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