CoTo Island – an ideal destination for summer holiday

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CoTo Island with neglected white-sand beaches is an ideal destination for domestic as well as foreign visitors on summer holiday. In recent years, thanks to the upgraded means, traveling to the Island is more and more favorable.

Visitors will come to CoTo by boat from Cai Rong port (Van Don District, Quang Ninh Province). There are 2 or 3 boat trips to the island everyday. With over 1 hour journey from the Cai Rong to CoTo, visitors will have amazing experience.


Arriving at the main CoTo Island, the first feeling is that the island is a tourist destination with fresh air, cool and quiet. Visitor to the CoTo with a group can be provided free local guide. Starting from the town center, visitors will have plenty of options for your journey. However, visitors should inquire about the service prices as well as the tourist sites in the island.

Electric tramcar in CoTo Island

The most significant destination in CoTo Island is Uncle Ho statue and Uncle Ho Monumental House. The next place to visit is the CoTo lighthouse – “the roof of the island”. The road to the lighthouse is winding through the green hills, beautiful and romantic scenery. Climbing 72 stairs, tourists will be on to the top of the lighthouse and can watch panoramic view of CoTo. It is truly an unforgettable memory.

Uncle Ho statue and Uncle Ho Monumental House

CoTo Lighthouse

CoTo has a lot of charming beaches such as: Tau Dam, Hong Van, Van Chai, Bac Van, Vom Si, big CoTo, small CoTo… Traveling to CoTo, tourists cannot miss the chance of watching awesome sunset on Hong Van beach or enjoy the bright morning sunlight on Cau My beach – about 2km from the town center.

Sunrise

Sunset

Seafood in CoTo is fresh and delicious, such as jellyfish, crab, squid… Average price for 1 person per meal is from 100,000 to 150,000VND at any restaurants or at your hotel. You can buy dried squids as a gift for your friends or family at home. The price for 1kg of dried squids fluctuates from 600,000 to 1 million VND.

Moreover, if have enough time, tourists are advised to visit the small CoTo Island and Thanh Lan Island to enjoy primeval forest, neglected beaches; visit Jellyfish shop, go fishing with fisherman…

By Mai Phuong

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