Ulan Ulan Falls , known to have the sweetest water, is located at Barangay Sampao, Almeria, Biliran. This was our side trip coming from Sambawan Island and before heading back to Tacloban. I realized when we got there though, that Ulan- Ulan Falls was more than just a side trip. It’s a must see when in Biliran.
We rented a motorbike for Php 300 roundtrip. It was a 30 minute ride and a 20 minute hike down the waterfalls. The road to Ulan-Ulan is narrow and steep. No kidding, our habal-habal even fell. Good thing we got our footing and stopped the fall. Also, it was our driver’s first time to go there; best you go with someone who knows the place.
The hike was easy and almost straight going forward. Be careful though, it can get slippery when raining.
How to Get to Ulan Ulan Falls
- Fly to Tacloban via PAL, Air Asia or Cebu Pacific
- Take a van going to Biliran. It is a 2 hour ride for Php 140 per head.
- From Biliran, hire a habal-habal to take you to Barangay Sampao, Almeria, Biliran. Make sure the driver knows where it is. From our experience, the driver almost took us to the wrong place, which would have taken us hours. Specify Recoletos and Ulan Ulan falls at Barangay Sampao.
We were lucky we arrived at the falls at the perfect time. There was no one there but us; best of all, we sighted a rainbow at the waterfalls.
You can really feel the mist and the rage of the falls when you stand near it and the water is really cold, so we just sat by the rocks around it. If you are afraid of frogs, well, just watch out because we saw a lot of them there.
If you want to swim, walk upstream for about 10 minutes where you will see the Recoletos, It is the smaller falls but it has a huge basin perfect for taking a dip. The temperature of the water, though cold at first, is refreshing.
There were other falls around the area like Tinago Falls, but we didn’t have time to explore it.
Well, more for next time.
29 thoughts on “Ulan Ulan Falls- Biliran, Philippines”
LOVE the Philippines, possibly one of our favourite places in the world. One tip I’d add – for flights, it’s best to book in advance as far as you can to get the cheapest offers. Last minute they really bump out the prices and makes a huge hole in your budget!
Your timing was perfect. What are the chances that you were the only people there and at the same time see that beautiful rainbow. I’m discovering new places to visit in PH from you 🙂
Nice pic with the falls in the background! I miss our waterfalls and other water bodies there PH. Was the water indeed “the sweetest”?
Honestly, my list of must-dos in the Philippines is beyond lengthy. Such a beautiful destination. Ulan Ulan falls looks like a fun adventure and even better when you have the place to yourself complete with a rainbow! 🙂
It’s definitely lucky that you were the only ones there! You’d get such an incredible view to yourself. We’ll definitely check out Ulan Ulan Falls when we go. Just like everything in the Phiippines, it’s incredibly beautiful!
Wow! The price to travel and experience the waterfalls is so cheap. I’m sure this place will be visited by a lot of adventurers this year. 🙂
Omg look at that spectacular view of the waterfall, I feel like I need a dip in this hot and humid weather now.
I’ve never traveled anywhere so remote as this waterfall. Looks like a really big deal to get into it but that picture with the rainbow reflecting behind you is gorgeous. 😉
You are so lucky to have had the falls to yourself. What a beautiful experience after a long journey.
Looks like it was an adventure getting there but that photo makes it look worth it. Thanks for sharing.
Waterfalls are always so relaxing to look at, wouldn’t you agree? I bet it’s even more relaxing to spend an entire day in a place with awesome waterfalls! I don’t mind the long travel, really. It’s worth it.
We didn’t make it to Ulan Ulan Falls while we were in the Philippines. We’d love to visit one day soon. Thanks for the tips.
What a perfect spot! I love your photo, especially the perfectly placed rainbow above you.
Wow! What a nice view! Love your sharing. Never been to Philippines before..
That’s so pretty! I would love to visit 🙂 x
I guess I’m quite lagging behind when it comes to waterfalls. Ulan Ulan falls looks really magnificent and beautiful.
I wonder how the water looked like it is curving around the way it does in the photo. So nice and pretty to look at! You are really very brave to go to these out of the way places and share these with us. – Fred
Great picture! Can you actually drink the water that comes from it?
This place looks so untouched and serene! Happy New Year to you and wishing you to explore lot more places this year.
Love that you caught the rainbow here! Another waterfalls to add to my list!
A little bit a luck and a lot of fate – makes for a magical day. Love this!
How much time are you allowed to spend there? Are there any food available nearby or do we have to pack over? Love the waterfall!
Hi Tiffany, you have to pack, there is no food around the vicinity 🙂
I thought going to the falls requires at least 2 hour trek… Is that true? That’s I read from other blogs that’s why I’m discourage to visit this falls in Biliran.
Hi, I read that too prior to going. Our Motorbike took us as far as he could, it was a relatively short trek but it can get really slippery and difficult lets say if it is rainy season perhaps that’s why it took 2 hours for the others. It didn’t take us that long.
Love the landscape of Ula-Ulan Falls, very relaxing because it is surrounded by greens. Sa ngayon, online views muna habang naka quarantine.
Exactly! Things to go back to after all this