The Magasang Biri Rick formation was spectacular. You will be surprised on how this was formed. It was as if a master craftsman did his obra maestra so massive for everyone to see.
Tweet:“Spectacular rock formations here in Biri island. Jaw-dropping seascapes! Glad that I pursued this trip.”
I would describe it as magnifico, jaw-dropping wonder. Among the latest visitors are KikoRustia (Born to Wild) and Angel Locsin (they came not at the same time).
Standing atop the rock formation I experience the strong winds that can even blow myself if lose balance. Its colors make it more beautiful as the elements make it gray, black, green and yellow.
Watch the video I took and see the powerful waves engulfing the lower portion of the rock formation. Man, those are deadly waves:
Going back to Laveseres, I tweeted, “here at Biri pier going back to mainland Samar. Mt. Bulusan can be seen here on silhouette. Biri also has surfing & dive sites.”
Traveler’s Tip: Make sure you go here at low tide because you have to walk about 500meters along sea grasses and newly planted mangroves. If you plan to explore the rock formations, tell your motorbike (habal-habal) driver to pick you up at a certain time. 2 hours should be enough.
How to Get There:
From Catarman, take the Jeepney to Lavesarez (Php 50).
From Lavesarez go to the wharf near the public market and you will find boats going to Biri (Php 50). Passenger boats are available from 7:00-11:00am (unless you want to rent the whole boat for Php 1,500).
When you arrive at Biri, rent a motorbike (habal-habal) to Magasang Rock Formation, (Php 40 one-way). The driver would offer to fetch you or wait for you, negotiate the payment; I paid Php 70 for a 2-way trip.
Where I stayed at Biri:
Since I finished exploring the rock formations around 2:00pm, I decided to stay. Homestay is available at Ate Glo’s house (Php 150) at the Poblacion.
Food is available near the port and public market; eat dinner early as stores close early.
Electricity is from 12:00nn-12:00mn only, the surrounding islands doesn’t have electricity.
Secrets of Northern Samar is a series of blog posts that encourages intrepid travelers to try the out-of-the-usual-tourist-trail. This happened last February 2011, one of the no-plans-whatsoever trips I made. I have a ticket to Catarman and I just said to myself, go and let’s see what’s in it for me… So I found these: