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One of the more popular watering spot in the Caibiran Municipality is the spring water located in Barangay Villa Vicenta. Locally known as Mainit or “warm” in English is a popular venue for people who believe in its healing prowess.

The Mainit Hot Spring has a man made pool basin with concrete seats which provide comfort to visitors. Surrounded with greenery the Mainit is considered a gift by the Diwata to its local folks due to the scarcity of doctors years ago. The mineral rich waters are believed to treat a wide array of concerns. Since then people from all walks of life have come to visit this haven.


The Mainit watering hole has not only heated waters available but also a flowing cool spring water in its river located just below the man-made basin. A small pool near the river bank is believed to be hot enough to cook hard-boiled eggs.

The pool is fed by water coming from Mt. Suiro, a dormant volcano that last erupted in the year 1939. Its geothermally heated groundwater was one of the basis for the possibility of having a geothermal plant in the Biliran province. Less than 5 kilometres away is the exploration site of the Orka Energy now Nickelasia.

The Mainit Hot Spring has a makeshift dressing room and a single open cottage for eating.

How to Get There in Mainit Hot Spring

Via Tacloban City – DZR Airport

Major Carriers serve direct Manila-Tacloban flight at least thrice a day. Travel time is 65 minutes. Cebu bound tourists can take the Cebu-Tacloban flight. From Tacloban City, shuttle vans and buses are available in going to Naval, capital of Biliran Province. Travel time is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Via Cebu City – Mactan International Airport,  Mactan Cebu

Nearest international airport.  From Cebu city fast crafts are available to Ormoc City. Travel time is 3 hours. From there you can take shuttle vans directly to Naval. Travel time 1.5 hour.

There is a direct overnight voyage Cebu to Naval. Please check this link for more information.

From Naval Town Proper


Hire a private transport to take your directly to Barangay Villa Vicenta, Caibiran.
Go the local way; Go to the Naval Public Terminal and ask for the jeepney directly to Caibiran proper. Starting from Caibiran proper, ride a habal-habal going to Villa Vicenta.

Budget Travel Guide


For a capacity of 9 persons or more in a small multicab, pay approximately Php 2500 or hire a habal-habal (good for 2 persons) Php 500 for its exclusive use.
Local Way

Regular face is Php 50 per passenger and discounted fare is Php 45 per passenger to the students/ senior citizens.*

Travelling Tips

  • You should not travel after 5 pm especially when the weather is not good.
  • Purchased your supplies needed for the trip. There is sari-sari store in the island.
  • Bring SPF protection and make sure your camera battery is full
  • Bring enough cash. No credit card/ atm in the island.
  • You can buy fresh fish from the day’s catch. But be sure to bring food in case you don’t like fish.


John Michael
February 25, 2016
Relax in steaming hot solfur waters

Mainit Hot Springs provides a relaxing break from sight-seeing.

When you visit Mainit Spring you have to experience the adventure in Kinaraha Falls, 15 mins walk from the Mainit Hot Spring.

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