Cuyo Tourist Places to Visit in Cuyo, Philippines, Asia

Cuyo Tourist Places to Visit in Cuyo, Philippines, Asia

Cuyo is a 4th class municipality in Palawan province in Philippines, about 350 kms from provincial capital Puerto Princesa and about 1600 kms from Manila city. Manamoc, Bisucay, Caponayan Pamalican, Pandan, Round, Imalaguan, Lubid, Quiminatin and Cauayan are other small islands near Cuyo Island.


Geography of Cuyo:

Cuyo is placed between latitude 10°51′ in the north and longitude 121°01′ in the east which occupies an area of 85 sq. km.


History of Cuyo:

Cuyo is one of the ancient towns in Palawan province and it served as the 2nd capital of Palawan from 1873 to 1903 during Spanish rule in Philippines.

Cuyo is houses Spanish colonial period church, convent and fort and a schoolhouse, and a statue of national hero Jose Rizal.


Connectivity to Cuyo:

Cuyo has its own airport situated 1 kms from the heart of town with connections to Puerto Princesa, Cuyo, Boracay and Manila.

Cuyo has good connectivity with Puerto Princesa, Iloilo, Manila and Coron by ferry. The boats are usually departs from Cuyo Island Monday, Thursday, Sunday and leaves from other cities Friday and Tuesday. Montenegro Shipping Lines and Milagrosa Shipping Lines are the major boat operators.

Buses are accessible only to travel within Island. Tricycles and motor cycles are available for rent at Cuyo town.


Things to do in Cuyo:

Cuyo is the heaven of water sports lovers offers different adventure activities for tourists. The activities include snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, kiting, bicycling, motor biking and hopping. Ther are two windsurfing seasons namely Amihan season (from October to March) and Habagat season (from April to September).


Culture, Food and Shopping in Cuyo:

Cuyo has a strong cultural background dating back to 350 years. Pastores, the Chotis, Lanceros de Cuyo, Birginia and Paraguanen are the popular dance styles and Ang Gegma, Daragang Taga Cuyo and Tiis Manong Pido are the famous love songs among the natives Cuyo.

Tourists can taste different flavor cashew nuts in Cuyo and Tirek, Bondok, Combo and Lato are the purchasable items. Cuyo houses many traditional food corners serve customers with variety of dishes and also the town is well packed with shopping centres, retail outlets and health centres as well.


Tourist Attractions in Cuyo:    


Cuyo Fort:

Cuyo Fort was built during Spanish colonial era 1680. It is considered as one of the best ancient fort in Philippines.


Fish Sanctuary:

Fish Sanctuary is reserved fish sanctuary situated opposite of Quijano Windsurfing Retreat in Magsaysay. It is placed in the vicinity of Quijano beach.


Cuyo Church:

Cuyo Church was built in the year 1860 during Spanish rule in Philippines and is still good in condition.


Jose Rizal Monument:

Jose Rizal Monument is the statue of national hero Jose Rizal in Cuyo.


Other tourist attractions near Cuyo are:

  • Cuyo Convent
  • Schoolhouse
  • Aguado


Best time to visit Cuyo:

The months of dry season are good time to visit Cuyo.


Accommodation Options in Cuyo:

Cuyo is one of the best tourism centres in Philippines visited by thousands of tourists within the country and foreign every year to enjoy holidays. The facilities available in the hotels and resorts of Cuyo include rooms with TV, private bath and hot water, fridge, 24 hour room service, workout room, open parking facilities, 24 hour concierge, internet access, , laundry and dry cleaning.  The major hotels and resorts located in and around Cuyo are as follows:

  • Quijano Windsurfing Retreat
  • Nikki’s Pension
  • Feroland Hotel
  • PCAT Baywatch Resort
  • Tabunan Discovery Resort
  • Coco Verde Beach Resort
  • Feroland Lodging House
  • Amanpulo Pamalican Island Resort
  • Amanpulo Resort

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