10 Things to Do in Biliran Island That You Shouldn't Miss

July 30, 2017 Emerita Lamoureux

Biliran (Cebuano: Lalawigan sa Biliran; Waray-Waray: Probinsya han Biliran; Filipino: Lalawigan ng Biliran) is an island province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region (Region VIII). Biliran is one of the country's smallest and newest provinces. Formerly a sub-province of Leyte, it became an independent province in 1992.
Restaurants in Biliran Island

1. Tinago Falls

Tinago Falls Naval - Caibiran Cross Country Road, 6548, Philippines
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Tinago Falls

Reviewed By LegendHarry - Isabela

It is called Tinago Falls because it was named after the sitio/village. The horsetail falls is one of the most beautiful Waterfalls in the Visayas.
Tinago is a good picnic site. There are concrete bleachers you can use. There are also clean and properly maintained comfort rooms.

2. Ulan-Ulan Falls

Brgy. Sampao, Naval 6548, Philippines
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5 based on 10 reviews

Ulan-Ulan Falls

Reviewed By Raph6500 - Tacloban City

Saw this first on Biliran's website when I was looking for local attractions where I could take my foreign friends. Chose this destination coz its near the area where we were staying, and it looked beautiful from the pictures i saw on websites and blogs. To get there you have to rent a motorcycle which they call Habal-habal, and they will take you to Barangay Sampao, a small town on top of the mountain, just tell the driver to take you to the road leading to Ulan-ulan falls and once your there you don't actually need a tour guide to lead you to the falls. Just follow the trail until you reach a concrete shed where there's a signage of the falls. Trekking your way to the falls could be tough and tiring coz its way up on the mountain, but the view is breath taking. From the top you can see the town on Almeria, the sea, some Islands (Tinkasan and Dalutan), and some rice fields/terraces. You'll know you're near because you can already hear the sound of the Waterfalls. Once you reach the trails dead end, there's a signage pointing to the falls direction and you would have to trek your way down a small and steep pathway. Better be careful on your way down coz the rocks and trees are mossy and slippery. After the short descent, a cold and moist air and a beautiful view of the Waterfalls will welcome you. It's just amazing, you won't feel tired when you get there coz its worth it.
Tips:
-Bring food and water
-Theres a large natural pool few meters away from the falls,
just follow the water down.
-And few meters away from that pool, you'll be on top of another waterfall so be careful.
-A camera is a must :)
-Bring a Mobile phone, just in case of emergency.
-Enjoy the water.

3. Recoletos Falls

Barangay Sampao, Almeria, Philippines
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Recoletos Falls

Reviewed By jeanycula - Brisbane, Australia

It takes more or less 30 minutes habal-habal ride to reach Brgy. Sampao from Brgy. Sabang, Biliran (friend's home where I stayed for this vacation). It's a bumpy ride up the hill but all worth it upon arriving at the end point of habal-habal ride. A very nice view of the sea from above the mountain.
Then it takes another 30 minutes of hiking. Well, that actually depends on how fast you can walk. For us who were not used of going up the mountain, it took us almost 1 hour to reach this falls. For someone like me who have no training nor warm-up exercise, it was a breath-taking hike (lol). The path leading to the falls was slippery because it rained the previous day, so we were really careful with our steps. But eventhough the humid weather, we were dripping with sweat when we reach our destination and just in time for lunch.
After our sumptous lunch, time for swimming and photo ops.
The water was so cold (as expected for natural mountain falls). The falls was on the right side of a basin like pool. There was a statue of a monk on the rocks align with the falls. When I asked some locals (who serves as our guide) about it, they said it's probably the person whom the falls was named after. I also asked about how deep is the basin, well, they have no idea but it looked so deep. Below the basin is a cascading water going down to the next fall, which is the Ulan-ulan Falls.

4. Dalutan Island

Naval, Philippines
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Dalutan Island

Reviewed By Victorianlad - Melbourne, Australia

Staying at Agta Beach Resort (which suffered from constant karaoke noise at night from the adjacent VRC Beach Resort (not Agta's fault), we hired a boat for P700 with two boatmen who arrived at 0900 as the tide had begun to come in (there is a sanbar 50 to 100 metres from shore).
The trip across in placid waters took 20 minutes and had turquiose seas (the best!)
The island has a 150 to 200 metre white sand beach facing Agta Resort on Biliran Island; the island takes less than five minutes to circumnavigate by boat. The sand is largelycomfortable on which to walk.
The owner (an engineer) has installed some lovely shaded picnic benches (supposedly P150 to rent) and huts (P200) but no one was around so we were not charged. One could bring across lunch as the island 'closes' at 1700 hours daily.
There is a toilet for each sex but I did not use. They looked older than the picnic structures.
The snorkelling was good about two metres off shore while my friend caught a tropical fish that we later released back into its sea home. The stones in the sea are not sharp although I had my usual indispensible reefshoes.
This was a lovely island to visit, yet we were alone.

5. Higatangan Island

Naval, Philippines
Excellent
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4 based on 9 reviews

Higatangan Island

Reviewed By Victorianlad - Melbourne, Australia

Higatangan Island is reached by a 45 minute bangka ride from Naval, Biliran that costs a bargain basement 50 pesos. The bangka normaly departs at 1100: some days there are two. The Philippines Coastguard attends to make sure that it is not overloaded. You will be sharing with some cases of bottled San Miguel Pale Pilsen, Pepsi and Coke among many other goods. My crossing over was in extremely calm seas while coming back it was windy and wild, with the bangka being challenging to board and disembark from (both involving wading through choppy waters).
The island has a beautiful white sand sandbar from which the bangkas to and from Naval arrive and depart.
I stayed at Emponet Barton Beach Resort which had three cottages (all attached to one another, so more like motel units) finished and another five under construction. It was a most enjoyable little place to stay and easy on the wallet. I took a P400 hour plus long boatride around the island: the boatmen had very limited English but I still managed to see a bit of coral.
A visit to this island is highly recommended. It's the real (white sand beach) Philippines, a million miles from Metro Manila!

6. Tomalistis Falls

Philippines
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4 based on 3 reviews

Tomalistis Falls

Reviewed By OrigBigBlack - O'Fallon, Illinois

I went to Tomalistis Falls in December of 2015 while visiting my fiance and her family. Tomalistis is not a very obvious place. There is no signage on the circumferential road. The falls are very beautiful and peaceful. You have to scramble up some large rocks to get up to the base of the falls. Then you can sit at the base of the falls and look out over the Sea of Samar. The best access to the falls is from the village of Rawis. You will have to find a fisherman to take you in his boat for a few pesos. The falls are not accessible by foot. While I was there a dive boat pulled up with some travelers on board. I don't know where it came from but I would assume from Cabucgayan.

7. Capinahan Island

Almeria, Philippines
Excellent
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Capinahan Island

Reviewed By gmgarcia24 - Doha, Qatar

Great island visit. The island is small but nice. And its just very near to Almeria.From Almeria there is available boat that cost 40 pesos one way. Its not costly to visit the island. Gazebo is at minimal rate.

8. San Fernando Swimming Pool

Caibiran, Philippines
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5 based on 2 reviews

San Fernando Swimming Pool

Reviewed By Carl B - Port Macquarie, Australia

This is a beautiful place with a wonderful waterfall and a magnificent swimming hole. The water is warm and fear not, there are no crocodiles here!

9. Casiawan Falls

Cabucgayan, Philippines
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4 based on 4 reviews

Casiawan Falls

Reviewed By Gerrit D - Calumpang

Special after a few rainy days these falls drop a lot of water. Its a private area and closed by a gate. On the sign is a tel. number. It takes only a few minutes after you called and the gate will be opened. The entrance fee on the moment is 30 piso (about 50 euro cent). You can swim in the pool under the falls.

10. Libtong Strawberry Garden

Libtong Daku | Libtong Barangay, Naval 6560, Philippines +63 977 329 2920
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5 based on 1 reviews

Libtong Strawberry Garden

The only Strawberry farm in Biliran Province, and possibly the only Strawberry Farm in the Philippines with Free admission and Free Strawberry Fruit Tasting. Located in the Mountains above Naval Town on the west coast of Biliran Island and near the famous volcanic Libtong Hot Springs. Biliran Province is near the more well known Leyte Province in Eastern Visayas in the Central region of the Philippine Islands.

Reviewed By Celia S - London, United Kingdom

If you're interested in growing strawberry plants, or would just like to visit this beautiful garden, then I recommnd that you follow the directions to Libtong Strawberry Garden. The owners are very friendly and will make you welcome. They are happy to advise visitors on...MoreThank you for visiting Libtong Strawberry Garden.

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