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Cuyo is part of a group of 45 islets known as Quiniluban. It lies south of Mindoro and between Northern Palawan and Panay. The biggest island in this group is Cuyo with an area of 22 square miles and is about 9 miles long. Cuyo is divided in two municipalities, namely Cuyo and Magsaysay. Cuyo and the surrounding islands are among the least exploited islands in the Philippines. The Cuyonon are believed to be of Malay origin. They are of medium build with brown complexion, and with straight or curly hair. The Cuyonon speak the Cuyonon dialect. Social control emanates from the family whose primary concern is the welfare of the extended group. Cuyo is a traveller's dream for those who want to get from the crowd. Among the activities are windsurfing, kite surfing / kite boarding, volley ball, tennis, walking, jogging, bicycling, or motor biking. The "Quijano Windsurfing Retreat" can arrange day trips by outrigger fishing boats to other islands – depending on the wind and wave conditions. Among those islands are Cocoro and Pandan islands. Taguayan island is one of the great snorkelling spots of the Philippines. Daily flights from Manila (Terminal 2 & 3) to Puerto Princesa in Palawan or Iloilo on Panay Island. From Puerto Princesa and from Iloilo Cuyo can be reached by ferries operated by the Montenegro and Milagrosa shipping lines. All boats provide separate air-conditioned sections. Private cabins are available on request [for timetable / schedule visit our homepage] After a hectic time in Boracay, why not spend some leisure time on Cuyo Island. To travel from Boracay to Cuyo you can take a bus or rent a van from Caticlan to Iloilo and then by ferry Cuyo. Kite boarders and wind-surfers should preferably bring their own equipment The "Quijano Windsurfing Retreat" in Magsaysay is at present the only beach resort on Cuyo island. However, there are two hotels in Cuyo town: Nikki's Pension with 10 rooms and a restaurant at Capusan beach, and the Feroland Hotel with 8 rooms located nearby. Cuyo is a place blessed with nature’s beauty. Secluded and quiet, it is surrounded by beautiful beaches. The island is covered with cashew and coconut trees that gracefully sway to the wind and thick clumps of bamboo abound. And of course, the vast blue seas – home to a myriad of corals and sea creatures – that seem extend to eternity. The island appeals to people who enjoy taking walks, swimming, meditating, and discovering a unique local culture. Friendly people known as Cuyonon who have their own language inhabit Cuyo. They practice a culture of it's own, which was preserved since hundreds of years. Cuyo is a rare place where the concept of excessive materialism does not exist, yet people are thankful and welcoming, where happiness is equated with putting value on love and life, and living means working with nature and not trying to change it. Cuyo is divided in two municipalities, namely Cuyo and Magsaysay – the location of the “Quijano Windsurfing Retreat”.

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