The Magasang and Magsapad Rock Formations in Biri Island

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In the northernmost island and town of Northern Samar, a beauty is unveiled shaped and sculpted by the roaring waves of the great Pacific Ocean and the historic San Bernardino Strait. Their constant pounding on Biri Island‘s promontories eventually resulted to the rock formations of Magasang, Magsapad, Macadlaw, Puhunan, Bel-at, and Caranas.

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On the day I visited this island town, I only visited and explored the rock formations in Magasang and Magsapad. Not only I was blessed on that day with a great weather but it was also low tide. Perfect to walk around the rock formations, marvel at their shapes and magnitude.

How To Get There:

  • Take a Catarman-bound flight of either PAL or Cebu Pacific. You may opt for a Calbayog trip, though. At Catarman Airport, hop in to a tricycle to bring you to the jeepney terminal. Take the Allen-bound jeep and drop off at Lavezares town proper. At the pier near the public market, take the outrigger boat going to Biri Island. There you will have to ride a habal-habal motorcycle going to the rock formation.
  • From Manila, you can also opt to take a Allen/Catarman-bound bus in Cubao.
  • When you visit the rock formations, make sure to bring with you food and drinks. There are no establishments near the area and you will never know how long the time you would be spending. Also, tell the driver what time you should be picked up although walking from the rock formations back to the town proper is a good activity.

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