5 Insta-ready Provinces You Should Visit This Summer

Summer is here and we all know that you can’t wait to have that vacation. With the scorching heat and Manila traffic, it is sure that you’d like to getaway and enjoy the sun with some sand and sea.

There are many provinces to visit in the Philippines, and all are equally beautiful in their own right. But if you are looking for a place that has the comforts of the city without sacrificing the calmness of a vacation then here are some of the places we checked out that are insta-ready and perfect for your summer getaway.


Boracay is almost synonymous to the word summer and if you want to hit the beach and get some drinks, Boracay is the place to be. With its fine white sand and crystal blue water, it is sure that you will fall in love with its natural beauty. At night time, Boracay transforms to an enchanted little city with twinkling lights, good music and great company.

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Boracay recently got an upgrade when it comes to cell reception as Smart completed the roll-out of enhanced 4g and 3g coverage so you can share your insta-worthy adventures on the dot.


If you are up for a food trip and an adventure, Cebu is the perfect place for you. No doubt, Cebu has the most delicious food and if you haven’t tried Cebu Lechon, then make sure you have it on your summer itinerary. When in Cebu City, you have to visit Tops which is the viewing deck looking out the whole city, while Mactan and Moalboal are great for swimming and scuba diving.

A Couple's Retreat 5 Things To Do When In Cebu 22

Initial tests in Metro Cebu have produced average LTE download speeds of 20 mbps and average 3G download rates of 6 mbps for Smart so you can post those nice snaps and insta stories.


Aside from the delicious malagos chocolates, Davao is also a must-visit during summer. One of our favorite places there for summer is Mati which is 3 hours away from Davao City. It is a perfect stretch of white sand to catch some sun or if you are feeling adventurous, you can try skydiving or something a little more chill like skim boarding.

Malipano Island Davao


Whether you want to attend a music festival or go for the water adventures, Cagayan De Oro has it all. Though one of the less thought of places during summer, CDO is the home of river rafting, canyoneering, and river trekking. You can also try airsoft if you have a little more time in your hands.

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If you are looking for an adventure not too far away, Rizal should definitely be on your itinerary. You can try the ATV, visit Tinapak River, swim at Daranak Falls or chill by Pilila Windmills and other mountains with breathtaking views.

Hiking Mountains in Rizal Mount Daraitan Mount Pamitinan Mount Sembrano Mount Tagapo

Your insta-friends wouldn’t even know where you are because Rizal is a less-travelled place during summer. But if you do want to share your exploration on social media, you wouldn’t have to worry because of Smart’s upgraded cell sites with the full LTE experience.

Be there like never before. With Smart’s most reliable and improved network, you can now share all your adventures with your friends and loved ones. Everyone is within your reach with likes, comments, video call, share or even insta stories. No matter where you are, Smart can bring you there. Smart subscribers can enjoy faster internet connection, Like Never Before.



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