(Text and photos by RJ Rosalado, ABS-CBN Zamboanga.)
Sta.Cruz Island has gained fame these past years for its natural pink sand. Red organ pipe corals are pulverized through the passing of time and mixes with the white sand to produce the unique pinkish color.
The island's pristine crystal waters add to the destination's popularity.
From Paseo del Mar in Zamboanga City, Sta.Cruz Island is just a 20-minute boat-ride at Php 100.
You can do snorkeling around the island to see the colorful corals, or play volleyball with your friends and family on the soft sands.
Locally made souvenir items at affordable prices can also be bought at the island.
Come and visit Sta. Cruz in Zamboanga!