BIRI ISLAND TODAY

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magasang beauty


THE WORLD IS FOREVER IN A STATE OF CHANGE AND THIS IS TRUE FOR BIRI ISLAND .
FOREIGN INVESTMENT , ELECTRICITY , MOBILE [ CELL ] PHONE TOWERS , IMPROVED COUNCIL INFRASTRUCTURE HAVE ALL CHANGED BIRI .
ON ARRIVAL TO BIRI NOW YOU CAN CHECK INTO OCEAN FRONT ACCOMMODATION AT VILLA AMOR [ 700 PESOS PER FAN ROOM , 1500 P AIR CON  ]  .
DURING THE DAY TRY THE MANY DESERTED BEACHES OR ISLANDS AROUND BIRI , TREK THRU THE INTERIOR OF THE ISLAND , VISIT THE MANY ROCK FORMATIONS [ BEL-LOT HAS A GOOD NATURAL OCEAN POOL ] . AT NIGHT BIRI HAS A COUPLE OF KAROKE BARS WHICH CAN BE INTERESTING .
MAKE SURE TO CATCH THE BIRI SUNSET OVER THE MAYON AND BULASAN VOLCANOS .
BEST TIME TO VISIT BIRI IS AROUND THE ISLANDS FIESTAS , THESE START AROUND MAY AND GO THRU TO THE END OF JUNE  [ BIRI FIESTA IS ALWAYS 23 , 24 , 25TH  JUNE ] .

ralph amongst the biri corals .

MANY FOREIGNERS HAVE MARRIED LOCAL GIRLS , THESE GUYS ARE MORE THEN HAPPY TO HAVE A BEVERIDGE OR 2 WITH VISITING TOURISTS , SO DONT BE A STRANGER .
GETTING TO BIRI IS QUITE  EASY THESE DAYS , PAL EXPRESS FLY 7 DAYS A WEEK TO CATARMAN [ CAPITAL OF NORTHERN SAMAR ] , FROM CATARMAN TAKE A TRIKE TO THE LAVERZARES MARKET . AT THE MARKET WALK RIGHT OVER TO WHERE MANY SMALL BOATS ARE MOORED , LOOK FOR THE BOATS MARKED BIRI N SAMAR AT THE REAR , THESE ARE GOING BACK TO THE ISLAND , REMEMBER ALWAYS NEGOTIATE A PRICE BEFORE TRAVELLING IN THE PHILIPPINES  [ TRIKE 500 PESOS , BOAT 50 PESOS ] .
FINALLY IF YOU WANT TO GET AWAY FROM THE USUAL TOURIST TRAPS OF BORACAY / PUERTO GALERA / BOHOL etc , WHY NOT TRY BIRI ISLAND . IT CERTAINLY CHANGED MY LIFE , MAYBE YOURS TOO ?
NEED MORE INFO ON BIRI , MAIL ME    VILLAAMOR.RES@GMAIL.COM

biri22 says:
hi Nathan , good luck on your trip to biri . firstly on arrival in biri , check into your accommodation . then get a motorbike [ habal habal ] over to the jump off point to magasang rock formations , then walk back to the jetty that will take u out to the bel - at rock pools , if confused your driver will explain better . from bel - at rock pools get your driver to take you to the biri primary school to check out the japanese last stand on biri . from the school walk out past biri cementary to biri point or gehron as the locals call it . here near the end you can find a path that will take you up to the top of the cliffs that look over the san bernadino strait . biri is famous for its sunsets , so dont miss it , at night biri has a few sing a long places . forgot to add , bring swimmers / good reef walking shoes / towel and camera . thanks peter montgomery
ps see u were in busuanga , in coron i stayed in a place built over the water , up north we stayed in conception and travelled out to the islands , but that was over 20 years ago .
Posted on: Aug 04, 2012
nathanestablish says:
Interesting! I'll be going to Catarman Sept 1. That's early morning I'm planning to go straight to Biri. I have a flight back to manila at around 6pm the next day though. What are the things that I can do at that short amount of time? i want to see the lovely rock formations
Posted on: Aug 02, 2012
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biri winter sunset .

FIRST ARRIVED IN THE BIRI ISLANDS ABOUT 1990 , BUT THATS ANOTHER STORY .
I WOULDN'T SAY I WAS THE USUAL LOW LIFE AUSSIE FERAL / BOGAN WHO VISITS THE PHILIPPINES [ ANGELES CITY , PAY MY BAR FINE MISTER ] BUT MAYBE I HAD SEEN IT ALL BEFORE , BORACAY[80S] , PUERTO GALERA[70S], PALAWAN AND BUSUANGA [80S] , MINDANAO AND SIARGAO [ BEFORE THE HEY DUDE BRIGADE ARRIVED AND TURNED THEMSELVES INTO CLONED AFRICAN AMERICANS "HEY BRO "  ] , ALL THE VISAYAN ISLANDS , CLIMBED MAYON AND HIBOK HIBOK AND MORE BLAH BLAH BLAH FIL TRAVEL .
THEN IN 1992  I REVISITED THE BIRI ISLANDS ,  MET AN OLD AUSSIE SURFER THERE , WHO THRU HIS WIFE I MET VILMA AMOR "THE REAL CHANGE AND LOVE OF MY LIFE" . WE MARRIED IN OCTOBER 1992 , AND HAVE TWINNS JAKE AND RACHEL  .
THE EARLY YEARS IN BIRI WERE SPENT BEHIND THE LOCAL HOSPITAL ON THE FARM  , WASH BY BUCKET FROM THE WELL , IMPORT BLOCK ICE FROM THE MAINLAND OF SAMAR TO KEEP THE DRINKS AND FOOD COLD , KEROSENE LAMPS FOR LIGHT , SNORKEL IN THE OCEAN AND TREK THRU THE HILLS AND RAINFORRESTS FOR EXERCISE [ STILL LOOKING FOR THAT URBAN LEGEND , YAMASHITA GOLD ] . FISH AND RICE FOR BREAKFAST , LUNCH AND DINNER , SOMETIMES A CHANGE TO CRAB , SCHRIMP , LOBSTER AND SQUID WHEN AVAILABLE . ALL COOKED OVER AN OPEN CAMP FIRE . ALL COCONUTS ,  BANANA , AVOCADO , SWEET POTATO , KALAMANSI , TARO , KASAVA COME FRESH OFF THE FARM . wanting more info on biri just mail me .         villaamor.res@gmail.com

magasang beauty
magasang beauty
ralph amongst the biri corals .
ralph amongst the biri corals .
biri winter sunset .
biri winter sunset .
old spanish anchor , located biri …
old spanish anchor , located biri…
not a dive operation but these guy…
not a dive operation but these gu…
JAKE OUT FRONT OF VILLA AMOR
JAKE OUT FRONT OF VILLA AMOR
BIRI ISLAND BEAUTYS
BIRI ISLAND BEAUTY'S
waves biri
waves biri
KAROKE BAR , DOWN BARI -IS WAY
KAROKE BAR , DOWN BARI -IS WAY
PICK THE LADYBOY
PICK THE LADYBOY
BIRI WAVES AGAIN
BIRI WAVES AGAIN
BALCONY AND CRISTY
BALCONY AND CRISTY
dhidz and friends , new year biri
dhidz and friends , new year biri
ROADSIDE VILLA AMOR
ROADSIDE VILLA AMOR
WHOS THAT YOUNG COUPLE
WHOS THAT YOUNG COUPLE
ARON POLICARPIO THANKS TO TERRY AN…
ARON POLICARPIO THANKS TO TERRY A…
biri headland , unknown to most lo…
biri headland , unknown to most l…
ricks place , beautiful biri villa…
ricks place , beautiful biri vill…
biri headland - cannot wait to get…
biri headland - cannot wait to ge…
sundown villa amor
sundown villa amor
biri tourism office -  doing a st…
biri tourism office - " doing a s…
SARI SARI STORE BIRI
SARI SARI STORE BIRI
ondette and magasang
ondette and magasang
AND AGAIN
AND AGAIN
see the giant waves in the backgro…
see the giant waves in the backgr…
big wazza a regular visitor to bir…
big wazza a regular visitor to bi…
LOCAL BEAUTIES , BIRI ISLAND .
LOCAL BEAUTIES , BIRI ISLAND .
magasang surf and rock pool swimmi…
magasang surf and rock pool swimm…
top of mayon
top of mayon
BIRI CATHOLIC CHURCH , SEEN A FEW …
BIRI CATHOLIC CHURCH , SEEN A FEW…
cristy and tank bar
cristy and tank bar
VILLA AMOR
VILLA AMOR
ian found happiness on biri island
ian found happiness on biri island
KIKO [ FILO MOVIE STAR ] AND SALVIE
KIKO [ FILO MOVIE STAR ] AND SALVIE
soliran - great for picnics and ch…
soliran - great for picnics and c…
biri resort .
biri resort .
GUNGADIN
GUNGADIN
OLD WATERFRONT PIC BIRI [ BEFORE T…
OLD WATERFRONT PIC BIRI [ BEFORE …
JAKE ON THE TOWN BEACH
JAKE ON THE TOWN BEACH
biri island thanks to google earth
biri island thanks to google earth
OLD BEACH PIC BIRI TOWARDS SALVACI…
OLD BEACH PIC BIRI TOWARDS SALVAC…
NORTHERN SAMAR MAP
NORTHERN SAMAR MAP
MAGASANG PACIFIC OCEAN SIDE OF BIRI
MAGASANG PACIFIC OCEAN SIDE OF BIRI
BIRI ISLAND EXPATS AND VISITORS
BIRI ISLAND EXPATS AND VISITORS
AGAIN
AGAIN
SUNSET VILLA AMOR
SUNSET VILLA AMOR
YES I KNOW
YES I KNOW
VILLA AMOR WAVES
VILLA AMOR WAVES
SOLIRAN PICNIC SPOT
SOLIRAN PICNIC SPOT
AND A BEVERIDGE OR 3
AND A BEVERIDGE OR 3
biri point , a popular spot for lo…
biri point , a popular spot for l…
out front villa amor
out front villa amor
LOCAL BIRI-ARNONS
LOCAL BIRI-ARNONS
local transport , always room for …
local transport , always room for…
old town pic , christmas time on b…
old town pic , christmas time on …
FIESTA BIRI AGAIN
FIESTA BIRI AGAIN
HARBOURSIDE
HARBOURSIDE
SOLIRAN BAR B Q
SOLIRAN BAR B Q
MAYON VOLCANO TAKEN FROM THE VILLA…
MAYON VOLCANO TAKEN FROM THE VILL…
beach side
beach side
waves biri point
waves biri point
LAVERZARES MADONA
LAVERZARES MADONA
RAIN FOREST BIRI
RAIN FOREST BIRI
bbr only
bbr only
BIRI RELATIVES
BIRI RELATIVES
OCEANSIDE , BULLINOW DRYING IN THE…
OCEANSIDE , BULLINOW DRYING IN TH…
LAST NIGHT PARTY  VILLA AMOR
LAST NIGHT PARTY VILLA AMOR
BIRI LOCALS
BIRI LOCALS
OLD HOME BIRI , BEHIND THE HOSPITAL
OLD HOME BIRI , BEHIND THE HOSPITAL
OLD HOUSE HOME ENERTAINMENT
OLD HOUSE HOME ENERTAINMENT
another biri island sunset , chris…
another biri island sunset , chri…
OWNER VILLA AMOR
OWNER VILLA AMOR
CHRISTY , VILLA AMOR STAFF
CHRISTY , VILLA AMOR STAFF
SOLIRAN SWIMMING
SOLIRAN SWIMMING
towards biri from villa amor
towards biri from villa amor
ISLAND TRANSPORT
ISLAND TRANSPORT
MARRIED BIRI CHURCH OCTOBER 1992
MARRIED BIRI CHURCH OCTOBER 1992
evening biri island
evening biri island
CRISTY AND JAKE
CRISTY AND JAKE
TERRY AND ROBYN , REGULAR BIRI VIS…
TERRY AND ROBYN , REGULAR BIRI VI…
old spanish anchor on display on b…
old spanish anchor on display on …
FAN ROOMS VILLA AMOR
FAN ROOMS VILLA AMOR
AROUND SUNSET VILLA AMOR
AROUND SUNSET VILLA AMOR
more waves
more waves
VILLA AMOR BEACH FRONTAGE
VILLA AMOR BEACH FRONTAGE
CRISTY AGAIN , VILLA AMOR STAFF
CRISTY AGAIN , VILLA AMOR STAFF
biri headland , opposite side to b…
biri headland , opposite side to …
joy resort biri island
joy resort biri island
YES ITS CRISTY AGAIN
YES ITS CRISTY AGAIN
VILLA AMOR
VILLA AMOR
ANOTHER HAPPY FOREIGNER
ANOTHER HAPPY FOREIGNER
VILLA AMOR PICNIC AREA
VILLA AMOR PICNIC AREA
family pic
family pic
another villa amor sunset
another villa amor sunset
BEACH NEAR MARCARIT BIRI
BEACH NEAR MARCARIT BIRI
FIRST DAY TOGETHER MARCH 1992
FIRST DAY TOGETHER MARCH 1992
more of magasang and giant waves .
more of magasang and giant waves .
BROKEN SURFBOARDS , DONATED BY LOC…
BROKEN SURFBOARDS , DONATED BY LO…
FIRST HOME BIRI 1992
FIRST HOME BIRI 1992
NICE COLORS
NICE COLORS
outlying islands biri
outlying islands biri
BIRI SUNSET
BIRI SUNSET
VILLA AMOR BANCA
VILLA AMOR BANCA
old home biri , been a few changes…
old home biri , been a few change…
bbr only
bbr only
WATERFRONT VILLA AMOR
WATERFRONT VILLA AMOR
mayon on the move
mayon on the move
COTTAGES VILLA AMOR
COTTAGES VILLA AMOR
and again
and again
magasang and dhidz
magasang and dhidz
sun setting over matnog , christma…
sun setting over matnog , christm…
POOL GAME VILLA AMOR
POOL GAME VILLA AMOR
the point again
the point again
more joy resort
more joy resort
KIKO AND VILMA
KIKO AND VILMA
boat ramp villa amor
boat ramp villa amor
SUNSET BIRI
SUNSET BIRI
VILLA AMOR ROADSIDE
VILLA AMOR ROADSIDE
ROCK FORMATIONS PACIFIC OCEAN OF B…
ROCK FORMATIONS PACIFIC OCEAN OF …
PICNIC POINT SOLIRAN BIRI
PICNIC POINT SOLIRAN BIRI
geerons famous wave
geerons famous wave
ROAD TO GEERON BIRI POINT
ROAD TO GEERON BIRI POINT
MY INLAWS BIRI ISLAND
MY INLAWS BIRI ISLAND
SUNSET BIRI ISLAND
SUNSET BIRI ISLAND
she had no teeth , san pedro fiest…
she had no teeth , san pedro fies…
busy road on biri
busy road on biri
honda bay , palawan
honda bay , palawan
bbr only
bbr only
general luna , siagao island , min…
general luna , siagao island , mi…
iwahig prison , palawan
iwahig prison , palawan
early boracay
early boracay
villa amor beach
villa amor beach
ISLANDS AROUND BIRI
ISLANDS AROUND BIRI
OLD SHOWER BIRI 1992
OLD SHOWER BIRI 1992
best time of the day
best time of the day
pacific ocean side of biri
pacific ocean side of biri
biri headland again , best beach o…
biri headland again , best beach …
best sunset in the world , biri ch…
best sunset in the world , biri c…
OCEANFRONT VILLA AMOR
OCEANFRONT VILLA AMOR
JAKE AND RACHEL
JAKE AND RACHEL
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