Co To – Reasons to become a hot spot for tourists


Blue sea, white sand, sunshine – that’s what we think when referring to Co To. However, that is not all helping Co To attracting millions of tourists to visit. The following reasons will help you to answer the question ‘Why Co To becomes the hottest keyword of the year?’

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Co To – Northern Paradise with excellent beaches and islands

Suitable for all purposes of short-term relaxing holiday with family, friends, honeymoon, Co To is the first choice when traveling.

Anyone who has the opportunity to set foot on Co To has to exclaim that Co To is very beautiful. The island has a unique wild beauty: fresh sea water throughout the year, white sand beaches with smooth waves. The attractions such as Hong Van, Van Chay, Tai Van … are places you can drop yourself in the blue water to enjoy the freshness of the sea. Moreover, Co To also bring you a fresh cool atmosphere, and extremely quiet to forget the chaos of life.

Co To has two beautiful beaches that you can not miss:  Hong Van and Van Chay beaches. Hong Van beach is located in the east of Co To island. Since Thanh Lan Island stretches and prevents wind from the sea blowing in, the waves at this beach are smooth, rolling like a lake. On the soft sandy beach you will see the carpet of purple sea water spinach. In the west of Co To Island is the curved Van Chay beach with white sand and waves playing.

Small Co To island via Opentour

Small Co To is more than a kilometer away from Co To Island. You can move to the island by wooden boat. There are no inhabitants in this island, so the beaches are pristine and tranquil. The island is protected by a military garrison. Around the island there are many fishing boats of fishermen.

Cau My – the place where is called paradise of young people, where young and fascinated souls in harmony with the water waves of Co To Island and sedimentary rock system dated thousands of years by sea water. All of that creates a wonder that is unique among the islands of Vietnam.

Near Hanoi – easy to travel

To go to Co To, you will go through two routes: from Hanoi to Van Don and from Van Don to Co To island.

From Hanoi to Van Don about 210 km, you can take bus or car from My Dinh bus station or Luong Yen bus station to Cua Ong bus station. It takes about 5 hours. To Cua Ong, you ask the driver to get down the junction to Van Don. You can take bus, Van Don car or taxi, motorbike taxi to Cai Rong Port. If you take bus or passenger car, they will go straight to the bus station, not to the port so you get off the fork to the port to take taxi.

Moving from Van Don to Co To, you can choose high-speed boat, travel time is short with only 90 minutes with the ticket of 200,000 VND / person.

Fresh and cheap seafood

Not only visiting many great tourist attractions, to Co To tourists also enjoy fresh seafood. From shrimp, crabs, fish, clams, shellfish to precious seafood such as sea cucumber, peanut-worm, lobster … with all kinds and processed into many dishes that meet all needs as well as taste of visitors.

Super nice bungalows

Your Co To trip will become even more interesting when you find yourself a cheap overnight accommodation. It will be the resorts along the vast blue sea, for guests to feel adventurous in a world of peaceful sea waves.

At these beautiful wooden houses, in addition to beautiful unique design and full facilities, this is also a photo booth for tourists who love check-in photos.

Organizing a BBQ party in Co To via YouTube

Many fun activities

Coming to Co To, you are not only bathing but also experience the tourist attractions. Especially the only water park built on Hong Van beach with many exciting games such as mountain climbing, kayaking, obstacle course, children’s recreation area makes Co To become more attractive than ever.

Co To tourist activities at night are also attractive, you can set campsite, organize a BBQ party with all kinds of fresh seafood. Or you can go squid fishing at sea with the local people.

Unexpectedly cheap cost

As one of the most beautiful beaches in the Gulf of Tonkin, the cost of traveling to Co To is not expensive. Just spend 2 – 3 million VND that you have a 3 day 2 nights trip full of fun.

Necessary expenses for the trip:

– Car ticket from Hanoi to Cai Rong port: 150,000 VND/ person

– High speed boat from the port to Co To island: 200,000 VND / person

– To visit Co To island, you can rent a motorbike for 250,000 VND / day

– If you travel in groups, you can rent a tram for 1,200,000 VND / day and 16 seat car for 1,600,000 VND / day.

– To save money, you can choose budget hotel or homestay option with room rate 300,000 – 500,000 VND / night.

– Eating on the island is not too expensive, the price of meals in restaurants here range from 100,000 – 120,000 VND /person. Breakfast on the island is full: vermicelli, noodles, seafood noodles … costing about 25,000 – 30,000 VND / person. If you want to enjoy hot BBQ, with a variety of fresh seafood, the price is about 300,000 VND/ person.

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