5 Instagram-worthy places to visit in the Philippines
There are many reasons why people travel. From wanting to escape the toxic work life to discovering new places and experiencing a new culture, there’s always the need to either take a break or get away from the usual routine. Aside from this, their checklist of the places to visit must include those which can step-up their Instagram game. If you’re one of these travellers, then look no further as we round up places to visit in the Philippines that are sure to get those likes and won’t need any more filters!
The stunning Kalanggaman Island in the western part of Ormoc City was once Leyte’s best-kept secret. But with the local government’s aim to promote tourism, the pure and outstanding beauty of Kalanggaman Island has slowly been making more noise attracting both local and foreign tourists. Kalanggaman Island is pretty much a done deal for travellers who are looking for a scerene escape from the city. Just keep in mind though, that for amenities, the island only offers a few cottages, a small multi-purpose hall and one or two treehouses.
Still considered a virgin island, if you want the island castaway experience, this is one of the Philippines attractions you must visit. Also, you can look at any part of Kalanggaman Island and you will find a spot for your Instagram post!
Day Tour Fees:
Foreign Tourists: P500
Non-local Tourists: P150
Foreign Tourists: P750
Non-local Tourists: P225
How to get here: From Manila, you can take a flight to Cebu City, then take a connecting flight to Ormoc City.
Sirao Flower Garden
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The Sirao Flower Garden made headlines when pictures of pink, red and yellow flowers started appearing on everyone’s Instagram feed in 2015. Located in Cebu, you can easily make your way to Sirao Flower Garden as it is a few minutes drive away from other attractions in the city such as Temple of Leah and Taoist Temple often featured in numerous Philippines travel guides.
Entrance Fee: P50.00
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Batanes has always been on top of the list of places to visit in the Philippines. Even local travellers can’t get enough of its beauty and overflowing charm. Situated in the northernmost part of the country, Batanes, although often hit by strong typhoons is a quaint province home to stunning views and some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.
To stay away from rain showers, planning your Philippines travel adventure to Batanes is a must! The months of December to May are the safest bet to schedule your travel as it is the dry season in the country. Anywhere you go is totally Instagram-worthy but you may need to wait a few days before you can upload on your Instagram as data connection is a bit of a problem in most places in Batanes.
How to get here: From Manila, take the flight going to Basco Airport located at the town proper. Travel time is about an hour and a half depending on which airline you choose and flight schedule.
Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar
Photo Courtesy: Las Casas Filipinas De Azucar Facebook Page
Showcasing the best of the Filipino heritage and culture, Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar, a hotel in Bataan boasts restored Spanish-Filipino houses that make you travel back to Old Manila.
Las Casas Filipinas De Azucar connects the rich Spanish colonial era to the luxury and modernity of hotel accommodations today. The majestic 18th-century houses are perfect for capturing the beauty of the history and the rich culture of the Filipino people while giving tourists the chance to have a luxurious stay in Bataan.
How to get here: In Cubao, Manila, you can take the bus bound for Balanga City. There are trips available as early as 4 a.m. From the terminal in Balanga, you will need to ride the shuttle which drops you off about 300 metres from the gate of Las Casas Filipinas De Azucar.
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Tinipak River is one of the places to visit in the Philippines that give you both an adventure and beauty at the same time. Most of the people who visit this place climb up Mt. Daraitan, enter the cave and then go to the river. Surrounding the river are marble rock formations that perfectly complement the clear blue water that runs through the river.
Since it’s just 2 hours from the city centre, tourists can flock the area during weekends so it’s better to visit on weekdays. Also, make sure to bring a small lamp if you’re planning to enter the cave as it is pitch black inside.
Entrance Fee: P20 upon arriving at the Barangay Hall; P500 for the tour guide
How to get here: Ride one of the vans located at the Star Mall Shaw in EDSA which are bound for Tanay Public Market. After about an hour and a half (depending on traffic), you will arrive at Tanay Public Market where you will transfer to a jeepney going to Sampaloc. It’s a 45-minute ride and once you get to Sampaloc, you will ride a tricycle that will take you to Barangay Daraitan.
Continue exploring the rest of the Philippines by looking through more places to visit in Manila, hiking destinations near the city, surfing spots in the country, things to do on weekends and many more as featured in our Manila travel guides!
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