(CUYO ISLAND GROUP)
Tagauayan Island is part of the Cuyo Group
of Islands scattered in northern Sulu Sea,
between Palawan and Panay Island.
Tagauayan, also known as Pan de Azucar
during the Spanish era, is a U-shaped, 400
hectare and seemingly two adjacent islands but it’s not. One can actually walk from one
“island” to the other during low tide.
Tagauayan is under barangay Cocoro - which is
also the name of its neighbouring island.
Cuyo, the name of the biggest island in the
group has an airport that can accommodate
chartered flights and private planes. The Cuyo
Group also includes Pamalican Island which is
known for its luxurious and world renowned
Amanpulo Resort. All of the Cuyo Islands are
within the jurisdiction of the municipality of
Magsaysay, province of Palawan.
Tagauayan’s main island is about 350 hectares where
the highest peak at 490 feet above sea level is
situated. It’s northern and southern edges are mostly
rocky, but it’s inland portions are made of loam soil
where agriculture can thrive. On the otherhand, the
“small island” is about 50 hectares where 70% is
Tagauayan Island is formed like a
rocky and 30% is sandy beach. The seemingly two
U-shape. The opening that fronts
adjacent islands are actually one which becomes
northeast is the entrance to
evident during low tides. Coconuts, citrus, bananas
Tagauayan Bay which is the
and other vegetations abound through out the island.
safest and most appropriate
berthing area that could
accommodate even large steelhulled vessels. The wide beach
along the bay also serves as
landing site for helicopters. It
may also be possible to build an
air strip on this side of the island.
The tidal “Land bridge” connecting the small island to the main island.
There are a few families living in Tagauayan
where sufficient potable fresh water
sources are available. There is no electricity
and no existing roads. There are no
established resorts and only a couple of
stores are operating in the island. The
island boasts of two white sand beaches: a
600-meter northeastern beachfront, and a
900-meter long beach in its southeastern
front. Both beaches extends to about 250280 meters seaward. There’s also a marine
sanctuary in the island where one can swim
and snorkel to enjoy the spectacular
underwater scenery. Tagauayan with its
unsullied environment takes pride in its
alluring natural beauty, pristine white sand
beaches and abundant marine life.
How to get there?
There are several ways to get to Tagauayan
From Manila take a 1-hour flight to Iloilo City
in Panay Island. From Iloilo, board the ship for
a 12-hour trip to Cuyo Island. In Cuyo town,
take the 30-minute tricycle ride to Magsaysay
town where a motorized boat can be rented
for a 45-minute trip to Tagauayan Island.
Another option is via Puerto Princesa City (also
an hour’s flight from Manila). At Puerto
Princesa, ride a ship bound for Cuyo port (1416 hours trip). Then, take the same motorcycle
and motorized boat rides to Tagauayan.
The fastest option is taking a chartered flight
directly to Magsaysay town, one of two towns in
Cuyo Island. From the airport, its just a short
motorcycle ride to the wharfs - for the boat ride
Cuyo Airport in Magsaysay town is well suited for
chartered flights and private planes. It is regularly
being used by planes delivering fresh seafood to
Behold, Nature’s Treasures
Tagauayan Island - Bare, Unspoiled, and Beautiful.
A hidden and tranquil paradise away from all the
hustles & bustles of city life. Ideal for eco-tourism
and exclusive resort projects.
The property is legally titled under the laws of the
Republic of the Philippines, and all
inquiries/negotiations may be coursed thru it’s
consultants – Tierra De Oro Realty & Development
Co.,Inc. ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. E.L.
Salas (email: email@example.com ).
The property is open for sale, lease, joint venture
or other forms of cooperative agreements,
partially or fully.
The many exciting possibilities on the property
makes it an ideal project for foreign investors or
conglomerates who can handle large scale