao, P. Burgos, Agdangan, Unisan, Pitogo, Macalelon, General Luna, Catanauan, San Narciso, Mulanay then finally San Andres, the take-off point to the island.majority of the trip, we passed by concrete roads and some which were still being paved. within a year, for sure trips there will be faster. main transportation between towns are tricycles, which somehow serves like a jeepney by the look of the number of people that it accommodates.it took rounds of songs on my playlist and some chat with some of the passengers. they gave an idea of what was in their town and the island but they were a bit hesitant. just to discover, that it was actually very rare to see a stranger going to their town.arrived at 7:00pm to the town of San Andres, it was too late for me to cross to the island. so i decided to stay overnight with a family who welcomed me to their home. an early boat trip to the island the next day deserved a good sleep.
island: Luzon island
town: San Andres, Quezon
13^ 19' 22.3" N
122^ 40' 38.0" E