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One of the first places we visited was the quiet little town of Oslob on the island of Cebu. One thing I distinctly remember from this area is the breathtaking sunsets! If you plan on visiting the area, make sure to stop, take a breath, and enjoy a sight most people never get to witness in their lifetime! A gorgeous, Philippines sunset!
This little island is its private oasis. It is home to some of the most exciting sea animals and coral reefs, making it the perfect spot for an Instagram photo!
The island is only a 15-20 minute boat ride from Oslob. Once arriving on the island, it is a small entrance fee of 50 pesos per person. You’ll encounter some of the whitest sand in all of the Philippines. And you’ll also swim in some of the cleanest, bluest water.
The island is also home to its own private resort, so if you’re looking to stay a couple of nights, check out the Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort!
Dustin and I actually came to visit Inambakan Falls by total accident! With some downtime in our itinerary, we asked a few locals what they recommended we check out in Cebu. Without hesitation, our tuk-tuk driver for the day took us to Inambakan Falls, and we were not disappointed! I still remanence with this Instagram photo and still can’t fully believe a beautiful waterfall like this actually exists!
Tumalog Falls is such an impressive waterfall that my Instagram photo can’t do it justice! even though it’s more of a “mist” than an actual waterfall, it’ll still make any photographer drool upon the sight of it. Tumalog Falls can be found on the island of Cebu, in Oslob by the whale shark encounters.
Palawan is an island that needs no introduction. While in El Nido, Dustin and I rented a motorcycle for the day and explored the area. One of the most popular beaches, and for good reason, is Nacpan Beach. This place is totally Instagram worthy! Taking a dip in the water feels so refreshing after being in the hot, Philippine’s summer sun!⠀
Voted numerous times as the world’s most beautiful beach, it’s hard not to get a great Instagram photo with all the white powdered sand and rows upon rows of luscious palm trees. This picture is actually one of my favorite’s of Dustin and I. It’s a product of us just being total goofballs and enjoying paradise together!
It’s hard not to play around the palm trees when there’s just so many of them on Boracay! The country did a fantastic job cleaning and restoring this beach so future generations can continue to enjoy its beauty!
This picture was taken on an island-hopping expedition from El Nido to Coron! Their Ultimate Adventure Tour gets you off the beaten path! This super fun boat tour will have you living in paradise for three days in beach huts and camping tents, as well as kayaking and snorkeling in some of the most pristine water on earth!
I wrote a review of the three day, two-night tour here:
While visiting the Philippines, don’t be afraid to wander off into the unknown! Some of the best Instagram photos happen when you least expect it.
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