Featured Beach: Pitas Island Beach
It is hard to imagine that the City of Zamboanga has many beautiful beaches within its city limits, but nevertheless many people, including native Zamboanguenos themselves, are amazed that there are that many additional beaches within their reach that they have not heard or seen before, or may have heard of but not seen before. We at Zamboanga.com are working hard to enlighten all our readers about the many wondrous beaches that beckons their discovery or re-discovery, in hopes that you will get a chance to enjoy the numerous natural attractions the city has to offer its visitors.
Right across from Bolong Beach, one could almost swim towards its white sand beach via the narrow channel dividing Pitas Island from the mainland of Zamboanga City. The island is sparsely inhabited by a few fishermen, and the white sand beach is better accessed via a local motorized vinta for a few hundred pesos (for the 11 Islands group) - most of the cost is fairly negotiable, depending on who you know. The crystal-clear water surrounding these Eleven Islands, as most are locally known by, belongs to the Moro Gulf. The water is teeming with fish, and snorkeling is a good option.
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