Hailed as the 2nd most Instagrammable place in the world by Big 7 Travel, the photogenic Philippines is a treasure trove of stunning natural wonders. With 7,641 islands in the archipelago, the country is a boundless expanse full of photo opportunities. If you’re seeking to jazz up your Instagram feed, read on for 10 of the most Instagrammable places in the Philippines.
Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao
There’s a reason why the Banaue Rice Terraces is commonly called the “Eighth Natural Wonder of the World” by Filipinos. Hand-carved into the mountains by Ifugaos about 2,000 years ago, these ancient rice fields are a testament to enduring traditions, Filipino ingenuity, and harmony with nature. Plus, the vibrant green landscape is astonishingly beautiful in photos—and even better in person.
Tick this historic gem off your bucket list and book a private 3D2N tour of Banaue Rice Terraces via KKday.
Mt. Pulag, Benguet
Head north to climb Luzon’s highest peak: Mt. Pulag. Every year, many travelers trek to the top of the dormant volcano to witness the awe-inspiring sea of clouds and gorgeous sunrise from the summit. Don your warmest thermals for this hike as the temperature regularly drops to near freezing levels—definitely a welcome experience in the Philippines.
Inflatable Island, Subic
Inflatable Island in Subic is a destination that almost seems like it’s created with Instagram in mind. Everything in the resort caters to the Instagram aesthetic, from the candy-colored inflatables at sea to the Bali-inspired lounge areas on the shore. Give your ‘gram a pop of color and take your camera to Inflatable Island for your next getaway.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bataan
In Bataan, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a labor of love to Filipino heritage, culture, and architecture. The sprawling resort finds beautiful colonial-era houses from all over the country and painstakingly restores them to their former glory. Follow the tree-lined paths for Insta-worthy spots by old Spanish mansions, the batis-inspired swimming pool, and the beach.
Get transported to centuries past and sign up for the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Walking Tour in Bataan now.
While Coron has plenty of notable tourist spots like beaches, lagoons, and even safari parks, Kayangan Lake is definitely a highlight with its dazzlingly blue waters surrounded by towering limestone cliffs on all sides. It can be a challenge to snap a pristine photo with tourist groups descending on the lake daily, but when you do, you’ve probably got the perfect Instagram post. Find a quiet spot in the waters and let the crowd melt away as you marvel at the beauty around you.
El Nido, Palawan
A slice of tropical heaven in the Philippines, El Nido yields breathtaking new sceneries every time you step out the door. Regularly named as among the most beautiful places on earth, El Nido is home to so many gorgeous beaches and lagoons that it almost doesn’t matter which tour you’re hopping on. No matter what, you’re guaranteed to see crystalline waters, creamy white shores, and picturesque cliffs at every turn.
The famous White Beach, Boracay is one of the most popular places in the Philippines for its blinding white sand, calm turquoise waters, and thriving nightlife. Needless to say, the beach is the perfect tropical backdrop to sun-kissed Instagram lovers on vacation.
Get a new perspective of the White Beach from a helicopter. Book a Boracay Helicopter Tour online now.
Kawasan Falls, Cebu
Cebu is another province that features a wide range of Instagrammable experiences, from swimming with whale sharks in Oslob to the sardine run in Moalboal. But the enchanting Kawasan Falls in Badian is one of the most eye-popping of the bunch. The multi-tiered waterfall is a jaw-dropping sight with the water cascading into an unbelievably blue pool in the heart of the jungle. Plus, the canyoneering journey to the falls is equally Instagram-friendly.
Head to the falls for your next photoshoot and book a Kawasan Falls Canyoneering Day Tour now.
Bilar Man-Made Forest, Bohol
Among the many things to do in Bohol, perhaps the most Instagrammable is the Man-Made Forest in Bilar. While it’s a quick drive through the man-made attraction, make sure you stop, capture a photo at the lush mahogany forest, and breathe in the fresh air for several minutes. The towering mahogany trees will make a stunning backdrop to your next profile picture. Other photo opportunities in Bohol include Chocolate Hills, Loboc River, and tarsier encounters.
Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
Siargao gained a following as the country’s Surfing Capital, but the island is home to a lot of other amazingly photogenic hotspots beyond the famous Cloud 9. Whether you prefer exploring new isles, paddleboarding in the magical Sugba Lagoon, or swinging from palm trees at Maasin River, you’re sure to take an unforgettable shot in Siargao.
What are the most Instagram-worthy spots you’ve been to? We’re sure there are so many more beyond this list. Discover the most beautiful destinations in the Philippines on KKday and start planning your next trip-slash-photoshoot now!
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