Monday, May 4, 2015

Biri Island: Lost in Paradise

Travel Date: May 1-3, 2014

     Perhaps you know how beautiful Boracay, Bohol, Cebu, and Palawan.  But have you heard that there are amazing rock formations at Northern Samar?

     Shaped and sculpted in million of years, these rock formations can be found in Biri Island.  The difficulty of travelling to this tiny island remains the province untouched and hidden from most tourists.  There are few hotels, guest houses, and restaurants.  Motorcycles and boats are the only means of transportation.  And the electricity supply is only available from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight.

     Around the formations, you can see a great number of corals, mangroves, seaweeds, sea urchins, sponges, fishes, and natural water pools.  The natural water pools are crystal clear and shallow.  You can swim in one of the pools all by yourself.  Then imagine that you are in paradise while listening to the sound of waves crashing the beach and the birds chirping nearby.  The sunset here is stunning too.  

How to get there?

By Air - Book a plane via Catarman Airport.  From the airport, take a trike to the terminal and ride a jeepney via Lavesares.  From the port, ride a boat to Biri.  Then take a motorcycle to hotel or guest house.

By Land - From Araneta Center Bus Terminal, take a bus to Lavesares.  Get off at Lavesares Market, walk to the port, and ride a boat to Biri.  Then take a motorcycle to hotel or guest house.

Where to Stay and Eat?

Biri Resort and Dive Center, Villa Amor, Joy Resort, Ate Glo's Homestay

Magasang Rock Formation

Magsapad Rock Formation

Macadlaw Rock Formation

Caranas Rock Formation

Natural water pools

Puhunan Rock Formation

Puhunan Rock Formation

Bel-at Rock Formation

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