Rock formations do not sound appealing to the ordinary traveler, but that is probably because he has not been to Biri Islands.
Located in Northern Samar, Biri boasts of spectacularly large rock formations reminiscent of the Grand Canyon in the United States. These rock formations, standing tall along its northern coast, seem to guard the island against the crashing waves of the ocean.

Biri-Rock-Formation-by-Edge-Genciagan-via-Flickr-600x338Scientific studies done by the National Geological Sciences Research of UP Diliman dates Biri Island’s rock formations to about 18 to 24 years ago, formed in a shelf continental slope.
The rock formations tickle the imagination, as people try to describe what each of the seven formations looks like: tall buildings, perhaps, or a towering tiger as one writer suggests. The area is so picturesque, it has been declared a protected seascape and landscape area by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.


How to get there:
Fly to Catarman airport in Northern Samar. From Manila, the flight is a little over an hour long. Once at the airport, take a tricycle or ride a jeepney to the main terminal in Lavezares town. This ride will take another hour to get to the port.
Once at the Lavezares port, ride a boat headed to Biri. If you’re seasick, try to get a ride in the morning; waves get bigger in the afternoon, so expect a rough ride. The 45-minute ride will take you to Biri town, where you can get a motorcycle or habal-habal ride to nearby hotels or guest houses.



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