Little Santa Cruz Is

Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur

Little Santa Cruz Island is located 3.5 km south of downtown Zamboanga City, on the Basilan Strait.

Recent activities of illegal coral reef mining on nearby Great Santa Cruz Island has wiped out most of the vast and beautiful coral reef population. The numerous colorful fish and rich marine life is no longer there, but some adventurous fish life still comes to visit along with the ...

well-guarded human visitors. No matter, the beach and water is still a thing of beauty, and well worth your endeavor.

Thankfully, the thieves of nature cannot cause the same damage to nearby Little Santa Cruz Island because it is a guarded military installation, and the coral reef there is still healthy, and a possible source for restoration of the big island.  Wiki

Little Santa Cruz Island News

  • 3 Amazing Adventures You Shouldnt Miss In The Great Island Of Zamboanga

    3 Amazing Adventures You Shouldnt Miss In The Great Island Of Zamboanga

    From Zamboanga City's Paseo del Mar, one will get a glimpse of two beautiful islands on the horizon.

    The islands of Greater Sta. Cruz and Little Sta. Cruz are both protected areas in Zamboanga City. Greater Sta. Cruz is an island with a total land area of 2.6 kilometers inhabited by a small community of Badjaos.

    The other island, Little Sta. Cruz, is closed to the public because it is being used as a military camp.

    Here are three recommended things to do while in Greater Sta. Cruz Island:

    Laze by the pinkish sand beach

    The pink sand is a result of the pulverized red organ pipe ...

  • Supplemental plan up for Sta Cruz Islands

    Supplemental plan up for Sta Cruz Islands

    The Protected Area and Ecotourism Management Board (PAEMB) approved the supplemental ecotourism management plan for the Great and Little Sta. Cruz Islands in Cagayan de Oro City.

    Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said the plan includes the construction of the following: a watchtower; research station; marine laboratory; and, repair of the lighthouse.

    Salazar said the projects were proposed to be constructed and will be funded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The proposal was approved in a recent PAEMB meeting.

    She said the PAEMB approved the supplemental plan a ...

  • 10 under the radar white sand beaches in the Philippines you havent been to

    10 under the radar white sand beaches in the Philippines you havent been to

    After the widely successful remote beach list I posted last year, here's another ten that will surely whet your appetite to travel and discover more of the Philippines.

    Most of these beaches haven't been included in other beach lists that you usually find repeated again and again and I'm proud to say that I've personally been to all these.

    These are beautiful with white sand ranging from powdery white to cream colored to a mixture of sand, pebbles and other normal sea debris.
    Not all of these are readily accessible though. Case in point, Brother Island is private (but possible to visit) ...

  • A snaking sandbar at Little Sta Cruz Island

    A snaking sandbar at Little Sta Cruz Island

    It was such a sight to behold: in aquamarine waters, a long snakelike sandbar stretching for a hundred meters before disappearing into the sea with the waves coming at both sides and meeting in the middle. The view was like an echo of that Moses's parting of the sea, except that this was just a natural sandbar at the Little Sta. Cruz Island.

    For those who do not know, there are two islands off Zamboanga City. The bigger one, Greater Sta. Cruz Island is for tourists and visitor where they can swim and spend a few hours. The little one is actually off limits. Despite the beautiful water, you ...

  • Biodiversity conservation to enhance PHL eco tourism prospect

    Biodiversity conservation to enhance PHL eco tourism prospect

    Environment chief Ramon Paje is seeking more biodiversity conservation nationwide to help boost Philippine ecotourism which government estimated as potentially generating up to PHP157 billion in revenues by 2016.

    "The Philippines will be reaping economic benefits of biodiversity through ecotourism," he said as Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) stepped up its campaign for biodiversity conservation financing and ecotourism in the country.

    He noted the Philippines has the potential to be an ecotourism star, having some 240 protected areas (PAs) and being one of the worl ...

  • Cebu tourist zones and marine reserves

    Cebu tourist zones and marine reserves

    President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos on November 10, 1978 issued Proclamation No. 1801 entitled "Declaring certain islands, coves, and peninsulas in the Philippines as tourist zones and marine reserves under the administration and control of the Philippine Tourism Authority."

    The presidential proclamation said the Philippines abounds with natural beauty and potentials for aquatic sports, tourism and marine life conservation.

    It further said that these natural resources offer great potential and tremendous advantage in the growing worldwide interest in aquatic sports. That the lack of prope ...