Discover The New Gem Of Vietnam Tourism-Co To Island, Quang Ninh

Discover The New Gem Of Vietnam Tourism-Co To Island, Quang Ninh

Located in Co To island district, Quang Ninh province, Co To island is such a must-visit destination to visit in this summer. Among many beautiful tourist destinations in Vietnam, Co To has its own attraction that tourists can’t be resistible.

Co To island in the nutshell

Co To is an island district of Quang Ninh province which is 80 km from the mainland. The island comprises 17 islands, whereas Co To Lon and Co To Be are two largest islands in the district. Co To is a new tourist attraction in the northeast of Vietnam but thanks to its distinctive beauty, the number of tourists come to this island rising constantly through each year. Besides the enchanting beaches, the island possesses the romantic sceneries of the lush pine forests, lighthouses, fishing villages, and a rock garden, etc.

Discover The New Gem Of Vietnam Tourism-Co To Island, Quang Ninh

How to get to Co To

Traveling to Co To from Hanoi, you can catch a shuttle bus from Hanoi to Halong. Then, there are numerous choices for you to get to Co To island.

The first option you can choose is to departure from Cai Rong wharf in Van Don district, travelers can take a high-speed boat trip that takes one hour and a half to get to Co To.

The other option is after moving to Cai Bau island from Halong city, you have to move to the port on this island and take a faster boat which can take only 45 minutes to get to Co To.

Co To island had finished connecting to the national grid since the end of 2013, so you don’t have to worry about the tourism infrastructure on the island. There is a wide range of hotels and homestays with modern and unique architecture for you to choose from.

Discover The New Gem Of Vietnam Tourism-Co To Island, Quang Ninh

In order to easily visit Co To Lon island, tourists can hire an electric vehicle or a motorbike with a tour guide to explore the island. Fortunately, this island is not too big, so you can freely explore it in one day.

What to see and do

Co To Lon island is the biggest island and the capital of this island district. Thanks to its specific position, the island still keeps the pristine natural beauty in front of the growth of Vietnam modern industry.

There are many deserted and aesthetic beaches on the island and the most highlight beach is Trinh Sat beach. It is a beautiful tropical beach owning a wonderful shore with the white smooth sand and blue water.

The sea of Co To is so nice that is defined as one of the most ideal destinations in Vietnam to witness the sunrise and sunset. So, no matter where you stand, when you look at, you also see the vivid beauty of the seascape of Co To.

Discover The New Gem Of Vietnam Tourism-Co To Island, Quang Ninh

Whenever you walk on the beaches of Co To, it will bring you to the different feelings that you will never forget.  

Besides that, it is so good to spare an afternoon to wander along the romantic path to get to the lighthouse which is located at the highest peak of Co To island. You will be seduced by the views along the road. Only 1km long, you will go through a pine tree forest and space full of fresh and aromatic wildflowers.

The lighthouse lies at the altitude of 70 meters above sea level, so when reaching this spot, you can hear the breath of the ocean and let your mind go with the cool sea breeze as well as witness the peaceful scenery of the sky and sea of Co To.

In order to have the best trip in Co To, it is better to book an ecotourism tour that offers you numerous options to do and see on this island. Here, you can actually have a chance to jump on a boat to discover the small islands, go fishing or snorkeling, Co To sea is definitely one of the ideal places to go diving in Vietnam. If you are tired of walking around, you can go into the restaurant near the beach to rest and enjoy the incredibly tasty seafood. You can choose to either cook by yourself or to hire a native to cook for a very good price.

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On Co To island, you might feel free to immerse into the clean water while watching flocks of a seagull flying above or wandering around the beach to look for the delicious food. With many options for tourists to do and see in Co To via Vietnam tour, you should never feel bored on this pristine island. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Thank you!