Travel Guide: Biliran

Biliran is one of the smallest and newest provinces in the Philippines.  It was a former sub-province of Leyte and became an independent province in 1992. The province is composed of two major volcanic islands: Biliran Island and Maripipi Island; other islands are Higatangan, Dalutan, and Sambawan Island. -wikipedia

 

The small province surprisingly offers immense natural attractions. It boasts tremendously wonderful mountains and waterfalls as well as white sand beaches that will draw everyone to come back for more. If you have been thinking about outdoors, Biliran might be just perfect for you.

 

Our original plan was to go to Maripipi Island and Sambawan Island on the first day and go chasing waterfalls on the next day but for some reason the itinerary was changed. This was the first part our Biliran-Leyte trip. Also read: Travel Guide: Leyte

 

 

Detailed Itinerary:

 

Day 1

10:00PM (Thursday) : Cebu to Ormoc

5:00AM : Arrival in Ormoc; Early breakfast

6:00AM : Ormoc to Naval

8:00AM : Arrival in Naval; Another breakfast

9:00AM : Tinago Falls

1:00PM : Lunch in Naval

2:00PM : Ulan-ulan Falls and Recoletos Falls

5:00PM : Naval to Ormoc

9:00PM: Ormoc to Baybay

 

 

Attractions:

 

Tinago Falls 
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Ulan-ulan Falls 

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Recoletos Falls
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Mainit Hot Spring 

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Click here for more tourist attractions. From the main town, Naval, you may charter a motorcycle to arrange a tour to places mentioned above or other tourist attractions.

 

 

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.

 

 

Recommended Accommodation:

Napo Beach Resort in Maripipi Island

Contact number: +639212125164

 

To check for accommodations near Naval, click here.

 

 

Expenses:

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