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Biri Rock Formations: Magasang and Magsapad

Hello! It’s been a while since I last posted here. Thank you so much for dropping in and saying hi while I was away. And because you have been very thoughtful, I’m taking you to a beautiful place in my province. Welcome, my dear readers, to the town of Biri, my paradise πŸ™‚

Biri is a town that is known for its rock formations. These rock formations were carved through time by the big waves of San Bernardino strait. The picture above shows two fabulous rock formations in Biriβ€”to your left is Magasang and to your right is Magsapad. The plants you see are mangroves.


It’s easy to reach the two rock formations especially when the tide is low. One has to walk from the shoreline and wade in the water which may be ankle-high or waist-deep. Some rocks can be slippery, though. So if you’re planning to visit the place, bring a reliable footwear.

Enjoy the rest of the photos, my dear blogging friends. Should you decide to visit the place and you have queries like how to go to Biri, just leave a comment here so we can also help others who might want to explore Biri.








Hope you had fun looking at the photos. Until next post, then. I’m visiting another rock formation, may pasalubong uli akong pictures πŸ˜‰

Posted 6 years, 1 month ago at 3:31 pm.

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  1. Ang ganda ng rock formation.

  2. nortehanon Apr 26th 2011

    Thanks, MP! Na-miss kita haha. Bisitahin mo minsan ang Biri. It’s really a nice placeβ€”peaceful, laidback.

  3. super like miss n. πŸ™‚

  4. nortehanon Apr 28th 2011

    πŸ™‚ Thanks, Kikit!

  5. wow!
    ang ganda Ms.N!
    nakaka amaze..
    sana one day mapuntahan ko yan

  6. nortehanon Apr 28th 2011

    Salamat, Yanah. Kaya labs ko probinsya ko eh hehehe.

    Sige, punta ka dito minsan πŸ™‚

  7. Ang galing mo sa angle Ms. N.. πŸ™‚

  8. nortehanon Apr 28th 2011

    haha! Hindi naman, Angie. Talaga lang maraming magagandang anggulo doon πŸ˜‰

  9. oh, i’d love to visit. thank you for sharing.

  10. nortehanon Apr 28th 2011

    Hi Kayni, my province will be very happy to welcome you πŸ™‚

  11. Ms. N ang ganda naman sa province niyo. Nakakalula sa ganda parang Grand Canyon….and dami talagang hidden paradise sa Pilipinas. sana one day makapunta ako jan.

  12. nortehanon Apr 27th 2011

    Hi Sey!
    Kumusta, iha? Yes, may hawig sa grand canyon yung ilang rock formations doon, though they are not as big naman as yung grand canyon πŸ™‚ Makakapunta ka dyan someday. Basta just set your heart on it πŸ˜‰ Tutal, madali lang naman puntahan eh. It’s just a plane ride away at marami namang promos ngayon πŸ˜‰

  13. ang ganda miss N!

    yan ang mga gusto ko. i want to know more about other places, especially those i haven’t been to!

    libre mo kami papunta dyan miss n? πŸ™‚

  14. nortehanon Apr 27th 2011

    Hi Ms. Grace,
    Muntik na akong malaglag sa upuan haha! Kasi po, wala po talaga akong panlibre sa inyo πŸ˜€
    Abang ka po ng promo. Yung isang kaibigan ko nakakuha ng ticket galing Maynila, PhP314 lang po, one way. Mura na po yun kasi dito sa amin minsan nasa 1,900. Kung talagang peak season tulad ng Pasko, minsan umaabot nang 4K+ πŸ™ But I suggest na bumisita ka pag summer, mga mid April to May. Kasi yun ang pinakamagandang panahon.

  15. Ang ganda ng lente ng kamera mo Ms. N.

    Tulo laway na ako. LOL

    Kamusta?

    Ang ganda talaga ng Pilipinas. Mayamang mayaman sa mga magagandang pasyalan. πŸ™‚

  16. nortehanon Apr 27th 2011

    Maganda lang po talaga ang place kaya ganyan πŸ˜‰

    Salamat sa pangumusta, Ginoong Kulisap. I really appreciate that. Tama ka, napakaganda ng Pinas!

  17. wow. what a lovely place. thank you indeed for showing us to this amazing place. i love the rock formations. one day. πŸ™‚

  18. nortehanon Apr 27th 2011

    Hey, Little Sis! Salamat, yes maganda nga diyan. Sana makabisita ka one day.

  19. wow!!!!!!!!!!!!

    parang astig mag-shoot dyan ng music video. reminds me that of Mariah Carey’s HATEU πŸ˜€

  20. nortehanon Apr 27th 2011

    Actually, nakapag-shoot na raw dito dati sina Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta ng isang movie nila. Yung ilang scenes din sa movie na Spirit Warriors, dun din na-shot ni Direk Chito RoΓ±o.

    Parang I heard meron nag-photoshoot dun ng models. Baka type ni sunnystarfish magpunta dun hehehe

  21. Ah. Those are really awesome rock formations Miss N. And I think the photography did a lot for it’s beauty. Nice job!

  22. nortehanon Apr 27th 2011

    haha! Ikaw talaga, Pao. Magaling kang mambola, iho πŸ™‚

  23. yehey! may mapagtanungan na ako about Biri.. nice photos, but i cant wait to see them in person.

  24. nortehanon Apr 28th 2011

    haha! Sure, shoot ka lang ng email or mag-iwan ka lang ng comment dito πŸ™‚

  25. Hi Miss N…

    This is one hidden gem finally exposed… Thanks for showing Biri to us…

    The rock formations are just awesome… I am imagining myself running my fingers along the lines of those sediment layers, as if I am touching earth’s history… Water is indeed the prime agent of change and the revealer of it…

    Though you chose to do away with many words, your pictures are still rife with them…

    One of these days, I’m going to pack my bakpack and head this way Miss N… πŸ™‚

  26. Salamat, Mark! Go ka sa next summer. Try mo early morning photography dun, as in early, mga 4AM hehehe.

  27. you are so right, I would love being there and can spend my whole day enjoying and photographing the place. someday…..

  28. Someday, Ms. Betchai, bisita ka. Alam kong trip na trip mo ang mga ganitong lugar πŸ˜‰

  29. PS….beautiful photos and wonderful perspectives.

  30. nortehanon Apr 28th 2011

    Hi Ms. Betchai,
    Maraming salamat. Na-inspire naman ako lalo πŸ™‚

  31. Ms N, ang ganda ng Bayan natin! The clarity of the first shot, I could see the “intestines” (hehehehe) roots pala, hanging!

    This set of photos are so pretty! The rocks and their reflection shots are amazing!

  32. nortehanon Apr 28th 2011

    πŸ™‚ hehe natawa po ako sa “intestines”

    Thank you for the kind words, Mommy Ebie. I’m trying to improve my skills in taking photos so I can also come up with gorgeous photos just like yours πŸ˜‰

  33. hello udaaay!

    wow!!! kaupay dihan! di pa ako nakarating dyan. ang ganda!

    sana ma-develop tong mga place na to and ma-promote ng bongga because trulili, there are sooo many beautiful places in N.Samar – like san antonio and capul etc. (paging DOT). kahit nga ako naloloka sa dami ng magagandang place sa Gamay (i love my own hahaha)

    when you and i are not that busy…pag-stroll kit!

    PS. pa-matron ha!

  34. Malen!!!
    Sure, sure! Sa Gamay kita pamasyada. Maiha ko na karuyag magkadto sa Gamay. Kadamo didto san mag-upay nga mga lugar.

  35. grabe pagkaganda nung 8th picture! gusto ko yon!

  36. nortehanon Apr 28th 2011

    πŸ™‚ Salamat, Jason. Isa rin sa mga gusto ko ang 8th pic. Hindi ko lang masyadong napagtuunan na ayusin ang anggulo ng pagkuha para sana nabuo yung reflection sa water. Di bale, pagbalik ko na lang hihihi

  37. .. ako rin ay napa-wow! mahangin siguro dyan miss n! πŸ™‚

  38. nortehanon Apr 28th 2011

    Depende sa panahon, Rob. Pero hindi naman palaging malakas ang hangin. Nung nagpunta ako, wala namang hangin.

  39. i don’t know if you have noticed, but there’s something out of place in one of the pictures. i’m referring to a figure seen tiptoeing among the rocks. i wonder if she is the mythical nymph protecting the place without pay. she must have taken the human form to hide her true identity. i suggest that you send a copy of this picture to the nbi for further analysis. peace and love, p.

  40. Those huge rocks reminds me of a place we went years ago.. πŸ˜‰

  41. Quite an info about Biri… pero di ko lam san banda yan sa pinas.. maybe I need google map.. hahaha πŸ™‚ But dameng rock ah! Hello Ms.N! Thanks for dropping by sa aking munting kalokohan na blog!! πŸ™‚

  42. The place looks fantastic! I hope I could visit it before the summer ends. πŸ™‚

  43. Wow! Ang ganda ng place. I never thought na may ganitong lugar sa Northern Samar. Ang lage ko lang naririnig eh sobrang delikado ng place dahil sa mga “makakaliwa”.

  44. ang ganda naman ng mga rock formation na to di ko lang alam kung yan din ba yung rock formation na yan sa tv. ang ganda rin ang mga shots nyo ms n superb!=) God bless

  45. nortehanon Apr 30th 2011

    Hi Jaid,
    Perhaps you have seen an episode of “Born to Be Wild.” Nagpunta kasi sila dun last year eh.
    Maraming salamat, iha. God bless din.

  46. Oh wow, majestic rock formations! ang ganda naman talaga!…more so sa pagka-kuha mo…tourist spot nga lalo ang dating! πŸ™‚

  47. nortehanon Apr 30th 2011

    haha! salamat, ‘te πŸ˜‰ *hugs*

  48. Ang ganda naman dyan! Ang ganda ng rock formations at lalong nakikita ang ganda dahil sa contrast ng clear blue sky. Gusto ko tuloy mag imagine na nagbabakasyon ako sa ganyang lugar. Hay daming maganda sa Pinas na hindi ko pa man lang masilayan.

  49. nortehanon May 4th 2011

    Don’t worry, Lyn, tuwing nagbabakasyon ka sa Pinas, subukin mong isa-isahin ang mga magagandang lugar dito πŸ˜‰

  50. You know what? I saw this movie (but can’t recall title) many years back (on TV) and was so amazed with the natural landscape. Been in my mind but no one seems to know what I’m talking about or where to find these rock formations. It didn’t help that I can’t recall the movie title. Thanks for this blog, I now know where I should be headed next. Can you recommend best way to get there, where to stay and where to find a good guide?

  51. nortehanon May 10th 2011

    Hello and welcome to my blog. Salamat sa pagbisita.

    If you are referring to a Richard Gomez-Dawn Zulueta-Maricel Laxa movie, it’s “Hihintayin Kita sa Langit.” Yes, it was partly shot in Biri. The director, Chito RoΓ±o is from Samar.

    The best way to get there is by plane from Manila to Catarman. Then travel from Catarman to the town of Lavezares via jeepney bound for Allen.

    There are resorts in Biri like the Villa Amor and Biri Resort. I can also recommend a guide. Shoot me an email πŸ™‚

  52. napapamura ako sa ganda. hehehe.

    a very nice place given a good judgement by good photography.

  53. nortehanon May 19th 2011

    Hi Keso! Na-miss kita! Kaya happy ako sa pagdaan mo. Kumusta? Hope all is well with your family.

    Maraming salamat, na-inspire akong kumuha pa ng picture πŸ™‚

  54. Eseem Jul 1st 2011

    Breathtaking! Haaai…You’re so lucky Miss N!:)

  55. nortehanon Jul 21st 2011

    Indeed πŸ™‚ Lucky me πŸ™‚ haha!

  56. Hi! =) I was checking your site to help plan for a trip to Biri. My friends and I plan to visit next weekend.

    Is 2 nights, 3 days too much time or just enough to see the rock formations? Are there any other places nearby of interest tjhat we can visit?

    I hope to hear from you. Would it be alright to ask for your number? Would appreciate it.

    Mabuhay!

    Kane

  57. Hi Kane,
    Thank you for your interest in visiting the rock formations in Biri.

    One day and a half is enough to visit Magasang and Magsapad, Macadlao, and Bel-at and Caranas. A friend of mine did it in one day. But it can be tiring because you’ll have to walk from the shorelines. Also, although these rock formations are situated near each other, you will have to come from different jump off points. Another thing, the part of the day when it is low tide should also be considered.

    Here’s a sample itinerary assuming you will be flying Manila-Catarman (traveling by jeepney from Catarman to the town of Lavezares and by boat from Lavezares to Biri).

    Day 1 (Arrival): You’ll be arriving at 10:30am or 12noon, depending on the time the boat will leave Lavezares port (nagpupuno pa kasi, unless you’ll arrange a special trip.) Lunch muna, settle at the place you’re staying, konting rest, then you can go to Bel-at and Caranas. It’s usually low tide there from noon till afternoon.

    Day 2: If you are into sunrise and early morning shoots, you can arrange for a 4AM walk to Magasang and Magsapad. But if you just want to visit the place, you can leave the town of Biri at 6:30am or 7:30am. You can just bring “baon” for lunch and then proceed to Macadlao.

    Some photographers naman, prefer to stay overnight in tents in Macadlao and then the next morning explore Magasang and Magsapad. There are no tents for rent there so you have to bring your own tent, if you prefer this arrangement. However, I do not recommend this yet because wala pang restroom doon hehehe.

    Text mo na lang ako sa ibang questions. I’ll email you my number shortly after this.
    Mabuhay din! πŸ™‚

  58. Hi Ms.N,

    Nice shots. I never knew that we have so much like this in the Phils. Hehehe. The first time I saw a rock formation was a few weeks ago when we went to Kapurpuroan? in Ilocos. Hopefully I could also visit this. I would love to explore your province as well. thanks for sharing. Great work!

  59. Hi Celeste, Thanks! Marami tayong ganito sa Pilipinas di nga lang gaanong nagpo-promote. Sana nga ay mabisita mo rin ang Biri and tell your friends about the place.

  60. Analayne May 1st 2012

    Hello po~ I’m Analayne, 2nd year college student taking up Tourism πŸ™‚ Pinapagawa po kasi kami ng Tour Package to Biri Island and medyo nahihirapan po akong maghanap ng details. Tanong ko lang po kung ilang minutes yung boat ride from Lavezares to Biri Island. And sa Biri Port po ba kayo bumaba?

  61. see the map of Lavezares to Biri. you can estimate how long the trip is.

  62. Thanks for the suggestion, onald πŸ˜‰

  63. Hi Analayne, thanks for your inquiry. From Lavezares to Biri, it usually takes 1.5 to 2 hours. Yes, there is a port in Biri, maliit lang. Dun dumadaong ang mga boat from Lavezares.


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