Sta. Cruz Island registers 4,290 visitors-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Sunday, May 25, 2014
THE City Tourism Office foresees that the number of tourists -- locals and foreigners -- visiting the Greater Sta. Cruz Island will further increase with the completion of the facilities being undertaken by the local government.
City Tourism Officer Sarita Sebastian-Hernandez’ statement came after her office recorded a total of 4,290 tourists to have visited the Greater Sta. Cruz Island since January this year although the facilities are still being constructed.
Among the facilities that are being constructed are pavilion, rest rooms, and administration building, which form part of the first phase of development projects lined up by the city government.
The next facilities that will be constructed include business stalls, mini-wharf and utilities such as light and water.
Hernandez said that the month of April has registered the highest number of tourists -- 1,959 -- to have visited the island since January.
Hernandez said the number of tourists that visited Greater Sta. Cruz Island the past months 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 noted that tourists, both foreign and local, like to visit the Island because of the good ambiance for gathering, clean water, and easy access.