Contributed by Istorya sa Laagan
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 2 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.
10:00 PM (Thursday): Cebu to Ormoc
5:00 AM: Arrival in Ormoc; Early breakfast
6:00 AM: Ormoc to Naval
8:00 AM: Arrival in Naval; Another breakfast
9:00 AM: Tinago Falls
1:00 PM: Lunch in Naval
2:00 PM: Ulan-ulan Falls and Recoletos Falls
5:00 PM: Naval to Ormoc
9:00 PM: Ormoc to Baybay
Mainit Hot Spring
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?
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.
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 for the schedule or contact them for more information.
Napo Beach Resort in Maripipi Island
Contact number: (63) 9212125164