Caution: Their Instagram feeds might incite that familiar feeling of travel envy. Please proceed at your own risk.
We scoured the entire Instagram-verse and found these truly #ginalingan Instagram feeds of bundokeros and oceanholics whose snaps of life outdoors are nothing short of an extraordinary visual trip of the Philippines.
From the country’s finest beaches to towering mountains, get ready to be stoked as we trip to the country’s off-the-tourist-radar destinations through the lens of these top-notch, underrated Filipino Instagrammers:
@nellal has already amassed thousands of followers and it’s easy to see why. Her obsession with photography and life outdoors instantly gives you that vivid sense of wonder; from deserted ridges, towering peaks, magnicificient sunrise and fiery sunsets, her gallery is sure a visual treat.
It’s a sin not to follow this gal.
@kyzirb knows how to use Instagram and how to use it well. His gallery gives you that instant #feedgoals feel. More than the #awras thousands of feet above sea level, this bloke knows how to compose and color-grade; just enough enhancements and not overdoing it. Splendid!
Although his feed only has 65 posts as of posting, that should be enough to inspire you to explore the country’s best kept secrets. His gallery is one of the finest travel feeds I’ve ever seen on Instagram.
Once you see @markjosephbalines feed, you can’t unsee and leave it without hitting that Follow button. Marko’s feed takes you to the remote, unspoilt side of the Philippines, regularly giving you the much-needed inspiration to go outside. Keep ‘em coming, Mark!
Maybe you need a little sea-spiration to finally dive into a different world of freediving, then, @badjaw_’s feed is sure a spectacle. His gallery is littered with a lungful of deep-blue fun and lots of single-breath turtle-chasing.
Jaypee naturally has a knack of landscape photography, as his vibrant feed can tell. His gallery is both hypnotic and evocative. You’ll love the candid shots of people (and dogs) being added to the mix too.
If beach is your religion, this Bohol-based Instagrammer will leave you speechless. Armed with a DJI’s drone, GoPro and the finest camera there is, John takes you to the lavish and the unfamiliar side of Bohol.
@mie_moi is also our easy favourite. You can easily tell she loves beaches and hates crowds through her feed. And her aerials? Jaw-dropping! Some of her photos even made it to the front-page of Philippine Airlines.
Call it getting paid for your passion. Keep that passion burnin’, Charmz!
At a glance, you can easily tell from his feed that he is both a mountain regular and a religious sunrise-worshipper. You’ll both love and hate his feed. Love because of his well-composed snaps and hate because his destinations will surely stir the pot of envy while you’re locked in your cubicle gunning for work martyrdom.
Ella’s gallery is a regularly-updated mix of sunrise, mountains, sunsets, sea of clouds, waterfalls and just about every single splendor waiting for you outdoors.
Keep the love for outdoors burning, Ella!
That’s it! Be sure to use the hashtag #OutdoorIsLife to be discovered.