The Most Instagrammable Spots in the Philippines

El Nido, Palawan. Photo by Gelyka Dumaraos
El Nido, Palawan. Photo by Gelyka Dumaraos
Photo of Gelyka Dumaraos
28 June 2017

When in the Philippines, you will not run out of places and experiences to capture for your social media pages. From places and food to people and traditions, this country has been blessed with diversity and beauty. Here’s why the Philippines is double-tap worthy.

Caramoan Islands, Camarines Sur

On the eastern side of Camarines Sur in Bicol region sits a group of islands perfect for adventure seekers. Stay for a night or two in one of its secluded corners and live a la castaway.

Inflatable Island

This recently-opened attraction in the north of Luzon is gaining attention from the young ones. Visitors can experience a day of adventure while playing on this inflatable playground, then relax at the colorful and comfy resting area.

El Nido, Palawan

Spend a day or two amidst the stunning rock formations and deep blue waters of El Nido, Palawan. You can go trekking to its limestone cliffs or swim in its clear waters.

Valley of Colors

If you’re a lover of colorful buildings, don’t forget to drop by La Trinidad, Benguet. This was inspired by the painted favelas of Brazil.

Take me away 💕

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Burias, Masbate

On one of the islands of Burias, Masbate is a stunning rock formation with a perfectly carved shape. When tired of taking pictures, rest by a small jacuzzi-like area.

Las Casas Filipinas de Azucar

Revisit memory lane by paying a visit to the old Spanish houses of Bagac, Bataan. The colonial-era buildings make a great backdrop for those photos.

Banaue Rice Terraces

Don your most stylish winter wear and go up north to Benguet to see the awesome beauty of its ancient rice terraces. Your followers are sure to love your pictures of the hand carved, deep green terraces.

B A N A U E R I C E T E R R A C E S . I understand now why these have been referred to as the "8th Wonder of the World." #goph

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Calle Crisologo

In Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Calle Crisologo is a popular place because of its old houses, well-preserved from Spanish colonial times.

Mt. Pulag

See the sights of the Cordillera region and trek to Mt. Pulag in Benguet. This is the highest peak in Luzon, and offers a breathtaking view of the sea of clouds.

Maselang bahaghari sa aking isipan Huwag kang mabahala, di kita malilimutan 🌈⛰💛

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Mt. Pinatubo

Day tours offer the chance to see the crater lake of Mt. Pinatubo. Travel there via 4×4 and see the desert of ashes that arose from an eruption of the mountain.

The Ruins

Negros Occidental is a place for revisiting history. One of its most popular tourist destinations is The Ruins, an old mansion abandoned during the Spanish colonial era.

There are far better things ahead than we ever leave behind 🕯🗿⛲️

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Bonifacio Global City

In Manila, one place for Instagram-worthy shots is the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City. Filled with lovely wall art, skyscrapers and bustling city lights, BGC is frequented by working professionals.


The surfing capital of the Philippines will fill your Instagram feed with stunning waves and friendly locals. Try surfing and yoga by the beach to complete your visit.

Kiltepan Peak

Wake up before sunrise for a spectacular view of the rising sun. The view at Kiltepan Peak in Sagada, Mountain Province is definitely worth the early morning rise.

Good morning!

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Tagaytay Highlands

For a countryside feel not far from Manila, head to the Tagaytay Highlands. The towering trees, lovely view of Taal lake, and the sumptuous meals offered in holes-in-the-walls are all recommended.

Be part of the Tagaytay Midlands International Golf Club and enjoy its challenging course. #TagaytayHighlands #OnlyAtHighlands

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Boracay Island

Boracay Island has it all–entertainment, leisure, and relaxation. This place is also a paradise for Instagram lovers due to its numerous hot spots for your next photo shoot.

I lily lily lily wanna go back to the beach. #35mm

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Tibiao, Antique

Amp up your IG-feed with some heart thumping photographs. Try Tibiao’s famous Kawa Hot Bath, where you will experience a spa in a big tub — kind of like being cooked alive!

Just the thing I need after a stressful week. 🌿🍃👌🏻

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Pinto Art Museum

To unleash the inner artist in you, check out Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo City. The amazing works by various artists are sure to brighten up your Instagram feed.

The conclusion of matters

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Bantayan Island

Cebu’s Bantayan Island should not be removed from this list! Its clear waters, calming waves and refreshingly homely vibe will give you a much needed break from the hustle and bustle of the Philippines’ metropolises.

Manmade Mahogany Forest

Go green and check out Bohol’s pride — the Manmade Mahogany Forest. Let your photographer capture you in the middle of the breathtakingly lush greenery.

Hapit ko na ligsan 😅

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