Suman Balintawak at Naval Central Market

Suman Balintawak Naval Central Market Biliran Sticky Rice Cake Chocolate Flavor Mango Sugar Location Taste Price Vendor Shop Time Hours Morning Ordering Sales Distance Breakfast Snack Pasalubong Suman Balintawak is one of the products that should not be missed at Naval Central Market in Biliran Province. Suman are rice cakes made with sticky rice. Naval’s suman isn’t the regular suman. Suman Balintawak has your choice of chocolate or mangoes cooked in the center of the sticky rice. No need to dip these in sugar! The suman runs out in the morning, though. If you want fresh suman to take home on the day of your flight, visit the market a day in advance and make a reservation. You can then pick up your suman on the following day, worry-free. Continue reading

The Recoleto Falls in Sampao

Recoleto Falls Sampao Biliran Ulan Location Waterfalls Hiking Trail Water Size Swimming Length River Basin Camping Depth Stream Creek Height Distance Flow Tour Picnic Bathing Nature Guide History The Recoleto Falls is located in Barangay Sampao on Biliran island. The Recoleto Waterfalls is located ten minutes up the hill from the Ulan-Ulan Falls. The Recoleto Falls consists of one simple cascade; the water is calmer, giving the area a more sirene atmosphere. Continue reading

The Biliran Mini Zoo in Naval

Biliran Mini Zoo Caraycaray Naval Biliran Collection Animals Lion Bird Turtle Liger Tiger Location Hours Tourism Office Contact Size Hectare History Description Safety Zookeeper Cage Schedule Feeding The Biliran Mini Zoo is located in Caraycaray, Naval in Biliran Province. The Biliran Mini Zoo is a privately owned collection of animals open to the public and is free of charge. Among the mini-zoo’s residents: a juvenile lion, different kinds of birds, a 50-year-old snapping turtle, and a ‘liger,’ or the hybrid offspring of a male lion and a tigress. There are currently only 80 ligers in the world. To tour the zoo, contact the local tourism office in advance to make arrangements for your visit. Continue reading

Libtong Volcanic Crater, Naval Biliran

Libtong Volcanic Crater Naval Biliran Location Bubbling Steaming Sulfuric Hot Springs Deposit Thermal Water Steam Area Pool Temperature North Panamao Anas South Hiking Trail Odor History Discovery The Libtong Volcanic Crater is located in Naval in Biliran Province. There are numerous bubbling and steaming sulfuric hot springs and sulfuric deposits in the area. You can see steam rising from the ground. The central Biliran-Libtong Thermal Areas have 12 hot springs and one bubbling pool. There are 3 other thermal active areas: North Biliran-Panamao Thermal Area, Anas Thermal Area, South Biliran-Kalambis Thermal Area. To get to the Libtong Volcanic Creater requires a rough, bumpy ride and short downhill hike while inhaling the strong odor of sulfur.

The Biliran Volcano is listed as one of the few active Volcanos in the Philippines and was monitored in 1954 when it was feared the Volcano was close waking from its sleep. The Continue reading

Dalutan Island in Almeria

Dalutan Island Almeria Biliran White Sand Beach Resort Snorkeling Location Scuba Diving Boat Ride Rental Tour Guide Map Hotel Water Swimming History Trees Rockky Terrain Kilometer Agta Fare Info Dalutan Island is located in Almeria on Biliran Island. Dalutan is a thin strip of pristine white sand beach is shaded by overhanging trees, and on the other part of the island is rocky terrain. Sheltered from the open sea, it is great for snorkeling and diving, with a spectacular view of nearby islands. Dalutan Island is about 20 minutes boat ride away from the Agta Beach Resort in Almeria. The fare is P700 Continue reading

Capinahan Island in Biliran

Capinahan Island Almeria Biliran Location Coast Beach Resort Distance Barangay Talahid Water Swimming Snorkeling Hotel Scuba Diving Park Agta Beach Pump Boat Rental Tour Guide History Sand Shops Info Capinahan Island is located off the coast of Almeria, Biliran Island. Capinahan Island is one of the three islands situated off the west coast of Biliran. Located approximately ten minutes away from Barangay Talahid, Almeria, boasts of crystal clear waters and white sand beach. The place is perfect for diving, snorkeling, swimming, or merely lying on the shore beneath the shades of the trees and breathing its fresh sea breeze and the sweet scent of nature. Untouched by modern civilization, nature lovers will surely be awed by the island’s beauty and wonder. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes by pump boat from Agta Beach or Almeria town. Continue reading

The Tinago Falls in Biliran

Tinago Falls Caibiran Biliran Hidden Island Location Waterfalls Hiking Trail Water Size Swimming Length River Basin Camping Depth Stream Creek Height Distance Flow Tour Picnic Bathing Nature History Tinago Falls is located in Caibiran in Biliran. The name Tinago means ‘hidden’ in English, and the Tinago Waterfalls are located in the interior of the Biliran island. Tinago Falls is the most accessible waterfall in the entire island. You can enjoy a picnic with your friends and family, as this place was developed by the government. Tinago Falls is located 16 kilometers east of Biliran‘s capital town of Naval, and is accessible via a 30 minute motorcycle through the provincial road. A cemented access road connects the view deck of Tinago Falls to the provincial road, making it the most developed and most accessible waterfalls on the island. Tinago Fall’s entrance fee is P10 per person. Continue reading

Maripipi Island in Biliran

Maripipi Island Biliran Isla Rosa Rosette Luzon Visayas Commerce Strategic Location Size Beach Coast Description Channel Transportation Motorcycle Habal Naval Port Tour Guide Resort Fishing Swimming 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. Continue reading

Sambawan Island in Biliran

Sambawan Island BiliranSambawan Island is endowed with beautiful white sandy beach, rich marine life and coral gardens, which invite intrepid divers and snorkelers especially on summer season. During high tide, Sambawan transforms into three beautiful islets. Scuba divers can find the beautiful Black Tip and Bull Sharks that are normally found in the eight marked dive sites around the Sambawan Islets. Sambawan Island has a stark, mountainous coastline and a spectacular sunrise and sun set, a stunningly beautiful view, which will surely melt your heart! Sambawan has two main islets rich in marine life and coral gardens; Continue reading

Higatangan Island, Biliran

Higatangan Island Naval BiliranHigatangan Island was once the undiscovered natural asset of Biliran. The towns people were hesitant to explore its beauty because of transport and accommodation issues. The expansion of our family cottage into a resort was the perfect answer. There are now available safer motorboats and the advent of cell phones offers convenience and peace of mind. Now, anyone can easily and quickly visit Higatangan island and too can experience our dream and the pleasures of island living. Higatangan Island features a oving sand bar extending about 200 meters to the sea; one huge coral rock-a reef that was thrust up from the ocean’s floor centuries ago. The fields are studded with gigantic clam shells measuring up to a meter wide. The island has several white sand Continue reading