Category: Biliran

Maripipi & Sambawan Islands – The Jewels of Biliran

Posted on May 30, 2012

A grassy hill on Sambawan Islands provides an incredible vista of the island chain and mainland Maripipi. Picturesque rocky islets of Sambawan Islands After exploring mainland Biliran, I ventured farther to the Waray-speaking islands of Maripipi and Sambawan. Upon approaching the island municipality of Maripipi, northwest of mainland Biliran, a column of clouds ascended from its peak, providing a glimpse of its former self: an active volcano rising out of the Visayan Sea. Named after two lovers – Maria andRead More

Bountiful Biliran: Tinago Falls, Bagongbong Falls, Kinaraha Cascades, Almeria Rice Terraces & Dalutan Island

Posted on May 29, 2012

Biliran boasts of beautiful rice terraces. These are the ones in Barangay Caucab, Almeria. An incredible four-day trip around Biliran took me around the mainland and some offshore islands. Separated from Leyte in 1992, it is an independent island province wedged between Leyte and Samar islands. Brimming with natural attractions from active volcanoes, lush springs, picturesque rice terraces, countless waterfalls and heavenly white-coral islands and rock formations offshore, this undiscovered destination can easily rival popular island provinces like Bohol, CamiguinRead More