9 Instagram-Worthy Spots In The Philippines: Antique, Batanes, Cebu
Explore the many Instagram-worthy cities across the Philippines, from Batanes to Batangas, and return home with memories you'll cherish forever. Look through the list below and prepare to take your friends or family on a fun adventure this summer.
1/9 Tibiao, Antique
Have a relaxing bath the traditional way in Antique. Apart from the unique experience, you'll be having in Tibiao with the Original Kawa Bath, you'll certainly fall in love with nature. There are also waterfalls and vast greeneries to admire.
2/9 Basco City, Batanes
Run across the boundless hills of Vayang Rolling Hills. Don't forget to visit its oceanside to get a glimpse of the vast blue ocean. Another worth-visiting spot can be found in Mahatao, Batanes—the Tayid Lighthouse that looks comparably astonishing at night as it does during the day.
3/9 Bonifacio Global City, Manila
Become lost in this modern jungle and find some nooks and crannies with some of the most beautiful and engaging wall art in BGC. You can even take photos with a breathtaking view of towering buildings at night to capture the bustling city.
Aside from the beautifully-decorated Temple of Leah, which brings you back to the Roman era, there are quite a lot of Instagrammable spots within Cebu. This includes the 10,000 Roses Café in Cordova, Cebu. Quickly drop by for a cup of coffee and snap a few photos amidst 10,000 white roses then drive to Sanjercas Ext Rd, Cebu City for Circa 1900, a modernised Filipino house.
5/9 Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Travel to the past by visiting Calle Crisologo. Here you'll find Spanish-era architecture, cobblestone roads, and a kalesa. After visiting, don't leave just yet and head over to Quirino Boulevard to visit the Syquia Mansion where former President Elpidio Quirino once lived in. You may also gaze at the historic Vigan Bell Tower. By night, saunter around Plaza Salcedo as it turns into a colourful provincial capitol.
6/9 Sagay City, Negros Occidental
Cross through the elevated cement pathway in Molocaboc Island, giving you the opportunity to (almost) walk on water as the pathway vanishes by high tide. Enjoy the wonders of marine life by relishing seafood while gazing at its gorgeous view of the ocean.
7/9 Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
Known as a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippines, this famous destination is often visited by surfers across the world. The surfer's paradise, Cloud 9, is also a notable place to check out. Then visit Daku Island, Guyam Island, and Naked Island to enjoy captivating scenery.
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8/9 Tagaytay City, Cavite
Once you've admired the view from People's Park or Sky Ranch in Tagaytay, delight yourself with some good food, a cup of drink, and a gorgeous backdrop in cafes like the cosy Bag of Beans along Aguinaldo Highway, the lavish Antinuous Luxury Cafe that serves your drink in designer cups, or the sweet and Instagrammable chocolates at Tsokolateria.
9/9 Baguio City, Benguet
Returning to the City of Pines is always a treat. There are too many wondrous places we love coming back to including the BenCab museum and Camp John Hay. But next time you drive up the hills, visit the Bell House which is a library and museum designed as a beautiful American home. You may also visit the Tam-Awan Heritage Village, a hillside museum concealed within a white building that houses various artworks. Afterwards, have a decadent meal at Forest House while enjoying their cosy interior and view by the terrace.
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