The main attraction in Biri are the large and beautiful rock formations. The most famous of which are the Magasang, Magsapad and Macadlao. But other rock formations that are also worth a visit are the Bel-at, Puhunan and Caranas.
Upon arrival at Biri, you need to proceed first to the Tourism Office and pay the EVF fee of Php50. There are a lot of tourist guides offering their services when you arrive in Biri. For us, we hired one of the famous guides there, Orlando Bulosan whom I have also read about in other travel blogs. He charges Php300 per person, per day for the tour to the rock formations. You can contact him at +639205246773. I would really advise that you get a guide since going to the rock formations and climbing it may be a bit of a challenge. The guide can tell you where to step and he can also take pictures of you as you climb.
We rode a habal-habal (motorbike) going to our first stop, the Magasang Rock Formation. Fortunately, it was low tide when we came, otherwise we would need to ride a boat going to Magasang. We walked through small mangroves and ankle-deep waters to get to Magasang. Up close, Magasang is even more beautiful. I can't help but be mesmerized. I looked so small whilst standing beside the humongous rock formation.
Our guide told us that the view above the rock is even more beautiful. We made our way to the back of the rock formation. The climb was really challenging because the way up was composed of uneven and slippery platforms. Be sure to wear comfortable and skid-free footwear if you plan to go there. I was even joking that we must've weighed ourselves before we climbed and compared how many kilos we lost after we climbed Magasang. We reached the top in what seems like an eternity and my skin, despite wearing sunscreen and long sleeves got really toasted because of the scorching heat. I am so glad we made it because we were rewarded by a very spectacular view!
Majestic blue waves crashing to the shore, birds flying above and intricate designs on the rock formation are some of the things that we saw. Words are not enough to describe it - it was so peaceful, so calm and so beautiful up there.
|Me and Elsie enjoying the magnificent view|