I have reserved ‘glorious’ to describe Biri Island.
Over the past 2 years that I have been traveling leisurely in the different tourist spots of the Philippines, from uninhabited island beaches to mesmerizing waterfalls to breathtaking mountain peaks, somehow, Biri Island remains to be my number one most beautiful place that I have been!
This is a real beauty. It doesn’t demand attention. It just stood there, self-sufficient. As it is situated at the tip of Northern Samar, these majestic rocks are rarely flocked by tourists. And I can understand why. It is not only because of the long butt-numbing land trip but because of the sporadic weather conditions. Amount of rain, wind, and waves can transform this serene picture-perfect postcard-worthy spot to angry, vicious, and ready to swallow-you-whole disaster.
This was the actual itinerary for 3 people back in May 2014.
|BIRI ISLAND, NORTHERN SAMAR|
|CEB TO BIRI Island|
|Cebu to Calbayog via Cokaliong – 7 pm Friday||900.00|
|Calbayog to Allen – JEEP||80.00|
|Allen to Lavezares (pakyaw trike at the jeep terminal: P120)||40.00|
|Boat to Biri (pakyaw: P400 per boat located near the market)||135.00|
|Biri tourism fee (entrance at the rock formation)||50.00|
|tour guide/fare in Biri (habal habal ride)||300.00|
|overnight room @ Biri (900/room divided by 3 pax)||300.00|
|FOOD! (7 meals * 100/meal)||700.00|
|BIRI TO CEB (Around 8 hours Land travel from Lavezares to Ormoc)|
|Boat to Lavezares (pakyaw: P400 per boat)||135.00|
|Lavezares to Allen (Pakyaw trike: P120)||40.00|
|Calbayog to Catbalogan||100.00|
|Catbalogan to Tacloban||150.00|
|Tacloban to Ormoc||150.00|
|Ormoc to Cebu via WEESAM – 7 PM Sunday||650.00|