Biri Island Rock Formation
Biri, Northern Samar
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It is an isolated island which have hospitable residents. The island itself is so clean and the water is crystal clear wherein you can see the corals below and fishes jumping in the waters.
There is a variety of hotels you can check in but the best place to go if your looking for an adventure is a mini house for rent across of the rock formation itself. The place is called “Lawud” and they offer the best sea food you can eat on the island and accommodation.
The rock formation is breath taking! You will have to cross a bride and knee level water to the rock formation but its worth every step. You will have to hike around the rock formation to see its beauty and its really breath taking specially when you climb to the top. You will also see some nature pools which will make you want to jump in but there is a designated place for that in the other part of the island with another rock formation since there are some “Sea Urchins” in some nature pool.
To be able to enjoy the whole trip you will need a tour guide for 300 Php each which will include a Habal-habal to roam around to the rock formation.
I recommend for you to get “Benidicto Cabanas” AKA Kuya Ben. You will have a great tour guide + a personal Photographer. He knows the best shots you can take in the rock formations and he’s got some tricks up his sleeve.
What are you waiting for! Go to Biri Island, Northern Samar now! :)
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Biri Rock Formation, Biri Island
Located at the coast of Northeastern Samar where the Pacific Ocean and San Bernardino Strait collides. It is composed of 6 distinct rock formations namely: Magasang, Magsapad, Macadlaw, Puhunan, Caranas and Bel-At.
It is but a rough and rocky road but the scenery is sure worth to view.
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Biri Beautiful rock formations indeed. It's a must, I tell you. We visited this place with high expectations and we were not disappointed. Seriously beautiful rock formations, with spectacular views on top of these rock formations. Come on, trust me on this one!
There are seven rock formations in Biri, these are Magasang, Magsapad, Macadlaw, Puhunan, Bel-at, Pinanahawan and Caranas. We rode the habal-habal from our accommodation to Bel-at rock formation. We started on this one, and probably my personal favorite because of the tidal pool, and the fantastic view on top. We went ahead and visited Caranas and Puhunan, which are located in the same area.
We were tired and sunburned already, but we had to visit everyone's favorite rock formations, the Magasang and Magsapad, these are the northernmost ones. The Magsapad is dubbed as the Little Batanes.
You will love Biri, I assure you, what with the gigantic and awesome rock formations, but when you climb them, you'd absolutely love the stunning view. Make sure to put this in your bucket list, guys!
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"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list" —and that's exactly how we ended up in the beautiful island of Northern Samar.
We landed in the quaint airport of Catarman on a foggy morning, and the view from my seat made me love window seats even more than I already do.
From Catarman, we had a 2-hour drive to the boat dock which will bring us to islands of Biri. When the boat was coming to a stop, we found ourselves getting off probably the simplest and most serene drop-off areas I have ever been to.
We were welcomed by habal-habal drivers and their bikes, which were the only available transportation in the whole island. So, we loaded our bags onto the motorbikes and made our way to our hotel where we were welcomed by the caretaker's family and the delicious smell of grilled garlic prawns.
4 days was more than enough to explore the whole island of Biri, but there was something about the place that made us want to stay longer— the countless variations of halo-halo, the 6AM bread man, the part new-part old town chapel, all the habal-habal escapades, watching waves splash against the rock formation from 100-feet above, gumamela canopies that we pass by twice every single day, the locals' stories and the best calamansi Sinigang that I have ever had.
The beauty of Biri needs to be explored by many.
I, on the other hand, will be back!
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