Fort Pilar, Sta Cruz Island 3rd and 4th Most Visited Print
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 16:56



Historic Fort Pilar and the famous pink sands of Santa Cruz Island have been included among the top ten tourist destinations in Zamboanga Peninsula for the year 2017, based on tourism statistics.

The two tourist destinations came third and fourth and ranked behind Dapitan city’s Fantasy Land and Rizal Shrine, two places which clinched first and second spots respectively.

Fantasy Land alone had 1.6 million guests last year.

Rizal Shrine in Dapitan City had 196,051 visitors while Fort Pilar and Sta Cruz island had 99,594 and 62,703 visitors, respectively.

DOT-9 Officer Ludy Sirollo said that most of the data gathered were from ticket sales.

Other top tourist destinations in Zamboanga Peninsula are the following:  Cogon Eco-park, Sungkilaw Waterfalls, Casa Bernido Museum and Lakewood lake.

Sirollo also said that these tourist destinations have not received threats to security.  (Allen Abastillas)