Zamboanga’s ‘Pink Beach’ among world’s best — National Geographic
A beach in the southern island of Zamboanga has been hailed as one of the world’s 21 best beaches by National Geographic.
In an online article, Nat Geo listed Pink Beach in Great Santa Cruz Island, Zamboanga as one of the world’s top beach destinations and highlighted its pink-colored sand.
“Hardly lacking in gorgeous beaches, the Philippines claims a pink-sand variety, too. The blush color comes from billions of pieces of crushed red organ-pipe coral, seen in every handful of sand,” Nat Geo said.
“The number of visitors to the island is regulated, and advance arrangements should be made through the tourist office in Zamboanga,” it added.
Other beaches that made it to the list are: Playa del Amor in Marietas Islands in Mexico; Cathedrals Beach in Ribadeo, Spain; Anse Source d’Argent in La Digue, Seychelles; One Foot Island in Aitutaki, Cook Islands; Sunset Beach in Brunswick Islands, North Carolina; Lazy Beach in Koh Rong Island, Cambodia; Bowman’s Beach in Sanibel Island, Florida; Shell Beach in Shark Bay, Western Australia; Lyme Regis in England; Cannon Beach in Oregon; Carmel City Beach in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California; Noordwjk Beach in The Netherlands; Papakolea Beach in Hawaii; Reynisfjara Beach in Iceland; Pelican Beach in South Water Caye, Belize; Blue Bay in Mauritius; Cas Abao Beach in Curacao; Sleeping Bear Point in Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan; Piscinas Beach in Arbus, Sardinia; and Corniche Beach in La Teste-De-Buch, France.
Last year, the world-renowned Boracay was hailed the best island in the world by international travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler. Palawan and Cebu also made it to the list. JE
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