May 14, 2017

LIST: Picture-Perfect Places in the Philippines Worth Visiting

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  • With just a few weeks left for summer, we know you’re itching to hop on that next bus or boat to get you to the destination you’ve always wanted to go to. In the Philippines, a country abundant with tourist spots, we list some of the places where you can take a postcard-perfect shot on your next travel escapade.

    Time to take those cameras out and see the beauty of the Philippines through your lens! Book a visit now and see these spots in person to see why #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines:

    Calle Crisologo, Vigan

    Cobblestone streets of Calle Crisologo in Vigan

    One of the most-photographed places in the Philippines would definitely be Calle Crisologo in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. This street in Vigan is known to be a historical site where it is preserved to retain the Spanish architectural legacy in the country. Make sure to ride the calesa (horse-drawn carriage) to make your photo look more historic and dramatic.

    Location: Mena Crisologo St., Meztizo District, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

    Also read: Travel back in time to the historic city of Vigan, Ilocus Sur

    Cagsawa Ruins in Albay

    Cagsawa Ruins in Albay

    As one of the most recognizable tourist spots in the province of Albay, Cagsawa Ruins has become a popular tourist spot. Thanks to the perfectly cone-shaped Mayon Volcano on the background and the iconic bell tower, this is the only remaining structure from the Iglesia and Convento due to the volcanic eruption in the 1800s.

    Location: Cagsawa Ruins, Daraga, Albay

    Kayangan Lake in Coron, Palawan

    Kayangan Lake in Coron, Palawan

    Time to tick off Palawan in your travel bucket list as you visit Kayangan Lake in Coron! Dubbed as the cleanest lake in Asia, Kayangan Lake is also one of the iconic photography sceneries in the Philippines, thanks to its crystal turquoise water and gigantic limestone cliffs at the background.

    Location: Kayangan Lake, Coron, Palawan

    Also read: An enchanting paradise: Coron, Palawan

    Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao

    Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao

    Who wouldn’t want to take a photo of the Grand Staircase of the North called the Banaue Rice Terraces? Upon your ascent to the Cordillera region, make sure to visit the Banaue viewpoints where you can get a better view of the Rice Terraces. Tip: Best time to go here is between April to July, where the colors transition from green to gold.

    Location: Banaue, Ifugao, Cordillera Administrative Region

    Saud Beach in Pagudpud

    Powdery white sand beach of Saud Beach in Pagudpud

    Head on to the northernmost tip of the Philippines and explore Pagudpud! If beaches are your thing, then here’s one for you: Saud Beach, the so-called “Boracay of the North,” is a must-visit site for the perfect beach background scenery! With coconut trees neatly lined at the shoreline, powdery white sand, and quiet surroundings, Saud Beach is a go-to place for your beach-filled Instagram photos.

    Location: Saud Beach, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

    Also read: What’s Up North: Travel Guide to Ilocos Norte’s Laoag, Paoay, and Pagudpud

    Masungi Georeserve in Rizal

    Ecotourism spot Masungi Georeserve in Rizal

    Are you a nature-lover? Here’s a place for your picture-perfect shot: Masungi Georeserve in Rizal. This ecotourism spot found just a few hours away from Manila is one of the emerging travel destinations among the youth now, which gives a 360 view of the metro and the Laguna de Bay. Tip: bring your drones and action camera to take a picture-perfect shot!

    Location: Kilometer 47, Marcos Highway, Marikina-Infanta Road, Baras, Rizal

    Kapurpurawan Rock Formation in Ilocos Norte

    White rocks, windmills, and lush greeneries at Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

    Heading North? Make sure to visit the creamy white rock destination called the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation in Ilocos Norte. Tourists flock to this attraction where they can take photos with the interesting rock formations at the background, which makes you like you’re in another country!

    Location: Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, Burgos, Ilocos Norte

    Mt. Batulao in Nasugbu, Batangas

    Trek the mountain of Batulao in Nasugbu, Batangas!

    Conquer new heights as you head South when you trek Mount Batulao in Nasugbu, Batangas. Go sightseeing as you trek the lush green mountains, or take glorious photos of the sunset come nightfall. Make sure to go there in the early morning so the lighting is better for your photos!

    Location: Mt. Batulao, Nasugbu, Batangas

    Do you know any other picture-perfect places in the Philippines deserving to be in this list? Share it with us below!

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