Exploring to Co To Island in Quang Ninh
The white sandy sea paradise is not only in the central and southern Vietnam. In the north, Co To Island (Quang Ninh) also captures the charm of tourists by the pristine beaches with white sand and clear blue water.
During the trip to Ha Long Bay, you can spend another 1-2 days to explore this new island. For a memorable trip to Co To Island, visitors can refer to some of the experiences below.
From Hanoi, take the bus to Cam Pha, Cua Ong at My Dinh bus station and Luong Yen bus station. Price about 200,000 VND / time, The best car companies are Hoang Long and Kumho Viet Thanh (My Dinh bus station, 45-seat new car, 15 minutes for Hoang Long and 30 minutes for Kumho Viet Thanh). There are other continuous trips of companies such as Duc Phuc, Phuc Xuyen, Viet Thanh (24-seat car, frequent visitors). The time from Hanoi to Cua Ong is about 4 hours.
Van Don Junction (Bai Chay) is the point of the Hanoi-Co To journey. Come here, you pick up the local bus “sea dragon” to go to Cai Rong Port. If you take the bus please ask for it at the Van Don Post Office. From this location, about 1.5 km to Cai Rong Port.You can take a motorbike taxi or hike to the harbor to relax for the next morning to go to Cai Rong by boat
Speedboat: Depart from 13h00 to 13h30 weekdays – 90 minutes, ticket price from 180-200 million / person / time.
Ship: Tuesday, 5, 7 days 2 trips (morning 6h30, 13h00) – Monday, 4, 6 days a trip, depart in the morning at 6h30. The price of wooden ship is about 110,000 VND / person / person.
Homestay or Hotel in Co To Island
From Co To port, take a motorbike taxi to the central market, the busiest place in the town to easily choose a hostel.
Co To Island is often cut off, especially at the weekend, so you should choose the coastal motel to enjoy the cool air. On the island there is the Guest House and The Thanh House regularly run the generator, so if you can call room reservations here will not be subject to power outages throughout the day.
In addition, Co To Island has many guest houses, prices range from 200,000 VND to 300,000 VND for four people.
Destination to visit
Lighthouse in Co To Island
Co To lighthouse is one of more than 30 “eyes of the sea” operating throughout the territorial waters of Vietnam, the lighthouse was built in the late 19th century. To climb the lighthouse, You have to cross the steep cliffs, then climb up the 72 stairs from the bottom to the top of the lighthouse. From here you can comfortably take in the panoramic view of Co To Island, from the beautiful seaside town, interspersed with green forests, smooth and humble roofs and simple.
“Mi” Rocky Beach
A paradise in Co Tô Island where is the Cau Mi Rocky area, located to the south of Co To Island. America with a system of sedimentary rocks eroded over tens of thousands of years because sea water creates a rare wonder compared to other famous islands of Vietnam.
The rock layers are visible as soon as you come in a variety of colors. Rock layers, many colors, many shapes make the area as a vivid picture of the process of creating nature.
“Hong Van” Beach
Coming to Co Tô, you will definitely “get” the pristine beaches of this beautiful city, and Hong Van is one of the destinations will make you feel that way. Located in the east of Co Tô Island, Hong Van sea calm quietly, the sea waves rolling like a lake due to Thanh Lan island located off the wind from the sea. The soft sand banks along with the blue sea in this place will make visitors does not go out.
“Van Chai” Beach
At the bottom of the island is beautiful Van Chai beach, nestled on the beach with smooth sand stretching, the waves rolling charm. Especially, the sea water here is always beautiful blue color, blue reflect the sun, changing the different shades of green whenever there are small waves straddling each other to the shore.
Travel to Co To Island certainly you will hear a romantic road named Love Road. The road is more than 2km long, is tiled red, along the coast, located about 100 m from the center of Co To town, the two sides are two blue ocean, lay in the wind. Calling the road of love is also true, because walking, walking, or cycling slowly, are extremely romantic. On this road, you will hear the sound of the sea, the waves of the sea, the blue of the forest, the yellow of the sun, and the red of the tiles, no loss in the film.
Small Co To Island
As an uninhabited island, Co To attracts the most tourists of the Co To Islands by the beautiful pristine beaches. Co To is over 1 km away. Tourists do not need to apply for permits and can rent wooden boats to Co To Island with a travel time of about 25 – 30 minutes. The rent for a boat is 600,000 – 800,000 VND (according to the route). Each boat can carry about 12 people. Here you can try the feeling of sleeping on the beach tent, a very interesting feeling for those who like new feeling.
Memorial house of President Ho Chi Minh
Memorial house of President Ho Chi Minh is in Zone 3, the town of Co To is a monument on the island of Co To including: Statue, a souvenir of the system Historic rated monuments history, culture at the national level. The monument was built in 1968 and rebuilt in 1975, located only 50 meters from the coast; this is one of the only places Uncle agrees to erect a living statue and is always a destination.
Uncle Ho Beach
Uncle Ho Beach is located just outside the entrance of the island, from the pier can see this 15 km long beach running towards the end of the island. This is the main beach of the island people and the most crowded place to bathe. The white sandy beach surrounds the green caesarian forest with a paved road running along the coast.
At this beach, the island district People’s Committee has built nearby is Uncle Ho monument to celebrate on the island. Perhaps this beach was named Uncle Ho Beach, this is a favorite walk of the island people and also the most beautiful sunrise view for visitors.
– Before boarding the island, you should eat breakfast and take medicine to prevent seasickness.
– You should bring mosquito repellant, insect because drugstore on the island not much.
– If you have a condition, you should carry a torch, charger or charger to avoid night outages.
Written by Tracy Nguyen