The magazine arm of the National Geographic has recently released their series of the world’s top 21 beaches, with one Philippine attraction making it to the list.
And no, it’s not Boracay, and neither is it in Palawan or Subic, which have all been previously touted as part of the best beaches in the world by various travel magazines.
This time, the Great Santa Cruz Island in Zamboanga gets the limelight for their pink beaches.
According to National Geographic, the Philippines which is hardly lacking in gorgeous beaches also boasts the pink-sand variety, too.
“The blush color comes from billions of pieces of crushed red organ-pipe coral, seen in every handful of sand,” its caption read.
It added that the number of guests in the island is regulated, which means that you should plan your trip in advance if you wish to enjoy these natural wonders.
Zamboanga’s pink beach gets its name from the sand present there, which is actually white but gets mixed with bits and pieces of the red organ pipe coral that gets naturally broken down due to the waves.