Summer 2017: Palawan island boasts of 'pink sand'

Rex Ruta, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 27 2017 07:30 PM

BALABAC, Palawan - An island off the coast of this town has been attracting both local and foreign tourists to step into its shores to experience its unique "pink sand."

The rose-tinted sand on Camiaran Island is due to the refined pink shells and red corals that naturally blended with Palawan's signature white sand.

Aside from the pink beach, the town's Cape Melville lighthouse that was built during the Spanish colonial period has also been considered as one of the tourist attractions in the area.

The 297-foot lighthouse's viewing decks have been providing tourists with good vantage points where the town's forests and beaches can be seen.

It was declared by the National Historical Commission as one of the historical landmarks in the Philippines.