Sta. Cruz Island, one of the world’s 21best beaches, was the center of activities Sunday with the opening “Fiesta na Isla” featuring a wide-array of beach and land activities and entertainment for a total of 8 weekends.
The festival drew hordes of picnickers and beach-combers from far and wide to Sta. Cruz Island, famous for its pink-white sands where nature is preserved for everyone to enjoy. Its opening on Easter Sunday capped the long weekend that reeled off with the observance of the Holy Week.
Organized by the Protected Area Management Unit (PAMU) under the Office of the City Mayor, the festival includes a variety of games and competitions that include a video competition showcasing the island, human sand sculpture, 3-on-boat racing, island race and mussel-eating competition among others.
The festival will also see the active participation of the community members featuring their diverse culture in songs and dances.
The Fiesta na Isla spans 8 weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) starting April 16 to May 13.
For inquiries, please contact the PAMU of the City Mayor’s Office through cell phone numbers 09272835684. (Sheila Covarrubias)