Explore Ajuy: Your Gateway to Negros through FF Cruz RoRo

The municipality of Ajuy is a gem in the northern part of Iloilo province. Its historical landmarks, beautiful mountains and hills, coastal vibe, and food are worth exploring.

It started from a small settlement established by the early Malayan freedom-seekers. The town is approximately 83 kilometers from Iloilo City and can be reached by car or bus.

Ajuy also serves as a gateway for transportation of goods and travelers to Negros Occidental and beyond, through the F.F. Cruz RORO vessel from Bay-ang terminal to E.B. Magalona.

F.F. Cruz travels daily. Check out their schedule:

Ajuy to EB Magalona

4:00 AM
8:00 AM
12:00 PM
4:00 PM

EB Magalona to Ajuy

6:00 AM
10:00 AM
2:00 PM
6:00 PM

The efficient, convenient, and comfortable services offered by FF Cruz allow you to explore Ajuy. Here are 5 spots that you can stop over.

El Jardin Café

This restaurant is arguably one of the best food establishments in Ajuy. It serves breakfast daily and its specialty is native chicken binakol, tinola, lumpiang ubod, and fish sinigang. You can also get farm-produced vegetables and fruits. They also have buco pie, banana muffins, and cheesy cassava cake.

Hilltop Ajuy

Located in Culasi, Ajuy, you can enjoy the breathtaking view at the hilltop view deck with the amazing view of the ocean and the nearby islets. They serve snacks and meals, and they have rooms to rent if you plan to stay overnight. This is an ideal stopover on your way to Carles – the gateway to Isla Gigantes.

Terra Verde Heritage Farm

Terra Verde is a heritage and Eco farm where you can find the ruins of a muscovado mill which dates back to 1912. Terra Verde is a farm where guests can observe and choose to experience farm life. This is an ideal place if you want to be somewhere peaceful and quiet with nature.

Marbuena Island Resort

Ajuy beaches remain a popular destination despite the developments. Marbuena Island Resort is one place to visit if you are up for a beach adventure on a coastline dotted with seven and a half islands shared with Concepcion. It’s popular with divers and snorkelers because of the crystal-clear waters and rich coral areas.

Pedada Mangrove Eco-Park

Embark on a unique adventure at Pedada Mangrove Eco-Park! Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature and witness the diverse array of mangrove species. Barangay Pedada, a haven for biodiversity, boasts 29 out of the Philippines’ impressive 35-40 mangrove species, representing over 40% of the nation’s total. Transforming the coastline, Barangay Pedada led the way in mangrove restoration.

To reach the beautiful municipality of Ajuy, you can board via F.F. Cruz Shipping RoRo from E.B. Magalona in Negros Occidental. You can also include this in your itinerary if you have plans of exploring the island of Negros.

For more convenience, always opt for advance booking: Bay-ang Ajuy, Iloilo: 0917 554 0087; Email:[email protected] and Facebook: F.F. Cruz Shipping Corporation.


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