Cuyo Island Travel Guide

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Cuyo Island Things to Do

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    by cachaseiro Written May 11, 2013

    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.

    War memorial at Cuyo Island.
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    by cachaseiro Written May 11, 2013

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    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.

    Cuyo beach. Beach in Cuyo.
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    by cachaseiro Written May 10, 2013

    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 Fort. Cuyo Fort.
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Cuyo Island Transportation

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    by davidjo Written Dec 10, 2014

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    Cuyo is the main island of the 45 in the Cuyo archipelago and you can get there by boat from various places.
    MILAGROSA Shipping line have 2 boats a week from Puerto Princesa departing 15.00 on Thursday and Sunday arriving around 7 am the next morning. These boats will continue to Iloilo at 5 pm the same day.
    Montenegro Lines have a boat that leaves Puerto Princesa at 18.00 om Mondays arriving early Tuesday morning and continuing to Iloilo at lunchtime.
    Milagrosa boats leave Iloilo at 19.00 Monday and Thursday arriving the next morning and continue to Puerto Princesa at 15.00 arriving the next morning.
    Montenegro line leaves Iloilo at 8 am Saturdays arriving in the evening and continue to Puerto Princesa at 21.00 arriving next morning.
    M/V D'Asean Journey leaves Manila on Sundays at 16.00 arriving Coron next morning and continues to Cuyo at 17.00 that night arriving Tuesday morning.

    WARNING
    Boats in the Philippines often change their schedules so it is best to check with the shipping lines for the latest information

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    by cachaseiro Written May 10, 2013

    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.

    The ferry from Milagrosa shipping at the port in C The ferry port at Cuyo island. Onloading and offloading cargo to the ferry on Cuy
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