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Cuyo Sights and Landmarks Guide, Philippines

A dozen of unexploited beaches, 45 islands and islets or more during low tides, hundreds of marine species and thousands of corals, these and more will be answered to you if you happen to ask a local tour guide in Cuyo. These are the gifts of nature that await you when you visit Cuyo.

Cuyo offers its nature loving visitors a complete trip that will surely bring them close to nature’s almost perfect creations. Cuyo is a haven for island hopping, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and boating around the mangrove areas between the islands. The untouched white beaches of Cuyo give a perfect place for the people avoiding overcrowding in Boracay. The strong wind in the island is perfect for windsurfing and kite flying. Visitors frequenting the place feast on these exclusive beaches and other sights of Cuyo.

The Cuyo Fort is the sole historic site in the Cuyo area that served as the town’s shelter from Moro raids in the past. This fort enclosed the church and the convent. The church and the fort, that was constructed in 1680, are still standing and are presently used by the people of Cuyo. A visit inside the fort will bring you back in time of the Spanish era and it gives you the feel of security that the fort offered to its occupants against the Moro’s. The Aguado Pilgrimage on the other hand is the showcase of the Christian devotions of the people of Cuyo. This religious custom is observed every Holy Week as a reenactment of the Way To The Cross.

A white sand beach with crystal clear water is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The place is also ideal for windsurfing and it is Capusan Beach’s pride. Quiminatin Island, a virgin island with white sand and clean waters. This is a perfect stop when doing island hopping.

Another beach is the Tabunan Beach which is one of the cleanest white sand beaches in the island, its clear water is perfect for swimming and observing the marine life on its shallow water near the shores. Imalaguan Fish Sanctuary houses millions of different marine life and fish species. Corals and coral reefs are also abundant in this sanctuary.

Pandan Island presents a difference with its black volcanic rocks and mixtures of grayish volcanic and white sands. Other islands that are equally exciting to discover are Seland Island and Bisucay Island. Quejano Beach is the nearest beach resort from the mainland of Cuyo. This can be reached by walking through the groves of cashew nuts and coconut trees. The development of this resort into a larger resort with complete amenities has just started.

Finally Mount Aguado that offers a long trail of walking after a 10-minute tricycle ride from town. The 360-degree view of the entire island rewards those who completed the trail.

Cuyo maybe an island, but it is an island full of rich sceneries and refreshing elements that nature bestowed on it.

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