Biliran: Ulan-ulan and Recoletos Falls

Being one of the smallest provinces in the Philippines, Biliran is not much talked about when it comes to tourist destinations. Even on the internet, I can only find a handful of information about the place.


Biliran today is becoming popular because of Sambawan Island which is few minutes away from Maripipi Island. But what else does the province have to offer? WATERFALLS!!!


Ulan-ulan falls and Recoletos falls are located in barangay Sampao which are about 30 minutes motorcycle ride from Naval, Biliran.


The word “ulan” means “rain” in English. It is named as such because of the mist of water that it creates before even reaching the ground.


Meanwhile, Recoletos Falls is about 10 minutes away from Ulan-ulan falls. This was developed by the University of San Jose-Recoletos through the effort of Rev. Fr. Anthony A. Morillo, OAR, who is a native of Almeria, Biliran.



How to get there?


By Air

If you’re coming from Manila, flights are available daily to Tacloban. From there, you can ride a van bound for Biliran or Naval. Travel time is about two and a half hour.


By Sea

If you’re coming from Cebu, you can take either Cebu-Ormoc  or Cebu-Naval route. There are daily schedules via Ormoc. Travel time is about 5 hours from Cebu and 2 hours from Ormoc via Van.


There are only two schedules in a week if you take Cebu to Naval route. You may check Roble Shipping website to check the schedule or contact them for more info.


From Naval, you can charter a motorcycle or habal-habal to give you a tour to these places.

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