4,290 tourists visited Greater Sta. Cruz Island PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 May 2014 14:36

The City Tourism Office here has recorded a total of 4,290 tourists, both foreigners and locals, who visited the Greater Sta. Cruz Island since January this year.

City Tourism Officer Sarita Sebastian-Hernandez made this announcement Friday citing the month of April registered the highest number of tourists—1,959—to have visited the island.

Hernandez said the number of tourists that visited Greater Sta. Cruz Island the past months are as follows: January, 742; February, 663; and March, 926.

Hernandez said that most of the tourists are interested to visit the Greater Sta. Island as they are curious to see the pink sand beach of the island.

The Greater Sta. Cruz Island, which is just 15 to 20 minutes ride away by small boat, boasts of its pink sand beach.

Hernandez said tourists, both foreign and local, like to visit the Island because of the good ambiance for gathering, clean water, and easy access.

Meanwhile, she said that the number of tourists visiting the Greater Sta. Cruz Island is expected to further increase once the construction of facilities is completed.

Among the facilities that are being constructed are a pavilion, rest rooms, administration building, business stalls, mini-wharf and utilities such as light and water. — RGAAG