One of the Philippines’ smallest and newest provinces, Biliran makes an exciting vacation destination that has its own set of natural and agritourism viewpoints and attractions that are distinct from Leyte – the island it was demarcated from in the early 90s. Here are a few reasons why Biliran deserves to be highlighted all on its own.

Iyusan Rice Terraces. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Iyusan and Sampao Rice Terraces in Almeria are gradient, terraced fields of green that serve as remnants of the early settlers’ cultivation of Almeria. Reminiscent of the terraced rice fields of the Cordillera Administrative Region, Almeria’s own version is a pleasantly surprising sight to behold.

Aerial view of Bethany Hills and Weluisa Farm grounds and amenities. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Bethany Hills and Weluisa Farm in Almeria is a nature retreat with panoramic views of Biliran, particularly Almeria’s rice terraces and the Biliran Strait. It offers relaxing dining and accommodation arrangements against either a picturesque sunrise or sunset backdrop.

Canaan Hill signage and gardens. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Canaan Hill and Honey Garden in Caibiran is an urban farm that caters to organic farming enthusiasts. It is one of the learning sites of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in the Eastern Visayas region, and was named after the biblical term for “promised land”. It features well-manicured gardens in a hilly destination that overlooks the bay in the distance. 

Dragon Fruit plants at Verol Eco Farm. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Verol Eco Farm in Naval offers plenty of fun activities that will pique different interests. Watch out for their sumptuous eat-all-you-can offers, enriching farm tours, and various picturesque installations – which includes a gigantic chess board, windmills, and more.

Aerial view of Ulan-ulan Falls. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Ulan-ulan Waterfalls in Almeria features a 25-meter cascade surrounded by thick tropical forests. It gets its name from the fine mists produced by the falls (“ulan” meaning “rain”) which resemble that of a gentle downpour.

Tourists at Tomalistis Falls. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Tomalistis Falls in Caibiran has a unique feature: it is said to have the “sweetest-tasting water in the world”. It also has a unique location near a rocky shoreline, with the open sea located within a five-minute walk from the falls. 

Aerial view of Mondelo’s Nature Park. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Mondelo’s Nature Park in Kawayan is a newly developed park that is nothing short of spectacular. It features pristine offshore islands, stunning views, and modern leisure amenities and accommodations where you can relax after spending a fun-filled day of swimming, kayaking, and soaking up the sun and green surroundings.

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