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Biri Rock Formation: Macadlao

“The basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being…” Romans 1:19-20

In the previous post, I took you to the Magasang and Magsapad rock formations. Today, I am taking you to Macadlao, another rock formation. It is also located in the charming and laid-back town of Biri.

I was blessed with a lovely weather the morning I went to Macadlao with one of my most trusted friends who is a ManileΓ±a. From the shoreline, we walked through rows of mangrovesβ€”some full-grown, some still young trees.

From afar, Macadlao looks like a not-so huge rock.

But it is actually a huge one. It is, however, relatively easy to climb. I think even an 8 or 9-year-old can manage the terrain. The views at the top of Macadlao is exhilarating.

On one side, you’ll see this patch of land covered with green. I dubbed this as my mini-Batanes πŸ™‚

On the other side, you will see the deep-blue water and the Magasang rock formation from afar.

Then there’s this very distinct “crater” that looks like a footprint. People from Biri actually call it “The Big Foot.”

There is actually more to Macadlao than what you see the moment you arrive. In front, it looks like an ordinary rock formation.

But when you’re up there and you try to look down to the other side like what my friend did in this picture,

this is what you will see:

a massive flat rock with shades of white, yellow, brown, and orange.

Now, let’s go down and walk on that flat space. This is how the “back” of the rock formation looks like.



Here are some more pics of Macadlao.



That ends our Macadlao tour, my dear blogging friends. I hope this post has inspired you to pack your things and have your picture taken on top of Macadlao formation…like this πŸ˜‰

P.S. If you can, please share the link to your friends either through your blog or your facebook. This is my small way of promoting the wonders of my province, Northern Samar. Many thanks from the bottom of my heart.

Posted 6 years ago at 6:29 pm.

66 comments

66 Replies

  1. Napagakaganda po Ms. N.

    Tunay at wagas po.

  2. Nakakatuwa naman pala sa Norte. Parang gusto ko na ring ma-assign sa Norte. Whew.

  3. Pictures are amaaaaaaaaazzziiiing! Thanks for taking us there through here… πŸ™‚

  4. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    Hi Jag! Punta ka dun minsan, para ma-experience mo first-hand πŸ˜‰

  5. Wow! Parang Kapurpurawan ng Ilocos Norte. I love the 12th photo, ganda ng blending ng colors at texture ng nature. Ang ganda ng Pinas!!! πŸ™‚

  6. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    Hi Sarah!
    Nice to have you back πŸ™‚
    Maraming salamat. Yes, talagang ang ganda ng Pilipinas! Like, let’s on keep exploring it πŸ™‚

  7. Gorge Miss N. Makakarating din ako dito sa future. Nakaka-goosebumps ang mga photos. Cool!

  8. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    Hi Pao! Yes, iho, I’m sure mararating mo yan someday soon πŸ™‚ Salamat!

  9. Wow heaven on earth.

  10. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    H Kench! Thanks for the visit, iho. Really appreciate it.

    Yes, Biri it’s my little piece of heaven on earth πŸ˜‰

  11. wow, what a visual treat you gave us, how I wish I were there too photographing with you, it is a joy when beauty of nature is shared with friends, though sometimes, i love being alone with nature too, when I want some time of silence and pondering.

  12. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    Hi Ms. Betchai,
    It’s a visual treat, indded, especially if you see them yourself πŸ™‚
    Perhaps that’s because when we are with nature, we don’t really feel alone πŸ˜‰

  13. it is perfectly designed by nature!

  14. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    Hi Carla! Yes, nature took time to form those huge rock formations!

  15. wow!! ang ganda!! I wanna see!!

    oh well.. one day πŸ˜€

  16. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    Hi Wendy! Na-miss kita πŸ™‚ Kumusta?

    Yes, someday mararating mo rin yan. Biri will be waiting for you πŸ˜‰

  17. Wow, this is just so fantastic! i love those rock formations!

  18. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    Thanks! Hope you can visit my province someday, Tim.

  19. Hey, I am adding you to my blog roll. Check it out..

  20. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    Thanks, Tim! Will add you, too.

  21. this is so beautiful!as in!super ganda!share ko to sa FB ko ah miss n?=)

  22. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    Salamat sa pag-share, Jaid! It is much appreciated.

  23. miss n, parang naexcite ako pumunta sa samar dahil sa mga pics mo! πŸ™‚

  24. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    Go na! πŸ˜€ Basta ideal dun pag sunny ang panahon, ok?

  25. what a great view!!

  26. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    Thanks, keatondrunk. Hope you can visit the place someday πŸ˜‰

  27. -ssf- May 2nd 2011

    ang ganda Ms. N. karapat-dapat mapuntahan yan!!! Makapagempake na nga hihi

  28. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    Lika dito sa amin, ssf! Tapos dala ka maraing clothes and don’t forget your makeup kit. Puwedeng-puwede ang model photoshoot dito eh πŸ˜‰ May nagphoto-shoot na dito actually ng mga models.

  29. the wonder of nature.. wow!

    madaming madami pang nakatagong ganda ang pilipinas. πŸ™‚

  30. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    Lika, Ms. Ani, halughugin natin ang Pinas! πŸ™‚

  31. ganyan kaganda ang northern samar? WOAH!!! nice

  32. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    Hi, iho. Yes, ganyan kaganda. Kaya po ako proud Nortehanon πŸ™‚

  33. amazing rock formation! gusto ko na pumunta!! πŸ™‚

  34. nortehanon May 4th 2011

    πŸ™‚ as in now na? Sige, halika!

  35. Ang ganda-ganda!!! As in! Parang gusto kong lumipad at puntahan yan…as in ngayon na.

    Ang gaganda ng photos! Sharp and crisp.

  36. nortehanon May 4th 2011

    Lika! Punta ka na dito! πŸ™‚

    Maraming salamat, Lyn. And congratulations on your blog’s anniversary!

  37. that is breathtaking. Sana makaipon ako agad Ms. N saka marami akong mahikayat para pumunta jan. Ang ganda ng dagat, ang ganda ng rock formations. ang ganda. super!

  38. nortehanon May 4th 2011

    Hi Sey! No need to rush, iha. Take your time. The rock formations will just wait for you and will welcome you with open arms when the day comes πŸ˜‰

  39. whattaqueso May 3rd 2011

    nakapaganda naman ng place na ito! ang galing ng mga shots mo, parang gusto ko pumunta sa place na yan.. the northern samar is a great place to be, brilliant in showcasing this awesome place..

  40. nortehanon May 4th 2011

    Uy! May bisita akong keso πŸ™‚ Maraming salamat sa iyong pagdalaw and thank you for your kind words about the place. Dalaw ka minsan sa aking mahal na probinsya πŸ˜‰

    Kita-kits around blogosphere, Keso πŸ™‚

  41. Wow ang ganda. I have to google pa kung san yan. Kala ko somewhere outside the country yan eh sa Samar pla. I didn’t expect na beaches lang maganda sa atin, may magaganda palang rock formation pa pla. We are truly blessed to have a beautiful country.

    My parents are from Samar. Sasama nga ko sa kanila pag umuwi sila.

  42. nortehanon May 5th 2011

    Hi Jeanny!
    Welcome back, salamat sa muling pagdalaw dito. Mga Waray pala ang parents mo. Ibig bang sabihin you haven’t been to Samar kahit kelan? Ay, saan nga pala sila sa Samar? There are three provinces kasi that comprises Samar island. If they are from Northern Samar, di ka na masyayong bibiyahe from their hometown siguro. But if they are from the two other provinces, you have to travel pa nang medyo malayo.

    Good luck! Let me know kung pupunta ka dyan. Balitaan mo ako πŸ˜‰

  43. tindi pala.meron din kayong rock formation na ganito sa samar.cool.kabog ang kapurpurawan ng Ilocos Northe kasi mukhang malawak tong place na to–parang me gold coarse pa sa tabi–natural ba yung grass na yun?

  44. nortehanon May 5th 2011

    Yes, malawak po ito. Ito pong sa Macadlao ay isang rock formation pa lang. And there are four others pa πŸ˜‰ O five pa nga yata. Yes, natural grass yan. Some goats were actually grazing when we were there. Iniiwan lang sila dun ng may-ari. At matataba naman yung mga goats kaya am sure natural grass yan hahaha!

  45. naku. dapat makapunta talaga ako dyan! mhmm hayaan mo pag matapos ko itong coaching program ko… haha. i will be needing a breather and somewhere to celebrate!! hahahaha. πŸ˜‰

  46. nortehanon May 6th 2011

    Hey Little Sis! Wag magmadali πŸ™‚ Biri will wait for you πŸ˜‰

  47. Parang gusto ko ring i-feature ang lugar na ito sa blog ko Miss N… πŸ™‚

    Wala na akong masasabi sa mga pics kungdi: SUPERB!!!

    Now researching on how to get there… πŸ™‚

    Sana kakayanin ng isang weekend, if I am from Cebu… πŸ™‚

  48. nortehanon May 10th 2011

    Salamat, Mark. It’ll help much the tourism in my province.

    Kaya naman siguro ang weekend, if you’ll you’ll be flying from Cebu to Catarman on a Friday hehehe.

  49. This place looks awesome! It’s my first time to hear about this rock formations in Northern Samar. Thank you so much for sharing this! I’ll make sure to book a trip to Samar soon. I would love to visit this place πŸ™‚

  50. nortehanon May 12th 2011

    Hi Miss Lovely, welcome to my blog and thank you for visiting.

    It makes me happy that you’re considering visiting Biri. Leave ka lang ng message here πŸ˜‰

  51. Beautiful wide-open spaces!
    Re-sharing! πŸ™‚

  52. nortehanon May 19th 2011

    Hi Ate Becca! Salamat!
    At maraming salamat din for re-sharing.

  53. AWESOME. (walang nasabing iba e.)

  54. nortehanon May 19th 2011

    πŸ™‚ Salamat, Keso πŸ˜‰

  55. Lovely, stunning photos…Thank you po…

  56. nortehanon May 19th 2011

    Hello, kapatid! Na-miss po kita dito. Maraming salamat sa pagdalaw. Sana ay marating mo rin ang Samar someday πŸ™‚

  57. Nice sana ang mga pictures pero nakaharang po kaci ang water marks. babaan nyo naman po ang watermarks sa susunod. thanks.

  58. nortehanon May 19th 2011

    Hi Jake, welcome dito sa blog ko. Salamat sa pagdalaw. Sa totoo lang, hanggat maaari ay ayaw ko naman talagang maglagay ng watermark. Dahil alam kong it spoils the picture. Pero ang problema kasi, ilang pictures ko na ang nakikita ko kung saan-saan. Merong nailagay sa isang news item sa isang online news magazine, merong inilagay sa facebook nila at meron din ginamit sa blog at inaring sa kanila. Ang isa pa nga, nung merong pumuri sa mga friends niya sa facebook niya, nagpasalamat pa yung gumamit ng picture ko na para bang siya ang kumuha ng litrato. Doon ako nalungkot.

    Hindi ko naman ipinagdadamot ang litrato ko eh. In fact, maraming beses na akong namigay nang libre sa mga taong humihingi sa akin nang maayos. Pero ang akuin ng iba ang litratong ako naman ang kumuha ay ibang isyu na yun. Kaya pasensya na kung ang mga litrato rito ay talagang sinasadya kong lagyan ko ng watermark.

  59. Npk-photogenic ng mga rocks, will love to visit this soon πŸ™‚

  60. nortehanon May 25th 2011

    Hi Tina, sige visit ka. You will love it there. Pero mas maganda sana kung summer o kung maganda ang panahon ang pagpunta mo doon. Let me know once you’ve decided to push through with it πŸ˜‰

  61. hi miss n! tnx for dropping by sa site ko.. tama ka nga sa cnabi mo dun na mganda mga rock formation sa Biri. di lng cla mgaganda, nakaka amaze pa! hehehe. ung isang blogger (BoyP Lakwatsa) na ngcomment din sa site ko gusto na magkita kita tau minsan (dat is if u’r based in Manila). He’s inviting for a coffee session. gusto nia ata pumunta jan.. actually ako rin gusto ko pumunta after visiting your site πŸ™‚ (follower mo na rin ako hehe) never been in any part of Samar, and gusto ko rin itake advantage ang mahabang leave ko sa August. If pupunta kami jan, hope we could meet u too in person πŸ™‚ ingatz and God bless!

  62. nortehanon Aug 2nd 2011

    Hi Lean! Salamat din. So sorry for the delayed approval of this comment. Napunta sa spams ko hehe. I sent you an email yesterday. Thank you for your kind words about the rock formations in Biri. They’re waiting for you πŸ˜‰

    Oh, please tell BoyP I’m thanking him for his coffee session offer πŸ™‚

    God bless you, too!

  63. I really want to visit Biri! Been seeing sa blogs about how nice the rock formations! Sana nga mapuntahan ko to soon! πŸ™‚

  64. nortehanon Aug 13th 2011

    Hi Tina!
    Sige, punta ka. Leave ka lang ng message dito if you have any questions about Biri, i.e. getting there, etc. Biri is waiting for you πŸ˜‰

  65. OMG! ang ganda! this place is wonderful, it’s worth a visit!

  66. Hello, Ms. Swexie, thank you for visiting my blog and for reading the post on Biri rock formations. There are lots of magnificent rock formations in the area so I hope one of these days you’ll find yourself frolicking in Biri πŸ˜‰


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