Thursday, July 27, 2017

Biliran: Chasing Waterfalls

Biliran is one of the country's smallest and newest provinces that lies less than a kilometre north of Leyte. It was formerly a sub-province of Leyte and became an independent province in 1992.

Surprisingly, Biliran has 30 waterfalls that Department of Tourism tagged it as the "Waterfall Capital of the Phillippines"

How to get there

From Daniel Romualdez Airport, take a passenger van going to Naval (P120). Travel time is about 2.5 hours.

From Palompon Leyte, there is no direct trip to Naval. From Palompon Terminal, ride a van going to Tacloban and ask the driver to drop you off at Lemon (P120). Travel time is about 2 hours. Last trip to Tacloban is 5:00 PM. Then, from Lemon, take a van going to Naval (P80) for about 1 hour. There's no terminal at Lemon. You may need to wait for a van passing by.

Where We Stayed
TJ Pensione
Cor Magallanes & P. Inocentes St. Naval, Biliran
Contact No. (053)500-9917/09060753213/09994226274
Room Rates
Ordinary Rooms
Non-aircon Single Bed - P350 (1 Person)
Non-aircon Twin Bed - P430 (2 Persons)
Aircon Twin Bed - P570 (2 Persons)
Includes Cable TV, free wi-fi, & access to common comfort room

Deluxe Rooms
Aircon Twin Bed - P700 (2 Persons)
Aircon Matrimonial Bed - P700 (2 Persons)
Aircon Family Room - P1,150 (4-5 Persons)
Includes cable TV, free wi-fi & comfort room within the room

We stayed at TJ Pensione during our stay at Biliran. Thumbs up for the comfortable rooms, clean common CR and accommodating staffs. After checking out, we left our stuffs at the reception before heading to Sambawan. Also, they let us take a quick shower after the tour. And all these extra services were free of charge. 

Other Place to Stay
Adjacent to TJ Pensione is El Roman Pension. I saw their contact number online.  Number: (053) 500-9100

During our Biliran: Chasing Waterfalls trip, we manage to visit the following:
1. Tinago Falls
2. Recolleto Falls
3. Ulan-ulan Falls

The whole tour took us 4 hours. We hired Kuya Fernando for habal-habal service and as our tour guide. He was nice and gave us information about Biliran and Sambawan. He charged P800 good for 2 persons. We also hired him to take us to Kawayan Port for our Sambawan Island Tour. For more information about our Sambawan Tour, please click here.

Tips and Basic Information:
  • TJ Pensione is accessible to the market, eatery, grocery and terminal
  • Tinago Falls is about an hour away from Naval.
  • You can pass by rice terraces along your way. 
  • Make sure to "water proof" your stuffs before visiting the falls.
  • In Tinago Falls, there is a walk way going to the Falls. Easy breezy :) Entrance fee is P20.
  • Recolleto Falls and Ulan-ulan Falls are on the same place. The trek is about 30 mins to one hour. Entrance Fee is P20.

Biliran has so much to offer. Other tourist spots are:

  • Pundol Falls
  • Kinarahan Falls
  • Tomalistis Falls
  • Kasabangan Falls
  • Pulang Yuta Falls
  • Busai Falls
  • Tigbaw Falls

  • Mainit Hotspring
  • Libtong Hotspring
For more information about Biliran, please check their website here.

This trip is part of our 4 days and 3 nights Biliran, Leyte and Southern Leyte Tour. For itinerary and expenses, please click here.

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