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Biri Rock Formations: Bel-at and Caranas


I have already taken you, virtually, to the Magsapad and Magasang as well as the Macadlao rock formations in the town of Biri in my province, Northern Samar. Today, I’m taking you to two more rock formations: Bel-at and Caranas.

Bel-at and Caranas are massive formations that are connected to each other. In fact, others consider them as one and plainly call them Bel-at. Of all the rock formations in Biri, I consider these my favorites because of the following reasons:

1. Variety of rock formations which are of different looks, sizes, colors, and textures.












2. Natural pool which is ideal for non-swimmers like me πŸ˜‰ This is a great place to take a dip without worrying about getting caught in big waves or strong underwater current . Also, this is good for children πŸ˜‰


Going to Bel-at and Caranas, you will encounter more mangroves than going to Magsapad, Magasang and Macadlao. But it’s a nice trek. It’ll take you about 20-25 minutes walk from the shoreline.

I hope someday you’ll also be able to personally witness nature’s amazing gifts to Birianons and all other people who appreciate the works of nature. The Biri rock formations were carved over time by the wind and the sea. Every crevice, every crater on the rocks resonates nature’s power and wisdom.

Questions? Leave a comment here or email me at nortehanon[at]gmail[dot]com.

Posted 5 years, 10 months ago at 5:28 pm.

52 comments

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  1. ang ganda ng place …….

  2. Salamat, Anciro. Pasyal ka na dito! πŸ™‚

  3. Ms. N ang ganda naman po ung rock formation. Sana makarating din ako jan and witness the wonderful work of nature. Gusto ko din yung natural pool. I remember one of our trips where I almost drowned because of underwater current, kaya ayun, hehehe, mejo ingat ng konti.

    Ang ganda talaga ng rock formation. Something we never discovered and sana manatili silang ganyan kaganda.

  4. Hi Sey! Naku, nakakatakot naman yung experience mo na yun sa swimming. Ingat lang lagi.

    Sana nga ay marating mo rin ang Biri. It is much better witnessed in person than in photos. Kung na-amaze ka sa phots, lalo na sa real thing πŸ˜‰

  5. ang galing talga ng mga kuha mo.. amazing.. love it.. hahaha.. natawa ako sa mga comments mo pala sa posts ko.. wahaha.. thanks sayo..

  6. Maraming salamat sa pambobola mo sa mga kuha ko, Xander haha!

    Natutuwa naman ako at tumatawa ka sa mga comment ko sa posts mo hehehe. Wag ka lang masyadong tatawa kasi baka mahipan ka ng hangin hahaha!

  7. hanggang nagyon hindi ako makapaniwala na mayganyan sa Pinas at napakagandang setting yan sa isang magandang pelikula. Northern Samar ka pala, mother ko taga-Eastern Samar naman.

  8. Hoshi, paniwalaan mo na hehehe πŸ˜‰
    Naging location na ito ng two movies, both directed by Chito RoΓ±o. Yung isa was starred by Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta (can’t remember exactly yung title, baka yung Hihintayin Kita sa Langit, not really sure hehe). The other one ay yung Spirit Warriors.

  9. miss N! ang ganda ganda! amazing! i want to go there! πŸ™‚

  10. Hi Ms. Grace! Sige, dalawin mo ang Biri! πŸ™‚

  11. Amazing! Sa Pinas pala to. Akala ko sa ibang bansa ito.

  12. Hi MP! Yes, sa Pinas ito πŸ˜‰

  13. Sa Northern Samar lahat ito? Wow!

  14. Gandang umaga, Binibining Salbe. Opo, sa Northern Samar po ito lahat πŸ˜‰ This is my own way of promoting tourism in my province πŸ™‚ Paki-click na lang po iyong dalawang links sa unang paragraph, sa Northern Samar din sila, same townβ€”Biri. The town is blessed with magnificent rock formations.

  15. This is really really nice. Irere-blog ko ito. (:

  16. Woooooow! Binibining Salbe, maraming tenkyu! Mmwwaaah! πŸ™‚ Para magkaroon naman ng hanapbuhay ang mga kababayan ko hehehe

  17. This is the first time I heard about this place and was so amazed because I never know we have this in the Philippines.
    Those rock formations are definitely amazing – it actually reminds me of the movie Cliffhanger.
    Do they also offer rock-climbing or some related sports there?

  18. Yodz, probably because the tourism industry in this part of the country, in this town in particular, is just starting to pick up. We’ve been lagging behind. But it’s never too late, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

    There are no rock-climbing or any sports related to it in the area. Kahit mataas ang ibang rock formations, madali lang akyatin because they are not steep πŸ˜‰ Medyo mag-iingat lang sa ibang part kasi madulas.

  19. Amazing place to visit! Nice shots as always πŸ™‚

  20. Hi Ana! Uy, na-miss kita! Salamat!
    Bisitahin mo minsan ang Northern Samar πŸ˜‰

  21. Wow! Never knew these amazing places existed! Thanks for sharing them. I hope we could visit your province some day… You take lovely photos =)

  22. Hi Kristeta! Thank you for your kind words. I hope someday you’ll set foot in Samar πŸ˜‰ Sa next vacation mo siguro sa Pinas πŸ™‚

  23. wow!salamat sa pagshare ng mga larawang ito. mararating ko rin balang araw ang Samar!

  24. Dinah! Go na! Taga-rito pa mandin si madir mo πŸ™‚ Northern Samar is just waiting for you πŸ˜‰

  25. amazing! galeng tlga ng mga rock formations ng Samar. ,my post ka din ba ng mga caves jan sainu? i saw some photos, super love it. Makes me wanna hit Samar soon.

  26. Maraming salamat, Gael πŸ™‚
    I have been to some caves but that was during my point and shoot film days hehe. No decent pics. There’s a cave, in Calbiga Samar, maganda dun.

  27. amazing rock formations!! sana makarating din ako dito…

  28. just in case i get lost, may sari-sari store ba na puedeng pagtanungan?

  29. a landscape photographer’s paradise!
    kasama to sa wishlist ko =)

  30. wow! unbelievable yung blue na sky! πŸ˜€ taga sorsogon si mama, pero i’ve never been to Sorsogon, and what I heard eh, isang banka lang pala sa kanila, nasa samar ka na.. πŸ˜€

    Noted.

    I would love to see that place, maybe next summer…

  31. rocks. pressure and time…and being there.

    i am. dahil ulit sa pictures and it keeps me thinking of more than my eyes can see.

    magandang araw miss N.

  32. Hello Miss N.! Napadaan lang. πŸ™‚ Hindi mo talaga pinapakita ang face mo sa mga pictures. 😐 Sana mapakita mo picture mo, kahit once lang. Hehehe.

  33. Hi Princess, shy kasi talaga ako πŸ˜€

  34. wow big sis! super ganda ng lugar.i can only imagine how it would be when im there na.. one day. thank you so much for sharing this… parang out of this world ang mga formations na yan.. wala ba yang history o something? hehehe. curious much! πŸ™‚

  35. beautiful! i visited kapurpurawan rock formation in ilocos norte and it is amazing. looks like the these rock formations are similar, except that there’s more in biri. love the shots!

  36. Thanks, Senyor Lakwatsero! Yes, there are more and bigger rock formations in Biri than in Kapurpurawan. I hope someday soon you’ll find yourself in Biri.

    Maraming salamat.

  37. Indeed, His creations declare His majesty!
    Great po mga pics, Ms. N.

  38. my feet is itching.=) seriuosly the place is awesome! the photos explain how beautiful it is. Wow, lavet. Thanks for sharing this… Now Samar you are on my list!!

  39. Hi Chinchan!
    Wow, I am so thrilled you are considering Northern Samar among the places you’ll soon visit. Maraming salamat. Message ka lang dito or sa facebook ko if you need some info about going there. Have fun!

  40. Wow. eto ba yung sinasabi mo na rock formations sa north. Ang ganda naman. Pupunta yung friend ko na blogger jan. Kainggit. Ako din hopefully pag nakasave na ulit! πŸ˜€

  41. Hi Elal Jane,
    Salamat sa pagdalaw sa blog ko. Yes, that’s this is the rock formations I am referring to. Pero bigla akong napaisip when I read the word “north” in your comment. Karaniwan kasi, when referring to north ay sa Ilocos which also has rock formation, yung Kapurpurawan. Hindi kaya ito yung pupuntahan ng friend mo? hehe. But if your friend is heading for Biri in Northern Samar, yes, yun na nga yun. Sana, makasama ka….at maka-save agad hehehe.

    Muli, salamat, iha, for the visit.

  42. You’re right by proudly promoting your province, the place is indeed beautiful! I hope to visit Samar soon. πŸ˜‰

    BTW, your photos are all beautiful, amazing (parang Betong lang eh…hehe)! πŸ˜€ Thank you for visiting my blog Ms. N. πŸ™‚

  43. Wow, thanks, Pinay Wanderer! Punta kang Samar ha? πŸ™‚ At salamat, maraming salamat, for your kind words about my photos. Your words are amazing hehe πŸ™‚

  44. Kabaysay! Saw this place in Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit — sikat nga sine sa Norte. πŸ™‚ Lovely place, lovely shots. Thanks for the tour, Ms. N. Maupay nala, bisan diri mahingadto basta nakaimod dihan.

  45. Ma’am Doray, naimdan ko liwat iton nga sine hehehe. Salamat po. Pero mas maupay pa gud ini kun makikita mo sin personal πŸ™‚

  46. rhea maala May 6th 2012

    is there a beach resort in the area? and a resort house where we can spend the night? kindly reply.. tnx

  47. Hi Rhea,
    I have sent you a message through Facebook last night. Don’t know though if you got it. Anyway, there are two good places where you can stay in Biri. The one I’ve experienced staying in was Villa Amor (0905-680-46-99). The other one is Biri Resort. You can look for their Facebook account, they have one.
    Thanks for dropping in. Enjoy Biri!

  48. Are you based in Biri? I’ll be visiting this later this year, samahan mo naman ako please? Pwede ba kitang maging personal guide? My mom’s somewhat worried about me going there alone eh πŸ™‚

  49. ang ganda talaga ng diversity ng Pilipinas! Super! Kahit saan ka mapadpad there is something wondrous waiting for you!

    Hopefully, I’ll soon find myself gazing at these rock formations, *crossing fingers ang show ko hehehe ^_^

  50. Go na, Cille! πŸ™‚ Northern Samar will always welcome you with open arms πŸ˜‰

  51. Hi! Planning to go there on summer. To bring with me my kayak, my tent and my gf :). Is it safe to camp overnight in one of those rocks? (Safe po sa tao?).

    TNX

  52. Hi Don,
    Thanks for vising my blog.

    Yes, safe naman sa mga rocks. The famous camping site is the Macadlao rock formation. I have featured it in one of my posts about Biri. Mas maganda ang terrain doon, conducive to camping. Some photographers from Manila often choose to camp there, with their models.


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