Pretty in Orange: Philippine Travel Stories

There’s something mesmerizing about orange or any its shades and related hues. Fiery and sexy, yet serene and wholesome at the same time. We’ve featured a lot of those hues, VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram. We’ve found a whole lot of those beautiful hues and it’s a sin not to feature the rest of those Philippine travel photos. So, here we go.

The Alicia Panoramic Park

Bohol is know for its fine beaches and majestic Chocolate Hills, but there’s another attraction fit for trekkers and soul-searchers alike — the Alicia Panoramic Park. Found in the town of Alicia, Bohol, the Alicia Panoramic Park offers a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and breathtaking sunrise. Or sunset (we love sunsets).

Here’s an bird’s eye view of the Alicia Panoramic Park, courtesy of the Nataniel Luperte (check his Instagram account, @natluperte, for more awesome photos).

Cloud 9, Siargao Island

Marge Travels believes that “God is a wonderful God, He made wonderful destinations and my wonderful hubby.” We take her word about having a wonderful husband, and you can also take our word that, yes, Siargao Island is truly a wonderful destination. Look at this photo of Siargao’s Cloud 9, captured by  Marge Travels during sunrise (check her Instagram account, @thewanderwifey, for more awesome photos).

Siargao is hands-down the surfing capital of the Philippines, with all the charm of a small Philippine island. Sure, there are horror stories about the lack of medical facilities (would love to see one in the future) right in the middle of Cloud 9, and we had a first-hand experience of those injuries with our kid. But we know that surfers don’t whine, and when you get injured while learning to surf, you suck it up and find a way, although that’s just our opinion. Bring a first aid kit, we may add, because, trust us, there are more beer joints than first aid kits around Cloud 9.

Foliage of Benguet

Combine the tranquility of a deep mountain hike, the strong hues of foliage, and the soothing embrace of fog, what do you get? You get Benguet. Here, let Juan Saludes (check his Instagram account,, for more photos) explain this scene:

“Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings.”

Sand Dunes of Paoay, Ilocos Norte

“Rest if you must, but don’t quit,” says cjdeguzman_ as caption of his photo in the Sand Dunes of Paoay, Ilocos Norte (check its Instagram account, @cjdeguzman_, for more photos). Or you can just take a 4×4 ride through the golden sand dunes of Ilocos. See also The Golden Sand Dunes of La Paz, Ilocos Norte.

Palawan Sunset

Some things are expected to be beautiful. For one, we expect the beaches of Palawan to be stunning. There’s a reason why Palawan ranks consistently as the top beach in the world. We expect the sunsets in the Palawan beaches to be as spectacular. And we expect the photos of Allan Pineda, like this Palawan sunset, to be just as awesome. Go ahead, check the Instagram account, @allan_lira, of this nurse lakwatsero and beach bum for more awesome photos.

Cambugahay Falls Swing

Let’s play a game — spot the orange. Trust us, there’s orange there, this photo of Cambugahay Falls in Siquijor. Photo courtesy of Rowie Pagcaliwagan (check his Instagram account, @rowiepoly, for more photos), who makes our job easier by including a short and sweet caption: “Cambugahay is a three-tiered waterfall and it’s uber clean and blue! Easy to reach, you can swim, jump off the falls or use the tarzan swing for a quick adrenalin rush!”

Boracay Sunset

Of course, this list can never be complete without the fiery orange sunset of the world-famous Boracay island, courtesy of Ram Lopez (check its Instagram account, @ramlopez_, for more photos). “The Boracay experience is never complete without this kind of sunset,” he said. We love that Boracay sunset. We never get tired watching it.

We’re going to update this post, so tag us with your orange shade Philippine photos and stories.

[Photos reproduced with permission (thanks). Tag your Philippine travel photos with #visitpinas so we can track it down. Photos will be featured in this blog’s photo of the day and in instagram/VisitPinas, facebook/VisitPinas, twitter/VisitPinas.]

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