In Cuyo town you have a little memorial over the people from the island that dies in the second world war where Cuyo played a strategic role.
As a european it really shows you that this war was turely a world war when you see that people from such a remote island in Asia died in the war.
The memorial is in the park that is in front of the Cuyo Fort.
Cuyo island has some of the best beaches i have seen in the Philippines and they are totally deserted by tourists, so this is a place to go if you want a fantastic beach all by yourself.
That also means that you do not have facilities such as water sports, beach bars and so on.
I couldn't help thinking that this place was a little like Boracay without tourists.
You might be suprised to see that tiny little Cuyo Island has one of the biggest and best preserved forts in the entire country.
It was build by the spanish in 1680 and has a church and a convent build in to it and it's quite impressive.
It's located right in the middle of Cuyo town and easy to walk to if you arrive with the ferry.
Cuyo island is situated inbetween Iloilo and Puerto Princesa and many of the ferries between these two towns dock on Cuyo island half way in to their journey and these ferries are currently the best way of getting to the island as there is not at the moment any regular airline traffic to the island.
Going to Cuyo island is an overnight journey by ferry and you have several ferries a week linking the island to some of the bigger islands in the region.
Milagrosa shipping and Montenegro shipping are the two main ferry companies to service the route between Cuyo and Iloilo aswell as Puerto Princesa.