CYC Island or Coron Youth Club is the only free beach in the area, since it is public and no people live there. Well, there are some denizens on the island, most famous being the monkey who gladly welcomes all visitors in hope of getting a treat. Also, a cat, apparently a good friend of the monkey, resides on the island, as do the two dogs who tend to swim between this and neighboring islands.
CYC beach has white sand, shallow waters and perfect temperature, ideal for swimming. There are no corals in this beach since the bottom is pure sand. Marine life is not as abundant and exciting as in Siete Pecados, for example, except for jellyfish and sea urchins, so it’s more suitable for wandering the beauty of nature, strolling along the sandy shores or basking under the warm sun.
It is home to big mangrove trees, which present an excellent site for taking pictures. Mangrove trees are noticeable by their dense tangle of prop roots that make the trees appear to be standing on stilts above the water. These roots allow the trees to handle the daily rise and fall of tides.
CYC Island is located some five kilometers south-east from Coron town and it is nested in the triangle between Uson Island, Dinanglet Island and Coron Island.