Top 20 Biliran Tourist Spots Worth Seeing: Home of amazing waterfalls

Visit the awesome Biliran tourist spots and discover the island’s ecological and historical richness. Not only would you appreciate natural attractions but also Biliran’s festivals! Here we go.

Biliran Island may be unknown to a lot of people. That is what makes this a promising eco-tourism destination. Much of its varied landscapes are yet to be explored, similar to that of neighboring Leyte and Samar.

Hidden on its leaves are numerous eco-wonders such as white powdery beaches, breathtaking waterfalls, rich forests, and towering mountains. With all these and more, Biliran Island offers you an adventure of a lifetime.

If you’re set to visit, here are the tourist attractions in Biliran Island you should not miss.

1. Maripipi Island

Maripipi Island is one of the promising Biliran tourist spots.

Dubbed as “The Isle of Gems,” Maripipi Island is one of the most visited tourist spots on Biliran Island. It boasts towering mountains with lush forests and stunning white beaches with crystal-clear waters.

The most popular beach here is Candol Beach. Among the things you can do here are snorkeling, diving, swimming, fishing, camping, and a lot more.

  • Location/Jump-off: Maripipi is a municipality of Biliran Island

2. Sambawan Island

Sambawan Island is one of Biliran tourist spots.

Sambawan Island is among the top tourist spots in Biliran Island, owing to its rich marine life and pristine waters. As a result, divers love coming here to explore the seafloor.

There are also sandy beaches where you can relax as you gaze at the azure waters.

  • Location/Jump-off: Maripripi

3. Kasabangan Falls

Kasabangan Falls is a 20-feet wonder lazily cascading towards a naturally-built pool. Dense forests surround the waterfall, giving it a rustic view.

Aside from swimming, try positioning yourself at its base as the gentle cascades give you a rejuvenating massage.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Balaquid, Cabucgayan
  • Trekking Time: 20 minutes

4. Agta Beach Resort

Agta Beach Resort is one of the tourist spots in Biliran Island.

Agra Beach Resort is the most popular beach in Biliran Island. Because of the abundance of coral reefs and rich marine species, it is a favored snorkeling site.

Other activities you can do here are paddleboarding and kayaking. There are underwater gears you can rent plus you’ll surely love the accommodations here.

  • Location/Jump-off: Almeria

5. Tinago Falls

Tinago Falls is one of Biliran tourist spots

Tinago literally means “hidden” in the local term. The falls is named as such because it lies hidden deep in Caibiran forest. It is a must-see destination for those who want to experience nature.

The dense forests are home to endemic flora and fauna species. It takes 10 minutes of a hike from the highway to reach Tinago Falls.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Cabibihan, Caibiran
  • Trekking Time: 10 minutes

6. Mainit Hot Spring

Mainit Hot Spring is one of the popular Biliran tourist spots. Here, there are man-made pools where you can take a dip and experience the relaxing effects of the thermal waters. These thermal waters also have healing properties.

  • Location/Jump-off: Villa Vicenta, Caibiran

7. Bagongbong Falls/Bagumbong Falls

Bagongbong Falls (Bagumbong Falls) is one of the off-beaten Biliran tourist spots. It is a 30-meter wonder cascading on the face of a cliff with verdant foliage. It has a very deep pool which offers a rejuvenating swim.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Caucab, Almeria
  • Trekking Time: 20 minutes                                  

8. Higatangan Island

Higatangan Island appears like a giant tongue that stretches for more than 200 meters long. It is one of the bizarre tourist attractions on Biliran Island.

Here, you’ll find several beaches with fine sands and stunning limestone rock formations. There are also three resorts for those who want to stay overnight.

  • Location/Jump-off: Port of Naval
  • Boat Ride: 45 minutes

9. Ulan Ulan Falls

Ulan Ulan Fallsis one of Biliran tourist spots

Ulan Ulan Falls is a breathtaking wonder in the midst of green foliage. The waterfall cascades like heavenly showers, spraying mists that would surely blow you away. It is one of the best waterfalls in Biliran.

Along the way going here, you’ll pass by another cascade called Sampaoan Falls.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Sampao, Almeria

10. Recoletos Falls

Recoletos Falls is one of the tourist spots in Biliran Island

From Ulan Ulan Falls, take another 10-minute walk to reach Recoletos Falls. It may not be as high as the other cascades but it does have its own charm to offer. It carved a very deep pool with crystal-clear and icy-cold waters.

Ulan Ulan Falls is a can’t-miss tourist spot in Biliran. Towering trees surround the waterfall and from the surrounding cliffs, you can jump your way to the pool.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Sampao, Almeria
  • Trekking Time: 30 minutes

11. Sampaw Falls

Also known as Kitana Falls, Sampaw Falls is a favorite camping site of the locals.

  • Location/Jump-off: Malita

12. Dalutan Island

Dalutan Island is one of the tourist spots in Biliran Island

Dalutan Island boasts creamy, white beaches and turquoise waters. Because of the thriving marine life, snorkeling and diving are my favorite activities here.

From one of the beaches, you can catch a breathtaking view of the surrounding islands and islets. It is usually included in some of Biliran Island’s tour packages.

  • Location/Jump-off: Almeria

13. Mount Tres Marias

Mount Tres Marias is one of the prominent hiking Biliran tourist spots. Trekking to the summit will lead you into dense rain forests, mossy forests, stunning waterfalls, and panoramic mountain views.

Expect to catch sight of unique flora and fauna species along the way. It rises to more than 1,315 meters above sea level.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Sampao, Almeria
  • Trekking Time: 6-7 hours

14. Saob Falls

Soab Falls is one of Biliran tourist spots

Saob Falls is one of the highest waterfalls on Biliran Island. It measures more than 50 meters high and lies hidden on a remote cliff. Verdant vegetation surrounds the waterfall, giving it an enchanting view.

  • Location/Jump-off: Balaquid, Cabucgayan

15. Mount Panamao

Mount Panamao is one of the tourist spots in Biliran Island

Mount Panamao is one of the active volcanoes on Biliran Island. Locals have different tales and legends about the mountain. For them, the mountain is sacred and is inhabited by unseen deities and spirits. Mt Panamao last erupted in 1939. It is said to erupt every 139 years.

  • Location/Jump-off: Almeria

16. Mount Sayao

Mount Sayao is an inactive volcano rising to more than 938 meters above sea level. It is also a favorite hiking destination that will take you into pristine forests and crystal-clear streams and waterfalls.

  • Location/Jump-off: Capinahan, Naval

17. Lico Rice Terraces

Lico Rice Terraces is one of Biliran tourist spots

Who says that you can only find rice terraces in Banaue, Ifugao? Unknown to many, the island also hosts rice terraces located in Lico. These terraces signify the industry of the locals. Abundant water supply from the mountains irrigates these terraces all year round.

These rice terraces are some of the top Naval, Biliran tourist spots!

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Lico, Naval

18. Kasabangan Falls Leisure Park

Kasabangan Falls Leisure Park is one of the most accessible tourist spots in Biliran Island. Among the things you can do here are family picnics, nature exploration, chasing waterfalls, and swimming. All in all, there are 12 cascades to see here.

  • Location/Jump-off: Cabucgayan town proper
  • Vehicle Ride: 20 minutes from Cabucgayan

19. Nasunugan Ruins

Nasunugan Ruins is a reconstruction of an old structure used as a watchtower against Muslim raids during the 18th century. When the community was razed to the ground, what was left of the watchtower were blocks of stones and corals. These were then used for reconstructing the structure in 2000.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy San Roque, Biliran town

20. Casiawan Falls

Casiawan Falls is one of the off-beaten Biliran tourist spots. Locals believe that fairies inhabit the waterfall. It has multiple layers, the highest of which measures around 120-feet high. Casiawan Falls cascades on a massive cliff surrounded by green foliages.

  • Location/Jump-off: Cabucgayan town proper
  • Vehicle Ride: 20 minutes
  • Trekking Time: more or less an hour

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