Maripipi Island, also known as Isla Rosa, or Rosette Island, is an island and the smallest municipality of Biliran Province. Maripipi was a vital link for the Luzon-Visayas commerce for its strategic location during the Spanish times. It was as they say where the Spanish galleons set ahoy. The island has a coastal circumference of twenty-four kilometers. It is separated from the mainland by a channel. There are no tricycles or jeepneys on Maripipi Island, but you can get around by hiring a motorcycle for about P400. In order to get to Maripipi Island, you must first travel to Naval, the capital city of Biliran. Naval can be reached by van from Tacloban or Ormoc in Leyte. Three daily ferry boats (large outrigger boats) leave for Maripipi Island from Naval port in Biliran.