Saturday, January 24, 2009

PINK Sand Beach Anyone? I'm Off to Zamboanga


This would be my first time to set foot in Asia's Latin City... Zamboanga. Many would be a fan of white sand beaches but do you know that there is also a pink sand beach? The sand of the Great Santa Cruz Island, in its natural state is uniquely "pinkish." It is a coloration effect of pulverized rare red organ-pie coral from erosion mixed in with the white sand.

Aside from Santa Cruz Island you will not be able to find any pink sand beach here in Asia as it is very rare that if you want to find other pink sand beaches you must go to Hawaii, Greece or in the Caribbean.

Why is Zamboanga City dubbed as Asia's Latin City? The major language of the locals is known as Chavacano which is based on 70% Spanish words and the remaining 30% from Tagalog, Cebuano and other Philippine languages. It may also be because of the similarity of the traditions with Spain, particularly the patroness Our Lady of the Pillar which is also the Patroness of Spain.

*picture taken from www.zamboanga.com

12 comments:

Christine said...

wow..Zamboanga..have fun! I wanna go there too..you revamped your site..it's nice!

By the way, thanks for dropping by my site and the kind words. :)

Christine
The Jovial Wanderer

Carlota said...

waaahhhh.. very nice... i didn't know that. weeee. thanks for the info

the donG said...

wow! never been there! am i really from that region??? hehehe...

ian said...

looking forward to pics and stories from Zamboanga. i've heard it's a great place but the sad news items coming from the area mask its beauty... kwento and pics ha =]

kegler747 said...

@ Christine: Ur welcome... Thanks also for noticing the changes here in my blog :)

kegler747 said...

@ Carlota: Ako rin, kelan ko lang nalaman na meron palang pink sand. Alam ko lang white, brown at black :)

kegler747 said...

@ the dong: Ang ganda pala ng region mo. Worth exploring talaga, sana lang eh bumuti na ang peace & order situation para naman di matakot ang mga turista na bumisita.

kegler747 said...

@ ian: hello doc! di ako nadisapoint, maganda dto sa Zamboanga. Most of the potential visitors changed their mind and not visit anymore when they hear bad news about this city or the entire Zamboanga region. I hope that Zamboanga will finally find peace so it can develop more as it is a very beautiful city and province.

Mitz said...

sabi nga ng friend ko okay nga daw yung pink beach. it's hard to capture it sa pics though. :) have fun! post a lot of pics :)

Lawstude said...

wow. one of my dream destinations yan carlo. travel safe.

silverfork said...

Saya! Pakita ka more pics pagbalik mo :-)

dodong flores said...

I'd been to Zamboanga too first week of January. I still yet to blog about it...