Everybody knows that the Philippines is a beach paradise, home of the world’s top beaches, including Boracay, Palawan and Siargao. The Philippines has retained its ranking among the world’s best tourist destinations, notwithstanding the closure of Boracay this year (but it will reopen in October 26, woohoo!!) Not everybody knows that the Philippines is also home to wonderful waterfalls and, of course, rivers.
There’s so much to do when you book a vacation to the Philippines, it’s impossible to get bored. Plenty of water activities, from surfing to banana boat riding. Get a nice tan on the beach or swim all day. Or, as we will show in these VisitPinas-tagged Instagram photos, just simply float in paradise.
“Keep floating.” That’s all Albert Sales Catiempo (check his Instagram account, @akosiberto_, for more photos) said at the Carabao Island in Romblon. Not much to say, really. Just enjoy the clear waters and float away.
In fact, as we noted in a previous post (The Boatman in Paradise: Philippine Travel Stories), there should really be no problem if you get left behind by the boat. You can simply float towards the nearest island, or, in the case of Boni Andito (check his Instagram account, @_bandino, for more photos), the nearest sandbar, which happens to be the Manjuyod Sandbar in Dumaguete.
If you still prefer floating into an island, perhaps the Magpupungko Rock Pools in Siargao Island, as we see in this photo by Mags Dizon (check her Instagram account, @magsdizon, for more photos), also featured in the post Best Island in Asia 2018, Siargao Island: Philippine Travel Stories (Photo Gallery):
There’s an endless parade of choices in the Philippines where you can spend a lazy day, just floating around and getting the perfect tan. Just get a Philippine map, cover your eyes, poke your finger anywhere in the archipelago, and the spot is likely just as perfect as any other Philippine island.
Head on to Dapa Island in Masbate, which is “a bare rock formation that is surrounded by crystal clear cold blue waters,” according to Rowie Pagcaliwagan (check his Instagram account, @rowiepoly, for more photos), who loves to travel by himself with nothing but a backpack and a camera.
We are going to update this post, so tag us with your “floating” photos.
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