An international website named the Philippines the second most Instagrammable place in the world for 2021.
Website the Big 7 ranked the Philippines second to Tokyo, Japan in its list of 50 Most Instagrammable Places in the World-2021.
“Home to incredible natural wonders like an underground river and tranquil rice terraces in addition to a vibrant culture and history spanning several millennia; and over 7,500 islands – the Philippines as a whole are extremely Instagrammable,” the Big 7 said.
“From the bustling capital of Manila complete with colorful colonial streets to the absolute oasis of Boracay, the gram opportunities here are endless,” it added.
Big 7’s top 10 Most Instagrammable Places in the World-2021 are:
- Tokyo, Japan
- Paris, France
- New York City, New York
- Istanbul, Turkey
- Dubai, UAE
- Havana, Cuba
- Sydney, Australia
- London, England
- Chicago, Illinois
In October 2020, the Big 7 also included two Philippine islands as among the 50 most beautiful places in the world: Palawan, which ranked 8th, and Boracay, grabbing the 18th spot.
Philippines is 2nd most Instagrammable place in the world for 2021 – travel website
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippines continues to retain its spot as a top travel destination in the world, with citations from different magazines and websites.
Recently, Condé Nast’s Traveler’s 25 Best Island Beaches in the World: 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards list included the White Beach in Boracay and El Nido in Palawan placed second and ninth.
According to Conde Nast’s Caitlin Morton, Boracay is a “screensaver brought to life, with dazzling white sand, so-clear-you-can-see-your-toes water and a lush jungle backdrop, available to anyone willing to make the journey.”
“The island used to fly under the radar with one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – but the secret’s out. Now the three-mile White Beach, with its grottos and beachside dining (and nightlife), is its busiest swath of sand,” Morton added.
Meanwhile, Morton said Palawan shockingly remains steadily under the radar, even though it continues to rank highly in Readers’ Choice Awards.
“El Nido alone is home to around 50 white sand beaches – it’s impossible to choose just one – all of which are set around dramatic limestone formations and have the finest and whitest sand you’ll ever see. The water is so blindingly blue it makes the Caribbean Sea look murky in comparison. And the sunsets? Well, they’ll ruin you for life. Consider yourself warned,” Morton said.