- The Philippines has two magnificent pink beaches that can rival that of the Bermudas and the Bahamas
- The Great Santa Cruz Island in Zamboanga City and in Sila Island in San Vicente, Northern Samar have unspoiled pink beaches
- The pink sand is caused by dead tiny organisms washed up and mixed with bits of coral, shells and other debris in the seabed
The Philippines boasts of many beautiful beaches. With more than 7,000 islands, it is no surprise that we have hundreds of awesome beaches that travelers from all around the world come here to see and experience.
From the gray sands of Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte to the powder-fine white sand beaches of El Nido, Boracay, and Panglao Island, the Philippines has a wealth of coastal pleasures to offer.
However, unknown to many, the Philippines has two fascinating beaches with pink sand that could rival that of the Bermudas and the Bahamas.
According to an article written by Mini Malabanan and published by Dailypedia, the exceptional pink color is caused by tiny red organisms growing under the coral reefs. When these red organisms die on the ocean floor, they get washed up and mixed with bits of coral, shells, and other debris in the seabed. This gives the sand its characteristic pink color.
The two pink sand beaches which you can explore in the Philippines is found in Great Santa Cruz Island in Zamboanga City and in Sila Island in San Vicente, Northern Samar.
According to an article written by Clement Dampal and published on The Best Spots.Ph, the coralline pink beach in Great Santa Cruz in Zamboanga City is found in a small inhabited island in the southern part of the Philippines.
The island is described by tourists as a virgin island with pink sand like no other; the island is also home to waterbirds and flying foxes and has a lot of mangroves. Pulverized red organ pipe coral from years of erosion mixed with white sand gave this beach its unique color.
According to a story published on The Philippines.com, there is no need to worry about security problems, since the Philippine military is visible all around the pretty beach.
Meanwhile, hidden along the coast of Northern Samar province is an unspoiled beach with pink powdery sand called the Sila Island. The sand is tinted in shades of red or salmon when exposed to the sun. This is the reason why it is best time to visit the pink beach is during summer.