The Tamarind Tree, located in Padre Burgos, Quezon, is the first town in the Bondoc Peninsula. It is approximately 160 kms. from Manila, an easy three-hour drive in non-rush hour traffic.
Directions by private car:
From Manila, take South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). Exit at Sto. Tomas, Batangas via Star Tollway.
First town in Quezon is Tiaong, then Candelaria, Sariaya and Lucena City. After Lucena comes Pagbilao. Continue on the National Highway, until you see the sign “Quezon National Agricultural School (QNAS)” on your left [This school has been renamed TESDA]. The road splits right after TESDA. If you go straight, you will reach Atimonan and Mauban. To go to the Tamarind Tree Resort, turn right at the fork where the arch above says “Welcome to Bondoc Peninsula.”
Continue for about 15 to 20 minutes, until the road splits again. Turn left this time. You have now entered the Poblacion of Padre Burgos.
Continue for about two minutes until you see an old, white house. Make a right, go uphill. Continue until you get a view of the sea. Turn right where you will see the entrance of The Tamarind Tree and glimpse a view of the Club House. You are now in Barangay Punta. Buzz the doorbell for the guard.
If for some reason, you reach Agdangan or even Unisan, turn back. You have overshot Padre Burgos.
Directions by public transportation:
By public transport, you need to take a bus going to Lucena City (Grand Terminal).
Depending where you are coming from, you can get the bus from Cubao, Pasay (Buendia) or Alabang. Get off at Lucena Grand Terminal. From there, you can take a bus or FX to Unisan or a jeep to Padre Burgos.
Ask the bus conductor or jeepney driver to drop you off at Padre Burgos town proper. Get off in front of QCRB Rural Bank in Padre Burgos.
You can take a tricycle to Barangay Punta (P15 each) or walk towards Barangay Punta. You will see our sign along the way.