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Travel Guide : Biliran - How To Get There, Things To Do, Tourist Spots and Attractions, Accommodations, Transportation, Expenses, Itinerary and Contact Details




This travel guide will provide you with basic information on how to get there, things to do, where to stay, suggested itinerary and estimated budget that will help you plan your visit to the "undiscovered paradise of Biliran".

HOW TO GET THERE


By Air
Tacloban City is the gateway to Biliran Island. Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, AirPhilExpress and Zest Air has several flights daily from Manila to Tacloban City. From there, you could take a passenger van (Duptours, Van-Van's) going to Naval (130 PHP), the capital municipality of Biliran. Travel time from Tacloban to Biliran is around 2.5 hours.

By Sea
If you're coming from Cebu, you could ride a ferry boat going to Ormoc City, Leyte (several departures daily, 3 to 5 hours travel time), then take an aircon shuttle van that connects the trip to Naval, Biliran. You can also take a direct ferry ride from Cebu to Naval (travel time is around 8 hours, 2 times per week only).

El Roman Pensionne


ACCOMMODATIONS


There are a number of accommodations available in Biliran, from expensive hotels and resorts to cheap and affordable hostels, inns, pension and lodging houses. If you are on a tight budget (like me), the cheapest hostel could be the El Roman Pesionne located at the town proper.

El Roman Pesionne
  • Address: 2nd & 3rd floor Limpiado NL Building, P. Inocentes St. Naval, Biliran
  • Types of rooms:
    Airconditioned and Non-Airconditioned single/double occupancy/family Rooms
  • Room Rates: starts at 160 PHP per night for a single fan room with common toilet and bath.
  • Contact Details: (53)5009100-4729 / 09215749080 / 09173107476
  • Notes: As it is located at the town proper, it is very accessible and near the business establishments and the port.
  • Clean and spacious rooms.Toilet and bath is small but neat. The staffs are courteous and very helpful.

Tinago Waterfalls

Other Options:

Biliran Garden Resort
Villa Cecilia Sitio, Lomboy Barangay Calumpang, Naval, Biliran
(+6353) 500-9232 / (+63921) 983-7936

Brigida Tourist Inn
Castin Street, Naval, Biliran
(+6353) 500-9375

Chamorita
Barangay Catmon, Naval, Biliran
(+63918) 608-3499

Higatangan Beach Resort
Higatangan Island, Naval, Biliran
(+63927) 697-9804 / (+63905) 262-2010

Jimmy's House
Agta Beach, VRC Resort, Biliran, Biliran
(+63916) 466-5809
http://www.agtabeach.com

M and M Inn
Biliran Town, Biliran
(+63920) 393-0162 / (+63921) 200-4536 / (+63949) 717-5182

Marvin’s Seaside Inn
Brgy. Atipolo Naval, Biliran
(+6353) 500-9171 / (+6353) 500-9688

Redstone Ville Beach Resto Bar and Inn
Brgy. Pulangbato, Almeria, Naval
5 kms from Naval town proper and 1st barangay of ALmeria

Please Contact Diana Bernardes-Chawdhury
(+63949) 410-6844

Villa Antonia
Villa Antonia Masagongsong Kawayan, Biliran

VRC Resort
Barangay Talahid, Almeria, Biliran
(0916) 466-5809

Kuya Jun's Habal-habal


TRANSPORTATION


There are buses that has cross-country trips from Naval to the eastern coastal town of Caibiran which takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. Jeepneys are also available if you're going to nearby towns. And renting a boat is needed if you want to visit the nearby islands. Otherwise, take a habal-habal (motorcycle), it's the most common mode of transportation around the island as most of the roads outside the circumferential highway are rough roads. Be sure to haggle with the price to get the best possible rates. You may also hire them on a per-day basis.

If you wish to have a tour in Biliran, I highly recommend to you my guide, Kuya Jun Murillo. You may call or send him a text message at 09396049242. Rate is 500 pesos for a tour.

Mainit Hot Spring


EXPENSES


DAY 1
NAIA Terminal 3 Fee
Breakfast
Jeepney Fare, Airport to Downtown
Van Fare, Tacloban - Naval
Accommodation (1 night)
Snacks / Dinner
1L Water
TOTAL

DAY 2
Habal-habal, Naval - Almeria
Entance Fee, Agta Beach
Coffee
Habal-habal Tour
Entrance Fee, Tinago Falls
Entrance fee, Casiawan Falls
Lunch
Van Fare, Biliran - Tacloban
Downtown - Sto. Nino Shrine
Entrance and Camera Fee
Snacks
Sto. Nino Shrine - Airport
Terminal Fee
TOTAL

GRAND TOTAL

PHP
200
80
50
130
160
100
30
750


30
25
20
500
10
20
116
130
7
90
80
12
30
1,070

PHP 1,820


Island Hopping in Biliran

ITINERARY


Here's my suggested itinerary for a 2-day weekend getaway in Biliran.

DAY 1
04:30 AM - ETD in Manila
05:30 AM - ETA in Tacloban City
06:00 AM - ETA in Van Terminal for Naval
06:30 AM - Breakfast
07:00 AM – ETD for Naval, Biliran
09:30 AM – ETA in Naval, Biliran
10:00 AM - Check-in, Hostel
10:30 AM - Lunch
12:00 NN - ETD for Almeria
12:30 PM - ETA Agta Beach Almeria / Swimming
02:30 PM – ETD for Buenviaje Shrine
03:00 PM – ETA Buenviaje Shrine / Take Photos
03:30 PM – ETD for Naval
04:00 PM - ETA in Naval / Explore the town center
07:00 PM – Dinner
09:00 PM – Lights out / Sleep

DAY 2
05:00 AM - Wake-up / Prepare
06:00 AM - ETD for Brgy. Iyusan / Bagongbong Falls
06:30 AM - ETA Brgy. Iyusan / Start Trek / Take photos of the rice terraces
07:00 AM - ETA Bagongbong Falls / Explore / Swim
08:00 AM - ETD for Caibiran
09:00 AM - ETA Tinago Falls, Caibiran / Explore / Swim
10:00 AM - ETD for Mainit Hot Spring
10:20 AM - ETA Mainit Hot Spring / Swim
11:00 AM - ETD for Cabugcayan
12:00 NN - ETA Casiawan Waterfalls / Swim / Packed Lunch
01:00 PM - ETD for Naval
02:00 PM - ETD for Tacloban
04:30 PM - ETA in Tacloban City / Airport
06:00 PM - ETD Manila

Chasing Waterfalls


THINGS TO DO, TOURIST SPOTS AND ATTRACTIONS


Other tourist spots and attractions

Islands
Samabaun Beach,
Banderahan Beach
Cogon Beach
Candol Beach

Beaches
Dalutan Island
Maripipi Island
Higatangan Island
Tingkasan Island
Sambawan Island
Genuruan Island
Capinahan Island

Waterfalls
Tomalistis Falls
Kasabangan Falls
Kinaraha Cascades
Pundol Falls
Pulang Yuta Falls
Busai Falls
Tigbaw Falls
Ulan Ulan Falls

Springs
Masagongsong Swimming Pool
San Bernardino Swimming Pool
Libtong Hotspring

For additional information on Where To Go, What to do, Where To Shop and Dine, Where To Stay in Biliran, you may click here.

Biliran's Well-paved Circumferential Hi-way


CONTACT DETAILS


El Roman Pesionne
Naval, Biliran
(53)5009100-4729 / 09215749080 / 09173107476

Kuya June Murillo
Habal-habal Driver
(0939) 604-9242




This is part of my solo weekend adventure in the province of Biliran last September 3-4, 2011. Dubbed as "undiscovered paradise", I was able to see great sights and panoramas such as waterfalls, islets, hot spring and rice terraces. Biliran is the 35th province on my list and this weekend adventure is my 9th solo trip. A side trip to Tacloban City, Leyte (my 36th province) is an added treat for this great weekend adventure.
Map By: Wikipedia




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14 comments :

  1. Si Kuya Jun din ang hahanapin ko kapag napadpad din ako sa Biliran :)

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  2. as usual, a very informative post from your end. i wanna visit the falls and take pictures :)

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  3. @lakwatsera de primera - thanks Claire! I can't wait to read your stories pag punta mo ng Biliran... :)

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  4. @Gladys | ByahengBarok.com - their waterfalls are really stunning! thanks Gladys! :)

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  5. narinig ko ang province ng biliran before and sabi nga nila maganda daw dun.. gawin kong reference ang post mong ito once na napadpad ako ng tacloban..

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  6. I do know that a lot of Filipinos doesn't even know that a Province such as Biliran does Exist! Honestly, I do but I never had an Idea how beautiful the province is! Thank you so much I stumbled over here at your Blog! From now on, I'll be frequent here! Grabe Super dami mo ng napuntahan! Great Job! Sana ako din! :) More and more power to your Blog and I'll be back here soon :)

    Steven^^

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  7. Your travel blog is very informative and helpful. Thanks for sharing the information. More power to you...

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  8. Don Mervino, recommended ba sa female travelers yung roman pensione? I might drop by here in July..pls PM me..thanks! :-)

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    1. yup.. ok dun... maliit kang yung place at very nice ng mga staffs... i took the room near the front desk... :)

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  9. Your Biliran Travel Guide is awesome! Thanks Sir Mervs!

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  10. I just added your site to my Favorites... I'm also a backpacker.. your articles are very informative..

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  11. Kuya, wala pong entrance fee sa Mainit Hot Spring?

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